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Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412752 Sat Jun 05 2021 11:22 AM
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Take note of VIN tag, attached with screws instead of rivets. May cause title problems.

Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412753 Sat Jun 05 2021 11:26 AM
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Glass , bumper , sheet metal all look well above average for 70 years. From what I can see of the box there was not a lot of heavy hauling , otherwise the top rail would not be so straight. If I found that one 30 miles down the road I would certainly be intrigued. UP Michigan roads were probably pretty salt free for most of the life of that truck.
See if you can communicate directly with the owner. At the very least his story may be worth sharing here.


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Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412755 Sat Jun 05 2021 11:53 AM
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Original owner has passed and son is in charge of estate. All good questions to be asked.

Re: 1950 3100 value
papas52 #1412756 Sat Jun 05 2021 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by papas52
Take note of VIN tag, attached with screws instead of rivets. May cause title problems.

VIN tags prior to ‘51 were attached with screws instead of rivets. I know that they used clutch head screws but never seen Phillip’s head screws.

This is where we need the “collective” to chime in.

Here is a [LINK] [jimcartertruckparts.com] to Jim Carters article on VIN plate attachment.

Last edited by Phak1; Sat Jun 05 2021 11:58 AM.

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Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412758 Sat Jun 05 2021 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Trotter
Seller asking 9600$ obo
Seems a bit high to me. On the outside it looks really promising, but you need to hear it run and take it for a spin. Short of that, you don’t know how much of a money pit you have.

My truck looked good, but had not been running for several years and had a newly rebuilt engine 5 years prior, with paperwork to prove it. It had a whole folder full of receipts. Aside from that it needed cab corners, a cab floor and new wood in the bed. That’s what you could see.

Turns out the rebuild was done by a shoddy shop and needed to be completely redone to the tune of $2,000, with me doing the assembling. It also needed the tranny rebuild, rear axle rebuild, a complete brake job, including new lines master and wheel cylinders, complete spring rebuild, complete front end rebuild, gas tank cleaning, complete rewiring and I haven’t even got to any bodywork. I’ve put $6,000 (not including the purchase price) into this project and I did the work (aside from the engine machining).

The point I am trying to make is unless you can drive that truck at close to highway speeds, testing the steering, brakes, gears and listening for abnormal noises, you won’t know what you really have.

IMHO, if the truck runs and drives OK, $9,600 is the high point of the negotiations and I would try to get that down at least $2,000.

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Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412762 Sat Jun 05 2021 01:38 PM
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Thanks again for your input. I am in no hurry to purchase this truck as I completed a 37 1/2 ton about a year ago. Looking ahead for my next winter project. Would really like a 53 but this may fit the bill. The good part is that it is close to where I live. Thanks again. Bill

Re: 1950 3100 value
papas52 #1412825 Sun Jun 06 2021 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by papas52
Take note of VIN tag, attached with screws instead of rivets. May cause title problems.
1950 tags were held on by screws. The ones I have seen are not Phillips head. They are hex head/clutch head combination.
I don't know what came on Canadian built trucks (in case that one was built in Canada).

Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412833 Sun Jun 06 2021 02:46 AM
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Sweet truck - I like it!

But the asking price is much too high. If it were me, I'd offer half what he's asking, and go home feeling good if I got it and good if I didn't.


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Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1412862 Sun Jun 06 2021 03:11 PM
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May have been a repaint with original screws lost?

Re: 1950 3100 value
Bill Trotter #1413497 Fri Jun 11 2021 02:02 AM
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Hi Bill congratulations potentially I want to disagree with the other guys a running truck is worth 9 to 14 in my opinion but I’m in California everything is inflated. But that is guaranteed what the asking price would be here . I would look at Hemmings or sold ones on eBay to see what the market is at least you save $1000 of shipping off eBay. But in California that’s definitely not too much that’s almost what people ask for non-running one sometimes. Part of it to is what are your goals do you want to just drive it or do you want to fix it up?
I have a 49 and I am the third owner so it can be done maybe it was in the family one owner you know grandpa or something but corners are no big deal that’s common I would grab a catalog and a notepad. I have a truck similar condition but no rust in corners and I paid 4500. Not running. 3 yrs ago and it’s gone up. I check the southwest on Craigslist every month. Search there too.

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