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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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New kid in town

Hello everyone!
You can call me Softail.
A little about me: I'm 19 years old. I'm a fan of "old" cars,music, and books. I got into a lot of that because of my parents, but my dad is a 'car guy' , so I take after him with that. Our father/daughter bonding time happens at car shows. I like the older Impalas, specifically the 60's. I'm looking for a '67 4 door Impala, because I'm a huge fan of the show Supernatural. Also, it'd be nice year twin for the '67 Camaro I'd like to have one day. For now, I'm probably just going to be looking and unfortunately not buying, because I'm a college student with a crappy job, and at the moment the car I do have needs a few repairs. But a girl can dream,right?
Anyways, I'm happy to be a part of this community and I look forward to making some new friends!
Have a great day/night!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 06:59 AM
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Welcome Amanda, Sounds like you have your priorities in order.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 07:08 AM
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Welcome Amanda. Maybe the right car will pop up.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 11:30 AM
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Welcome to the Team Amanda!

There is a good price on a 1968 for $11,000, It is in pretty good shape from the few photos shown (no front end or rear end for example, or under the hood). Just one student loan application away from being yours.

Aside from a student loan following you to the grave (they can never be forgiven and they are still there if you declare bankruptcy) the car could be sitting at that cool ride height because it has a few dozen gallons of Bondo hiding beneath that fresh paint. Find some one experienced in body work to accompany you on an examination of any car you are thinking of buying.

Motor and power train are easy to obtain (This wagon boasts a fresh Chevy/GMPP 350 motor under the hood), but hidden rust and improper collision repair can make your owning a classic a nightmare. Which is why I always recommend buying a project or "used" car from the desert Southwestern states. The less water (or humidity) in the environment that the vehicle aged in the better it will be for the sheet metal (though the lower latitude sun destroys plastic parts like vinyl seats and dashes or door pillars).

When you graduate (hopefully with a marketable degree) you will be able to buy a turn key body from Dynacor and assemble your own brand new 1967 Camaro totally rust free with every part brand new. But like I said you will need an engineering degree or a Doctorate in Law (funny how lawyers only go to school for four years to get a doctorate and the rest of the academic world takes eight years of hard work to earn the same title). A real doctor (MD), doctor makes a bundle too; but they usually have to work their first fifteen years in practice just paying off student loans (have you ever priced a dead body lately, and a medical student has to buy three cadavers to get through his training).

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