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new project maybe.
#1345541 Sat Feb 08 2020 01:34 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
OK boys, I will be calling a guy about a '52 Suburban tomorrow. It originally came from the USAF. It has 22,000 miles on it and is all there and is in excellent condition.
I know that he paid $2,000 for it about 5 years ago (stole it really). He began to prepare an S-10 chassis to put under it, but he got sidetracked by life.
I don't know what I should offer him for it. I don't know if he wants to sell it, but everything is for sale, as they say. I just don't know how high I want to go.
Feel free to offer advice as to how to try to work this deal, but I am just sharing with you how excited I am to have a chance at a really fine original AD.
Carl

Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345549 Sat Feb 08 2020 01:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,010
Boltergeist
First off make him give you a number. I never like giving another person my offer then having to bid against myself.
Check the Old Cars Price Guide for condition and price and then go with your gut feeling.....your wallet and your heart.
Basically, it comes down to just how bad you want it. If you don't like it you can sell it to me to haul the grandkids.
(I sold my panel)


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345552 Sat Feb 08 2020 02:21 AM
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Posts: 4,051
Shop Shark
If it is on our way to the Homecoming, Tim and I can pick it up for you.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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52Carl #1345590 Sat Feb 08 2020 01:54 PM
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Camp Commandant
Carl maybe Phillip will chime in but to me, he is the resident Burb guy.
When you say excellent condition, how much rust does it have? That's the scary part when it comes to suburbans because they often have a lot of rust.
As far as how much? Well, only you will know.
How much you want to spend, how bad you want it, again, the rust factor, etc. If it truely is in that great a shape, buy it! They are only getting harder to find.
Some might say I was crazy to spend what I did on the 3800 but for something as original as it is, un-molested and without serious rust all over it, I would have paid more. In fact, I was already offer 2 grand more than I paid for it it. I said NFS, and just smiled!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345609 Sat Feb 08 2020 04:20 PM
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Shop Shark
I agree with Billy!
It comes down to, what’s is it you want and what it’s worth to you! I’m not sure and don’t care, if I overpaid for her!
I enjoy everything about her, aka, “my girlfriend”! Then, finally, most importantly, without her, I would never have met a group of some of the best folks any one could wish for!

Oh, Billy,
A little birdie told me what he actually paid for for your 1-ton, before you picked it up from him. Let’s just say, he is a very profitable salesman!
Jim


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
Pix in Photobucket
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52Carl #1345619 Sat Feb 08 2020 06:32 PM
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Shop Shark
Hey 52Carl,if it is truly solid find I would be more than happy to pay bigger money up front than purchase a bargain roached out project. Repairing rust takes huge amount of patience and skill, there are many on this site capable of such projects I am not one who is willing to take on such a task. The difference in price between solid and rough project will soon be spent repairing rust. Many such trucks never get finished because the project just takes to long . Just my opinion. Hope you get a deal,Pat66

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52Carl #1345621 Sat Feb 08 2020 07:08 PM
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Shop Shark
Carl, I say take a pass and buy a 60-66.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345626 Sat Feb 08 2020 07:31 PM
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Posts: 4,051
Shop Shark
Carl,
Years ago when I was thinking about quitting a job and hire into a different shop.
My Dad and I were talking about it.
He said.

"You make your best decision at any given time, On what you know and what you want at that time.
Make the decision and don't look back"!

I have found that has worked well for me over the years.
Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Feb 08 2020 07:33 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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Hambone #1345635 Sat Feb 08 2020 09:08 PM
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Shop Shark
Good advice Hambone 👍

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52Carl #1345639 Sat Feb 08 2020 09:40 PM
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Shop Shark
Aww Pat,
Hambone has an excuse about 60 to 66 vintage. His brain has been oxygen depleted multiple times by forgetting to put his mask on at 36,000ft. We just don’t talk publicly about it, as to not hurt his feelings. I was hoping you would come around and see the light, and trade those beautiful trucks in for an AD.
Jim


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
Pix in Photobucket
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345670 Sun Feb 09 2020 01:56 AM
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Posts: 1,375
Shop Shark
Dont tell my friends I said so, but you are mostly right Jim.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1962 Chevrolet C10
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52Carl #1345937 Tue Feb 11 2020 01:20 PM
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Master Gabster
From 2- Ton, thanks. "You make your best decision at any given time, On what you know and what you want at that time.
Make the decision and don't look back"!

I have found that has worked well for me over the years.
Don. Just to say that is why I haven't gotten my Plymouth yet. It has been my mantra for years and has worked.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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52Carl #1345969 Tue Feb 11 2020 04:07 PM
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Shop Shark
Well, as the saying goes, its only worth what someone is willing to pay. It just depends on if what your willing to pay is enough to get the owner to sell. You have an advantage, you know what he paid for it. JMO

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52Carl #1346092 Wed Feb 12 2020 04:28 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
I have been dragging my feet about calling the guy.
We have a very sick family member (a dog) which is going to have to be put down by week's end. I'm too bummed to deal with anything like buying another truck right now.

