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What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am

I hate to be one of those guys, but I would rather get input from the experts here on the forum prior to making any decisions.

I've been looking for a W100 Short Box for a while and came across this one.

Description from owner: Floors are soft, will need partial replacement and drivers side mount. Runs real good, rest of drive train good, brakes work, have a new clutch set to install soon. Shell was installed when new, so bed is nice. Needs more correct wheels and tires. Have a line on a set of period slot mags. Needs windshield and all of the weatherstripping and rubber. Door have a little rust in them but not bad, have a line on a better set even the same color. These are the only pic. I have with me right now. Changed out the front bumper, the white one was pretty sad. I just replace the front springs and replace the oil pan with the correct one. Truck is an original W-100 short bed, was originally a 318 four speed, now has the 400 HP big block, four speed.

Here are some pictures. Hoping for some opinions on how much you think it would be worth? The owner has not given me a number and wants me to make an offer. I feel it looks like a pretty good starting point, but it has sat for 10 years so it will also need tires, etc and also is not a factory big block truck. Any input is greatly appreciated!
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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by sledgehammer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:34 pm

It's very difficult to say what something is worth. They all vary so much it seems. If it's something you really want and have been waiting for for some time, you're gonna probably pay more. Looks pretty decent in pic but sitting so long would bother me some. Guy could want anything from $2000 to much more. Sorry I'm not more help. Very hard to get a good deal anymore it seems

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by BigJimG » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:32 am

Like me, You're in Michigan.

Looks pretty clean compared to most of what is here. I don't consider "soft" floor pans a big deal, almost any dodge truck prior to 94 will have soft floor pans....

Same with weatherstripping/seals they're all at least 45 years old.

I paid $1500 for a'63 D-100 short bed with worse floors, titled to frame (no tag in cab) and "lot drove" (bad fuel tank), but it cost me almost another 1000 to get it to Michigan.

Depending on location, I would consider 2500 a good starting price, as it looks like you could drive it home... Especially if you can get the spares.

If the old bumper is available and is just a little twisted, not rusted, I might be interested in it.

Good luck anyway!!!

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks for the replies. I had mentioned a number a good bit north of 2k and he wasn't interested. Ah well, the hunt continues! (And lets face it, the hunt is part of the fun!)

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by coelcanth » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:46 pm

this looks like a really cool well cared for vintage truck

the original paint and the super cool kamper top adds a lot of interest for me

4x4 and short bed are really nice qualities that are definitely less common to find and together (you know how long you've been searching !)

the engine swap is less important to me, but a nice bonus is done cleanly
but sounds like a motor a lot of people would want

do you have any idea what he might want ? any contact info ?

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:15 pm

He never gave me a number, just told me to "make him an offer he couldn't refuse". Apparently for what my offer was, he is more interested in keeping it. Really seemed that he wasn't very interested in parting with it.

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by runcharger » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:39 pm

It really depends on what you want in the end. For me the paint, body condition, engine, trans and shortbed are really strong features. It will need some money put into it but the basics are strong.
If you really want a swb, like the big block and 4 speed and appreciate the body condition I wouldn't feel like a sucker for offering $4k.
You can find a junker SWB with a small block and a rusty body, spend $2k buying it and you'd be in much worse shape than just paying double for this one to start with.

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm

Thanks Runcharger, it really seemed that he didn't want to part with it.

Oh well, the hunt continues!

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by soopernaut » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:50 pm

Danpd69 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm


Oh well, the hunt continues!
I don't know exactly what you are looking for. The VIN is a 64 W100.
https://monterey.craigslist.org/cto/d/d ... 31092.html

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by BigJimG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:03 am

soopernaut wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Danpd69 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm


Oh well, the hunt continues!
I don't know exactly what you are looking for. The VIN is a 64 W100.
https://monterey.craigslist.org/cto/d/d ... 31092.html
Go get this one, and drive it back to Michigan. Sounds like a good roadkill style trip...

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:50 pm

I don't know if I could get THAT much time off of work! :lol:

Looks pretty solid, although the rear diff cover is questionable.

Really hunting for a 69-71. It's amazing what people want for complete junk. I think everyone with a 40+ year old truck has been watching too much Barrett Jackson and Meecum lately... :pale

Thanks for thinking of me!

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Hobcobble » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 am

Danpd69 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:50 pm

I think everyone with a 40+ year old truck has been watching too much Barrett Jackson and Meecum lately... :pale
I think this is now classified as a medical syndrome.... :thinking :joker

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by MadMC63 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 am

I had a surprising moment recently. I was perusing Craigslist and saw a vehicle advertised that I had seen on eBay. Out of curiosity I looked at the ad and noticed it was offered by a dealer. I viewed the dealer’s site and was astonished to see that even the most basic old Chrysler product was listed at no less than $10,000.00 more than anything else the dealer had.
1971 Dodge D100
So what's wrong with setting beneath a single pull string incandescent light bulb writing angry letters?

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Danpd69 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Being that the 69-71 W100 that I will (hopefully eventually) pickup will just be a toy to work on/drive on the weekends, I just can't justify (nor am I able to) spend a small fortune on something that won't be a DD.

Hopefully this craziness plateaus soon. It used to be that if you wanted a cheap/fun project vehicle you could look at old trucks. Nothing good lasts forever I guess.

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by PwrWgnDrvr » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm

Do u know how to make a small fortune restoring a truck?
Start out with a large fortune. :joker

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Re: What do you think it's worth?

Post by Hobcobble » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:16 pm

PwrWgnDrvr wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Do u know how to make a small fortune restoring a truck?
Start out with a large fortune. :joker
That is spot on, Terry. :lol: :lol:
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