In article <rBI6e.6729$EX4.2025@fed1read01>, Jason
> "CobraJet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > In article <n7F6e.604$J12.email@example.com>, Whole Lotta
> > Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > CobraJet wrote:
> > > > You know that guy Don, that keeps coming up with these Fords and
> > > > engines for dirt cheap? Tonight he left a message that he has a '55
> > > > Crown Victoria. Somebody kill me; the madness will never stop. I'm
> > > > hoping it's a rust bucket, but I know he never buys shit like that.
> > > > I'm gonna go cry now. In a manly way, of course.
> > > >
> > > > CobraJet
> > >
> > > This could be a tough one. These are so fine. On the other hand, it's
> > > tight engine compartment.
> > Not as tight as you think. I put 30 pics in this folder for
> > reference (100k average).
> > http://members.dancris.com/~cobrajet/55CV
> > Look at 755 and 756 and tell me what engine that is. As you see,
> > otherwise there really is some rust issues with this car. There has
> > already been some work done, but it is without a doubt a project. Might
> > never be concours show, but definitely hot rod material. I need the
> > data plate decoded; I have no 50's info for this.
> Does the cowl in the bed of the truck come with the car or is that just a
> bumper shot? If so, run. Looks real rough, nothing you should waste your
> time picking up. But who's to say if the price is right snatch it up and
> ebay it to a Midwestern, Eastern or Canuck good ole boy who would be stoked
> to see that little rust. They pay shipping is the key.
The cowl is a spare for the one in the car. The entire floor has
already been replaced, and it looks pretty good. The rockers have been
replaced but not finished off. The lower quarters need finishing. The
seller has access to another complete roof for a hundred bucks that can
be sectioned for that corner piece in the first shot.
Basically, we are looking at a project that was having its ducks
lined in a row, and then was aborted. The 460 was installed and rigged
to start in the car, but the trans linkage is not hooked up. The
polished Holley is brand spankin' new, and the Performer intake doesn't
look too far behind. The exterior trim pieces on the grass were
purchased from a vendor for 1500 bucks, and are CV-specific. There are
solid replacement lower doors in the trunk along with most or all of
the interior trim pieces. No glass, seats, door panels.
I've seen lots of El Rustos on Ebay, and this isn't nearly as bad as
a lot of them. I think us Western States guys tend to freak out more
over this stuff. I think you're right about reselling it on Ebay,
though. I have to decide.