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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: 15,011
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
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,060
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.
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345590 Sat Feb 08 2020 01:54 PM
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Posts: 1,237
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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
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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
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1959 GMC 860
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50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
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“ 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
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 409
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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
Re: new project maybe.
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

Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345621 Sat Feb 08 2020 07:08 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,376
Shop Shark
Carl, I say take a pass and buy a 60-66.


HB

1966 Chevrolet K-10
Flappy Fenders
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1962 Chevrolet C10
Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345626 Sat Feb 08 2020 07:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,060
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.
Re: new project maybe.
Hambone #1345635 Sat Feb 08 2020 09:08 PM
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Posts: 98
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Shop Shark
Good advice Hambone 👍

Re: new project maybe.
52Carl #1345639 Sat Feb 08 2020 09:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 409
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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
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