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Thread: Please help me with valuations.
nwaco


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posted November 08, 2002 06:12 PM

Please help me with valuations.

Ok, Here's the deal. I am an RX7 rotary guy. I have been rebuilding and selling Rx7's for several years. I get a few in each month, replace engines, etc, and sell them off. Kind of a hobby/business....

I found a 1977 REPU a month or so ago, fully intact and in nice condition. Paid $300.00 for it, and am now working on restoring it for the hobby side of me.

As I do with all my interests, I search out more info and parts, and now I have found 3 more REPU's that I can aquire at a very cheap price.

I found another 77, basically a surface rust bucket, fully intact for $200.00.

I found a decent body 76, no hood,motor, tranny, weathered interior for $100.00 and,

I found a 75 runner, with a rusty bed, for $1500.00.

The question I have is: What are these really worth, and in what condition?

I guesss one side of me says "take them all" and decide later, and the other side of me sas "take the one you want" .

Oh', what to do?

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TimPA136


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Posts: 325
posted November 08, 2002 10:31 PM

which truck to buy?

decisions decisions,

Might I suggest get your 77 running and drive it first. The 77s have extra leg room I wish I had in my 74 but I wouldn't trade. My truck has been just great and loads of fun.

Tim


       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted November 09, 2002 03:36 AM

Heh,

I'd say after you figure out which one you want pass those other deals onto the group :p

Or at least some of your REPU hunting techniques cause it sounds like you're a lot better at finding htem than I am! :)

Although you can buy some of those others as parts donors to your '77 (and I'd try to concentrate on getting hte '77 up and running) it would also be a shame to dismantle a mostly together truck for a few pieces for another.

Let us know how it goes though.


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-Martin
Orlando, Florida

http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted November 09, 2002 04:10 PM

If you can buy em up. At least someone will have them that knows how to get them to people that want them.
I hate cutting one up too. I have two parts trucks that are about picked clean at this point. 10 years ago they were about all there and I almost couldn't bear to start extracting bits and pieces of them. But I also looked across the yard at my truck and then at my Dads truck sitting there thirsty for items that I know my local auto parts or junkyard wasn't likely to have.
Also the number of REPU's that are rolling around with parts from these two also helps to make it easy to snatch and grab from the old units.
I still think that one day a rotorhead is gonna come to me needing a bare REPU frame. At which point the ol'turkey will have been completely carved up

       
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rotormunky


Redlining
Orlando, Florida
Posts: 424
posted November 09, 2002 04:26 PM

Well the frame's are pretty important, considering how much of a pain conversion motor mounts are. Its not like we can take a Courier frame and just drop in the rotary. I won't be surprised if someone really does come to you for the frame at some point. Since its on the truck and on its way to me I suppose I can talk not without fear of jinxing the deal, but when I bought my REPU the body was just about the only thing I asked about. I wanted the rear end and body to be intact. Almost anything else I could work around. I'll reqire, rebuild and engine, swap trannies, whatever...but I don't know WHERE I'm going to get REPU body panels. As it is I'll have to weld in floor boards to my new baby, but I consider myself lucky.

She should be here within the week! Can't wait.

Wh00!


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-Martin
Orlando, Florida

http://www.themonkeyhouse.org/REPU

'77 REPU (Some assembly required :)
'91 Cabrio (Battered and bruised, but she's still my baby.)

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nwaco


Redlining
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posted November 09, 2002 08:00 PM
Edited By: nwaco on 19 Nov 2002 17:44

Well......

Well Guys,

Heres's where I am at so far, I think am going to take em all. I figure I can always let them go. But it is a lot harder to get them, or at least that is what I have heard. Since I am a Mazda hunter, I do know a few tricks to aquiring what I seek. One of my techniques is to use other people (non-rotorheads of course) to search for me. I have an army of people that I use to find my rex's, and I harnessed them to search for REPU's as well. Within a week I had four located, and three were for sale upon asking, one was not. Since none are publicly for sale, I can take my time getting them.

All less the 76 are completely intact, that is they have ALL their parts. grills, motors trannies, ect. None have ever been wrecked. The 77 rust (surface only) bucket will be restored, the 75 driver has only 80K original miles and is still owned by the original owner, an 80 year old man. It runs like a top. The 76 parts truck I think will get the spare TII engine I have since it is missing the engine/tranny anyway and that way I will not feel guilty by modifying the unit.

My 77 has the motor just about done, and I think I wll yank the cab and do the frame before I snap it back together.

I will probably sell off a 77 and keep the other 77, the 75, and of course the 76 REPU Turbo. I figure I can get the three for $1600. I was just asking for opinions on what a decent running REPU should be worth. I need to guage my labor and how much I put into them. These things are a snap to work on compared to a 2nd gen. Rex.

I will keep seeking them, and will of course offer what I don't need to you all. I think half the time the hunt is as much fun as working on them. I do the same with Rex's, I sometimes get two to three in a week, but I can only work one at a time. The wife sometimes gets on me when I fill the shop with more cars than I can work. But you can't always time the deals to your schedule.

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nwaco


Redlining
Posts: 407
posted November 14, 2002 07:27 PM

Newsflash...Update...

Just a note that the REPU locating system found another total REPU and a frame. Good news is they are Free for the taking. That makes four and a half in a week. I just love this game.

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nwaco


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posted November 15, 2002 10:39 AM

Yep, That is my plan, get as many as I can and sort through them for the parts that I need to put a couple of good ones together and offer the rest to the family here to complete theirs. I figure I can always get rid of them, its the getting them that takes the time and effort. The hard part is having good parts that you or we don't need. I have a problem with making pop cans out of classic parts. Seems people always call you the day after its crushed.

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repuguru


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posted November 15, 2002 04:04 PM

You are now a REPUrecycler. Bless you..We love you for it.

       
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