I should make a list of the parts I think are good/bad for parts seekers:
- Becker radio works
- steering wheel looks nice
- passenger seat
- rear seat
- hubcaps wheels and tires
- engine sounds good when warmed up
- speaker grill on way to me via $25 ebay purchase. Dolt!
- wire wheels, might be made of chrome covered lead based on their weight.
- all removable panels look good/have no rot. Doors, hood, trunk.
- all blinkers and lights/high beams are working (except passenger low beam).
- all lenses appear intact, but fronts look crazed.
- radiator has a leak, to the point that the seller had just topped it off on Monday.
- dent door pockets busted off
- rear driver door hard to open and close at the hinge or something. Sits correctly so it isn't bid sag.
- fuel delivery needs attention
- almost looks like dog ate driver back outer bolster, and there appears to be a rip in the bottom cover too.
- rot in spare tire well
- rot in both front rockers
- surely other rust/rot in other areas to be found.
- horn not working (fuse?)
All but the rust seems "workable". Terminal cancer that wasn't addressed early. And left in fairly salty air of the Delmarva Penninsula.
I have to doubt that the seller really drove that car back from California. He lied to me about rot and the number of bubbly "half moon" rust spots on the sides around the side molding. So I figure he lied about the California thing too. He really shot himself in the foot on the sale with that respect.
I could potentially see myself trying to learn to weld on this car. However, I started takin my 280slc apart for welding work already. I guess I could simply pull that and my convertible out of the garage and out them under cover and move all my focus to this car, but I would want to get the fuel system working correctly first, and make sure the brakes are able to stop the car well too.
Thoughts from the more experienced???