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'68 Coronet R/T
06-14-2011, 01:23 PM
I am looking at this truck as a potential project. The guy has not given me his asking price yet so I thought I would get some ideas of the value from the guys on this forum.
The window glass and roller assemblies are missing from the doors as is the lock and catch assemblies from the inside of the door handles.
Needs extensive metal work. So how about some ideas on what it is worth?

06-14-2011, 01:35 PM
600 - 800 tops. you'll find no parts for it and it is not a popular truck .

Bob Hollinshead
06-14-2011, 09:31 PM
$2500 in my area

06-14-2011, 10:43 PM
That is a cool body style. I wouldn't want to be the one to make patch panels for those rusted out fenders though. Can anyone share the method of making a compount curve like that with a bead on the edge?

'68 Coronet R/T
06-15-2011, 12:27 PM
Well the guy said he has an offer for $3000 on it already and he is looking for more.
Much better projects out there for that amount so I'm passing on it.
I would have been customizing it anyway so originality wasn't a real concern.

Strum, have you visited this site yet?
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Great tutorials and information from some master metal workers - like Aaron.

06-15-2011, 01:08 PM
a 37 ford pu in that condition might bring that. the streetrod market is as dead as as osama . you can buy a project cheaper that is already started. that guy has watched too much bj auctions... :)

06-15-2011, 06:34 PM
That is a cool body style. I wouldn't want to be the one to make patch panels for those rusted out fenders though. Can anyone share the method of making a compount curve like that with a bead on the edge?

If you have a specific part that you need to make, want made, or just want advise on how to make it, let me know, preferrably with an IM. I will try my best to help you out, and it may take a phone call. Just general information on how to do it are too complicated to try to handle with on-line posts.

That Metalmeet Forum is full of some of the best metalshapers in the world. The information is freely given. There are also "metal meets" that are both local and an International one in Oblong Illinois that is held in October each year. These "meets" are large groups of people that gather for the sole purpose of exchanging knowledge on metalshaping, and of course very good friendships are made.

BTW.... Those fenders would be relatively easy to duplicate if needed.


06-16-2011, 09:09 AM
a 37 ford pu in that condition might bring that. the streetrod market is as dead as as osama . you can buy a project cheaper that is already started. that guy has watched too much bj auctions... :)

aint that the truth. friend of mine went to look at at 67 b-body plymouth the other day. 440 4 speed..somethin special about it like only 30 of them built or so? Anyway the car needed completely doing, everything.....guy wanted 50k for it. LOL.

funniest thing i hear is, "Well i saw one of these go accross bj the other night for 100k."

06-16-2011, 09:22 AM
i've been building streetrods for a living now for the last 20 years i guess. i get calls all the time about an old truck for sale. first question - where is it ? answer - out in my pasture . not interested . old trucks were worked to death and left where the died. i know these old cars and what it takes to bring them back. you would spent 50k on that truck to make it worth 25k and still would have a hard time selling it. a 37 ford truck would be a whole other deal. we just bought some nos fenders for the 37 coupe. 4k for both .

'68 Coronet R/T
06-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Well, I really appreciate all the feedback on this. I'll be sure to post up some pics of any future 30s projects I start thinking about.
My wife really wants me to do an older car with the rounded fender look so I have been watching what comes up on craigslist.
Since I am a 60s to early 70s muscle car guy myself I have a hard time figuring the value on these 30s - 40s cars.

06-16-2011, 03:40 PM
I have one just like it, was complete when I got it, and I would say a little more solid, Cab shouldn't need any patch work. Paid 1k for it, frame was blasted and in epoxy already, and it was tore apart before i bought it.. "by me"

If you did decide to get it I possibly have extra parts. I'm only using cab and bed off of it. Already sold both engines, and trans that came with it.

06-16-2011, 07:00 PM
Those types of vehicles are normaly a lot cheaper to buy after someone else starts a project. They all think that it is an easy job until they get it apart. Then they see some of how much the work, and money it will be and figure out that they are not up to it.


06-16-2011, 11:19 PM
That's how I got mine.. Well sorta..
I had just started the project for the guy, and he found a completed chevy and drove it to the shop, asked me what I thought of it vs rebuilding the dodge.. The truck was spotless, and much cheaper than it would have cost to build the dodge.. I told him if he liked it to buy it.. So he did.. I ended up with the dodge.. Works out as I am a dodge guy and have been wanting a 30's dodge P/U..
So it's on my list of projects.. lol.. Sold a lot of the parts already as this one's getting a diesel.

06-16-2011, 11:46 PM
Coronet and Aaron,

The metalmeet forum looks really interesting. This is the only forum I currently use, but I plan to register at metalmeet soon.

As for the speciffic part in question...I am referring to the front fenders on my 34 Chevy. The edge was rusted out, so it needs a patch about 8 inches long with a compound curve and a bead on the edge. I made all the other patch panels on the car, but I thought these where too much for me to handle. So, I thought I'd get them done professionally. Well, that didn't work. I paid $650 to get them hacked up. I took them back with a long list of problems, and got them back in not much better condition. Then I had a second shop work on them, and they still aren't even close. Its a long story, but I'm planning to paint the rest of the car in a couple weeks. The fenders will be my winter project. Would I need any special tools to do something like this?

06-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Strum..... Sorry to hear about your problems. That should have been an easy repair for someone that knows what they are doing. The bead on the lip of the fender is really the easiest part of that repair. The part about the compound curves is also a simple issue once you really look at how metal moves. If I recall right, those fenders should have wire edging also. If so, that would be the most difficult part, and that is no big deal.I wish you lived closer, as I could show you how to make that part in just a few hours.


'68 Coronet R/T
06-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Hey Aaron if you lived closer we'd all be hanging out at your shop trying to learn more. LOL
The metal work I see on that forum amazes me. My hat goes off to you guys.

06-18-2011, 12:51 PM
"68" If you could ever make the trip to Oblong Illinois for the International Metal meet it will change your life. A very good friend of mine(Barry) went a few years ago and told me that when he came back. The next year I made sure I went, and have been back for a total of 4 years. It is unbelieveable how much you can learn in such a short time. There are some of the most talented people that just walk around and look for people to help. Everyone there is looking for a way to help teach something to someone else and learn from others. Nowhere else have I seen such a group of people. Unfortunately I probably will not be making the trip this year, but it is not because I don't want to.

If I could just get rid of the big car jobs that I have here I could get back to metal shaping that I enjoy.


09-26-2014, 10:49 AM
What's the status of this truck? Did you buy it? I have patch panels and several parts for these trucks. Check out my site www.37plyguy.com

10-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Did this truck sell?

'68 Coronet R/T
10-01-2014, 09:18 PM
No, its still sitting in the same exact spot. More like yard art than anything else. People are funny when it comes to these older vehicles. A woman down the street from me has a 68 Plymouth GTX sitting up on blocks in front of her single wide trailer. I asked to look at it one day and she near ran me off the property. The sad part is that it is still on those blocks and its been 16 years now. I tried again a few years back and got a peek in the window before she screamed at her grandson for showing it to me. The seats are being eaten by mice and whatever else lives in there. The VIN says 440 automatic and it looks to be original.

10-02-2014, 09:48 AM
So you still haven't got him to name a price? Haven you made an offer?

'68 Coronet R/T
10-02-2014, 09:44 PM
In an earlier post I stated that he told me he had an offer of $3000 but wanted more than that. At that point, knowing the poor condition of the truck I didn't pursue it.