Re: [DML] The Delorean lifestyle
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Re: [DML] The Delorean lifestyle



On 9/9/06, Nathan Sobieralski <valleyrat12@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> If you are not afraid to get you hands dirty a cheap delorean can be
> a great option.  Make sure the frame is good and that the engine is
> strong, you really can't go wrong if these two things are in order.
>
> Nathan
> 2277



I personally would not recommend this method unless you have experience
restoring cars and know EXACTLY what your getting yourself into. The amount
of time, effort, and money it takes can easily make an owner lose hope. And
also, if the engine runs good, and the frame is in good shape, the car won't
likly be very 'cheap' to begin with, unless it has some type of major
damage. The D I bought I think would have squeaked in at the 'cheap price'.
Some frame rust but nothing serious. Mostly just surface rust under the
epoxy from cracks. The engine ran, somewhat. Needed a major tuneup. Some
stainless damage, the entire brake system needed rebuilt or replaced. The
shifter crossgate cable was rusted through. And the car had loads of
cosmetic issues to numerous to list. In other words, the car was about what
I expected to get for $8k. I bought the car anyway knowing what I was
getting in to, and I still wish now i'd just gone ahead and bought a 15-20k
car that only needed maybe a few cosmetic things instead of working on this
one. Though my reasons aren't because i'm sick of working on my D, its
mostly because over the past 8 months or so i've had allmost 0 time TO work
on it.. so at this rate it's going to take me forever to finally get to
drive it. So again. Unless you have loads of free time and money to make a
project D look and run nice. It's worth the higher price to get a better
condition car.

Chris
VIN #3209
http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean


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