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Old 05-16-2014, 07:10 PM
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cost to purchas a rod

I have been looking for several months now for a rod 1933/34 ROADSTER or 3 window ?? But have found the price's are way to high I know the work gone into building and the cost but younever get back what you spend .
Most I have been looking at are around $58k which is way to much Im willing to pay around $45/50 I have been following the australian sale's on hot rod's for some time and 99.9% have not sold ? . what is your opinion on this .

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If that price is keeping you away from buying a traditional Street Rod why don't you look at some of the more Non Traditional Cars? Sometimes you can buy a 32 Dodge or Chevy for a lot less than a comparable Ford. I'm putting a 31 Model A Sedan together and they seem to be a lot cheaper to buy than a 32,33,34 Ford.
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Thanks Indian113 but I have my heart set on the 33/34 I just hope within the next 6 months there will be someone that is prepared to come down a little in cost . Not keen on importing but if I have to then that will be the way I go .
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I also want to purchas something that is completed due to working over west I havent got time to build but have the time to tinker and have fun
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The price anywhere in the world, and I'm assuming you are in Oz, is determined by the local market which is then determined by the cost of building the car as well as the desirability of the particular model. '32-'34, '37 and '40 Fords in my observation will always be on the high end of the price spectrum, at least here in the US - and from what I've seen of Australia and NZ cars on other forum sites. Heck, I really wanted a '32 Ford but ended up building a '31 with virtually the same equipment but frame for many thousands of USD less in the body alone.

With that said, if you really want a particular finished car, expect to pay the going local cost.

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100% RIGHT Dave and I think that might be the way I go . I also think the price they have on there rod's is one thing and what someone is willing to pay is another . I will keep looking and hope the right one comes along or import from the states ?

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Here is something to think about when buying. You can do all the talking you want. But Having the cash in the sellers face in most cases is worth that 8 or 10K you want to have taken off. Talk is cheap and The green stuff makes people do things!!
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YEP Killer Iam hopeing that is the case here as well will be paying cash folding money if that can get 10k off than Im ready .

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$45K-$50K, I might be persuaded.


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I have a glass car that most people don't want, a Street Beast or in my case a CMC car. People say you can't put stock or after market parts on it which is a bunch of BULL.

That being said I have about some where north of $65,000 in it and I just bought new tube type control arms, a new a/c, because they didn't make the Gen II Mini when I got mine. I am buying a new steering column for it, new wheels, then all I will have to get will be small stuff like hoses, lines, drier for a/c
get the final sanding and paint.

To date I have no labor in the car, except "tanks" came over and made a stainless polished tank for me.

I'm farming out all the rest of it, as I can not feel anything, and my fingers are very slippery.

AS Dave has said 32-33-34, are maybe the most costly car to buy. Of course I made mine more spendy as I have a chrome Jag. rearend, chrome control arms, the polished tank, I have the billet Alum. pulleys on my engine, the engines valve covers are polished, and the plenum also.

I have all the material for the whole car and the seats done by Teas seats.

I also just got coil overs front and back QA-1. Chrome springs Alum. Shocks

You can find Motel "A's" through "40 Ford" that are cheap. and sure you see that some aren't selling, but those guys won't give their rides away either.

You take a "A" Roadster like Dave's I'm sure he won't give it away just because someone flashes money in front of him. His is a very nice care Model "A" or "33" it is worth some bucks.

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Here is something to think about when buying. You can do all the talking you want. But Having the cash in the sellers face in most cases is worth that 8 or 10K you want to have taken off. Talk is cheap and The green stuff makes people do things!!

I'll never forget the lesson my friend Eric taught me when I bought my Gran Sport 25+ years ago "Show him that money again Brian he may have forgotten how green it is". As we are standing with the guy by the car after test driving it. LOL I literally pulled the money out of my pocket and fanned it in front of him and he said "crap" and pulled the keys from his pocket and opened the trunk to get something out and handed me the keys. It was 10% less than asking price, not a whole lot but enough for me to get some stuff done on the car when I got it home.


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Brian I'm not saying people won't take the money if you are close enough, but if he wants $50,000n and you wave $35,000 Me I don't think so.

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$45K-$50K, I might be persuaded.

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Vince - at least you qualified it with "might". Heck for $45-$50K even I might consider or be persuaded to part with mine, but neither of us could duplicate what we have for that amount.

(I might even throw in whatever spares I have too)



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. Go to car shows and look for For Sale signs there... many of the listed cars are from dealers or people who will sell if they can make a killing selling it, otherwise they will just keep it listed until they do...
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Vince - at least you qualified it with "might". Heck for $45-$50K even I might consider or be persuaded to part with mine, but neither of us could duplicate what we have for that amount.

(I might even throw in whatever spares I have too)
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Very true Dave, I have quite a bit over $50K in mine as you well know. I am also a realist and realize I can never get that for my car if I were to sell it. Throw in about a thousand hours labor and the price goes out the roof.

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