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Old 06-10-2010, 02:58 PM
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ford C800 Big Job

I know were a 1953 c800 big job is and I was wondering if someone could tell me what it might bring if I bought it and then tried to sell it.
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Where are you located, it has a lot to do with what you can expect to get from these old trucks.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:19 PM
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markets kinda soft around here , and it's shape / condition will play a major part in it . and a word of warning . if you think your gonna get rich buying and selling anything old i.e a case of barrett jackson - itis , you will be dissapointed !!!!!! the big trucks don't fetch much period from what i've seen . i was actually offered 12,000 once on the spot for my 53 1/2 ton , but being in love with it i couldn't / wouldn't , but if someone was to offer 5,000 with it driving again nowadays i'd be suprised . the economy has shot everything in the **** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really if you buy it just try too find her a good home , and make some , but don't try too get rich off it . hades i have dain near given parts and cars away , but the powers that be return the kindness to me . just look at the photo's in the gallery of mine of the 52 customline i got for 2,500 . i think it's cause i try to be nice to the old vehicles and peeps i deal with i get those deals . oh and yeah in my case if i'm selling or trading and you walk up to me and tell me , as in the case of the 49 f-4 i had , you want it for the cab , as you plan on cutting it up for a " rat rod " don't even step on my property !!!!!!!!!!!!! it happened and i refused to sell a running , sweetheart of a truck that had been together for 60 years to an idiot who would disgrace her like that !!!! find a pos to do that too ..................... if you sell a nice car or truck to such a person the car gods will come and get you !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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what he said.

and that's coming from a guy who's taken financial advantage of 55 f350 on parts transactions in the past, right bud? LOL

don't over look his signature line. LOL

no really. I watch the COE values closely, and have for about the last decade. I've seen a steady climb in values. but the trucks out there in the "builder" or "project" condition asking $3K-$5K have been listed for a long time at those prices and will probably sit at those prices for a time to come. Of course, there's no short supply of folks w/ more $ than me and anything is only worth as much as all parties are willing to pay/accept for it.
back on topic, though. the 53-55 seem to value about 1/2, or a little less, of what the 56 bring. and condition/location is everything. And, true to form, I want a 56... I'm prepared to convert the windshield to make a "56" though. and like said, I've been looking for about 10 years.

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Old 06-11-2010, 12:17 PM
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would it be worth $1,200.00 ? that would give me a little room to make a little money.I`m a Georgia boy by the way.
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maybe.
is it rusty? if so, where? is it complete? running? straight or dented up?
if it's in pretty good shape, complete, possibly able to move itself onto a trailer, $1200 sounds reasonable. if it's roadworthy, $1200 is a good deal. if it's a beat up rusty turd, $1200 is way too much, by my estimation...
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Hello guys. I'm new here and would like to say hello. I just purchased a 1953 C500 COE body with doors and front end. I hope to install it on a modern Ford chassis. Is there any place that sells the running boards? Those and the C500 chrome emblems are about all I need to find. Any info would be really appreciated, Ken.

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Where are you located, it has a lot to do with what you can expect to get from these old trucks.
The fast way to make a small fortune in old trucks is to start with a large fortune...
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:49 PM
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Ken, that COE cab looks pretty solid. Welcome to FTE.
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Thanks Del,
It was an Arizona truck it's whole life as far as I can tell. The running boards are rusted thru but the rest is pretty solid. I would like to read more about the COEs if possible.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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Ken, you might want to start a new thread here with pictures of your truck and I'm sure you will get a bunch of responses and suggestions.
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I'll have to take some first. The one photo on here is one my son took and emailed to me. I'll try tomorrow.
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Some Pictures

Here is the frame and axles. The frame is from a 2005 F350 and the axles are from a 2006 F550 4X4 with air ride. It should ride pretty good for a big dually.

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Nice COE! Your car isn't too bad either. That's a Fairmont Futura?
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