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    Is this worth $400.00???

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    Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:01 pm


    This turned up locally with a good title for $400.00. Is it worth it??? Looks like a cab with no chassis to me.

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    Re: Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  Guest on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:44 pm

    Worth $4000?
    Bad question
    I will not pay that much but I dont have the money or any interest in the cab
    IF I wanted it, the price might be a place to start negotiation.

    A few years back a guy offered me an enormous amount of Model A parts for $15,000

    Its a several-years-long story but I got the stuff for $2650

    Edit: I see that the price is $400, not $4000

    Its definitely worth $400 but you still have to want it
    or hope to sell it a profit
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    Re: Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:56 pm


    Yeah, 4K would be a wee bit steep. I personally have a $500.00 limit for this stuff and for the most part that includes whole vehicles. COE's are really rare and I have seen some great looking rigs built with them. However, I still think even the $400.00 is negotiable. One thing about it is that it has all good glass which really surprises me. It makes me wonder why the chassis is missing although I would either build a special chassis or set it on something of a later vintage. This thing just screams for a diesel.




    Maybe it could be something like this...


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    Post  wmjoe1953 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:56 pm

    A Big Job COE, '54 for $400, with title, is worth it, in just about any condition. The rot can be repaired with conventional cab parts. The only hard part is the front of the doors, and the toe board. The rest of that is easily repaired. If it were local to me, I'd go for it with out hesitating. You might get a hold of Carl (C-700) over on FTE, because He has some COE parts, and may have an extra set of doors. That toy hauler is a sweeeeeeeet looking rig.


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    To COE or not to COE...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:01 am


    THAT IS THE QUESTION...

    Hi Folks,
    Well, I see it has been since 1/2010 that I considered this thing. Well, today I actually went to see it. It does have a title and it is just the cab sitting on a makeshift sort of trailer thing. More of a dolly than a trailer. My two greatest concerns are the hood and the bashed in place on the left fron fender. I say this because I doubt therte are any after market hoods and fenders. That means I would have to look hard to find decent used parts. The rest of it I think I could deal with. There is one bad place in the floor but it's flat metal.

    BTW, the price is $500.00. I got interested in this again because I have a '93 E-350 diesel van that is actually an ambulance package vehicle. I have had it since it was new. It still has a good strong drive train and rolling chassis. However, the body is starting to decay underneath and it looks pretty bad around the body mounts. I use it but I expect the body to be a real problem in the next year or two at the most. I am thinking of putting the COE cab on it and maybe lengthen the frame, go with dualies and make it a car hauler, or going with a small fifth wheel and gooseneck combo hitch and use it to drag a two car trailer.

    No hurry on this one because the guy does not advertise it and I don't think it's going anywhere.

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    Re: Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  stevof1 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:14 pm

    Could make a real cool hotrod hauler!
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:15 pm

    stevof1 wrote:Could make a real cool hotrod hauler!

    Yeah that was what I was thinking. I'd feel a lot better if he came down to $400.00 though. Maybe I can wait him out.

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    Thanks for the input...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:36 pm

    wmjoe1953 wrote:A Big Job COE, '54 for $400, with title, is worth it, in just about any condition. The rot can be repaired with conventional cab parts. The only hard part is the front of the doors, and the toe board. The rest of that is easily repaired. If it were local to me, I'd go for it with out hesitating. You might get a hold of Carl (C-700) over on FTE, because He has some COE parts, and may have an extra set of doors. That toy hauler is a sweeeeeeeet looking rig.


    Hey Joe,
    Thanks for the e-mail address for Carl. He answered me and we ended up spending an hour on the phone. Turns out he has two good doors and he has seen the pictures of the cab I am looking at and has also said that it is worth the price. So, I think I'll buy it.

    BTW, Carl seems like a great guy and he has signed on here on the Darkside. Hopefully he will post some of his projects. I think he will be a great asset to the board.

    Between you and Carl, the two of you have convinced me to buy the COE.

    Later Man...


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    Re: Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  stevof1 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:16 pm

    Post some shots when you get Dave.
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    Re: Is this worth $400.00???

    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:37 pm

    stevof1 wrote:Post some shots when you get Dave.


    It's pretty much going to look the same but I will clean it out. I will probably strip the mirrors off of it too. The new guy here, C700, has a good set of doors for it. When I get it I'll start a build thread for it. It will probably be about two weeks.

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