Top dollar for a '97 NAS that needs...?

chuckc4

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What is the most you would pay for a 1997 NAS Wagon that needs at least a new frame and bulkhead due to corrosion (factoring in a paint job and other pieces that will need to be replaced), as well as at least $5,000 budget for mechanical work?

77K (digital speedometer has been replaced)
 

MountainD

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Probably in the mid 20’s to 30’s if clear title. Loads of stuff will need redoing, most likely doors too. Maybe low 20’s, depends on rust.
 
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1of40

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What impresses you about that particular truck? The mileage? Have you gotten any estimates on parts, labor and months to rebuild it? I’d think there is a very good chance you can get into an original in great condition for same or less and certainly sooner.
 

chuckc4

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You are totally correct. I personally enjoy working on project trucks and motorcycles -- a hobby that comes with a lot of satisfaction.

What impresses you about that particular truck? The mileage? Have you gotten any estimates on parts, labor and months to rebuild it? I’d think there is a very good chance you can get into an original in great condition for same or less and certainly sooner.
 

1of40

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You are totally correct. I personally enjoy working on project trucks and motorcycles -- a hobby that comes with a lot of satisfaction.
That, imo, changes the whole ballgame. Not only do you save on labor but you take a lot of the risk out of the equation. Big manually intensive projects are very difficult for a shop to estimate and as a result become disappointing by the time the truck rolls over the finish line.

The next question is what are u going to do with the truck when ur done? My personal fears of having a real nicely restored truck is I’d be miserable/reserved when using it.
 

chuckc4

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That, imo, changes the whole ballgame. Not only do you save on labor but you take a lot of the risk out of the equation. Big manually intensive projects are very difficult for a shop to estimate and as a result become disappointing by the time the truck rolls over the finish line.

The next question is what are u going to do with the truck when ur done? My personal fears of having a real nicely restored truck is I’d be miserable/reserved when using it.
Totally understand that feeling! I sold my '95 to get an automatic. Unfortunately, this one probably needs at least what Barry said: " Sounds like ... about $35K worth of work." That and then some probably Barry.

I am honestly thinking of just buying a new Wrangler and getting another 911. While both impractical, the Jeep is not nearly as impractical as the Land Rover. I have a series IIa to horse around with too.
 

jymmiejamz

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I've got a 94 ST that I'm going to be selling shortly in the $40's. It is red w/ a/c and a 4.6 and about 105k miles. No rust.
 
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