Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car
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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Took the recently inherited 74 Talisman to the shop for quote on exhaust system and front end inspection. While up ...
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    Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car

    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.

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




    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........

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

    Thanks Dave,
    I'll make sure the whole or part gets into appreciative hands before the rotting hulk is crushed.
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    Re: Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car

    A moment of silence.

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

    It is body on frame construction.
    It is repairable or replaceable
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    Re: Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car

    Just too many rust issues to warrant the effort and expense in my opinion.

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

    List it as is (clear description of issues), complete on some sales sites.
    Someone may be looking for that particular car.
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    Re: Oh no! 74 Talisman has rotted out frame, destined to be parts car

    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!

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

    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!

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

    Any news on what you decided to do?

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

    Definitely worth saving. Someone out there may want it.

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