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    He said it was a 318 car.. it look pretty nice but what the heck am I going to do with that! And even more so where would I put it? And why would I have that on top of everything else..
    One good thing about this not selling yet is I've been driving it absolutely every chance I get. Took my wife out to Valentine's dinner and she really liked how comfortable and quiet was.. It actually drives better on the freeway then her Durango or my ram truck. two little fingers holding the wheel from the bottom on the freeway no problem..
     
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      I wish this was the one that I drove to Colorado LOL... But my son does like the four-wheel drive.. when I was there last summer I made a big fuss about keeping a ballast resistor in the glove box and actually brought him one. Last week it wouldn't start in the morning and he thought it was the fuel pump... Then he text me when he was at work and said what's that white thing on the fender wall??. I said the ballast resistor? He said yes. I said don't you have a spare one in the glove box? He said I'll check when I get home. My next text later that afternoon when he got home was damn it!... I plug that thing in and it fired right up.. lol..
       
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        Yes! It is amazing when just loafing down the road how easy these steer and drive - or any older car for that matter vs todays "stiff power steering". And the softer suspension gives an amazing ride. Sure, cutting a 90* at 40 mph todays strut suspension wins, but how often do we do that??
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          Well here I am over six months later with this truck and still can't get it sold...
          It's been for sale since the beginning of February and I've even dropped the price to 3 Grand at one point and all I get is a constant bombardment of tire kickers...
          I've taken it off of Craigslist as I just am at the end of my rope with talking to people about this truck... It's the same 45 to 65 year old that wants to know what I'm hiding but doesn't come over with any cash.... The people that want to trade their motorcycles and their four-door cars and that have to ask their wife if they can buy it and every imaginable scenario...
          Right now I'm asking 36 and wouldn't go a dime less. I do have a guy from Minnesota that's keeping in good contact with me and wants to send me money via Walmart but I am not into any kind of money sending thing as I always feel it's a scam. But supposedly he'll be out here next week for it. Not holding my breath or banking on none of it...
          I can't tell you how badly I wish I would have just parted it out from day one... Never again will I go through so much trouble getting a truck restored to such nice condition just to practically be begging people to get my money back...
          Big lesson learned...
           
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          If it was here, I'd give you 3500. Can you ship it to me for 3500 ?
           
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          I like looking for deals and buying stuff off of craigslist, but absolutely HATE selling on it. You get to talk to half of the idiots in the area.

          My wife had an old camper to sell and put my phone # on the ad. I think it was November, and a man called and asked if he could stay in it on my property until he got his tax check, and then he could pay me.

          Anyhow, I liked you thread on fixing it up, too bad it hasn't made you money. Hard to find one in that shape around here.
           
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            I need to understand what the differences between following me and trolling me...
            cuz the last time I said something you didn't like you said I was trolling you so I kind of let off on responding to any of your stuff...
            Then here's the typical deal just like the phone calls I say I want 36 and not a dime less and you say you'll give me 35...
            Shipped to the other side of the United States no less....
            Okay tire kicker go fly a kite LOL...
             
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            you said it was lowered to 3k at one point? didn't I read that? 2nd sentence? I'm offering 500 more if you ship... sorry, that's not trollin'
             
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              agreed at one point I said and then if you keep reading I say I will not take less than 36 right now.... Kind of like everybody wanting to negotiate from the smallest spot and then go down from there. at one point I was willing to take 3K just to get it out of my yard now it's kind of grown used to being where it is so I'm going to stand on what I should get for it bare minimum and that is giving it away..
              Look at Craigslist in Illinois and it's for 72 once you get it LOL...
               
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              ok, but you are the one that keeps posting you can't get it to move. You are the one with remorse about your decision to fix on it instead of parting it out. You are the one so desperate to sell you said 3k at one point. I said get a shipper for 500 and you'll have your 3k. Just say'n, but never mind. I have a yard full as it is. I pass... next in line step right up.
               
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              This is not a for sale thread whatsoever I want to make that 110% clear yes I stepped up and said I wouldn't do this again and I learned a big lesson so now guess who's right here to kick me in the butt and tell me about it even more??
              My local neighborhood troll...
              at no time did I say I was desperate to sell it, I was just wanting to get it moving and possibly put the money on other projects (like a 69 roadrunner) and I could go out there and set it on fire if I wanted to actually that may be a good idea I have it insured for a lot more... Disclaimer just joking...
               
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                Finally sold ..
                Never again...
                 
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                  Happy for you, and somebody got a good truck.
                   
