1942 G506 Chevy 4x4 w/ winch, Lots of NOS parts, F.S.

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1942 G506 Chevy 4x4 w/ winch, Lots of NOS parts, F.S.

Postby retro-roco » Fri May 20, 2011 12:47 am

I've decided that after owning my 1942 Chevy 1-1/2 ton G7117 for seven years, that its time to sell it to someone with more time and perhaps ambition then I have. My question is what is the best way to sell it. The truck is still very much a project, but over the years I have acquired a treasure trove of NOS parts, many of which are rather difficult to find these days.

This is roughly what the truck looks like:

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As you can see, the truck is complete with the original cargo box. It is also a winch model, though it had no winch when I bought it.

Since the picture was taken, I have removed everything down to the frame forward of the box. Major parts I have acquired include:

winch (take-off, needs restoration)
winch drive shaft (NOS)
bearings ( I have every bearing listed in the manual as being required for this model, with extras of many of them)
hydrovac - NOS
new brake lines (VOV)
new rebuilt steering gear (Axles & Gears Inc.)
rear brake wheel cylinders (NOS)
mud flap brackets (VOV)
deep sump oil pan and oil pump extension
spare tire carrier (actually have two of them)
rear taillights (NOS)
replacement wiring harness (Vintage Wiring of Maine)
full set of canvas for cargo box, seat covers, tailgate chain covers, rear safety strap
6-8 fenders, several of them very nice
muffler (1 replacement, 1 NOS)
exhaust pipe (NOS)
tail pipe (NOS)
rifle holder with canvas cover (holder is very nice, canvas is a little rough)
rubber floor mats (two of them, NOS)
camoflage netting (two very large ones, as used with armor, and CCKW's)

I have a spreadsheet listing many more parts I've acquired over the years. I've seen some of the low prices these trucks are bringing these days (or not bringing??). Any advise on the best way to sell this, and recoup the most I can? Is it best to part it out, or sell it as a "project"?

I am faced with an interstate move that will be wrapping up soon. I've been trying (unsuccessfully so far) to get any interest in hauling the truck. Maybe its my lack of interest, but either way, I need to decidewhat to do with this thing and I need to decide pretty soon.
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Re: Need some advice...

Postby John V Cliche » Fri May 20, 2011 5:25 pm

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Re: Need some advice...

Postby 68427vette » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:50 pm

what is the price??
, economy is down, and fuel prices are UP.. jc
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Re: Need some advice...

Postby retro-roco » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:42 pm

Well the truck AND almost all of my parts are now in Illinois. I wasn't overwelmed by responses, except for a number who felt they needed to low-ball AND cherry pick the parts. :? My original post was seeking advise on how to best maximize my return should I sell the truck. The few who actually responded to that question all pointed to parting it out... The bottom line is that I ran out of time to do so when the truck AND I were both still in Nebraska. I hired a great shipper out of Guthrie Center Iowa - Cruisin' Chrome to haul the truck, with the entire truck troop bed and cab loaded with parts to our new home in Bloomington, IL. I'm sure the neighbors wondered what kind of redneck family moved in down the street when it was being unloaded in my driveway! :roll:

The way I figured it, the only way I can either sell it off or continue working on it, is if it is here, and not three states away...

Getting it ready to travel was a LOT of work, but I found that it was actually pretty enjoyable to drop the cab back on the frame, dig out my NOS engine mounts and drop the engine and bell housing back in the truck, and mount the winch on the front of the truck <<snicker>> for the first time since I bought it...

If I sell off some of the extra NOS parts I have, it will help pay for toools and/or the work that needs done. I've started making some contacts already with a local heavy equipment sand blaster, and a custom fabrication shop... Now that the truck is sitting in the third garage stall, and I get to see her every day; I'm re-considering whether to actually sell.
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Re: Need some advice...

Postby 68427vette » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:52 pm

good for you,, keep the truck!~~ :D
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Re: Need some advice...

Postby Barry Churcher » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:49 pm

Sometimes a little change of scenery makes a huge difference. My bet is on you finishing the truck. :D
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Re: 1942 G506 Chevy 4x4 w/ winch, Lots of NOS parts, F.S.

Postby retro-roco » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:26 pm

Please see my post on G503.com/forums for the latest...

http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=184285&p=1069135#p1069135
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