1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

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1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby Shift1 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm

https://m.ebay.com/itm/1978-Ford-F-250/ ... Sw8nxa-gWC

Seems like I was just typing about restoration projects that get out of hand....

This is what happens when you continue forking over cash to a shop to restore your truck for you.

On the one hand, looks like they did a GREAT job. Paint looks great... interior is nice... motor and drivetrain all new... stainless exhaust front to back... every part new... etc etc

On the other hand, it's still got a 400 and a 4-speed and 2 different sized tires. Apparently he wasn't planning to ever put it in 4-wheel drive? And what's with the brown dash and lame rear bumper? And the weird orange peel on inside of doors?

He says he has 70k in the restoration. That is EASILY believable in this day and age. Plus the cost of the truck.

All that said I have seen better sell for $50k, less than a year ago. I believe this is the type of truck that would get to $50k at Barrett-Jackson. I do not believe he will find someone willing to pay $80k, even though there are MULTIPLE people in the country spending way more than that to restore an old crewcab.

For $82500, it HAS to have a full modern diesel conversion and full custom suspension, and it needs to be done by a top shop.
Probably have to spend in the neighborhood of 200k to be able to get $80k in resale value.
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby jaileys » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 pm

Just a wee bit pricey for me.....

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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby PACrewCab » Thu May 17, 2018 6:41 am

He will never get 80k for it. Not a perfect truck by any means.
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby somethingclever » Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 am

should be 30k ish seemingly
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby Shift1 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:20 am

I showed my wife that ad and she got excited... she figured my truck should be at least 50k! I laughed and told her more like 18k.
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby OrthmannJ » Thu May 17, 2018 9:54 am

PACrewCab wrote:He will never get 80k for it. Not a perfect truck by any means.


Agreed.

jaileys wrote:Just a wee bit pricey for me.....


:lol: me too.
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby JustinW » Thu May 17, 2018 3:02 pm

... just testing the waters I would hope... my goodness. That's a sweet truck, by 80k is delusional.

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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby Rheaghen » Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm

If by some freak occurrence some rich buffoon does pay that price, it should drive up the price of all our rigs! :twisted:
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby nathanial10 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:51 am

A guy can dream.
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1966 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 3.9 Cummins Allison 1000 8in 37's
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Re: 1978 4x4 on ebay-- Wow!

Postby jaileys » Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 pm

And what's with the brown dash


It looks like he swapped in a good condition dash from an A/C cab truck because there is no cooling unit in the engine bay, nor is there a cutout on the firewall as evidence of one. If that were the case, I don't know why he wouldn't have painted it black to match upon installation......but I suppose I am just nitpicking.

It's a great looking truck with my favourite colour and trim combination.

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