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  • #21

    Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

    Exclude engine. I didn't pick it up when I got the car.
    Why dance when you can rock and roll?

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    • #22

      Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

      It needs paint and has no engine, but a stolen radiator made the cheap flip pricey?

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      • #23

        Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

        It needs paint and has no engine, but a stolen radiator made the cheap flip pricey?
        No, I have an engine. I also have almost $1k worth of paint, reducers and such.

        A car is only worth so much money. Lets just say it comes in various stages, Stage 5 being parts car. This car upon 6 weeks of work is a Stage 4. In a good weekend, could easily get engine, tranny and wires hooked up and tweek for a few days and I would have a rough Stage 3. They could drive it home.

        But to do it right, would have to order a complete weather strip kit, body and core support bushings, motor and trans mounts and ton of other little things. Now a radiator too.
        Add to all that, the labor and I am no longer making $$ on it. If I was super lucky, might break even, but it looks more like a loss situation and still a Stage 3 car.

        If I stop now, sell it for $3k and get lucky, I am still ahead. I don't think it will sell for that, but someone who loves that year might think its a steal.

        For me, at this time, its just smarter to keep my engine and tranny, keep my Paint and not worry about weatherstrip and such and just sell it at under $2500 as a roller with title. I have other projects that could easily get higher up the food chain without just throwing $$ at them. This car was never intended to be a D.D. by me.
        Why dance when you can rock and roll?

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        • #24

          Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

          Unless the body is falling off the frame, don't bother with body bushings. A running driving car, is always easier to sell than a roller; at least around here.

          The dash trim is from an SS. Is that what it is?
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          • #25

            Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

            Unless the body is falling off the frame, don't bother with body bushings. A running driving car, is always easier to sell than a roller; at least around here.

            The dash trim is from an SS. Is that what it is?
            Actually, I never noticed. VIn doesn't say SS, or trim in boxes. It seems to have a factory panard, ( or a very good welder had it at one time.

            Not sure yet that a roller is good or bad here. California is a whole different planet due to registration requirements, Non Op Certs and such. I am guessing my biggest market for that car will be Vancouver B.C., much larger population and a lot of $$ floating around up there.
            My problem isn't so much the money, but time and money to get it out of it. Is it worth it? I am thinking its a lost cause if I really work the numbers. If I was just going to drive it, wouldn't even be thinking along these lines. Just do it and thats it!
            Why dance when you can rock and roll?

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            • #26

              Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

              All the 65-70 Impalas had a pan hard bar. The trailing arms were parallel and the pan hard was necessary to locate the rear diff. Cars with heavy duty suspension option got the fourth trailing arm, upper left one.

              The SS cars had a different VIN number. The first five numbers tell the difference. On 65-71's the SS coupe started with 16637. The 2 door coupe's were 16437.

              flipping cars in this economic climate is really tough.
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              • #27

                Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                No, I have an engine. I also have almost $1k worth of paint, reducers and such.

                A car is only worth so much money.


                Ok. I gotcha.

                I understand where you're coming from now. There are plenty of things I wanted to do to my 84 C10 I picked up last year.
                I figured it was a good buy for a grand, since it ran, has a v8, has no rust, the AC works, and it came with a good bit of new stuff... but not knowing if I was going to keep it or flip it, I was extremely careful about money I spent on it; these trucks aren't pulling big numbers unless they are show quality short- beds (and this is neither show quality, nor a short bed).

                Now that I've decided to keep it, I'm going to go ahead and spend some money on it (Maaco, here I come!), mainly so it looks more presentable. I may or may not get that money back out of it, if and when I decide to sell it, but that's okay.

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                • #28

                  Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                  The body looks decent .That could become a nice car.

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                  • #29

                    Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                    I wouldn't sweat the radiator, they're still out there new & used.

                    Rock Auto has them(pricey)
                    http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...&parttype=2172

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                    This guy on ebay has one too, you could prolly get it for $80-$90 shipped.

                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-66-Chev...-/250897959514




                    The car looks decent & I think it would be worth more as a runner then a roller.
                    Then Hot Rod could do a story about how they traveled to patrickth's house to rescue an Impala.
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                    • #30

                      Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                      Yeah, a used one would probably be fine for this project... I bought the radiator in the Chevelle from a junk yard about 17 years ago for $30. It was like new (the guy at the junk yard didn't realize this), and has served me well until now - it's developed a leak.

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                      • #31

                        Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                        All the 65-70 Impalas had a pan hard bar. The trailing arms were parallel and the pan hard was necessary to locate the rear diff. Cars with heavy duty suspension option got the fourth trailing arm, upper left one.

                        The SS cars had a different VIN number. The first five numbers tell the difference. On 65-71's the SS coupe started with 16637. The 2 door coupe's were 16437.

                        flipping cars in this economic climate is really tough.
                        Had to recheck VIN, thought I was losing it. Its the 2dr. Coupe.

                        I wasn't necessarily trying to make money, but don't want to lose it. My car budget is my. V.A. check. In this instance, I will do what is neccesary, including keep working on it or just keep it til I get to how much I have invested.

                        I did buy a radiator. It is same width, but out of a BB Caprice (1970.) I paid $40. It may fit or I can use it for trading.
                        Last edited by patrickth; April 26th, 2012, 07:59 AM.
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                        • #32

                          Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                          Ok. I gotcha.

                          I understand where you're coming from now. There are plenty of things I wanted to do to my 84 C10 I picked up last year.
                          I figured it was a good buy for a grand, since it ran, has a v8, has no rust, the AC works, and it came with a good bit of new stuff... but not knowing if I was going to keep it or flip it, I was extremely careful about money I spent on it; these trucks aren't pulling big numbers unless they are show quality short- beds (and this is neither show quality, nor a short bed).

                          Now that I've decided to keep it, I'm going to go ahead and spend some money on it (Maaco, here I come!), mainly so it looks more presentable. I may or may not get that money back out of it, if and when I decide to sell it, but that's okay.
                          My skills, and what I was betting on are based around paint and body work. The body on this car is pretty solid, just one rust hole in rear quarter, not counting floor and trunk pan holes. None of which are all that intimidating.
                          Why dance when you can rock and roll?

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                          • #33

                            Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                            I wouldn't sweat the radiator, they're still out there new & used.

                            Rock Auto has them(pricey)
                            http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...&parttype=2172

                            Attachment

                            This guy on ebay has one too, you could prolly get it for $80-$90 shipped.

                            http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-66-Chev...-/250897959514




                            The car looks decent & I think it would be worth more as a runner then a roller.
                            Then Hot Rod could do a story about how they traveled to patrickth's house to rescue an Impala.
                            It apparently sat in a blackberry patch since 1996. You would not believe where all I found vines. One had entered frame rail in rear and came out at heater core area. I screwed up and didn't take pics.
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                            Why dance when you can rock and roll?

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                            • #34

                              Re: My cheap flip just got pricey. Bummer.

                              It apparently sat in a blackberry patch since 1996. You would not believe where all I found vines. One had entered frame rail in rear and came out at heater core area. I screwed up and didn't take pics.
                              Funny thing... I believe that!
                              Had one enter my house between the rafters roof and ceiling and go 24 feet and pop out in my garage!

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