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    my abandoned 80 coupe

    Just thought I share a few pics of how my 80 coupe has been sitting since July of last year. Attempts have been made to start it, but it won't start, as it needs a new battery and I'm not shelling $100 for a new one when it is just going to sit there. Been thinking of selling it, but uncertain as of right now.
    Registration has expired since July 13, inspection sticker just last month and has been removed off the insurance


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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    looks like a caged animal

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    .......SET IT FREE!

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    Throw the battery from your daily driver in it and try. Won't cost you any $$ and you can at least try to start it.
    I agree with everyone else, She sure looks sad in there.
    Jeff

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    Jeff R- can't cause my daily driver is post terminals and the battery in caddy are side terminals...

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    You can get a used battery for like 20 bucks (or free if your know where your neighbor hides his car keys).

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    borrowed a battery, gonna try on my next off day (Thursday)
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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    I remember this car...
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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    Buy a set of top to side terminal adapters.
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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    That's a nice car, it would be better to use it as a daily driver than just let it rot away, I know from experience.
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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Dullahan View Post
    I remember this car...
    Yup, I bet you do.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodnok01 View Post
    Buy a set of top to side terminal adapters.
    Smart, I didn't think of that. Would it be safe to remove my battery from my daily driver? (2011 hyundai sonata)

    Quote Originally Posted by larryinalabama View Post
    That's a nice car, it would be better to use it as a daily driver than just let it rot away, I know from experience.
    This was my daily driver for 12 years. My new daily driver is mentioned in the above comment. Aside from needing a new battery, it will also need a new rear driver side axle-as it is leaking. I do feel bad that it sits there. I do miss driving the Caddy
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    I wouldn't remove the battery from the hyundai...it might explode. You know how finnicky those new cars are :P

    Seriously though, I imagine it would be fine aside from losing your radio presets, etc.

    Or you could go to the junkyard and get a battery. Alot of the yards here have a pallet or 2 of batteries up front. Find a newish one with the right CCA rating, and fire that caddy up

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    +1 used battery. Group 75 or 78 will drop in. If you can't get that car inside, at least get a cover on it. Or... set it free.

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    That's just sad, man. Better to sell her off to someone who will drive her and enjoy her.

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    Re: my abandoned 80 coupe

    DUDE . . . . .

    WTF is wrong with you???? Gotta ask some a few questions about this car and its condition . . .

    1. Is it a Texas car? IE NO RUST?

    2. Is the interior at least as presentable as the exterior? Main thing is the carpet clean, the seats have no rips, no cracks on the dash/other interior panels?

    3. Did it run/shift right before you parked it?

    4. Does the A/C work?

    5. Do all the other power accesories, ie windows, locks, antenna, radio, etc work?

    6. Does it steer straigh down the road without too much slop? Does it ride decent, ie doesn't bottom out on big bumps, doesn't make you sea sick?


    Cars of this vintage are on the rise value-wise. You have a real gem IMO being that your car is a 1980. Its the same style as the 81-84 Coupe Devilles, but it has a solid engine/transmission/rear end combo under the skin. Put a battery on it, fix that seal on the rear axle, put a for sale sign on it. I'm betting you can get every single bit of $1500 for it running right, considering the paint is faded out.

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