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Old 12-20-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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a friend is going to build a hotrod for a guy. it is a running ,driving 1930 coupe, he is going to just take the body off, leave hood, rad. fenders r. bds, etc. its a real decent car.what should i pay for these giblets???
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:09 PM   #2
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Buy the whole car and find him a Coupe body!
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:18 PM   #3
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Tell him about Gibbon Fiberglass bodies, then buy the whole thing.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:21 PM   #4
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a friend is going to build a hotrod for a guy. it is a running ,driving 1930 coupe, he is going to just take the body off, leave hood, rad. fenders r. bds, etc. its a real decent car.what should i pay for these giblets???
Dos he have no conscience? Wayne
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:21 PM   #5
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Does it include the title?
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:40 AM   #6
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Here in OZ, the body structure from the firewall back would be half of the whole rest of the car.

Just trivia to you over there .

We have plenty of running chassis with hood.rad.fenders etc , but not many bodies.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:36 AM   #7
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Here in OZ, the body structure from the firewall back would be half of the whole rest of the car.

Just trivia to you over there .

We have plenty of running chassis with hood.rad.fenders etc , but not many bodies.
Pooch,
Things must be different up there. I've never seen a running chassis available here. I'd like to build up a Plumber's ute sometime on a '28 or 29 chassis.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:43 AM   #8
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Synchro, maybe you are not looking hard enough.

I dropped into your place 2 years ago, when I was delivering a complete 28 running/driving 28 chassis with rusty cowl and bonnet . to a dude in Melbourne who bought it off me for $4000 on ebay.

You don't remember ?

I was also right beside you at Bendigo this year while you were talking to the guy with the silver T speedster.

I waited and waited and when you turned around and looked at me and did not recognize me, I rode off (on my solar powered swap meet scooter ).

In 2012 I bought a very nice complete running chassis with whitewalls, a USA fresh import which the body was wanted by a rodder, I got the rest for $3500 .

This chassis is now under my present pickup .

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Old 12-21-2016, 08:10 AM   #9
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with title- in the 2-3k range. If the chassis is exceptional, a bit more.

If fenders, etc arent so good, a bit less..............
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:35 AM   #10
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It is worth what you feel like paying.

Now if you want to quantify the value of the chassis you must ask lots of questions.

How usable are the parts on the chassis? Running does not imply rebuildable or usable when it comes to early Ford chassis. Is there history on the rebuilding of the parts? How fast does the car safely run? Keep in mind a properly restored chassis runs 60 MPH no problem and stops great. If it does not have shocks that function and it does not bounce off the road above 25 MPH then you know the springs are dead. Odds are real good the chassis is not as good as you would think.

Usually all the parts are in various condition of wore out so you have to consider core value of the parts.

As a idea of costs. I can no almost all of the chassis work in house between the tools my brother and I have. We are talking building a car back to factory specs. I have expensive special tools like the KRW tooling and Barrett Brake Doktor and so on. I expect to have spent close to $15,000 in rebuilding my chassis. That includes a bunch of NOS parts bought for less then repro parts.

So then what is the chassis worth if it is going to cost you $15k to make it back to factory, not JS specs?

Perspective.

Now you have a set of fenders and other parts to consider. If they are clean unrepaired nice bead fenders then there is a bunch of value there.

Also the title. Keep in mind some states have rules about titles and rods. Here in NJ they are looking for that and some rods had their titles pulled and force owners to get rod titles. Often if you have the chassis and a receipt you might be able to get a title especially if the other person has not move yet to do so. Just get a receipt for the engine and frame numbers. If the other guy goes for a title he will have to show them stuff he stamped and that does not go over well.
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:29 AM   #11
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what i was going to build is a wood buckboard type runabout. another friend has donated a 29 cowl, will make a hood to fit. am running out of MANGO seasons to start looking for parts to build one, this, if runs like it is suposed too , will save me a lot of time. TIME is important anymore, you cant buy it at a swapmeet.would spend about that much to rebuild an engine that i have. used to buy running cars for $15 in 50's and cut them down , things have changed...
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:03 PM   #12
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Well you need to get a 30-31 cowl to go with the frame, radiator hood. They are different and will not match up to the 29 cowl.
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