I just came off a ten restoration on a 59 Ford. If I had to do it again I would have saved longer and bought a driver that did not need as much work. I could have spent half those years driving something. If your determined to by a fixer upper buy a car with the best rust free body you can find. Mechanical work is rarely cheap compared to good body and paint work. You can tackle most mechanical work yourself but body and paint is a art and you will pay a lot for a skilled person.
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