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52Carl #1346097 Wed Feb 12 2020 05:24 AM
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Shop Shark
Sorry to hear Carl

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52Carl #1346116 Wed Feb 12 2020 01:33 PM
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Posts: 29,534
ace skiver
Good luck with that Suburban deal, Carl

More importantly, Best Wishes to/for your dog.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
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52Carl #1346138 Wed Feb 12 2020 03:03 PM
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Shop Shark
Sad to hear about your buddy. My bones and food be abundant in the next life. One day you may meet again... Hopefully

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52Carl #1346320 Thu Feb 13 2020 03:51 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
Thanks, all!
It does help to hear from you.
Tomorrow is the big day, and we are all prepared for it. We are having someone to come to the house to put her down.
She hates going to the vet more than God hates Mississippi, so we were not going that route.
Thanks again.

Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1346337 Thu Feb 13 2020 10:24 AM
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Posts: 1,237
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Camp Commandant
Tough day for sure Carl. Godspeed.


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
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52Carl #1346364 Thu Feb 13 2020 04:17 PM
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Posts: 409
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Shop Shark
Carl,
I can commiserate with your dilemma. I also have a decision to make in the near future. As with you, I did ask the vet about a home visit.
Their a huge part of the family, and best friend!
My thoughts are with you!
Jim .


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
1953 3800
Pix in Photobucket
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1346411 Thu Feb 13 2020 11:14 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,371
Hey look! It's a ...
Carl -- I hope you made it through the day ok. I always liked the Will Rodgers quote about wanting to go where dogs go in the afterlife ... I don't believe it, but I like the sentiment ...

Peace to you, my brother. A good dog is a rare friend. And truth be told, I like most dogs more than I like most people ...

John


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

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52Carl #1346423 Fri Feb 14 2020 12:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 783
Shop Shark
Hang in there Carl. That's tough no matter how you look at it. Reflect on the good times and memories.....

Take care,


Andy

His: 1947 Chevrolet 3100
Hers: 2008 American Saddlebred

"A Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." - Benjamin Franklin
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1346443 Fri Feb 14 2020 03:26 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,051
Shop Shark
Our 2-1/2 year old German Shepard.
Weighed in at 94 pounds last month at the Vet office.
His name is Shep, short for German Shepherd.
His nickname is Deerslayer!
These are pictures I took and found the buck two days later.
One how gentle he is and several more on how protective he can be.

Attached Files
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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1346465 Fri Feb 14 2020 11:39 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 892
T
Shop Shark
I had to put a dog down named rosy who ruled my life a month before xmas and Santa bought me a pup called Holly oh to be young again well she think s I am yet to tell her I’m going to a homecoming so she will miss me for a couple of weeks but life goes on and stovebolters rule


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
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52Carl #1346577 Sat Feb 15 2020 03:10 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,967
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
All is good now.
The lady who came by the house last evening to help us take the best dog ever to where she needed to be was absolutely wonderful.
We all cried, but the little princess went as peacefully as taking a well deserved nap.

Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1346596 Sat Feb 15 2020 09:29 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,887
Worker Bee
I remember the day Bear died. It was sad but it was also heart-warming. The neighbors buried him for me ... Bear's Grove, down near the creek. A nice spot to contemplate the day: John, beer, Gator, Bear.

Peg

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52Carl #1346684 Sun Feb 16 2020 02:07 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
We drank a beer which was provided by the wonderful staff at the dental office where my wife works. She went in to work earlier that day, but they all insisted on covering her patients so that she could go home and spend the last day with her baby.
To top it off, the beer they gave her was Devil's Backbone!
After the princess Chelsea was relieved of all suffering, we drank one of those DB's, and it went down so well that I nearly chugged the whole bottle.
I have never enjoyed a beer as much as that one.

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52Carl #1347708 Mon Feb 24 2020 06:35 AM
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52Carl Offline OP
Master Gabster
Update on the potential new project. I contacted my friend Pink Joe, who knows Buddy who owns the suburban. Pink Joe called Buddy to feel him out about selling the burb, but he said no dice. He has plans to eventually get around to destroying a genuine piece of military memorabilia by pulling the 22,000 mile original chassis/drive train, to replace it with an S-10 chassis. I feel like crying.
I will try to make arrangements to speak with Buddy directly and make him an offer he can't refuse. Maybe sharing my enthusiasm about what I want to do with it will help him reconsider.

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52Carl #1347732 Mon Feb 24 2020 02:24 PM
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Posts: 1,237
B
Camp Commandant
Boy, that would be a shame. Maybe you can explain to him that the truck is too nice to sacrifice for a chassis swap. Maybe show him this site and tell him all about us handsome passionate enthusiasts grin
Good luck!


Billy
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society
Exotic Animal Division

1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q26XBoHtZH8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pj1WsnppKFAgAnvZ7

1959 GMC 860
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zu3Uf7Z7qocTGJvA9

50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jNCZiHK9QGyBs5Ko7

“ I’ve got a trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! “
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