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1925 craigslist truck

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:22 am

I just spotted this ad on craigslist:

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/al ... 88519.html

I don't know anything about it other than it is on craigslist and looks like a well preserved truck. I won't comment on the price.


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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by Raoul von S. » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am

I see the speed limit sign is appropriate. 😜
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:11 am

These are always fun to see. I click through all the photos until I realize I'm at the 40th one of 7. I expect to see a wide variety of asking prices for the next 100 years. If I'm lucky.
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Post by RustyFords » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:03 pm

It does my heart good to see the steady rise in popularity of survivor cars. So many of these would've been stripped down and restored in days past.
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by TFan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:16 pm

This was in the classified forum back on January 20th. Jim
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Post by Marv K » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:46 pm

Hafta wonder if there's still 'original air' in the tires.....
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by HaroldRJr » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 pm

WOW! If I ever saw one that should be entirely left alone and just "preserved", that's the one! Especially that 8-way box! How many of them do you suppose still survive, right? On one hand, I think the price is a bit high, but on the other hand, I really think that someone who'd really like to have an ORIGINAL TT and would appreciate that one for what it is, will probably pay the price!


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Post by Tom Hicks » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:48 pm

The price is a good thing. If the owner sold its for its true value someone would buy and fix it up. Anyone who pays the asking price will keep it like it is.
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by RustyFords » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:25 pm

He'd probably let it go for 15K.

If I had the money and space, I'd go get it for that price tomorrow and preserve it. Restorations of cars of this age, in this level of preservation, is just as bad as hotrodding them.
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by Marv K » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:37 pm

-Don-
When something is rusted out, been cut up, gutted or stripped out, we're facing the crossroads of letting it rot away or to rebuild it as we may want it to be. That's especially true if it happens to be ours..... Just find that one with the 'original air' in the tires!
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by RustyFords » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:32 pm

Marv K wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:37 pm
-Don-
When something is rusted out, been cut up, gutted or stripped out, we're facing the crossroads of letting it rot away or to rebuild it as we may want it to be. That's especially true if it happens to be ours..... Just find that one with the 'original air' in the tires!
I was only referring to extraordinary survivors in the level of preservation that this old truck is in.

Something that has been cut up, gutted or stripped out is a good candidate for restoration.
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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by mtntee20 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:42 pm

I have a problem with this guy and his "all original" statements. Take a good look at the photo of the engine. I don't think they were using the aluminum fan and crank pulleys, or rubber micro rib belts in 1925. The first two photos have no oil side lamps, then the rest do have them, original? I may be full of caca, but originally, isn't the inlet elbow held on the block with BOLTS, not studs?

Also, that is a grain bed not an 8 in 1.

I do love the truck and the condition is has been kept in. I am also sure I will catch a ton of crap for the above statements even though I see them as factual. Another fact: He's going to have to wait a long time to find someone with $17,000 to spend and the state of awareness to spend it.

Still, I love the truck.


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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by George Andreasen » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 pm

Well, it IS in nice, original shape.......if the word original means "runs well and needs nothing major".

Although it wasn't used in this ad that I could see, I get awfully tired of people throwing the word "patina" around. It used to mean unpolished silver or pewter. Now it's used to describe everything including plastic toys from the 70's.

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Re: 1925 craigslist truck

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Patina is just that, don't matter what it is. :)
PS: There is real patina and there is fake patina. That TT looks real. LIKE!
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