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For someone interested in a project.

 

https://louisville.craigslist.org/pts/d/mount-washington-1966-chevelle/7129385404.html



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WOW, now that is a PROJECT!!!

Would have to own it for 1/2 the value of the A/M and replacement parts.
No title, the rust we see is only a fraction of what exists.
Shell would have to be free.

I think seller is very optimistic.
Wish him luck.

Maybe I am just a lazy, back row bottom feeder.

Definitely not for me, I was 45 years old when the Blue Elky came apart, still not done I am now 70.
"All it needed was a quick paint job"

Both Elky projects are now moving toward the final assembly.

Did get one Biscayne mostly done and making progress on another. Still have another Biscayne or two and the 56 Bel Air/Vette project to play with.
OH, and Burbs!

Thanks Kevin, always fun to see what is out there.

Karl



-- Edited by more ambition than brains on Sunday 24th of May 2020 07:41:41 AM

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Karl, as I plod along with my five year Buick project I’m not sure how to react to your 25 year Elky resto.  Does that mean I’m ahead of schedule or that I have another 20 years to go.  One thing is for sure, you’re setting the gold standard in El Camino restoration.

Indeed, the 66 Chevelle poster is very proud of his well patinated collection of rusted parts assembled in loose formation. If what we see looks bad imagine what the frame is like And how many of those small parts are missing.

 



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thumbsupGoal is, our projects don't outlive us.

tiphat

There is always a nicer car, the question is are we happy with "our" project.

The biggest challenge is not to make ourselves crazy going for perfect.

Attention to detail counts for me, perfect does not.

You have that same approach, make it nice, it will never be perfect.

We do this for "fun"

All the best to you!

Karl



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No title does make it far less attractive in a state that has become difficult, and expensive, to get one in.

I'd like to see the vin and build tag, looks like a console car and that would be, somewhat, rare in a Malibu.
IF it's a 138 car, it's still a steep price, but more worthwhile to restore. The new floor pans would be of absolutely zero interest to me. Buy a 1 piece pan, front to rear and get it over with...thumbsup



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more ambition than brains wrote:

thumbsupGoal is, our projects don't outlive us.

tiphat

There is always a nicer car, the question is are we happy with "our" project.

The biggest challenge is not to make ourselves crazy going for perfect.

Attention to detail counts for me, perfect does not.

You have that same approach, make it nice, it will never be perfect.

We do this for "fun"

All the best to you!

Karl


 Thanks Karl, those are truly words of wisdom. I just cut and pasted them to a word document. I will post them on the wall of my shop. 



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Somewhere I heard or read "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'done"

Funny how much more quickly my car came together after taking that advice to heart.

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Derek69SS wrote:

Somewhere I heard or read "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'done"

Funny how much more quickly my car came together after taking that advice to heart.


 Good advice 

its great to be driving my less than perfect car this summer. 

Winter will return and a few more improvements will be done as time, health and budget permit.



-- Edited by BLyke on Monday 25th of May 2020 11:31:03 AM

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