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Old 07-30-2017, 06:20 PM
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I am talking with someone who has a 1973 M/M Lifeliner and originally thought maybe a parts car for my current car. But after looking at the photos, maybe a nice candidate for restoration, what do you think? Also he has no idea what it is worth, so suggestions?
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Yes, that is a square cut out of the rear door. Also, the MED cabinet/divider is missing
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From the pictures, it would be a shame to part this out in my opinion. I know the professional car society is all about immaculate and original cars, but this looks to me like a car that could be drivable already. I don't know if it has an engine in it but it looks like a very solid car. If it is drivable, 5000 would be where I'd be interested. Definitely worth picking up for right price. If you decide not to buy it, I might be interested. Hope it works out.
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Just noticing this now, but is that a big chunk of the rear door cut out?
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It could be restored, but at what cost, and how do you source the needed missing parts? For starters, you will need a hood, front right fender, and a grille. Then the cabinet and divider glass is missing from the rear, and you will have some upholstery work that will need to be done. I would estimate all that work and parts, being between $10,000 & $15,000. I see this as an ambitious project for a young person that has the time and ability to bring it back to what it originally was. I have always said that you should start with the best car that you can find within your budget. This car would have to be on the low end of the dollar scale, knowing what will be needed based on the pictures, and the unknown mechanical condition. If it needs brakes, and most cars of this age do, this along can cost you $600 to a $1000, based on parts and labor to do the complete job. If it needs suspension work, I can see that costing just about the same, depending on what they find upon examination. Personally, I think a fair price for this car would be in the $1500 range at best.
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$2000 maybe if it runs? I agree with some, it'd be a shame to see it get parted unless the parts really can't be found elsewhere.
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Way too nice to part out. These are now older and rarer. This does not look very rusty a BIG plus. I have a 73 and 76 life Liners in the yard and a 76 criterian if you get serious about buying this I can check cabinet divide rear door condition,
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Waaay too solid to part out! I would put this rig in the $1500-$2500 range, based on the issues that it does have. It would be a shame to see this car parted out.
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I am with all voices here. Way too nice to part out... A significant bill to bring it back. What IT needs is a good parts car.
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50/50 there is a lot missing inside. something strange here I don't see were things were to have been attached. but I'm not looking at the car. if you can bail into the car and drive it home and it was complete all the trim there all the interior there damaged damaged or not, it is in the 5 grand range. you then need to start subtracting or adding from that figure. but say you got the car for 2 were you going to put it? you have to protect your investment. if your using it for a parts car. so you run it out back how much of your investment are you going to lose with it sitting there? and what is on this car that you can swap on yours. mainly glass is all. everything else is best bought new or rebuilt.

I would not think this one would be a good parts car. so it would need to be a restored car.
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