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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TylerWest, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. TylerWest
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 27

    from Mobile, Al

    Its a 53 chevy that can be driven anywere. It has a 235 inline 6 that runs good and everything has been converted to 12 volt. It has front disk brakes and the rear frame has been c channeled for bags but the bags havnt been put on yet. It does have a good bit of rust in rhe normal places but nothing major. I qas just wanting to get u guys opinion on it and see ho much you think its worth.

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  2. A Rodder
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 2,477

    A Rodder

  3. gemcityrenegade
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 171


    IMO Most I'd pay is 1000 or 1500 round here in Ohio.. Runs but rusty... Some guy put a bunch of stuff and work in it. Still rusty and I can make anything run..
  4. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,179

    from Yakima WA.

    What does the guy want for it? Figure out what a stock truck might be worth in that condition and factor in all of the parts that he put into it. Then you have an idea what it's worth, that would be a fair assessment of it's value.

  5. Rick Sis
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 710

    Rick Sis
    from Tulsa OK

    When I see a description including chassis mods for bags and rust in the usual....I give it a pass.
  6. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    Seeing as I know these trucks like the back of my hand lemme put that "little bit of rust in the normal places" thing in perspective....

    That means inner and outer cab corners, inner and outer cowl dogleg as well as the support that goes between the two to mount the front fender, both rockers and at a minimum the A post on the passenger side, floors, at a minimum the lower part of the firewall, the inner lip of all the fenders and possibly the headlight eyebrows....oh and don't forget the rain gutter and strips of the roof closest to em.....OH and i forgot about the lower part of the doors....inner and outter....In addition to the cracks that are often found on the frame just behind the further most point of the firewall....

    Ask me how I know ( and mine was a New Mexico truck) that said seeing as I own one I always look at em and the majority of them have the problems I just listed....some worse than others.

    IMHO, write off the wiring right off the bat and redo it....just judging by the outward appearance it's likely cobbled....engine, trans and rearend = a big unknown. Suspension with the notch for future suspension work is likley worn or not been changed much which equals not a positive....

    It is running and driving and that's a big plus....if you take a day or two project at a time you can continue to drive it....

    Now mind you I'm not trying to be a negative nelly here....I love these trucks and the current support for them is amazing....BUT it kinda seems like it's one of those projects that needs one of everything (like mine)

    That said, I wouldn't give more than $1800 for it prob more along the lines of $1500
  7. TylerWest
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
    Posts: 27

    from Mobile, Al

    He is asking 4g but im sure I could get him down some more but just not aure if its worth my time even if I could gwt it dor around 2 but thats why I ask you guys
  8. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    Just make sure, when you are talking to him, that you don't refer to the rust as patina or the price will go through the roof!
  9. 1928chevycoupe
    Joined: Jun 4, 2012
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  10. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,567

    from NE Ohio

    A running driving AD chevy truck with disc brakes would bring 4k-4500 all day around here.
    All day
    Jesus, guys are getting 2500+ for barn/field/total projects around here.

    I just sold a non-running 55 GMC first series with a sbc/auto, but as said, non running, for 5k.
  11. ......not to mention a mis-matched set of wheels, cracked windshield and looks like the rear window is fogging (so really needs some new glass).
    Is the steering tight? Just a few other things to consider.
  12. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    The truck is 60 years old now, what do you expect??. Wheels are no big deal. All new glass will run about 350. I would offer 3,500.
  13. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,349


    Here in California that's a $3,500 truck all day long. Not sure where you can get a truck like that for $1,500, but please point me in the right direction and I'll be there with a long-haul flatbed and enough cash to buy five of them.
  14. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,826

    from Indy

    that fast & loud guy would probably pay $7,500 for it
  15. No doubt! Then put another $7500.00 into it and sell it for $5000.00. Worth about $3500.00 around here.
  16. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,084

    from Houston

    Check all the things Salty talked about, if you still want it $2500/$3000, around here the 5 windows bring more money
  17. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Here in Michigan that truck would be considered in pretty good shape. Rust is our staple when it comes to old cars around here. But I agree with Salty the more you look the more you find and that is a good thing. The thing that would have me most curious is the work that has been done on frame. I would spend some quality time under that thing being up close and personal with it. Four grand, no way, but if you really want it, two max in my opinion.
  18. I'd go no more than $1,750. A modded project is exactly that. You have no idea what is really there until you tear into it.
  19. $1,500 max. HRP
  20. 4 grand up here , with the proper paperwork, running, driving, stopping, steering, it would sell pretty quickly. lot of weekend "farmers" from the city would love to put a bail of hay in the back and drive it down to starbucks to get their doublewammylattecapochino.
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  21. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    Keep in mind that those trucks are easy and cheap to fix. Whether you would want to restore it or modify it, there's tons of parts available for those trucks.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,325


    As I well know.

    It wasn't all that long ago that I wouldn't have even gone to look at a truck that was that rusty as a 50.00 parts truck and I have bought a lot of AD trucks for 100 bucks or less over the years. I don't like rust and sure as hell don't think it adds any value to a truck as "patina" it's the sign of neglect and a sign that you are going to have to spend a lot of time and money to fix it.

    I'm seeing a 1500 truck that is going to take at least 4k in parts and a lot of hours to bring up to a decent level along with what ever else you do to it. The C'd frame is only worth something if you intend to bag it. The disk brakes add what ever their cost is/was if that. The 235 is only worth something if you want to run it or if you have a ready market for it.

    If what you want in the end is an AD truck with an I beam axle, disk brakes and you intend to lower it a lot then it might be worth around 2500 or a little more.
  23. The custom lettering on the hood and front bumper has to add at least $500. :)
  24. Pops1532
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 544

    from Illinois

    I'm certainly no expert on those trucks but in my corner of the world that's a 1500-1800 truck.
  25. Bagged50Buick
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 151


    I agree with most on here....$1500-1800 bucks tops.
  26. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    from Chino, Ca

    But 4k is not bad for parts and H.A.M.Bers like to get their hands dirty. Of course the more modification that's done (Disc Brakes, Tilt Wheel, AC, etc......etc.....) the higher the cost will be. On my 51, when all said and done, I will have invested 10k for a ground up restore job. I have done all the labor myself except for the upholstery and chrome.
    If I had done a car, I would have spent twice as much. Those old trucks are easy to work on and with small budget, have a nice looking truck.
  27. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,003

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Location, location, location... doesn't just apply to real estate.
  28. Jamoke
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 698


    $1800 tops I would start out at $1200 and go from there
  29. Driveway builder
    Joined: Jan 17, 2013
    Posts: 484

    Driveway builder

    yea, than clearcoat over the rust and sell it to some retard for 25grand... HE GOT 25 GRAND FOR A TURD BROWN MODEL A BANGER! I wish I could find buyers like that. :)
  30. Curt B
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 325

    Curt B

    I agree with those who said 2K tops. I spent $1200 on patch panels for my cab.

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