Re: Transferring running gear in XDs
Body wise it's not bad (minor dint in driver's door, looks like a shopping trolley ran into it, but only dinted, no scratch). I was going a new car because I keep getting carried away in getting things done right (and invariably screwing it up :) ).
I figured it'd be cheaper to buy a nice looking six than fix the paint AND the interior. I should have fixed the interior long ago, but that would have meant taking it off the road, as seeing as I could still sit in the car without hurting myself, I have never gotten around to that.
It's a factory 351, 4wd brakes, manual (although now it has a 5 spd). So far I've had 2 quotes to paint it, and both were 4K... I know some places that will do it cheaper, but honestly I don't trust them (once bitten, twice shy as the saying goes).
If you can suggest someone that would be cheaper and would do a good job (or would fix the job if I found faults in it) then I'll go to them for a quote.