THIS!!!For those thinking about purchasing a neglected 80. Here's what to estimate for decent baseline and refresh. Numbers are estimated parts cost only/parts+labor.
Front axle rebuild: $200/$1000
Oil Pump Gasket/Dizzy ORing/Front main seal/Valve Cover Gasket: $100/$1200
PHH+ Temp Control Valve + All hoses: $400/$1000
Radiator replacement: $300/$500
Brake Booster (seiken): $375/ $600
Front seat recover: $1200
Steering wheel recover: $100/$300
Paint: A lot
We sold our triple locked 80 five years ago but before I did I pretty much did all those things listed above to it. It’s a labor of love and as cool as it was/looked my heart just wasn’t in it anymore so it went on down the road. I love the classics, even the so called modern ones like the 80 Series but after restoring many of them over the years there are very few I’d still be interested in owning going forward.