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PostSubject: What's it worth?   Wed May 04, 2016 8:53 pm

Maybe it's worth fixing, but I'm THINKING of parting ways with the Rustmaster. 1994 limited sedan with 195,xxx miles. It's either a driver/builder or a parts car. Engine and trans run STRONG (only real reason I've kept it up this long). Interior is 4/10. Exterior is 5/10 (20 foot'r). I put a lot of work into it since I bought it just to keep it roadworthy. Check the thread for details if you want.

My worst fear is that one might say I let the car get this bad. Perhaps, but things happen, stuff breaks, cars rot, etc. Since the recent incident with the C clip falling out, I've been looking long and hard at parting with it. My dilemma? Is it actually worth getting rid of? Maybe I'm insane for wanting to keep putting effort into this particular car but I hate giving up.

The floors are rusty, quarters are gone, wheel houses and backseat have holes in them, AC doesn't work, interior lights/power locks/mirrors/trunk pop doesn't work. Passenger rear door is dented, left driver corner next to trunk is dented. The alignment was done haphazardly and one of the snow tires is bald on the inside. Looks like the drivers side backing plate needs to be replaced while I have the axle out since the anchor pins were almost ripped through the holes thinned from rust.

I've done front brakes, wheel cylinders, brake lines, headlight switch, tensioner, bleeder mod, AIR delete, replaced drivers seat (wrecked again) WP, radiator, H core, TB bypass, lowes intake, Swiss cheese box, fluids, coil, plugs, wires, replaced rotted real lower control arms, intermediate pipes and mufflers, front end (steering) and a bunch of other stuff like replacing the grill, corner lights, and what have you.

I figure if I let it go, I'll get the 9C1 back together and drive that until I find something worth buying.

I can scrap it along with the Taurus. I could try to sell it out right. I can't really compete with another '94 part out on here. Anybody have suggestions? What would you do?

My feelings are this: I'm loading precious cargo onto a sinking ship.

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PostSubject: What to do?   Wed May 04, 2016 9:47 pm

I think your last sentence summed it all up. Sell or part that POS, your tossing good money after bad and wasting your time polishing a turd when you could be putting your time/effort and money into a better vehicle.

Just my 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: What's it worth?   Thu May 05, 2016 7:16 am

Pull the drivetrain, pcm and harness for a future project, and scrap the rest.

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PostSubject: Re: What's it worth?   Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm

I figured i would keep all that stuff for myself anyway. You know, that way I'm not throwing away ALL the money I spent on the car. I'll check it out, regasket and reseal everything.

What all is worth keeping to sell on this thing? I know headlights, tail lights, gray interior trim pieces, dash, etc.

Might end up just scrapping it here soon if anyone needs anything. I'll sell parts cheaper than any other part out on this forum if you need something. Just ask.
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PostSubject: Re: What's it worth?   Mon May 16, 2016 5:25 pm

If someone wanted make a serious offer and bypass all the games, shoot me a PM. If I wanted a migraine and people trying to get my car for $300, I'd post it on Craigslist. Otherwise I'm waiting on an axle to put in and I'll drive it and fix it up this summer. Don't ask me why. I don't know why.
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