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    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?

  • #2
    Unfortunately the desirability, and therefore the value, is so low, I don't think it will make any difference.
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    • #3
      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.
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      • #4
        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.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Proud NON-CASO

          I do not prize the word "cheap." It is not a badge of honor...it is a symbol of despair. ~ William McKinley

          If it is decreed that I should go down, then let me go down linked with the truth - let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.- Lincoln

          GOD BLESS AMERICA

          Ephesians 6:10-17
          Romans 15:13
          Deuteronomy 31:6
          Proverbs 28:1

          Illegitimi non carborundum

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              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
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              • #8
                Originally posted by wolfie View Post
                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.
                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
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