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  • 53k
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    quote:Originally posted by buggboy

    That's a Manley Auto-Crane, and probably is right for the vintage. May have come off an older unit though, with the homemade "crash plate" on the back. I'd really like to have that for our towing business, as an advertisement, especially since our shop was Heishman's Garage, a Stude dealer.
    Go for it. You are only about 50 miles from it. And, Torrey would probably rather sell it to someone with your planned use.
    What ever happened to the 2R wrecker that sat in Heishman's yard for a long time? (I bought most of Heishman's part in about 1974- neat stash).


    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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  • buggboy
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    That's a Manley Auto-Crane, and probably is right for the vintage. May have come off an older unit though, with the homemade "crash plate" on the back. I'd really like to have that for our towing business, as an advertisement, especially since our shop was Heishman's Garage, a Stude dealer.

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    Jase
    www.b26marauder.com/toybox

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  • jimmijim8
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    What Biggs said sounds good. In my opinion. When some announce a vehicle for sale with no price being stated. Says. What is it worth to you? Even if I am interested,I am not about to tell him as he may either be or pretend to be insulted if I announce a figure too low i I really don't want to hurt someones feelings. Sometimes the seller is just checking to see if you are stupid enough to give him more than he was willing to part with it for in the first place. I say, Put it on e-bay with no reserve and see what the Stude nuts think it to be worth. That seems to work properly if a seller can't come up with a figure. Put a reserve on it if it is precious to you. jimmijim

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  • studegary
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    I think that that wrecker unit came out of a truck much older than the one that it is now in.

    I agree with Bob A. on "priceless" vehicle sales. Of course he would sell it for what he considers to be the right price, but what is that number? At least give a starting point. I believe that it is up to the seller, not the buyer, to give the opening price (except in an auction).

    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I always tell folks it isn't my business to price THEIR stuff. You wanna sell it, throw out a figure and we'll go from there.[}]

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1963 Cruiser
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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  • bams50
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    Worst thing for me is I'm generally not up for trying to convince somebody to let me give them money. Without fail, when you ask for a price, the first thing they say is some version of "what's it worth to ya?"[xx(] The ideal for me is when a price is given, which gives me the chance to decide if it's in my range. Then I can buy, make a counter offer, or move on, without hurting any feelings.

    This is not in any way a dig at Mr. Kirby; and I'm sure deals are made that start this way. But if I hear someone "might consider" selling something, that tells me they really would rather not... and probably will be above market[|)]

    Hopefully somebody can get that burly-looking old truck and bring it back to life. That and that 61 Lark I like

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"



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  • N8N
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    Oh dear God I would so be sleeping in the garage if I brought that thing home. And yet, it might be worth it

    nate

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    55 Commander Starlight
    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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  • silverhawk
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    That would be a way cool truck! Its a good thing it is far away from me and my dad, cause we would be really tempted. Not that it is a bad thing of course.

    Dylan Wills

    '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

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  • 53k
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    Kirby wrecker- worth saving

    Today I took a closer look at Torrey's 2R wrecker. I think it would be an easy save. He says it runs even though it may have a cracked block. It really doesn't have much rust- bottoms of the doors are bad, but the cab corners are pretty good as is the floor). I guess being a one-ton with good ground clearance kept it from getting so badly rusted. He says he would consider selling it[?].





    This is a he-man wrecker- hand cranked crane[8D].




    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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