Whats it worth,56 Ford COE.

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  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Junkman extraordinaire

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    A buddy of mine has a line on what he says is a super nice,all original,non running,56 Ford coe.He wanted me to see what I find on the net about em but I havent much luck findin anything.I dont have any pics and havent saw it in person but if he says its straight/nice I believe him.The truck was brought to TN from Montana sometime in the 70's and has been stored in a barn ever since.Anybody have any experience w these or know where to point me????
     
  2. 6BangBronk

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  3. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Junkman extraordinaire

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    Yeah Im familiar with those and even spent about an hour clickin links that led to nothing that was helpful.In completed listings on Ebay there was one complete truck that didnt sell for $2000. :D
     
  4. ManglerYJ

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    COE's of all brands seem to be popular on the Rat Rod sites. Personally, I think they are the Boston Terrier of vehicles, they are just ugly enough to be cool looking.
     
  5. 6BangBronk

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    I haven't even really heard of them really? But I thought a few I saw for Google Images was totally bad ass!!! Made me want one...

    Yea, I was amazed of how cheap I saw them for. One dude actually asked for payments.:eek:

    Keep in mind with our major scrap metal supplier China is slowing down right now, scrap prices are at lowest levels of a long time and dwindling more every day. I gave 3,000 pounds away the other day for just over $200 just to get it off my trailer. Got 2 cars to go in that I've decided to pull down in the woods for now.
     
  6. 6BangBronk

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    I've followed antique Ford trucks for a while now on Ebay and the prices have been dead for the past 3 years. Parts I used to get $200 for is now going for $50. And I see restored trucks without reserve going for 2-$3,000 (If the owner doesn't re-nig). I restore and sell. And it's definately not a seller's market right now unless it's a rat rod...
    But after every recession comes inflation, guaranteed! And word is out today that with fracking, the US is expected tol become the world's largest exporter so I expect gas suckers to become fashion again.:flipoff2:
     
  7. Blaze

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    Fracking is for harvesting natural gas, so unless your gas sucker is CNG you are probably wrong. :)
     
  8. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    that, and the fact that since the country dosn't actually own the oil or the companies drilling it, there's really no reason why the price for US consumers should drop dramatically.
     
  9. rodney eppes

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    Try out "Wheels of Time" www.aths.org. I let my subscription run out a year ago, but it's a mag for old & classic Big Rigs. Issues every other month, stories,articles,For sale section, & Wanted section.
    Might be a search area,where you can find like models. Most of the old trucks, don't bring much, even restored, you might resale for 40%, of your investment.

    My Boss has a 60? Ford COE, 5 ton?, with a crane mounted bed. Hasn't been run in 10 years! It's not far from scrap metal, but if someone wanted it, Boss would be happy to tell you, it just needs a battery $$$$$$$
     
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    Ya'll don't believe the technology is here? Even Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport has a designated gasification area. If they can convert coal to gas, I'm sure they would be one of the first plants on the East Coast to invest in CNG / gasification if the US gets up to speed with fracking. Besides, it isn't too difficult to convert a gas motor and if the price was right, we ALL would be running CNG.:flipoff2:
     
  12. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    I think you're missing my point.
    As long as a commodity, regardless of whether it is oil, or gas, or shoes, is sold on an open world-wide market by the private companies who extract it and own it, the price will always be driven by what can be demanded based on the world-wide market. It doesn't matter where it comes from, whether it is in your backyard or the other side of the world, the raw price to us will still be same as to somebody in England or Japan. The only savings comes from not shipping it as far.
     
  13. 6BangBronk

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    ^^^^So I guess with what you have described, then 1-Tonmudder shouldn't invest in the COE...^^^^
     
  14. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Huh? Sure he should, if he wants a cool old truck.
    He just shouldn't buy it thinking "Oh it'd be cheaper to drive soon"...

    Unless you're talking about really rare vehicles, I think we all agree that no car is a good "investment"...
     
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