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ok here we go. i was bit by the bomb bug helping my friend Manny build up his 50 deluxe. after searching endlessly i finally found the car that i wanted. i with the help of DirtySanchez went up to the woods of NY to pull this one out and save her. i found the car on ebay and after bidding and not winning i got a message through ebay that the winning bidder was a deadbeat.




 

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i paid 2300 for the car which i thought was a good price cause the guy said it already had a v8 swap and a rear end swap he said the body was solid and that the car has been sitting for 5 years but the car was started now and then. once i got the car home and really looking at it i realized it was in ALOT worse shape then i first thought.

 

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once i got the car here i wanted to see if i could get the motor running. first thing i wanted to do was get to the gas tank. the original was not there and they had a tank mounted in the trunk:thumbsdown:

 

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when i took the tank out i saw the trunk floor was rotted and it was patched with sheet metal and was done really badly so i ripped everything out.

 

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next i wanted to see if i could get the motor to turn over. first i put a battery in it and tried to turn the motor and it didnt do anything

 

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i then pulled the starter out and tried to turn the motor by hand and still nothing so i knew something wasnt right. i pulled the valve covers off and realized why the motor wouldnt turn.
 

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once the motor was out and junked i decided to start removing all the trim and sanding the car down. at this point is where i realized I MADE A BIG MISTAKE buying this car.

 

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once the trim was off and i started removing the old paint i saw caked on bondo everywhere and really bad patch work and oh yeah rot EVERYWHERE


 

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:mad: damn push rods rusted in..... motor might still be rebuildable. will have to break it down more to see
i am not taking any chances i think this motor has a cracked block
 
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