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:
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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1942 Chevy 1-1/2 ton cargo w/ winch
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