I am 19 years old and have been looking for a car for about 3 years now but have never really found "my car." Then it happened, while at a party that I was forced to attend, ( its a polish family thing) I noticed this old orange/bondo rusted car near the edge of the hosts property. I knew from that moment on that I had to have it. As luck would have it my father, occupied with idle chitchat said something about how I have been looking for a car for quit a while now. The host turns around and asks me what kind of car do I have in mind. I just point to the Rusted Opel GT said "That one." Turns out that someone else is looking at it as well and is offering the owner $1000 for it. I have the money but I a little hesitant as to how much it will cost me to fix the rust holes and repaint it.
I am thinking that the best way to do this it to cut out the rust and weld new sheet metal to it, bondo the scar and repaint it. OR cut out the rust use fiberglass to cover the hole and bondo over that. I know that the sheet metal option is better in the long run but in the time being I do not have that much money to spend. The fiberglass would be cheaper and I could do it without having to go to a professional but the rust will just reaper and I will end up having to fix it again.
The drive train of the car works like a charm, the reason the owner no longer wants it is because it looks like crap right now.
I need help, should I spend the $1000 on the car and fix it up or should I keep on looking for another in better condition (where I live that might take another 3 years).