: Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car



gold01ca
05-28-13, 06:07 PM
Took the recently inherited 74 Talisman to the shop for quote on exhaust system and front end inspection.
While up on the hoist, tech discovered rotted out frame aft of the rear axle, under the trunk.
This, along with obvious body rust issues, spells a too short honeymoon with the car.
I'll post further details/pics to the classified section for this parts car.

talismandave
05-28-13, 06:50 PM
:nono:


:sadeyes:Words cannot express how truly sad that makes me...for you, and for the automotive world.
It is a shame to lose such an unusual, outrageous, and rare piece of automotive history........:(

gold01ca
05-28-13, 07:06 PM
Thanks Dave,
I'll make sure the whole or part gets into appreciative hands before the rotting hulk is crushed.

CaddyGas
05-29-13, 02:45 AM
A moment of silence.

amunderdog
05-29-13, 02:55 AM
It is body on frame construction.
It is repairable or replaceable

gold01ca
05-29-13, 06:26 AM
Just too many rust issues to warrant the effort and expense in my opinion.

amunderdog
05-29-13, 12:06 PM
List it as is (clear description of issues), complete on some sales sites.
Someone may be looking for that particular car.

gold01ca
05-29-13, 08:01 PM
Definitely will try and sell the car complete, as is, with full disclosure of known issues.
Like to keep it out of the hands of the demo derby crowd!

talismandave
05-29-13, 08:50 PM
I would love to see you sell it to someone who wants to restore it. If not, I would pay more for the interior than a demo derby guy would. Then again, I guess you could do both!:lol:

talismandave
06-25-13, 06:27 PM
Any news on what you decided to do?

Fleet
06-25-13, 06:50 PM
Definitely worth saving. Someone out there may want it.