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What was your best trade?

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

  1. whid
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 452


    I got a freebie sbc that came out of a van they were scrappin at my work....Traded even up to a guy who owned a glass shop and got all new grey light tinted glass for my ad pick up ....I was happy........whid
  2. 32Essex
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 160

    from Texas

    Traded $ 1200 for a 32' Essex Terraplane 5-window coupe in 92 and fired the engine last Thursday. Set off and on for years, but never gave up on it, never sold it. And ain't about to spend that much time on another one.
  3. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,083


    Some years ago I swapped my rod at the time a '24 T Rdst P/u straight across for a '38 Chevy tudor. Both cars were painted, upholstered finished proven rods. I drove the 38 for two weeks and just hated it. Pulled into a run and there set my T. As I walked up to the guy I had traded with he asked me a couple of questions and I responded by asking him if he was unhappy with the trade why didn't we just trade back, and we did. As my two boys and I walked off happy to have the T back in the family my youngest son turned to me and said "Daddy you screwed that man twice"
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  4. Terraizer
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 510


    Traded a Rough but good running 1979 Scout2 that i had $300 in for a Low mile 1 owner 1976 Scout 2 Rallye that i drove for 6 months then traded it for a Low mile 4BT Cummins diesel engine, sold the unneeded adapter parts off it for $700 and then a few months later was given the 1979 Scout 2 plus a 1977 Scout 2 back for free that i parted out for around $2k.
  5. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,393


    man theres some slick trading i liked the bacon for the f100 story although id have to have driven the truck out for more bacon as i like BLT s lol
  6. gsp392
    Joined: Nov 8, 2010
    Posts: 253


    I traded .50 cents and a DR.Pepper for a pair of 85-86 Mustang GT bucket seats and a 302 block, delivered!
  7. 1957Custom
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 231

    from Tulsa Ok

    I traded a really rusty '70 1/2 Z28 with no engine for a '69 Cobra Torino driver
  8. hemiboy
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 249


    I traded 35 bucks for a wedding deal ever....she bought me a shop!
  9. Gsnickets
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 164


    bought a '97 yz125 for 700 bucks, raped the poor bike for a year, traded it straight up for a 2001 bondurant kawi125 shifter kart, terrorized the neighborhood for 8 months then traded it straight across for a 2005 honda trx450 that was pretty built up... sold it two weeks later for 5000.
  10. <FANG>
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 531

    from W.L.A.

    Traded 5 Cushman&#8217;s & a Silver Pidgin for a 28/29 roller
    Dropped in a bored nailhead I got from a neighbor
    Fun little roadster wish I still had it
  11. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    I'm a body man by trade. One Saturday afternoon, I fixed a buddies brand new Chevy truck door ding, and tail gate dimple. Then on Sunday, I painted it, and delivered it to him that evening and picked up his '78 Mustang II T-Top mach 1, that the dealership was only going to give him $500, for. Nothing I was looking for, but it sure was fun for that Summer
  12. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    In '76 I traded a turbo 400 for a complete 425 hp 409.
  13. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,188


    I traded a nishiki ten speed bike that I bought for $10.00, for a 55 buick 2 dr sedan that I drove home, had to put a front fender on it. the guy lost his licence and needed the bike.
  14. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,145


    traded a 327 chevy short block that needed rebuilding for a 57 chevy 2dr. sedan. Not stolen, titles just lost. Put the chevy in a demo derby that same day and turned it into instant scrap! Upset a lot of people even in 1967.
  15. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    A lil over a month ago I bought a `99 Ranger for $600,put a set of $100 wheels on it,then traded it for a `79 Cutlass Hurst/Olds. I then traded the Cutlass for a 2009 Suzuki Boulevard C50t. The bike was worth about $5k.
  16. smittystoys
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 107


    ive done lots of trading over the years but the best one was a crew cab dually project i was building for a 66 pro street corvette with no motor......
  17. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    X-Man #1. for my brothers dead '62 Falcon tudor coupe + $200. I found the restored comic book in a padded manila envelope, when I moved into an apt. and was stowing stuff in my new storage closet. My older brother has always been a comic book guy, and COLLECTED X Men, so he was more than happy to pay book value. I took it home, and bought a fresh rebuilt 200 C.I. -6 from a Mustang restorer for, you got it, $200. I was on the road in no time.
    Check my Photo album "Jills' Falcon"
  18. easyrider47
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 630


