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  • Wrestling with Options

    Am considering parting out the EXP rather than selling it as a driver or keeping it and spending any more time and money on it. Reasons are kinda irrelevant for this discussion so let's not go there.

    I'm wondering what the likelihood is of finding a project-oriented, energetic individual that would buy the car, bare-bones body only, with no engine/transmission/drive shaft, no front framework/suspension, no rear end, no rear suspension, no exhaust, no fuel system, possibly no wiring harness, no brake system, maybe even no framework that was added when performing the tub job, and probably not much else. Extreme, I know, but then I bought the thing when it needed all of the above and more (it was a beat-in-the-a$$ 1.6L 5-speed front-drive turbo car with cancer).

    Possibility that I'd part with the rear end, wheels & tires, maybe even the high-mile 5L & transmission, as separate transactions. Depends on my frame of mind at the time of disassembly.

    Comments? Ridicule? Go ahead, give it to me, I CAN TAKE IT!


    Disclaimer: As with craigslist pictures, the body & paint look better here than in reality.


    EXP1.jpg

    EXP2.jpg


    Paul N.

    '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
    Backyard Experiment

    sumptus censum ne superet
    (let not your spending exceed your income)

  • #2
    Probably your best bet would be to list it on a drag racing site, maybe someone would want to make a Bob Glidden tribute car.
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    • #3
      Does it have a certified/certifiable cage in it? Otherwise, I am betting your chances are slim to none. Around here, it takes forever to sell a complete racecar and then it goes pretty cheap.
      Rick Stevens
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      - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
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      • #4
        Bare body without any suspension is not going to bring much more than scrap price, if that. Even as a roller, not much demand other than maybe as a bracket car. Unique, but that doesn't always mean many people see what it is and would pay for it. Finding that right person is the challenge. Breaking it down into parts might not work either, lots of unpaid labor to consider, as well as finding buyers for everything.
        I'd try to sell it whole before I tore it down.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
          Does it have a certified/certifiable cage in it?
          Nope. This thing is certified to look cool and take up space, and that's about it. Interestingly enough, it got ~20mpg when I took it out of town!

          Paul N.

          '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
          Backyard Experiment

          sumptus censum ne superet
          (let not your spending exceed your income)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ford84stepside View Post
            I'd try to sell it whole before I tore it down.
            As I indicated, I have reasons for not doing that.

            Thanks to all for the input. Now we'll see where I end up with this.
            Paul N.

            '84 EXP: 5.0, T-5, 4.30 9", Fat Tires
            Backyard Experiment

            sumptus censum ne superet
            (let not your spending exceed your income)

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            • #7
              That would make a good outlaw 10.5 or grudge car. With the right fabricator, there's potential for a pro touring car.
              Rick Stevens
              Billet Fluid Line Clamps: www.lsbilletworks.com

              - FFR Mark III Cobra Replica (aka Rayne)
              - 68 Mustang Coupe - drag car under construction
              - 2012 F250 Powerstroke

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