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    Thanks for all the feedback.

    Title is not an issue for cars this old here in GA, and no emissions testing in this area. I think Atlanta area requires emissions but not here.

    I hadn't considered a frame swap from something so old as Tech suggested, I was hoping for something with an LS motor. Bring it into the 21st century proper. I want all custom parts to source from a single vehicle, if at all possible.

    Too soon to be getting measurements. Right now I don't have time or money to fiddle with it. Besides, it's still sitting where the picture shows it. Probably won't be in my yard for a few weeks or more.
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    Nice score! It definitely looks like you've got your work cut out for you though! I can't think of anything you're going to get as a donor with a full frame aside from a truck or maybe a trail blazer. A trailblazer SS would be cool. You'd have an all wheel drive party mobile. The F bodies are uni body as are the Vettes as far as I know. Some Impalas had them but again, no full frame. To get what you want may require 2 donors. Or just get the early E lcamino G body and then get a 5.3 and 4L60E out of a yard or CL. You can usually buy them for under a grand these days.

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    I hadn't even considered 4WD. That would be very cool.

    It's not going "In the weeds", nor big power. It's going to be a practical daily driver. I've proven myself much more adept at getting them roadworthy than pretty, so I'd like to keep it in "patina" and see how I like driving it as such.

    Keep the comments coming, they are really helping.
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    Ok, progress.

    I'm looking into renting a building for the build.

    Moving my lift will be a pain.
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    FAIL.

    I made an offer of $2400 cash sum for a 12 month lease for a building which has been largely vacant for the last five years. The owner said she was interested in the offer, only to counter with a $400 / mo on a by - month basis.

    Hell no. Get six months into the project and have her jack up the rent?

    Besides, that would be enough to cover a mortgage payment.

    It never ceases to amaze me how people are willing to let property sit vacant rather than rent them for a penny less than full market value.

    Well, the county will tax it at commercial rate whether she rents it or not. She paid 2018 taxes without rent revenue, we'll see how 2019 treats her.
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