Would this 1954 Chevy be worth restoring? Is it even possible?
pluckieduckie Member Posts: 3
edited October 2015 in Chevrolet
I'm new to the restoration game. We bought my husband a 67 mustang and i have car envy and wanted my dream car to restore together. Im in love. She has all the right curves in all the right places, but i need to know just by looking at whats visable here if this is even feasible. Thoughts from the veterans?
texases Member Posts: 10,302Doesn't look good, with broken windows letting in rain, rusting out floors. If all you can tell us is what's on that picture, I'd pass.
Edit - any thought of making that Mustang a joint project? One restoration is tough, two would be overwhelming for most house garages.5
andre1969 Member Posts: 25,327That's a cool old truck, but it really would be a labor of love, I'm afraid. The exterior sheetmetal actually looks pretty good, where the rust seems to be mostly surface scale from where the paint got thin. It that truck was 20-30 years newer, you'd be seeing holes in it. But, as Texases mentioned, I'd worry about the floorboards and such.5
isellhondas Member Posts: 20,341Without seeing that truck in person, it's hard to tell if it's worth saving. One thing that hurts it is the fact it's a 3/4 ton and not a half ton. As someone else already mentioned, it's far better to spend a bit more money and finding one in better shape. The costs of restoration are through the roof now and surprises will always drain your wallet.
Trucks have fared better in the market, but there's a limit too. Finding a vehicle that already looks OK and is roadworthy will probably make life easier.
Good luck, no matter what you decide. The search is half the fun!