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Jessica

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« on: May 30, 2009, 06:47:33 AM »

Should I list the Rambler on ebay as a parts car or should I just haul it to the scrap yard and get maybe $50 for it? I've decided to just cut my losses on the car and find something in the FWDLK era again. I'm thinkin along the lines of a 55-56 dodge, desoto, chrysler. I guess I'll chalk my experience with this car as "lesson learned".
 
The reason I am asking advice on this is because someone mentioned that I could set myself up for litigation if something were to happen or if the seller changed their mind about wanting the car and tried to use the damages towards their advantge. I didn't think this was possible once something was sold "as is", but state law varies, and I am unfamiliar with what boundaries they would have.
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 11:47:47 AM »

You've decided to give up on the Rambler too?  If I had a place, I'd bring it here and putz with it.  Besides the frame, what else is wrong?
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 01:46:22 PM »

Post some pics of that thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to see what you're talking about.  I love Ramblers.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 04:25:19 PM »

Stan. . .It's really a nice car. . . . 
 
The frame rotted out on one side and needs some work. 
 
I suppose you're going to make me bring it down. . . .
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 04:52:10 PM »

The transmission needs gone through. The synchro's were starting to go when we first bought the car. The rear-end was making a funny noise as well. Kind of sounded like a chain link was being drug behind the car (klinking noise). The seals also leak pretty badly. According to the receipts, the engine was rebuilt to fit new seals, etc. Suspension needs replaced as does interior. Very minor bodywork from what I can remember. A few patches had bubbled up here or there, but nothing severe. I think there is a small few patches in the floor too. The major issue is the frame. Oh.. and the steering knuckle pin/spindle that snapped.
 
Here are a few pics of her washed/waxed right after I first brought her home.
 

 

 
OH... and here is a link to some of the underside damage. The pictures aren't great. They were taken with a camera phone while the car was on the ground. The front valance is messed up now too.
 
www.geocities.com/mopargirlie_63/Rambler2
 
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 03:12:36 AM »

Bad tranny
Bad rear end
Bad seals
Suspension needs to be replaced
Interior needs to be replaced
Bad frame
Snapped steering knuckle
K-frame hanging freely
Broken frame/engine support
 
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Stan. . .It's really a nice car. . . . 
 
Are you nuts??????
 
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I'll pay you to keep it.

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 03:16:19 AM »

If it was a body-on-frame car, I'd grab it in a heartbeat.  I'd throw that mega-cool body onto an S10 frame and drop in a 502.
 
My first  two cars were 62 Rambler wagons and their unitized bodies are IMPOSSIBLE to repair.

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 07:30:06 AM »

The frames aren't impossible to repair. . . They just take allot of time.
 
I didn't know about the knuckle. . .   The current interior is decent. . .  It's driver quality so it's not that bad.  Most of the damage is in the front.  I would take the car and fix it myself if I had a place and time. . .  That requires a garage floor
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 01:32:25 PM »

The frame is definetely fixable. It just matters how much money or elbow-grease you have to put into it. I have neither available, so I think that my best bet is to hand her over to someone who will be able to give her what she deserves. I hate to see the car sit and slowly deteriorate.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 04:16:51 AM »

Soooo.... do I hear any bidders? :)
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 08:51:06 AM »

Jessica, Why don't you put it on Craigslist? Put it in your local area and your surrounding areas (cities) as well. There are a few other "free advertising" sites too...If you're interested in going this "free ad" route....reply back and I'll look them up for you. This should give you an alternative way to get quite a bit more than $50.00 for it from a junkyard! Start high...you can always come down on the price when you get some interest.
 
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Another free ad site I can think of right away is:
 
racingjunk.com
 
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 09:41:20 AM »

Scrapping for $50 doesnt seem the right choice IMHO.

OK it's not a show-car, but it is a rare and special model, so you should be able to get some nice cash for it.


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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 10:33:25 AM »

A Buck three sixty
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 01:55:50 PM »

I posted the ad on craigslist today and have 2 replies so far. Looking good.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2009, 05:05:48 AM »

Ramblers of that 58-66 era were very good cars, and economical when
with that ol 6 cyl. Laways like the 62s and 63s, which were very
different. 

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