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Is This 49 F1 worth 3K..Pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by henrys_way, May 10, 2009.

  1. henrys_way
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 218

    from Maine

    I just looked at a 1949 F1 For Sale. The guy wants $3000 for it. It has a 6 cyl. that doesnt run but will turn over. Im not to worried about that. I hate the Bed, I would have to get an original style bed for it, but I was wondering what some Hambers thought. Is it worth it? Hes pretty set on the price. I want an original F1 I can drive, and work on.

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  2. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    I'd think 3 grand would be a little steep for it,since it doesn't run,and your going to hafe to find a bed.You might have quite a bit in it,just to get it on the road,brakes and all.I'd look around a little more.It all comes down to if its what you want,and you think its worth it,snatch it up.Looks solid though.
  3. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    Id pass you should be able to find a complete truck for that$$$$
  4. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    Agreed. There's a lot of red flags here. Put a fridge magnet all over it on the front fender seams, cab corners, running board to fender areas, among other places. Look at the flatbed, see if it has the Ford script on it. I would say $1000 at best. Oh crap, I just looked at the larger pics. Not an original bed for sure, running boards are for a regular bed and look cut. Lots rust and paint peeling, etc....$500 at best. Late model wheels also.
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  5. AV8Paul
    Joined: Mar 2, 2003
    Posts: 1,813

    Member Emeritus

    $3,000? for what? Walk away from that right now......maybe you should run. Cripes, it doesn't even run! $1,000 tops.
  6. Those trucks rust out here in the CA desert, so I could only imagine in Maine...

    Look it over really good. I'd say if it not full of rust and bondo, it might be a decent deal. How many non-rotten F1's are in the North East?

    As far as not running, it might just need fresh gas, carb and gas tank..

    The key is to look it over good. Bring a friend with you that knows what to look for too. Even if you know yourself, you might overlook something in what I call "the jollies" of buying a new project.
  7. henrys_way
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 218

    from Maine

    Hey...thanks guys....Desetratrodder...i Gotta agree with you...I didnt post the other F1's I looked at, let alone take pictures of them..Up here in Maine everything is rotten. I dont think its worth 3 grand and would try to for less. Thanks for all the help though, form everyone.
  8. gearhead1952
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Arvada, CO

    I just sold a 51 f1 with 6 cyl and it ran. Needed brakes, wiring and glass and had a much better body for $1500. Might consider a road trip out of state to find something nicer.
  9. henrys_way
    Joined: Oct 5, 2006
    Posts: 218

    from Maine

    Im agreeing with you all. And yeah Skidmarks, the seller thinks hes got a gold mine, its unfortunate.
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  10. hoof
    Joined: Jul 14, 2006
    Posts: 620


    I bought three and a half F1's, and a Lincoln Continental as a donor for less than 3K, a lot less. I got an F1 in about that condition off ebay for $221.50.
  11. Jarred Hodges
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 564

    Jarred Hodges

    I gave $750 for the 51 in my avatar and it already had a wore out 283 glide with headers and aluminum intake. My truck is rougher though. I would say $1000-$1500 for that truck
  12. Yeah, that's too much. If you're willing to take a ride, I've seen some better specimens in the Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut craigslists lately for better $$
  13. Of course I just looked for said craigslist ads and they're all gone. I'd still hold out though. I paid way too much for mine when I got it, or at least felt like I did. $2500 for a truck needing floors, rockers, patching/replacing all four fenders...but it's a V-8 that runs
  14. Its in California but I am only looking to get around 6k for mine and its already chopped and channeled. If that ones worth 3k I should raise the price of mine to at least 12k LMAO:)
    You should offer him no more than 500 for it. It looks like about a 400 truck to me.
  15. Mudville
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 142


    Just go with what all the others have said, "too much"! and RUN, don't walk.
  16. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,038


    Thats a $300-600 buy around Oklahoma area.
  17. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,842


    I would agree. A bit steep for what it is.
  18. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,699

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Yea there was one for sale here in Enid awhile back for $3500 with a 350/350, running and driving.
  19. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,978


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  20. kingrollo
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 46


    I paid $1500.00 for my '52 and it was already chopped! That's a $1000.00 truck, max. As everyone here has said "run, don't walk!".
  21. I paid 2500.00 for my 51- 50,000 orriginal miles, 6 cylinder 4 speed. Had it running about an hour after I got home. The front fenders have a little rot, but other than that it is rust free. The floor still has factory Ford blue paint on it!

    This is the day after I got it.

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