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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2020, 05:13:32 PM »
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Monthly  update absolutely nothing in my price range Cry
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« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2020, 07:25:32 PM »
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$20k seems to be the baseline now as most drivers have had money spent on them to get them roadworthy. Anything cheaper generally needs work to be a driver, has substantial rust, or is an abandoned project.


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« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2020, 10:26:14 PM »
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$20k seems to be the baseline now as most drivers have had money spent on them to get them roadworthy. Anything cheaper generally needs work to be a driver, has substantial rust, or is an abandoned project.


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There are plenty of those around the $10k mark.
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2020, 07:47:47 AM »
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Rio ..I guess you have to weigh up ,if you have the facilities and expertise to do a resto ,then there is the challenge of the project and the satisfaction of completion of something you have done yourself ,generally a lot of help and outsourcing ,or alternatively you buy a road going car and maintain it ..the dollars soon add up ..for what it is worth to help you, in round figures ,I paid $12k for my car road going ,spent around $20k on it , it is insured for $40k , NRMA would insure it up to $60k they want to inspect the car if I want to go over that..they suggested I cover it for the $40k after I sent them images ,so that is what value they are prepared to put on a FC Special Sedan in 2020 ..That is what I believe is a true " agreed value policy " ,most comprehensive policys just change on renewal and the policy holder doesn't agree to anything,they just refer to the " little red book " ie Glasses Guide ...to get there value ..Vern
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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2020, 09:43:06 AM »
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My ute project I was lucky to get for $3k. Add to that $10k in receipts and three years of weekend, after work and holidays. Upholstery is the only thing Iíve farmed out and Iíve spent zero on the drive train and suspension.


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« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2020, 10:42:54 AM »
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Rio,
Vern is right.

At your price range and even at $20k, you may be just paying to inherit huge problems.

My 1 owner FC will be available when I finish doing what Iím doing to it.

Just jump in, drive and enjoy and put a car cover on it.
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« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2020, 07:03:59 PM »
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Hi all, there might be a FC wagon for me the owner is in Victoria.

Will be asking for plenty of pics, any areas I should ask for regarding rust.

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« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2020, 08:51:55 PM »
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Front subframe: front tie member, "dumb-irons", front apron, inner and outer legs, diagonal legs.
Front guards: headlight peaks, top rear corners, bottom rear corners, front bumper mounts.
Bonnet: along the front.
Cowl vent gutters.
Windscreen and rear side glass flanges, under the rubber seals.
Roof, along the gutters.
Door bottoms, outside and in.
Sills, all the way along, inside and out, particularly where the front subframe bolts on.
No. 1 body crossmember, both sides, transmission tunnel hump.
Floors, all four of them.
B-pillars, at the bottom.
Rear dog-legs, inside of rear wheel arches.
Rear quarter panels, lower, inside and out.
Fuel tank and surrounds, spare wheel well.
Upper and lower tailgate.
Rear beaver panel (in front of rear bumper).
Box members near rear bumper brackets.

Take a good look at any thread in "Cars Under Construction".  The areas being rebuilt give a good indication of what rusts out.  In summary: Everything.

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« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2020, 05:44:16 AM »
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So basically if it is not glass or rubber it will rust out  Cry

Here's hoping it is a clean one with minimum rust.
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