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Old 01-18-2019, 10:47 PM
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:25 PM
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Must have an extra zero in there somewhere...

On a side note, how is that entire truck so rusty and beat up, yet the floor isn't that bad?? I've had multiple trucks less rusty overall, but much worse in the floor area.
 
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:39 PM
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Must have an extra zero in there somewhere...

On a side note, how is that entire truck so rusty and beat up, yet the floor isn't that bad?? I've had multiple trucks less rusty overall, but much worse in the floor area.
It's the difference between ocean air salt, and winter road salt. Ocean salt rots from the top down, road salt rots from the bottom up. I agree someone is a bit optimistic in their valuation.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:19 AM
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I think I'd just give him the bird...
 
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Hard to believe someone shipped that all the way down to Florida.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:33 PM
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It's the difference between ocean air salt, and winter road salt. Ocean salt rots from the top down, road salt rots from the bottom up. I agree someone is a bit optimistic in their valuation.
We don't know how long it was in Florida. Hagerstown is in Western Maryland about 10 miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, that's the PA/MD border. Nor do we know how much it was driven in the winter in Maryland.

It is a cool truck with the old door and tailgate art. But I agree it is too much for this truck.
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:41 PM
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We don't know how long it was in Florida. Hagerstown is in Western Maryland about 10 miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, that's the PA/MD border. Nor do we know how much it was driven in the winter in Maryland.
From the looks of the floors and sills, it doesn't appear to have seen much road salt. It looks more typical of western vehicles where salt is rarely used in the winter. It doesn't take much time at all to be in salty air and have any bit of bare metal look bright red with oxidation like this does.







 
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Thanks for posting the pics. Yes, those floors look real good. It may have sat outside in the rain or humid summers a long time. Yes the CL ad say how many miles are on it? By the looks of the clutch and brake pedal pads it looks like it has seen a lot of use and miles.

Any idea why the flare on the driver's side was cut and bent straight? Odd, isn't it.
 
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...Any idea why the flare on the driver's side was cut and bent straight? Odd, isn't it.
To make room for a side-mounted spare, I'd guess
 
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To make room for a side-mounted spare, I'd guess
Mine too seeing there's a chain hanging there
 
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I am not so sure. Look at it from this angle. There is a chain inside the bed too. Was it to haul something and secure it in the front corner of the bed? Notice the steel piece inside the bed.
 
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Ah yes, "beach car" chrome, I remember it well. Vehicles parked along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica - Malibu - Zuma - Trancas - Port Hueneme and points north.

Salty marine layer wafts in overnight, settles on everything. If the vehicles weren't hosed off several times a week (most weren't), this was the result, pitted chrome.
 
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I bet that plow hasn't been moved since the truck was brought down to Florida.
We can almost assume the engine is a boat anchor.
I wouldn't mind having the hood bird. I wonder if Kevin has called to see if he would sell just that yet.
 
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I bet that plow hasn't been moved since the truck was brought down to Florida.
We can almost assume the engine is a boat anchor.
I wouldn't mind having the hood bird. I wonder if Kevin has called to see if he would sell just that yet.
Funny! Wouldn't be the first time for me lol. I thought about it when I saw the ad a few days before it got posted on here, but they seem way too proud of the truck to let the bird go so I didn't try
 
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If one wanted that bird, it would be because they wanted a nasty pitted one. The cost to restore and rechrome that one would likely run into the thousands of $$$$, unless you could send it to Mexico or similar.
 

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