How much would this cost me to revive a '39 Chevy with suicide doors? estimate please~

Asked by Aug 02, 2013 at 06:51 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have been looking for running boards and suicide doors...Is this one TOO far gone?

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doesn't seem like all the body pieces are there....would have to have an eye-to-eye sitdown~


Wow!! Now THAT'S a classic car, Judge! You've definitely got your work cut out for you, if you were to buy this. I'm by no means a classic car expert, but I think you'd have to spend a good deal of money to get her fixed up and road worthy again!

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To your point, you are missing a LOT of body panels, including the entire hood and trunk, new engine is a given I would think as well.

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yes...I was hoping to divorce myself from the 216 splash oiler and put a new fuel-injected chevy motor in that....but I'm thinking though we can see body panels here and there....why would anyone take the rockers off? this is a little too nutty~

looks like we have a hood at least...the running boards? this one is too far gone, I think...even if I had all the pieces don't have a garage to work in and would have to put it together on the sand here~


Let's call the guys at "Extreme Makeover: Classic Cars" and see if they we can get a 15 man crew of car restoration experts to put her back together! But seriously though, this is a really big job as a DIY project...way too much for 1 person, IMO. I'm sure you'll find another one that'll be easier to handle!

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You'll probably spend more money than what it is worth especially if you have others do the work for you. I'd pass.

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