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Postby AuthorTony » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:01 pm

Is the thing rusted out? $1750 hot damn!
It doesn't look too horrible, but it's also up to the running boards in mud from the bed back, so...
The rust isn't terrible on the body. The bottom of the passenger's side door is rusted out. The driver's side door is wrecked. The bed is rock solid. I don't know what the frame's like but it was solid when I bought it. It's really just within the last 2 years that it started sinking in. :lol:

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:07 pm

Too bad it's not a Buick 8.

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Postby AuthorTony » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:08 pm

Too bad it's not a Buick 8.
Or a Plymouth Fury.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:11 pm

Rust = weight reduction 😉

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:29 pm

Speed holes!

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:46 pm

Too bad it's not a Buick 8.
Or a Plymouth Fury.
That photo with the vises was a 1973 Fury.

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Postby Willie Kool » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:55 pm

Is the thing rusted out? $1750 hot damn!
It doesn't look too horrible, but it's also up to the running boards in mud from the bed back, so...
The rust isn't terrible on the body. The bottom of the passenger's side door is rusted out. The driver's side door is wrecked. The bed is rock solid. I don't know what the frame's like but it was solid when I bought it. It's really just within the last 2 years that it started sinking in. :lol:
Do you know what year it is? 1953 and earlier B-series trucks bring 20 - 35K restored. If it is a 48-53 and the bed's really clean, it's probably worth a good deal more than either of those offers.

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic ... s-for-sale

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Postby AuthorTony » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:06 pm

It's a 1949 Pilothouse (I looked up the serial # today). And yeah, from what I've seen it probably is worth more. But where it's located, I can't get it out myself so whoever buys it will need a flatbed and/or winch and need to do a fair amount of finessing.

Now if someone wanted to come in with a higher offer, I'm all ears.

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:27 pm

@mac5155 - Too late. The truck's gone.

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:29 pm

Oh, nice. How was the extraction? Do you have a mud pit in the yard now?

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm

Well, they brought a large pick up with a 30 foot flatbed trailer and winch. My driveway is very narrow due to a fence. When I saw it, I never thought they'd even get the tow truck in, let alone get the Dodge out. After about 15 minutes, they maneuvered it in though and didn't take out the fence or any trees. Extraction was easy as pie and, for some reason, the back wheels now turn. :lol: There's only one small rut where the wheel with a tire off the rim dug on. And it's been dry this spring so it actually didn't leave a mess where it was parked either. All things considered, I was quite impressed and pleased.

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:44 pm

That's awesome. Glad it worked out, and so swiftly, too.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:57 pm

Well, they brought a large pick up with a 30 foot flatbed trailer and winch. My driveway is very narrow due to a fence. When I saw it, I never thought they'd even get the tow truck in, let alone get the Dodge out. After about 15 minutes, they maneuvered it in though and didn't take out the fence or any trees. Extraction was easy as pie and, for some reason, the back wheels now turn. :lol: There's only one small rut where the wheel with a tire off the rim dug on. And it's been dry this spring so it actually didn't leave a mess where it was parked either. All things considered, I was quite impressed and pleased.
Do they plans for doing anything with it? Hopefully it's not going to the crusher.

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:04 pm



Do they plans for doing anything with it? Hopefully it's not going to the crusher.
Another photographer bought it. So it'll live on through pictures and I'm $1750 richer.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:18 pm



Do they plans for doing anything with it? Hopefully it's not going to the crusher.
Another photographer bought it. So it'll live on through pictures and I'm $1750 richer.
:thumb:

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:19 pm

Party at Tony's!

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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:31 pm

Top Ramen for everyone!

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:38 pm

It is tif's birthday and he does love him some boiled food.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:27 pm

It is tif's birthday and he does love him some boiled food.
Sous vide != boiling, fool.

(You’re welcome, tif)

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Postby Willie Kool » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm

Poached food

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Postby shmenguin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:42 pm

Even as a full on Tesla fanboy, I gotta say I don’t see any way self driving is a thing for decades to come.

When I pull out of my driveway into my neighborhood, my car thinks the speed limit is 45 mph. I don’t have the full self driving option so I don’t know how it would treat that situation, but it’s one of several daily occurrences where the car doesn’t know what’s going on at all (at least based on what I see in the display).

Seems like it’s still a pipe dream beyond city + highway. I also think people would be very frustrated with how long self driving takes to pull out of red lights and whatnot.

My hot take is that this goes nowhere until new technology has every vehicle on the road capable of pinging other vehicles, and they’re all programmed not to hit each other.

But...I do love the assisted driving that comes free with every Tesla. Unbelievably useful.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:44 pm

Even as a full on Tesla fanboy, I gotta say I don’t see any way self driving is a thing for decades to come.

When I pull out of my driveway into my neighborhood, my car thinks the speed limit is 45 mph. I don’t have the full self driving option so I don’t know how it would treat that situation, but it’s one of several daily occurrences where the car doesn’t know what’s going on at all (at least based on what I see in the display).

Seems like it’s still a pipe dream beyond city + highway. I also think people would be very frustrated with how long self driving takes to pull out of red lights and whatnot.

My hot take is that this goes nowhere until new technology has every vehicle on the road capable of pinging other vehicles, and they’re all programmed not to hit each other.

But...I do love the assisted driving that comes free with every Tesla. Unbelievably useful.
Then you have the people that allow their car's sensors to be clogged/blocked and chaos ensues.

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Postby shmenguin » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:10 am

Headline yesterday: Tesla's self driving kills people and causes a fire

Today's headline that no one will read: The car didn't have any type of self driving enabled or purchased so they let Jesus take the wheel on this one

...the latter will not be read nearly as much as the former

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Postby dodint » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:21 am

It's a shame what a reputation will do to a company.

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