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What would you do with this car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by manyolcars, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,394


    I hate ads that claim they will crush a car if it doesnt sell, but what else can I do? Its got to go! I have tried selling this car on ebay, craigslist and of course here on the HAMB. I have tried selling the parts off of it. No luck there either. I MUST get it off my property! What would you do?

    no title, bad glass, floor rotted out, tailgate needs a skin, doors gone and of course no engine or transmission

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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,807


    How much have you been asking for it?
  3. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    I had the same situation with a '55 first series truck, I finally found a guy who had a pretty rough, big old AMOCO sign. We both figured around $500 bucks plus some beers and made a trade. It took a while with some ads on CL but it was worth it!
  4. can't tell is it 2 or 4dr? i could use some 2dr glass,wish you were closer!

  5. TP
    Joined: Dec 13, 2001
    Posts: 2,023

    from conroe tx

    Give it to someone who may need a few parts and while haul it off, if you don't need the $300 it will bring at the crusher
  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,392


    Well with no clue as to what state or locality you are in it's harder than hell for anyone on here to decide if it's worth going after even if it were free or a simple chickens for ducks trade.

    If you have run adds on Ebay and Craigslist and haven't received an offer or any real interest you might examine the add from a buyers standpoint. I've read adds on both that were total turn offs and even got my sailboat dirt cheap because the seller wrote such a bad add and put really bad photos of it up on Ebay. I've seen a lot of adds on Craigslist that were such a turn off that I didn't bother to check them out. I've also seen rigs clearly overpriced with the "buy it before I crush it" claim.

    Someone on here probably has a use for that wagon if it is close enough to them and the price is reasonable.
  7. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    As much as I hate to see any old car get crushed, sometimes that is all that one is worth. From your decription,especially the no title part, it sounds pretty far gone, and not many parts on it.

    Can't really tell from the small picture, but I fear that is what might happen to this one. Not all of them can be saved. :( If it were at least a good parts car that would be different. I have passed up cars in the past that were offered to me free, just because of being too far gone.

  8. Rogueman
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 290


    Where is the car!
  9. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    I would post the ad as For Sale or Trade . I have gotten rid of many things that way since the times are so bad right now . many would love to have the wagon but can't afford to buy it due to low income or no job . Look at the area you are trying to sell it in . If the job market is very poor or jobs that don't pay well , you will probably not be able to sell it .
    I would also get some better pictures that the one you have now . Doesn't show the good , bad and ugly . Doesn't matter how well you describe it , pictures is what sell the best ! also if you have any big car shows with swap meets that would be the best place to sell or trade it at since many sales like yours is the spur of the moment sale .
    If not I would try to find a storage place to keep it at so china doesn't get it .
    If it's a 2 door then that would make a great nostalgia gasser wagon . The East coast would be a good place to make a post for that . You can always try the millions of Chev forums on the internet as well to get rid of it .
    Just a few thoughts ! Good Luck !

    Retro Jim
  10. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,516

    from Diablo Ca.

    I was in the Same situation with a 51 Henry J,in the same condition, and ended up sawzalling it to get rid of it. Tried for 9 months to sell it. Hated to do it, but it ended up freeing up a bunch of parts to save other cars.
  11. skull
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 498


    look for or search for a circle track around you. there are several tracks and racers who are doing nostalgia/vintage classes and may use it for there project.

    there has been several people who are making NASCAR clones and that may be another area to look at.

    l hate to see it crushed if some one can use it.

    heres a list of some organizations;

    if l was near you, that is what l would do with it.

    Later :cool:
  12. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,225


    My question also. I searched the classifieds and couldn't find it.
  13. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,885

    from Minnesota

    Many of his old posts mention stuff around Texas so thats my guess as to location.
  14. Find a kid in your area with an intrest in old cars and sell him his first classic project and let him make payments.
  15. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,097

    from Burton, MI

    Always wondered wher ... was.
  16. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,319

    from MB, SC

    See if there is an automotive trade school around... Don't crush
  17. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    What he said!
  18. well you can get new glass and IF its in /from texas unless its a shore side area it shouldnt be all that rusty compared to ohio rust the only real issue is the no title but it shoulod be usable for a drag car or something dont crush it

    id like to have the grille /body trim for garage art
  19. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,251


    If it were close to me I'd give it a home. Saved alot that looked worse.
  20. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,147


    If you can't sell it why not just give it to someone who will do something with it? If it doesn't owe you any money give it away. Or is there something basically wrong with my type of thinking?
  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,811


    Location is everything.
  22. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    any more pics? where the hell is it ?how much you asking??????
  23. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 382

    sierra rod shop

  24. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,394


    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. It is located just off Interstate 20 near the Texas/Louisiana stateline.
    I guess Studebaker Eric has the best idea. I had asked $250 but TP points out that its worth more as scrap
  25. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    Why not save those parts that`s Nice ? Pull everything that is in Nice, Or fair condition .. Then You let it go.. ( scrap ) :)

  26. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    DO NOT CRUSH IT. That would not be a SMART thing to do.
  27. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    Cars are wrecking out at about $240 around here. That is with an engine and transmission and you bringing it to the shredder. Oh, yeah, forgot. You need ownership documents if you bring it.
  28. Mike Rotch
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 166

    Mike Rotch
    from Easley SC

    Use it to store firewood.
  29. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    If you were closer I would take that in a heartbeat! I bet compared to Midwest cars its not that bad, and what's not worth fixing today may be worth gold someday. Look at the 32 fords we are building today,I bet 15 years ago nobody would have considered saving some of them.
  30. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,807


    Sounds like this is the issue...if you're trying to sell it for more than scrap value and it has no title so no one can scrap it, and it doesn't really have any useable parts, it won't sell.

    If it were me I'd probably scrap parts of it.

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