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Post  bp944 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:21 am

I'm looking at a 1986 944. The man wants $400 and I think I can work him lower to $250. He's clue-less and is just sick of messing with it. The engine has a loud knock and therefore its sat for the last 4-5 years outside in the Minnesota winters. But, the body is not rusted at all which I found really surprising. I felt under all the rockers and body panels and there's no rust. I also looked under the car and the only rust I could see at all was a few spots on the cat. Other than that I couldn't see any rust. The cars other problems consist of a smaller dent in the front fender, the ignition is torn apart, and he can't find the key. The car has 130,000 miles on it. I'd swap out the trans and torque tube. Is this worth the money? Is there something about a outdoor stored car that I should watch for?
My other option is a 1987, 200,000 mile decently kept up car for $1000 or potentially a little lower. This car has been stored indoors for the past 4 years. It has new brakes, fuel pump, decently running engine and a few body flaws and dents. The seats are ripped and I believe there is a bit of rust on one of the body panels.
I'm new to this game so any suggestions would be awesome. I'm hoping to pick a car within the next 2 weeks and start having some fun.


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Re: opinions on a potential car

Post  cfgioja on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:11 am

I always like the idea of having a running car to start with, that way you can be sure the body electrics work.

As far a swap goes though, a broken engine is a good idea since the engine is trash. I would look over the interior though, sitting outside so long will have a high chance of heat rotted interior. Dash and switches will just snap if moved.

If you are going to start the conversion right away and not drive it around, I would pick the better body. The engine is no concern to the conversion truly. Interior can be a PIA to gather pieces for.

I would check to see what all works and doesnt on both.

It doesn't help I know, but i gave you some pointers. Also check under the battery, it likes to rust through there and you will have a wet floor.

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