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What was your best trade?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MoparMan4GZUZ, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Did a search and did not come up with a similar thread. If there was, feel free to close this one down. I know there are lots of "wheeler dealers" out there. What was your best trade? What did you have and what did you get for it in trade?
  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,827


    First one is still my best, floor mats out of Dads 2-3 month old 1961 Ford for a PERFECT 1932 Ford grille incert. I was 10 years old at the time and still have it.
  3. Mikesatterfield
    Joined: Jul 17, 2010
    Posts: 8

    from So. Cal

    I had a business selling Carbon Fiber wings and all manner of Rice Boy stuff when it was all the rage. I had a guy that really wanted one of our high-end Carbon Fiber wings for his 240sx, and he had a Turbocharged Running and Driving Plymouth Conquest that he traded me straight across for. $150 Cost Carbon Wing for RWD Turbocharged car that was in surprisingly good condition. Yeah it is not a cool classic, but I did sell that car to put more money into my other cars...
  4. Mr63
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 130

    from Gilbert Az

    Beat up 1999 chevy malibu traded for 47 plymouth 2 door sedan that runs.

  5. Traded my T-Roadster for a '40 Ford 2dr. sedan, traded the '40 for a 2002 Plymouth Prowler, traded the Prowler for a 2005 Chevy SSR truck, and traded the SSR for my current daily driver a 2004 Cad. Escalade EXT truck. All trades were straight swaps with no cash.Of course I miss owning each one of them, but the Cad. has worked out great and now have my '51 Ford to satisfy the old custom car habit.
  6. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    Traded my 5 year long project '41 Ford sedan still needed floors, brakes, wireing done had front end and rear end done had motor and trans in and pedals hung, plus all the body work needed to be finished. Guy came over to my house for a party and seen the car, ask if I wanted to trade for his ride and drive T-Bucket! I thought about it and said not right now, after 8 months of going back and forth we traded, my push around project for his ride and drive T. I drive the T all the time, he all ready got rid of '41 for a '27 and it's setting still in his garage last time I was there.
    Joined: Mar 30, 2010
    Posts: 3,253


    my ole lady , when she turned 40 i traded her for two 20 s
  8. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    47 lincoln that needed everything, didnt even have a rear axle, windows were out, interior gutted, no engine, traded straight across for the 55 chevy bel air in my avatar that only needed a rebuilt engine. its been driven for 3 years now, and last i heard, the lincoln is still being built.
  9. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 917


    Tradded an old shotgun for an A3-O3 30-06. About a month later traded that 06 for a 47 Ford 2dr sedan. then later from the same guy I bought the 06 and the shotgun back for 50.00. so in the end I ended up with the sedan, the shotgun and the rifle for 50.00. All this took place in 1960, still have the rifle and shotgun, I sold the 47 for 500.00 later.:eek:
  10. Traded a custom softtail Harley for my 55 150 Chevy, my riding days were over, too many bad drivers on the roads. The 55 is a dream come true. Currently on hold for the build but it is forthcoming. :cool::)
  11. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    ....................Back in 1998....Traded an old 4 dr. 54 ford ...for a nice 1936 Ford half ton truck.....still got the truck....
  12. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I only made one actual swap...1 for 1. I traded a 36 Ford beater p/u for a 53 Willys 4X4 P/U. Even though the 36 was a driver, it needed a complete overhaul. The Willys was a driver too but not over 40 MPH 4.56 gears with a 4 cyl. At that time their worth was about comparable.

    I'd wanted a Willys since the 50s when as a kid I saw them in a lot of gas stations with snow plows.

    It ended up being a pretty big project. I shortened a 73 3/4 ton Suburban frame and low mileage drive train. It was a real Teddy Roosevelt...a rough ridin' sumbitch. It was a great tow vehicle with the short wheel base.
  13. I almost did the same trade myself!
  14. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


    I traded a 69 VW bug with no engine or transaxle for a running driving 50 Chevy 4 door
  15. some hubcaps for a car
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  16. When I was 16, I traded a pound of bacon for this ...


    Which later became this :D

  17. chevyben
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 70

    from washington

    My last trade was one of my best my 77 vega body for my 53 bel air!
  18. bonebroke
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 152

    from WI.

    traded this '87 rusty,bent,turd of a jeep that i had only $350 invested, for this '55 buick. best trade ever!

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  19. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,837


    I traded my '56 BSA chopper for my '29 Chevy! Both parties were happy.

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  20. Buddy just swapped a rough '49 Merc coupe for a running, driving '70 Chevy rollback truck. But he does that stuff all the time. A few years ago he swapped a fairly solid aborted custom '40 Ford coupe - a shell with the top cut off where someone was going to make a convertible out of it - and got a decent '35 coupe race car, two 1/4 midget race cars with T rails and Crosley power, and an old grand national rolling chassis that's supposed to have been a Richard Petty car of some sort. If documented the Petty car would be worth as much as the '40 Ford would have been when done.

    A guy offers to swap me something he says is worth $X, my first thought is "if it's worth that, why don't you sell it yourself and bring me cash?" ... the last one was some antique shotgun from the 1800s the guy said had been in the family for ages and was worth like $2500... wants a Willys I have about $600 tied up in. I can fix the brakes on the Willys and at least plow snow with it. The gun, I don't know enough about to know if it's worth anything or not, but I know I'm not going to shoot anything with it.

    I do better just selling the stuff myself when I can find it.
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    I traded a '47 Ford two door sedan with no drivetrain and a very rough top chop for my A coupe body and frame. I bought the '47 along with a '48 sedan for $400, and sold the '48 for $600, so the A parts were free in the end.
  22. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 715


    I traded a 440 crank and rods, that I bought at an auction for $7.00, for a 1972 340 Demon less motor and trans.
  23. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    I traded a junk hydromatic that was attached to the back of the 324 I pulled out of the woods for the tranny adapter to mate it up to a early ford trans
  24. hdman6465
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 652


    Traded a 327 short block that I had $45 invested in, for a 66 Gto, in primer, but running and complete!
  25. guitar man
    Joined: Sep 13, 2010
    Posts: 210

    guitar man
    from Tulsa OK

    Traded a 82 Chevy s10 with a spun rod bearing for a good running and driving '63 F100 short stepside. :D
  26. choke
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 323


    Traded an old pair of 14-32 slicks on 12" Cragar super Tricks, not that cherry for a mid 60's polished 4 port Hilborn bug catcher complete and cherry! Plus a blower manifold for a SBC and a complete GMC 6-71 blower!!!!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 569


    When I was 15 I traded a vw motor minus heads built from scavenged parts for a toyota corolla, then traded it for a 6 year old Z28
    or traded a $300 67 chev truck for a motorcycle I sold for $1500 in two days.
    Both were pretty good trades
  28. Hell, I got rid of my ole lady 43 years ago and started savin all kinds of $$$$$, have built over 50 hot rods with the money she woulda spent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
  29. Flatlander
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 29


    I traded a set of keystone classic rims with bald tires for a set of 2.02 SBC heads with alum corvette valve covers.
  30. wrench409
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 372

    Member Emeritus
    from Here

    I swapped a 350 CI chevy (with 68 Z28 intake and Holley) complete engine - straight across trade for my 409/425 w/dual 4's, ported and polished heads complete engine. I had to drive across town to do it though.

    My bubbletop was happy after wards (see avatar).

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