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Old 08-20-2006, 04:38 PM
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Should i buy this car?

Here is the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3ARTQ%3AUS%3A1

Here is what is sacrying me away so far:
The price
the engine being a 6 and not an 8
the 4 doors
some of the rust on the floor pans

I really wanted a 2 door chop top. But the difficult glass work is done on this car. the interior is all suppose to be there as well as the chrome trim and bumpers.

At $2500 is this car worth it based on the pictures you see? I was going to offer him $1800 and if he takes that i will take the car, but he is set on his price from what he says.

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Old 08-20-2006, 04:43 PM
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if you like 2 doors, you want be happy with a 4 door,
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:44 PM
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Pretty sure the reserve is way more than $2500, never mind $1600..........................says "Reserve not met"
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:56 PM
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I think if you get this car for $2500, you will be getting a good price on it, just the rechroming on the front grill is close to the starting price on that car, if you don't want 4 doors than I don't recommend you try, I myself think it looks like a great start on having a great car and if I needed another one to start on I would bid on it myself.

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Old 08-20-2006, 04:59 PM
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I agree with steve t.If it is cheap and is not what you want it is not a bargain.
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:01 AM
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The thing is; i am having mixed emotions. Being young i look at the resale cost lets say in 5years. the 4 dopors aren't worth as much as the two doors.

4 doors is cool because i can easily load all my buddies in there, but 2 doors to always cool.

Im going to watch the auction and stay in touch with the seller.

can anyone convince me to buy it? Maybe you have some pictures of some really nice 4 door street rods?
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:25 AM
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can anyone convince me to buy it? Maybe you have some pictures of some really nice 4 door street rods?
If you need someone to convince you to buy it, I don't think you should be wanting to purchase this in the first place. Great deals come and go all the time, you just have to be patient. Believe me on that, I would've wound up with a 75 vette if someone hadn't of bought it from right under me 10 minutes before I was about to. I thought I wouldn't find anything like it but a week later, found a good restoration project come along and couldn't pass up the offer.
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Those guys on the HAMB seem to love their "Moredoors"
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Updated search for truck

1. 1956 CHEVROLET 3100, 6-cyl, 4 spd, truck incs loose two 265 v8 engines 1-apart and two 2-spd hydromatic ats. truck has current ca plates and reg , $3,500,


2. 1956 CHEVROLET PICKUP, 1/2 Ton stepside, small window, complete chassis upgrade, great project truck, $4, 000,
NO IMAGE

3. 1957 CHEVROLET PICKUP, 3200 PICKUP, all original, flathead 6, 4 spd, in good driving condition, $4500,


4. 1959 CHEVROLET PICKUP, SB, Mustang II suspension, 4 link rear suspension, 350 V8, 400 turbo, fuel cell, good body, builder project, sell or trade,


thats all for now. prices seem high for a project truck.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:18 PM
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I like the 56 in the picture....

Chevy didnt have a flathead 6..........
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I like the 56 in the picture....

Chevy didnt have a flathead 6..........
i thought so too. One thing that always worries me, is when the seller has extra engines and transmission for sale with the car. it makes it seem like he took parts off of other engines and trans to get his truck going.

That does seem like a pretty sweet deal
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I like the 56 body/grill style better. Do I have a thing for that year?


What I would watch out for is the most solid, straight, complete (trim, glass, etc.) body you can find. You can swap drivetrains pretty cheap from a more modern donor.

Then again...you are wanting a chop top. Maybe body condition is not as important to you as it was to me. I don't have that sort of talent. Hmm....
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I like the 56 body/grill style better. Do I have a thing for that year?


What I would watch out for is the most solid, straight, complete (trim, glass, etc.) body you can find. You can swap drivetrains pretty cheap from a more modern donor.

Then again...you are wanting a chop top. Maybe body condition is not as important to you as it was to me. I don't have that sort of talent. Hmm....
thanks for following my threads. I was actually thinking of getting a truck for a daily driver before i even get in over my head with a chop top.
The chop top plans are for more down the road.

Ideally, i would find a bidy that has all the pieces and is straight with NO engine and Trans.

I was thinking of swapping in a Very modern engine is possible. maybe the camaro v6 or something like that. fuel injection would be sweet! Im starting my research on the trucks and putting the chop top project aside. I am going to need a new daily driver by Next year
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I understand. I was looking for the straightest body possible and was planning on swapping everything from a modern donor. Well....like all good plans it didn't quite work out that way.

I ended up with a really solid body all right, but it is an original truck. Original drive train and all.

Take a look at my gallery and my website and you will see what I mean.

Anyway, I got it for less than it would have cost me to do a lot of rust repair, panel replacement, interior work, and drivetrain.

http://home.centurytel.net/brian_b/56/index2.htm
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Neil young said it best

RUST NEVER SLEEPS-get the best body.
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