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Bill Marcy
04-14-2015, 10:46 PM
While it has imperfections described in the ad. Price seems in the ballpark. It is about 90 minutes from me, if anyone would have interest, I can look it over.http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/cto/4976211109.html

John ED Renstrom
04-14-2015, 11:08 PM
one is looking at about 5 for the interior. al least another grand for the floor then you don't know about the rust till you get in to it. at least 25 to get the chrome replated. another grand for rubber. al least 6 gran to paint it. another grand for tires.if it runs good and drives OK I would say for me he is about 6 high. but it is a low top ambulance and only 3 to get it from there to here. hum.

Darren Bedford
04-15-2015, 01:12 AM
Ed

...and another grand for the replacement windshield required too !

Darren

Peter Grave
04-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Take note to bottom front bumper PAINTED WHITE think ends (known to rot out) were rotten and now full of bondo and painted white to cover up the deed.

Bill Marcy
04-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Sometimes when you really look, you can see all kinds of faults.

Richard Vyse
04-15-2015, 06:24 PM
$7800 for a neat looking driver with flaws appears it might be in the ballpark but one never knows until you get a chane to really look at it. Love that orange but not really suited for that style car. Just my opinion.

John ED Renstrom
04-15-2015, 10:01 PM
not faults possibilities and what it will to cost you to move the car where you want it. If your the kind of person that gets the car runs it till in wount go any more then looks for another one you don't have to consider those things.

just clean it out and go with it. but me I have to figure out what car I'm going to let go to make room for it and what it will cost me to bring it up where I would like it to be.

but if it was a model one was wanting turning it down and looking for a better one would be foolish. the drop in price make it much more realistic.

Kurt Arends
04-15-2015, 10:47 PM
I am assuming that this is simply a combination painted to look like a low top ambulance. Were it a true ambulance, it should have the crosses and we have no interior photos. To me, that totally wrecks it.

John ED Renstrom
04-16-2015, 10:52 AM
it is listed as ambulance / Hearse

Tom Hoczyk
04-16-2015, 07:55 PM
It frosts me when someone cuts easy corners, such as not removing bumpers, to do a better paint job. If they cut these corners, the more difficult ones are certainly cut too.

John ED Renstrom
04-16-2015, 09:25 PM
It frosts me when someone cuts easy corners, such as not removing bumpers, to do a better paint job. If they cut these corners, the more difficult ones are certainly cut too.

most of the time,thats true. but it's getting so that most shops haven't see a car with bumpers on in so long they are afraid to take them off.

James Fischer
04-16-2015, 10:20 PM
That is so true Ed,
One of the shops I used to deal with here in town now has a flat charge of $300.00 per bumper or if 2 are removed you get a deal of $500.00....:eek:
They say they just dont want to deal with it anymore and the "new" blood coming up really have no clue as to mounting a bumper properly.....but they ARE good at insurance repairs on new cars ....:D

Richard Vyse
04-17-2015, 10:45 AM
most of the time,thats true. but it's getting so that most shops haven't see a car with bumpers on in so long they are afraid to take them off.

And can you imagine how much it cost chroming a bumper like that is...... I hear it can be in the thousands. :eek:

John ED Renstrom
04-17-2015, 11:12 AM
that one is a 5 piece as I remember it. and right a 1,200. your people like sioux plating will weld in a new bottom on the mud catcher to repair them.

I remember a set of post on one members car were the shop had taken the end of the bumpers while still on the car rather then drop the bumper. way more work than 4 big bolts.

now for a piece of new car trivia. they all still have a bumper on them. it's a three piece one. there is the bumper cover, behind it is a formed piece of styrofoam. that is the bumper, it rests in the bumper support which is stamp body steel welded to the unia body.

one way to tell the car has been repainted is the covers and the body match.

but this car is approaching a decent buy at the figure requested and if someone were close enough to go get it themselves and save shipping would be a restorable combo.

Brendan Martin
04-17-2015, 11:18 PM
And can you imagine how much it cost chroming a bumper like that is...... I hear it can be in the thousands. :eek:

Yes, it does hit the thousands. Lots of chrome, not to mention the stainless on a 63. But WELL worth it when it's done.

Tim Prieur
04-18-2015, 12:13 AM
Yes, it does hit the thousands. Lots of chrome, not to mention the stainless on a 63. But WELL worth it when it's done.

And for all of Ed and your work you have the sharpest 63 to be seen. :thumbsup: