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Old 08-11-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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68' undercarriage trouble

Hey,

I am considering buying a 68' out of my area but it has some pretty serious undercarriage rust. I was wonder what you guys think it would cost to repair.

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Old 08-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: 68' undercarriage trouble

I've seen worse Gonna need new floor boards for sure. If your capable of doing work yourself they are actually fairly reasonable in price. Prob $300 or so for the full set. The one "frame rail" looked like it might have had some cancer but it's hard to tell from the pics. Check the front shock towers and mounts. Thats a huge problem spot for those cars. If you get it it may need to be "stretched" back apart and definatly put in a brace. Got anymore pics of the car?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
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Re: 68' undercarriage trouble

Hey,

Thanks for the reply. Anyone else have an estimate? It would be helpful.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #4
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Re: 68' undercarriage trouble

Sure is a pretty car on the top side I prob wouldn't hesitate if the price was fair. Let us know how it goes.
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Re: 68' undercarriage trouble

I know, right?

Price is listed at $4100, down from $4500. I might low-ball the guy and offer $3800.
I'm going to see if i can find a mechanic to go with me to take a look.
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Does the rear squat a little? Looks like the leaf springs in the back lay really flat? Also looks like there may be a little leak at the rear differential. If that doesn't get the price to 3800 tell the gas cap is crooked, that should be a $300 discount right?
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I'm no welder so I assume I'll be paying a lot in labor charges at the local body shop. I'll try and use those points to lower the price.
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