Ok. So I was on vacation this past weekend and I found a 40 while I was on vacation. We stopped to see it and drive it. The guy says it's a 1972. After looking at the car, it didn't seem like such a bad deal. The frame was coated in POR 15 (looked like a great job). The front seats were replaced (no back seats). It has a tuffy console (with radio compartment but no radio), Chevy 350 V8, 4-wheel disc brakes, and new tires with aluminum rims. Everything on it works right except the passenger and liftgate are extremely hard to open. He is asking $5000 (me and my dad were thinking it would be worth closer to 4 grand (post opinions)). I guess my first question is about the transmission. Why would the shifter for the transmission be so far forward (and bent like it is)? I've never seen it like that before in any 40. Is it possible that the 350 was mounted a bit far foward and caused the transmission to have to be pushed that far foward also (the owner now said that it was originally a 3sp on column so he would have had no hole in the transmission hump to go by)? http://community.webshots.com/photo/404218046/404219035fSGDZw http://community.webshots.com/photo/404218046/404219199tbPeOI This situation isn't bad is it? Would I have driveshaft issues in the rear if I decided to lift it 4"?