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75 Ford Fairlane

Post by IT Guy » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 07:37

I am seriously considering buying this 75 Fairlane.

It is in fair running condition. The guy is very trustworthy and sent me the below pictures. There is some work to be done to the car. It does have an oil leak and he cannot say how much oil it really uses since he does not drive the car alot but do drive it to a farm now and again and has no issues what so ever.

He has other projects and that is why he is selling.

Do you think R30 000 is a fair price? I will obviously check where the oil leak is coming from and the guy also said that he needs to replace a wheel bearing and will check where the oil leak is for me.

I really love the muscle look of this car and I fell in love with it. 8)

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by IT Guy » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 07:49

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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by 73Ranchero » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:02

Hi It Guy, the problem with "fair running condition", is that it doesn't say very much. The rust issues shown on the bonnet, can hide costly repairs. R30000 is a fair price for one in good condition, but you will have to do quite a bit more homework before you make a final decision. They are really nice cars and most of us will buy something we like regardless of the repairs that need fixing. Just make sure you can afford to do what you want with it, before you buy.
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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by kavesh » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 11:03

+1

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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by IT Guy » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 18:24

Thank you for the advice 73Ranchero.

I did not get around to go and see the car today but I am going next weekend.

I do like the car and want to repair it and build it up the way I would like to. I am just looking for a running car that I can at least enjoy while I am repairing and should at least be trustworthy to drive short distances until I have money to put into the car to repair, paint, etc.

A buddy of mine who has been a mechanic for years and have a lot of experience can also go with next weekend and I am sure he will assist a lot in making a decision.

I have also have an offer from one of the guys on the forum and his car's mechanics are a 100% but I just like the muscle look of the 75 more. That makes the decision hard again.... :?
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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by ters » Sat 08 Jun 2013, 18:43

Henk, buy with your head, not your heart......if you can not
drive the Fairlane home, let it be. No seller will tell you exactly
what needs attention on a vehicle. Good on taking your mech friend with!
Good advice from Ranchie.

Good luck, hope all works out ok with the purchase.

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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by IT Guy » Sun 09 Jun 2013, 07:57

Thank you Ters!
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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by Johann65 » Sun 09 Jun 2013, 08:45

IT Guy wrote:Thank you Ters!
Just a hint ;) A good rust removal and spray job will cost you about R20,000. Then add the other items and you can end up with about R90,000.
R15k to R20k would be closer to reality. :| Please make sure of the paperwork!!! 8O
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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by 72XYGT » Sun 09 Jun 2013, 10:41

Johann65 wrote:
IT Guy wrote:Thank you Ters!
Just a hint ;) A good rust removal and spray job will cost you about R20,000. Then add the other items and you can end up with about R90,000.
R15k to R20k would be closer to reality. :| Please make sure of the paperwork!!! 8O
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Henk, you seem to be a little bit in a hurry to get a "musclecar" :lol: Which is good, but you must look at all the scenarios.
Very good advise from Johann.
What sort of budget is available for this project? Blowing RK30 on a car in "fair condition" which the pics dont tell is not going to end there. Looking at the pics my opinion is even a bigger bill just on bodywork and paint. My estimate +-RK30-40. Then there is the mechanical side, who knows, maybe another RK30. Then there is interior, suspension and brakes. You will end up way over a Rk100 with this car.
Shop around, get someone with experience to go with you when looking at cars and then buy SMART !
Better still, why dont you ask our forum members if they dont have anything for you. Johan Wepener had a Fairlane up for sale not so long ago in perfect condition. Some other members also advertised their Fairlanes.
Good luck with your search, I hope you get a decent musclecar.

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Re: 75 Ford Fairlane

Post by IT Guy » Mon 10 Jun 2013, 10:17

Thank you all for the great advise and YES!!!! I am in a hurry! :lol: :oops:

I have been wanting a muscle car since I was 18 and now that I have 30K it is hard to wait. I also need a second car quite urgently. Not for a daily runner but more of an emergency car when I have to go on courses and my wife is home alone with no transport and my son needs to get to school to mention one thing.

I will start a new topic in cars wanted and see if I get any replies.

Thank you again.
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