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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Swiss50chevy, May 27, 2015.
Found it for sale, but dunno if i should pull the trigger.
It all depends on what the sale price is. Parts are parts and they all have value, up to $500.00 and it is a money maker. Bob
Back in the day. A lot of them became roadsters. If you want to build a roadster. That would be the one. That's my 2 cents
Save your money, better things are out there. Bob
looks like a 28-29 "coupster"- a coupe or sportcoupe that got a severe chop--doors look like sheetmetal ( fake) as does the decklid?? BUT the cowel is there, the rear 1/4 panels ( if they're in good shape easy 400/pr.), frame AND a flat motor ( that looks like it was left open to the elements ( and worse, mice ??). Just noticed the price posted- no way Jose; half that ( or less) on a good day. Keep shopping.
There is some good parts there, but not $1200 worth, IMO.
Can anyone explain the flatty having 4 water pumps???
I'm no flathead expert,but is that a 1937-38 block with earlier heads? I see 4 water pumps.
If the flathead runs Ok,it well bring 500 to $1000,but if not its $100 up if it truns,but less if frozen,body part in pic are around 200 to $400 and frame,front n rear if there is a tidil around $ 500,my best guess's but there jusy guess
Yup, four w/p
Flatty is seized he said
"Can anyone explain the flatty having 4 water pumps???" I bet they used those lower ones to get front engine mounts
Negative: Doors look like homemade flat metal, or completely gutted doors
Negative; trunk lid is flat metal
Looks like a 35 front end, that is same "I beam" as 33-36, a good thing, if so
Front brakes are mechanical, not so good
Maybe it has the matching 35 rear end with the 35/36 trailing arms; a very good thing if so
Motor stuck or will it run? Trans is what?
This one was a coupe, was on ebay a long time ago.
Motor is stuck, no trans. Rear quarters are gone. He believes the rear is 35.
The engine is a later 21 stud with waterpumps in the block and it has earlier heads.
You guys are so spoiled.
Down here if that was $1200 kiwi, it'd be gone faster than a ten second drag car, even with its dodgy panels.
There are a lot of members here that have built "coupsters",back in the 50's a lot of tops were cut so they could drive a roadster,,the more popular of the cars at that time. HRP
Only if it has a clear title!
Too bad you can't drag it home cheap.
You could spend 1200 dollars on better projects than that in my opinion. You aren't getting much to work with. You would be well ahead to save the 1200 and add some more to it and start with one in better condition.
Barely worth $1000 in parts if the engine turns over. Nice yard art!
Thanks for the input guys!
Looks rough, but it would bring that price around here.
I thought the price was ok if it was located in my area and was starting to think maybe I was nuts with everyone else saying no but now that squadblow confirmed my thinking and he lives in the same state as me, I'm sticking with it would sell around here for that too, I would even consider it if I had the extra cash and it was local here.
I guess it depends where people are located if it would be worth buying at that price but that is anything even having some other type of work done for you, the cost will vary by the area supply and demand market .
I would've thought that was worth $1200 or more. I sure haven't seen more than that for that amount around here. But then again, I haven't really looked that hard.
I don't know if the market has gone soft since I used to buy and sell a lot of this stuff, but if the frame has numbers, I could get it titled for $75 and that's worth the asking price right there. Last Coupster I sold was a little nicer...well, it was a lot nicer, but I sold it for twice that (2009).
So, all that say it's a 500/600 project, post your pics of what those 500/600 projects look like.
Here in Tennessee it would be gone in a second for 1200, no 500 A's in tenn if they are send me the link
That's $1200 and sold yesterday here in PA. Not that it is really worth any more.
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