It's not for me,...it's for my son. He's all off on a tear to buy a "project car" for himself, and has come across this car: http://shreveport.craigslist.org/cto/4048072452.html I have advised "against" as it seems that it has been beat,...but he thinks he can get it for 2k. It needs springs, ball joints,...tie rod ends, a transmission, (which if it were mine, I'd just rebuild) and the A/c has been deleted (as per the owners ad). I told him that a car w/ a blown up trans will more than likely have torque box issues,... and obviously it cannot be driven (to any real extent w/2nd and 3rd gear gone) to determine what else is wrong. The hood is a lift off as well. If it were me,..I'd consider the mechanical condition of the running 5.0 the trans, and the 8.8 rear (if it does in fact have one) secondary to a clean,..rust free body, as long as the torqueboxes weren't ripped out of it, and there were no other stress related tears in the floors from either abuse or some wreck. Which brings me around to this: What's it worth?