Is it possible that all the affordable project cars are now taken?

Early a’s and slant six Dusters going for $15k+, project cars in pieces for $10k. This hobby isn’t for regular people anymore. If I didn’t promise my wife, I’d go back to bikes.
You may not be looking into the right places.

Granted the days of 500 dollar Mopars are mostly gone, you can still get project cars under 3k if you look around. Sometimes running, some times not.