Thanks for the thoughts. I do have a quote for $1900 for the repair. I actually got a few prices, that that was the best I could find. I figured even if I am in for $13,000, its still seems like a decent price. I did not have a complete health inspection done, but did check fluids and water tested it before making my offer. Seemed to run perfect, besides the slop in the steering.
100% fresh water up here in Michigan, so thats a positive.
Any other things I should be considering?