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29 A coupe. what to offer? 2nd set of eyes needed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by davidh73750, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. I was going to say that ^^^ That tree has grown around the cross member....Thats not going to be fun.
  2. flavored
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
    Posts: 16

    from kindersley

    can i ask what your gonna do for project??.. original restore or chop
  3. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,567


    traditional ride, chop 3-4 on 32 rails, 16's steelies
  4. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
    Posts: 1,228


    I wouldn't buy it if I were you. You don't need the frame, fenders just the body. For 3500.00 you could get a nicer body to start with for what your going to do.
  5. brewster55
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 149


    i need to go shopping in ok.

    around here for 3500 you get a roof with some rusty lower panels attached to it.
  6. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,531

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I would have to be pretty desperate to go $1000 for that pile. And before you ask there are two or three a short distance from here that are much nicer and more complete.

  8. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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  9. davidh73750
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  10. Gloop
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 102

    from NJ

    Haha. These midwest guys are spoiled.
  11. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    I noticed them too..
  12. Exactly. Show me where I can buy that for $1000-$1500 right now so I can buy a dozen of them, paint them with Rustoleum, and flip them for $4000 a shot. I think some people still think it's 1985. Or they're these clowns who see a car with all the paint baked off and gone to surface rust and think it's junk, who would see the same car with a brushed on paint job a week later and think it's a great project.

    If it has a deck lid and the subrails in the body are good, it doesn't need too many patch panels, it should bring at least $2500. Maybe more, given it's a coupe. Title is only relevant if they're hard to get in that state. Missing deck lid, deduct the cost of that. The rest depends on an up close inspection of the lower parts of the body versus the cost of any patches you have to buy to repair it.

    Although, you might also want to deduct the cost of hiring a pro to fall that tree, probably at least a couple hundred there.

    And the chassis value will vary depending on if it's stock or has been upgraded already.
  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,234


    Surface rust? Did you look at his pics? Every body panel is rusted through on the lower end, so it will probably be full of rust up all the seams as well. If you have any experience with an A you will know how those bolted/spotwelded seams love to swell and bend when they are full of rust. Lots of problems that are not an easy fix.

    And the chassis has been laying in the dirt for as long as it takes a tree to grow. Do you think it's really "upgraded"?
  14. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

    from Alva OK

    David, walk away. That is not a good buy. I bought my 30 coupe for 2g, I drove it in the shop pulled the body and kept the frame while returning all the running gear. Oh I got a title to.
  15. And questionable front cross member. It is not likely that the front cross member will survive the tree falling/being removed from the tree that has grown around it.

    I would start around 1,500 and want to stay pretty close to that.
  16. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    I'd offer a thousand bucks and take the tree down and leave it bucked up for firewood for the owner.
  17. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,008

    Corn Fed

    This summer I sold 2 A coupe bodies to HAMBers. One was in just about the same condition as the OP’s and I let it go for $1200. The other was a cherried out body with paperwork for $5000.
  18. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,567


    according to him he's got the phone ringing off the hook at $3500 and will pay sight unseen. I'll keep looking
  19. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,344


    He's full of it. Keep looking.
  20. Good move. I don't see 3500 there either. It will still be there when he dies and you can get it then for a few hundred..:p
  21. What, you think people didn't convert cars to hydraulic brakes in the 40s and 50s? That's not an upgrade?

    I've sold worse for as much or more.

    I think the only problem here is the seller needs to cut the tree down and roll the thing in for a quick and dirty coat of primer or flat black paint. I had one AA I couldn't even get a silly offer on, I swapped the cab to a frame that had been a coupe, put a bed on it and some axles I picked up along the way, painted it (with a brush), and it took all of 30 days to sell - coincedentally for the same $3500 that was my asking price. I put a ton of bracing in the cab to hold it together for the trip to the new owner. No title, either.
  22. slinginrods
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 422

    from florida

    I can get a cherry 31 sedan here ,with 35 spokes ,new rubber and hydraulic brakes ,original good running drive train for 9k.3500 way too high .
  23. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

  24. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Anyone here got a decent 5W coupe body for sale for around $1500? If so, I'm interested. Seriously.
  25. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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