Wheeler Dealers: S13 E4 – 1980 Chevrolet LUV

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Budget: $2,000
Purchase Price: $1,000
Final Cost: $2,555
Selling Price: $3,500
Profit/Loss: +$945

Work Completed: Dents removed using various methods of dent removal, hole in bed patched, air shocks installed, oil seals replaced to fix leaks under the car, new audio kit with Bluetooth connectivity installed, dashboard fixed by re-upholstering it in new vinyl and installation of a dashboard cap, USB power outlets and WiFi dongle installed, interior re-upholstered, new bench seats installed, brightwork polished and underbody cleaned.

Notes: Purchased in Northern California. Previous owner had a new engine installed. Mike originally wanted to install an air bag suspension but found the kit too expensive, so he opt for air shocks with air compressor and pressure gauge with control valves. Edd introduced two methods of paintless dent removal: electromagnetic dent removal and hot glue dent removal. Most of the exterior left unchanged to keep the patina. Restored car brought the car to a farm while carrying spent grains to test the air suspension. Sold to Old 99 Brewery Co.

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