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Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1375346 Sun Aug 30 2020 05:25 PM
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Just for fun here is my truck purchased from Manitoba in the early 80,s in Ontario back in the 80,s there’s trucks were mostly like a unicorn to find because they were already sent for scrap.

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Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1375383 Mon Aug 31 2020 01:59 AM
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As to the condition of the truck and the asking price, whether there are holes in the cab corners, inner cowls and floorboards large enough to sling a dead cat through, or just some rust in those areas, the repair process is just as tedious and time consuming to complete. Its kind of like being "sort of pregnant".
The engine runs and the brakes work, but would you bet your life on them right now?
Personally, I'd keep looking. The price isn't right and there is too much rust repair to be done, not including what you cannot see yet.

Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1375391 Mon Aug 31 2020 03:27 AM
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I suppose I already bet my life on the brakes by going for a ride in it haha. Its funny you say that though, I have been thinking more about exactly that, the rust issues being worse than I can see. It may need an entirely new floor pan and new outer, inner to outer and inner cowls. And based on the exterior it has seen more than its share of moisture over its 70 years.


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Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1375394 Mon Aug 31 2020 04:16 AM
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If it was the model of truck that I was seriously looking for I'd probably go for it. You may not find a better one anytime soon. It looks pretty much unmolested. Those are getting harder to find.

John


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Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1377551 Fri Sep 18 2020 06:15 PM
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When it comes to rust, good luck finding anything of that age without it unless the vehicle has been garaged its whole life and if that was the case you wouldn't be seeing that price tag on it. I was lucky enough to get my 52 with a 54/55 series front sheet metal for 650.00 U.S. back in the early 90's but even at that I still had to replace the rusted out areas.

Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1377564 Fri Sep 18 2020 08:05 PM
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Have you bought it yet? What are you waiting for?


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Re: Would you buy this truck?
Frank50 #1377727 Sun Sep 20 2020 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank50
Have you bought it yet? What are you waiting for?

Haha, if he's like me he will pass on truck after truck, looking for the perfect one, until he finally gives up and buys one half as good for twice the price.


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Re: Would you buy this truck?
GMCanada9430 #1378002 Tue Sep 22 2020 02:09 AM
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I bought mine 10 years ago with obvious rust (and holes everywhere). I had no idea that I would bring it back to better looking than new. i paid $700 for a rust bucket with everything there and one wheel that would actually roll when loading it. 3 years and $25,000 later, i have a nice truck to enjoy. If you like how it looks, it drives and seems to be reliable. It may be wise to meet in the middle between your price and his and take that thing home !

Jim


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