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Offramp
01-09-2015, 05:37 PM
I have a non-running, non-restored 1949 2R 17A truck. It has a 5 yard dump bed and hydraulics, also from 1949. I am considering offering it for sale and am wondering if the greatest return would come from selling the dump bed separate from the truck or the other way around. In other words, is the sum of the two worth more than the parts?

Bob Andrews
01-09-2015, 06:00 PM
Unfortunately the desirability, and therefore the value, is so low, I don't think it will make any difference.

Warren Webb
01-09-2015, 07:09 PM
Hard to say on this one. If you sold the dump body how much could it bring? What's the demand for that kind of thing? With no bed on the back the value of the truck would decrease even more due to the buyer most likely will want either a flatbed or pickup bed & His (or hers) expense in doing that. Being a non-runner brings it down even more, the buyer would be looking at an engine swap at the least.

StudeRich
01-09-2015, 07:47 PM
That seems to be the problem with Older heavy Trucks, very, very few people are going to actually USE one today.
Did Lawyers and Insurance Co.'s contribute to this? PROBABLY!

That and the changing times, now trucks have 400+ H.P., Power; Steering, Brakes, Windows, Seats and Door Locks, Air Conditioning, Air Bags, Shoulder Harnesses, Cruise Control, a Rear Bumper, Turn Signals, Intermittent Wipers, Windshield Washers, 4 Way Flashers, 4 channel Stereo with CD player, Automatic, 4 + Speed Overdrive and MORE! Well, you get it. :(

They are usually Museum pieces or scrap, just ask Guido, his Heavy trucks have been For Sale forever.

Bob Andrews
01-09-2015, 08:24 PM
Rich I doubt lawyers and insurance companies have anything to do with it. It's more that they are underpowered, too slow, and two on comfortable with their small cabs. All this makes them impractical to most people that need a truck for use. And it's not just Studebakers, it's all trucks of that era.

So if not for practical every day use, that leaves people who want them as a hobby vehicle. But then you have the problem of storing a vehicle of that size. And all that together, and it adds up to your last sentence. Sad, but that's reality.

brian6373
01-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Years ago I restored a 49 Chevy 2 ton flat bed truck. The cost was about the same as a P.U. but, no-one wanted to buy it. Too big, too slow. Pretty much a parade vehicle. I thought about putting a Dodge Cummins diesel in it, but I really had no use for a large truck. I ended up selling it to a band at a loss. They wanted it for a portable stage.

wolfie
01-10-2015, 09:52 AM
Where is Yreka? Can the truck be made to run again? I need a dump truck for off highway use within a few miles of my home. A Stude would fit the bill if its close and reasonable enough. Steve

52-fan
01-10-2015, 10:15 AM
Where is Yreka? Can the truck be made to run again? I need a dump truck for off highway use within a few miles of my home. A Stude would fit the bill if its close and reasonable enough. Steve

I think Yreka is in California. A long drive for you.