    WEll. I bought a 49 Lincoln cpe with a Cordova front clip and Mercury sheetmetal nd had it awhile and never did anythingiwth it, so I traded it for pretty sweet 34 Truck. Same story, I never got around to doing much with it so I had an opportunity to swap it for a 29 Ford roadster. I always wanted a roadster so I did it, and this year I'm finally getting some stuff done on it. Funny thing, I hauled the Merc from Nebraska to the first rest area in Okl on I-35 and made the swap with the 34 truck, and two years later, I hauled the 34 back to the same rest area and made the swap for the Model A. It's not going back to Oklahoma in my lifetime. By the way, both guys I traded with had their cars done before I got a good start. Now I have a nice old Harley Softail I'd like to swap for something....but please not to Oklahoma again.

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  19. Xdrag48
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 469


    A $700.00 car for $5000.00 cash

  20. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,299


    I traded a bottle of Jack Danials for a 38 Chevy Sedan parts car.
  21. Ricky B
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 214

    Ricky B

    In the early 80's, I traded my '75 Chevy Vega GT kammback for a friends '65 El Camino. He was going to college & I was needing a truck. I drove that Elky with a 350/3spd for 8 yrs & 50,000 miles.
  22. yes i finally thought of one, 2 bottles of boones farm [cheep wine $2.00 a bottle] for a 1965 chev impala, was kinda run down :(,another one that hit my big junkpile , that i sold for scrap, raced cars and needed a lot of spares and yes I did race a 1966 Impala 4 door and it was a great handling car, we called it the taxicab, just drive, place , and store until next week, they were a sturdy unit:D

    dont get many people stoping in my driveway on the way to the junkyard anymore, bought many a car before they hit the scrapper and turned a lot of $$:rolleyes:
    I also sold a lot of my cars out of the driveway and walked home too!!!:confused:
  23. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    How'd that work out BOWTIE, were you wired for 220...???
  24. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    on a serious note this running A roadster for this 32 project with hotrod history.... (no engine,trans or rearend).... BUT made me happy!!:D:D

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  25. fanspete
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 686


    Traded one of those ugly '38(?) Jaguar fiberglass repro's on a VW chassis for a 37k mile '68 VW bug with a/c, a '52 Buick Super woody wagon with decent wood, fair floors and a non-running but loose motor AND a '52 Buick Roadmaster convertible that needed some leather work inside (running/driving).
    Don't care what happened to the bug, the woody is still with the guy I sold it to (25mi.away) and the ragtop went to Italy. Miss the hell out of the Buicks!
  26. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,376

    from CT

    Not sure if we were lookin for a winner but I think we found one.:D
  27. alan bilke
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 11

    alan bilke

    I have a bar and grill and I traded $200.00 in cheese burgers ( that would cost me about $50.00 in product)for a 1963 juke box and traded that for a old rusty 37 ford body and traded that for a cool 61 ford falcon 2 door wagon with no motor. Not the best finds but its all in a good days work.
  28. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,376

    from CT

    I traded a 78 Caprice classic 4 door with 275K on it for a 31 Nash 4 door. It was gutted but I had all I needed to build a hot rod. I also traded a Glass 34 ford Kit car (not proud I owned it in the first place) for a running all steel 33 Chevy 3 window. Then I sold the 33 to buy my house & don't regret it but I sure do miss that car. It was a blast to drive.
  29. its not vintage but my BEST trade was i traded my pretty nicely built 79 gmc jimmy fullsize 2wd for a bagged 98 gmc pickup. not classic but it has very low miles and gets me were i need to go while im building my coupe.
  30. a long time ago I traded a brand new pioneer am/fm cassette radio ($220) for a '54 chev p/u body and a '54 de soto... sold both for $900....

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