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Worth the buy??? Opinions needed!

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Post by EdgeGT on September 23rd 2013, 7:11 am

Hey guys/gals. Been searching for a body for my 383 motor and found this '79 Monte Carlo on craigslist. The guy was asking $1500, tried talking him down but he wouldn't budge past $1300. Went and looked at it today, had a 265 in it. Started just fine, ran smooth, said it would drive home no problem. Frame was solid, no rust. Looked to be undercoated at some point. Body needs a bit of work but only one quarter size rust hole. Interior is surprisingly intact. What do you all think? Told him i'd think it over and contact him Wednesday at the latest. I'm leaning towards go for it but im kinda weary at the price, maybe im just being cheap? Laughing 
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Post by Nanook on September 23rd 2013, 6:14 pm

Sounds like a solid price for what he's got IMHO. These cars are getting harder to find that are rust-free and/or not beat all to snot. Personally I prefer the '82-'87 more but to each his own.afro 

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Post by EdgeGT on September 23rd 2013, 6:33 pm

Nanook wrote:Personally I prefer the '82-'87 more but to each his own.afro 
I agree, but unfortunately i cant find one in my price range :xAt first i thought the curves were ugly but they've kinda grown on me Cool
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Post by Reb Stew on September 23rd 2013, 8:44 pm

I like it. Just make sure you double check the back frame rails for rot. They will get so bad the bumper will fall right off.

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Post by EdgeGT on September 24th 2013, 12:47 am

Right on, ill check that when i go next. Im new to montes, any other tidbit to look for like that, besides the basics?
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Post by Marty042 on September 24th 2013, 12:51 am

I think they look good fixed up. Lots of aftermarket parts for that too. I like it.
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Post by 911TAZZ on September 24th 2013, 4:45 am

Had one back in the day. I like the bigger body style Montes myself. Good find.
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Post by junkyardjeff on September 26th 2013, 12:12 am

The only thing I did not like about those years was the cheesy chrome strips on the bumpers that fell off when they were only a few years old,if the frame and floors are nice its probably worth it.

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Post by EdgeGT on September 26th 2013, 5:35 am

Went ahead and bought her today. What a Face valve stem was apparently bad. Found that out on the drive home. Gonna get it fixed tomorrow and drive it around to see how reliable she is. Engine build is first on the list but color wise im torn. I think it would look good matte or gloss black but i also think an amber color would look good too. Im kinda feeling the blackout look though. Idk. Oh and does anyone want a 267? Laughing 
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Post by Nanook on September 26th 2013, 5:54 am

Congrats!!! As for a color pass on black and go with a nice 'root beer' metallic brown with a few well-placed (i.e. subtle) gold accents. Look at Pontiac's Heritage Brown for 1979 as a nice place to start and then go darker from there.

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Post by Reb Stew on September 26th 2013, 10:22 am

Glad to see you snatched it.

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Post by EdgeGT on September 26th 2013, 11:01 am

Root beer! Thats a good way to explain the color, i couldn't find a good way to describe it. But yeah i agree Lee. Did a bit of google searching and found this color. I like Cool . Thanks for the ideas!
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