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                    Thank you..
                    It's on a flatbed heading to Minnesota...
                    The guy is already excited.. he'll be very happy...
                     
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                      Patience is the key to selling anything.
                       
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                        especially when it's "item specific". Older, carbureted cars with stick shifts have a small potential buyer crowd - excluding muscle cars of course. Also, Jpar got a little in depth with it for trying to flip it.
                         
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                          You win some and you lose some. The main thing is the”learning curve”! And of course-no one cares about your money but you! I have told people on here that I have scrapped better cars than some are building and they get upset! But it’s the truth and you have learned a very valuable lesson! Good luck with the next one-but remember-your vehicle-use your own head!!!
                           
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                            Now he has some cash to spend on a Maverick or a Dart. It's going to be a hard choice. :D
                             
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                              You're right on point with a learning curve and what's going too far and what's going not far enough. I had to take one too far...
                              You me and everyone within earshot can call me what I deserve to be called if I do it again...
                              It really was a cheap lesson... All honestly I made a little in the end but far too hard of a road to go down for what I got...
                              I learned a lot about them building the one for my son. I took one and just did a few things to it and flipped it. I got another one and completely part of it out. Then this one was so nice I took it too far... By a long shot the one that I paid next to nothing for and did the leafs work on which was completely disassembling it the easy part LOL it was by far the easiest to sell parts and the most profitable. I simply advertise my parts for 2/3 to 1/2 of what everybody else is asking and my phone never stopped ringing and nobody questioned my prices... And I still have parts that I could sell LOL... And parts are used on that last truck LOL...
                              I do have one consolation I have the near mint grill that came from the truck that I believed was worth about three-quarters of what I paid for the entire truck. Something I probably won't sell.. I'll kick myself too hard if I ever decide to build one for myself...
                               
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                              Well, if you had a successful sale at a reasonable profit within 6 months during the worst economic down turn in 90 years and in the midst of a Global pandemic...I’d say you did quite well.

                              Why would you decide it makes sense to say “Never again”?

                              Unless you just don’t want to...but that’s a different decision unrelated to what actually happened.
                               
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                                It took three months of all of my spare time blood and knuckles notwithstanding to get that truck and it's 90% restored condition... That's not even the thousands of dollars I had invested in to it... Now add to that the string of endless 3 time a week tire kicking callers age range 50 to 65 wanting to know what I'm trying to hide... Of all the vehicles I've sold cars trucks snowmobiles motorcycles boats....
                                By triple long shot these 72 to 76 trucks are the worst..
                                Now the parts truck I bought for $250 and took two days to completely disassemble and take the carcass to the scrap yard... I lost track after 17 or $1,800 profit...
                                 
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                                Well, as you wish...I think you should take a different perspective. The noise you state is all normal business. Part of the game. Your personal feeling are driving the conclusion...and that’s ok. Just don’t mistake one for the other.

                                But that’s just my opinion. Take it for whatever you think it’s worth. I have no dog in the fight.

                                But you did save a vehicle that otherwise would no longer exist and made a new owner happy to see it alive and enriching their life.

                                And for that, you have my respect and thanks.
                                 
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                                  My perspective comes from buying to make a profit... Looking at it from purely a profit perspective it was too long of a road for too little of a return..
                                  The "noise" as you call it is just way too loud with these years of trucks as I was pointing out compared to all of the other kinds of motorized vehicles I've ever sold and I've sold many... I don't mind shooting a "game" of pool, but selling one of these trucks is like playing a whole season of basketball... Ongoing and grueling...
                                  My feelings driving my conclusion are manifested from the months of labor knuckle busting and knowledge taxing and budget investing...
                                  Never again will I put that much money time effort and knowledge into one of these year trucks... I'm not bitter at all I'm just merely stating lesson learned...
                                  One thing about parting them is now you have the ability to save many trucks as opposed to just one..
                                  As always you have my respect and thanks in general because you're always pretty cool to me, but I'm honest and I got to tell you I did it for profit not for any other reason.... And I'm sure I made that clear from the beginning...
                                   
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                                  Well-I see you have learned quite a bit! And it’s all well and fine to”do it for the love of the game”, but when I comes right down to the dotted line honesty is the best policy! I have been in this business for a bunch of years and I’ll be the first to tell you that I like the cars but money is the way we keep score
                                   
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                                    Kind of like I allude to I don't mind playing a little of the game but when the game go's 6 months long with the same song being played over and over again it just became too tiresome...
                                     
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