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That Old Sub-Frame Is Sold

By Crazyfast79TA

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Well, seems my oldest step-son has a new project. He bought a '53? Ford truck. He wants to build a custom. I'm not sure what his plans really are, but I'm sure whatever he does with it will be impressive. He's been helping Brad (our employer) work on his '57 Studebaker pick-up. He's helped Brad come up with some real good ideas. He asked me if I would be interested in selling my old Firebird sub-frame to him since I've decided not to use it for my Nova. I told him I'd think up a price and he should too then we could agree on a price. I don't know what I should ask for it. I looked on E-Bay and found bare frames for $75 to $399 for a complete unit. Mine is complete. Maybe the rotors and calipers need replaced. I know the hoses and lines need replaced. I'm not sure what he's going to do to it, but I'm sure it would help him make that truck sit right and handle great.

UPDATE: It's actually a '56 International Pick-up that he has. He gave me $100 for the frame.

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bencar’s Profile Photo
Mar 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm
The same rule applies to antique automotive parts and assemblies, as does to vintage 3-Rail "O: Gauge model trains. If you price it right, it will sell, if you don't, you'll end up sitting on the item, and if you're happy with what you get for the item, and the buyer is happy with what they paid, then whatever you got for your item, is the right price.

Years ago I sold an old 175 Watt, 2 Train refurbished Lionel Transformer at a Show, got $110.00 for it. Right after I sold it, some guy who looked at it earlier, but didn't buy it, came by, and seeing the Transformer gone, asked what I got for it. Having sold it, and not worried about the guy trying to haggle over the Transformer's price at that point in time anymore, I told the guy what I got for it. The guy then responded with-"Gee, the guy across the room wants $175.00 for his Transformer." I looked at the guy, and politely said-"I got what I wanted for mine, I'm happy, the buyer is happy, and I'm going home with an extra $110.00 in my pocket, the other guy is lugging his Transformer back home." smile image
TATA455’s Profile Photo
Mar 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Pretty typically sell for $150
SittinLow’s Profile Photo
Mar 21, 2013 at 9:09 am
I bought my S10 sub frame for 90 bucks. Looked much the same condition. It will still need clean up and brakes gone through. Considering its going to a family member maybe you should swap it for some future help. Pulling an engine or something else that needs two people. He gets a great deal on parts to help his project, you get a grateful stepson (hopefully) and the bonus is some help on that next two person job you've got that comes up.

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