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  1. scotts52
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    I need help to determine the value of this ol gal. Trying to decide if I should buy it or not. Sometimes you only get one shot when bargaining with a farmer and I don't want to blow it. I want to be able to negotiate right there on the spot.

    Missing rear axle and drive line. No title. Big tear in the passenger side fender. Flathead 8 is there and complete. Condition unknown. Currently stuck but might free up with a little soaking. No rust through that I could find. Maybe be a little down on the bottom of the running boards. KIMG0668.JPG KIMG0669.JPG KIMG0670.JPG
     
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  5. 40FORDPU
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    If all you need are parts, that's one thing, but no title, is enough for me to walk.
     
  6. 41rodderz
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    How much of it are you really going to use? Could be anywhere from $400.00 to $2500.00 .
     
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  7. 41rodderz
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    DMV has ways to get a title but check with the Washington state DMV web page first .
     
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    Nice touch that it used to have air conditioning... of a fashion!



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    Be sure chassis is solid as it matters a lot.


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    Good luck


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    I tend towards putting them together and making them drivable vs restoring or hot rodding. It's cheaper, I have fun more quickly and I don't have to be as concerned about people touching or scratching. The one thing I insist on is a nice seat. I'd get this reupholstered and running like a sewing machine and enjoy it as is. If course I may fix other things along the way too such as the fender and grille. Someone else's cast-off's could make me a sweet little hauler.

    Thanks for the replies. It gives me an idea of how I should negotiate.
     
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  12. 1946caddy
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    Is this the big truck or the pickup with a flatbed on it? If a pickup, the frame and cab with the fenders are worth $1000- $1500.
    Looks like a major job getting it loaded onto a trailer or rollback and then offloading it.
     
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    It's a 1/2 ton with a wood flatbed
     
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    Think I have a 40 rear in the barn. Maybe they were waiting for each other. Haha
     
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    It's actually fairly easy. Gotta have all major components in place but you get it inspected and wait 3 years. In the meantime you can register it and drive it or even sell it After the 3 years you get a legitimate title. Done it with I camp trailer. Most projects take 3 years anyway. And I doubt I'd even consider selling it before then. Titles don't scare me. Taking the time off work and having to haul it 1 1/2 hours each direction is the part I hate the most.
     
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  16. 31Apickup
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    You can’t beat a 40 Ford pickup in looks, hope you can work a deal out and get it out of sitting in a field.


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  17. metalman
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    I can't hardly believe there are ANY 40 Ford 1/2 ton pickups sitting out in a field anymore! Looks like a good project to me.
     
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  18. 1946caddy
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    You need a bill of sale and it has to be fair market value for the vehicle you're buying. They use the old car buyers guide which rates cars between 1-5, 1 being pristine and 5 as a parts vehicle. It has to be valued at least a 4 or better or they will not give you the registration. The last one I did had to be inspected by the State Patrol before they would process the paperwork.
     
  19. scotts52
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    I'm friends with the lady who runs the local DMV;)
     
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    Looks like you have it made in the shade what ya waiting for?
     
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  21. 31Apickup
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    It looks to have the water pumps on the head so it’s an earlier than 1940 flathead, 37 and earlier?


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  22. scotts52
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    Made an offer. Waiting to hear back. They said to give them a couple of days
     
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    Good eye, it's 36 and older. 37 was 21 stud, with the water neck in the center of the head.
     
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    could also be a later 24 stud 49-53,had the outlets in the top front of head
     
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    Water pump pulleys are too high to be the later V8
     
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  28. treb11
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    The frame is the thing. If the kickups are rotted (common problem in 35-40) where the X pieces join, major repair or new frame. $1000 - $1750 if the cab does not have the usual rot in the corners. doesn't have a bed either so one will have to be located and rear fenders are unobtanium.
     
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  29. scotts52
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    Just got the call. We have a deal. I will be going out Friday afternoon to start digging it out and prepping it to load on a trailer. Hopefully I'll remember to take my camera with me.
     
  30. Congrats on your acquisition! One of the most beautiful pickups ever made.
     
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