1980 or 81 Cordoba LS

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    79 360 Duster Member

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    26C57805-4E9F-4897-BC19-6E11DE048FEA.jpeg 3EB5C85B-94F5-457D-B6B9-2AAB8FDAD1AE.jpeg 8D6EA92E-9046-4BAC-AB35-824319C64E5B.jpeg 37D4D729-9C89-4581-AF18-A21670E2C85C.jpeg I have recently aqquired what I believe to be a 1980 Cordoba LS(could be a 81), I don’t really know anything about these cars at all, the one I have is a 318, t tops, auto with console, it has the tuff wheel aswell, the only down side is the underside is rotten, wondering if anyone can tell me kinda what it’s worth?
     
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    Worth more stripped than whole.
    The rotten part has no value.

    The wheels, rear corner extensions, console with linkage and steering column and if you find a buyer for the T tops, that's more than $500 whole value and there's lot's left to strip.
     
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    The wheels, look like 5 on 5. If they have all of the center caps they have bnb pretty solid value.
     
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    Show the vin tag. It may be a rare 360 if its an 80. You could replace the frame rails and have a pretty rare car.
     
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    Looks like an 81
     
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    You can tell quickly off the Vin as 80 has old style and 81 has the modern version.
     
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    What ever happened to this car? I sure hope it was saved and not parted!!
     
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    I still own the car, it is still sitting in the same spot, I am still unsure as to what I want to do with it yet, for now the rims are being used on my 1969 Valiant
     
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    That's good, How serious is the rust underneath? Floors, trunk floor, unibody frame rails? I'm tempted to save it if you wanted to part with it.
     
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    My eyebrow got raised on this.
    A-body’s (until ’73?) used a smaller bolt pattern wheels (4”x5), so custom rear axles (or a newer differential) and something for the front hubs (or rotors) needed to be replaced. I know we are going off topic on this but am wondering what was done to your Valiant?
    Pictures of car would also be nice (but sense off topic, might be best to make a new topic in our “projects” section.


    I installed a set of 10-spoke Mirada wheels on my ’67 Plymouth Satellite which looked sharp (in '83?). The Satellite was two-tone; dark metallic brown on top and silver on bottom.
    Note: the car had the shape of and color of a brick.
    BudW
     
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    The car had a disc brake conversion done in the front at some point, currently the rear axle is a 7 1/4, not sure where it came from, I have an 8 3/4 housing for the car just waiting till I have money to get axles and a decent centre section before I put it in the car, all I really know about the valiant was that it was drag raced by an uncle of mine before being eventually parked. I bought the car 5 years ago (last registered in 97) and didn’t start to do anything with it until recently, my Volare has been keeping me occupied up until now.
     
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    Trunk floor of car is toast, it was parked underneath pine trees for a number of years and the trunk is full to the brim with pinecones lol. The floor is also junk, my guess due to t tops leaking and the driver side quarter window being gone, honestly still not sure what I want to do with the car, if I decide to sell it though I will let you know.
     
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    OK thanks.