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Projects So I traded Half my car for some tools! Was it a good idea?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Adam M., Aug 2, 2010.

  1. So a guy needs a Model A Chassis RIGHT NOW and asks me if I knew where I could find one....well he talked me right out of mine! I trded the rolling chassis, and a pair of Model A axles that were laying around. The wheels were not included either!

    I am collecting the parts for my car and that kinda sets me back. I also need the tools to build the car (and other things), so now I'm looking for another frame! This hobby keeps my mind busy!

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  2. ironfly28
    Joined: Dec 22, 2003
    Posts: 938

    from Orange, CA

    I think you did pretty well.
  3. Raven53
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 442

    from Irwin Pa

    I think you did good, hell build your own frame ..look on craigs list there are always a few on there ...
  4. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    excellent trade IMO . Lots more in those tools than a common you will use them for decades.

    never saw a brake like that. Some of those short reach Pextos will come in'll see :) ..Those toools will make you start trying some intricate parts
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  5. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,284


    I've had whole cars that i woulda traded for a wrench:D
  6. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,794


    Looks like a cool trade. I'd love to have some of those, myself. The only one I wouldn't care to own is the Blast Vac. I borrowed a buddy's one time and I didn't think it was worth messing with. Nice concept, but it doesn't work that well, IMO.

    Like they said, you can always build or buy a frame.
  7. Like others have said, more than fair swap. Find a set of 32 rails and build your new chassis.

  8. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,686


    Good tools for some "old junky car parts"
    The guy didnt even keep his blast cabinet long enough to clean up his new parts.
  9. el shad
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 622

    el shad

    You won. I would have done the same. Model A rails are fairly cheap as you probably already know, but I agree with the others. Build your own rails.
  10. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    All that you need for a model a frame Is 2x3 steel front crossmember and back Thats it ,You can build a frame for under 600 and if you can find some one with an A make a template and make your own....Too much work to box and make rear kick up.Its fun building your ownframe and doesnt take that long .....
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,254


    i think you did good. Gotts to have a place to put your stuff though.
    good job.
  12. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,855


    Hope those tools aren't HOT?? Only an idiot would have made that trade, looks like about $2K+ worth of tools
  13. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    Looks like you got the good end of the deal. I agree with Chadilac though
  14. Actually he's a man in his 70's that is in poor health, can't use these tools anymore, needed an original chassis to sell a woody wagon body he had built. The guy buying the body wanted it on a stock chassis, and gave a deposit and a deadline because he is moving cross country and liked the body. I was the only guy he could think of. All 3 of us win!
  15. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,341

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I bought one just like it here at Princess Auto. 36" Brake, 16 ga cap.

    Harbor freight has them.

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  16. You came out with the better deal and he ended up with what he needed, thats a win/win. Invite the old guy over when you get to working on yours, he might be a wealth of information. Those old guys are dying off and with them goes a bunch of knowledge, most of which you don't get from books.
  17. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 503

    E HANSEN13

    I think you made out good idea...
  18. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,899

    from Norcal

    Deal was certainly in your favor> You did just fine.
  19. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    Looks like a good deal to me.
  20. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    Is that the same friend of yours that was supposed to show up at my place on Friday after I dug my frame out of the back for him. NICE. Glade you did good though. Maybe he will be polite enough to call me back to tell me thanks but he bought one. Yeah right.
  21. Yup same guy. He also said he was still going to buy the frame for something else, and a banger motor that I have. We'll see....
  22. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    nice selection of tools. you're fine.

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