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post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 10:41 PM
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Re: what is a 1970 f100 worth?

If you can grab that '70 for $600 bucks you're doing good. If they want $1200 they're off their rocker. First off the interior is fekking THRASHED, the Instrument cluster is somewhere, the original steering wheel is missing along with the Dash Pad, and the Original seat is missing or in the bed of the truck...

It is definitely a $500 or $600 dollar truck engine rebuilt or not, with ONE exception, if there is no rust anywhere, then go ahead and pay $1K for it. But if there is only a tiny bit of visible rust then it's back to $500...

That's just my two cents. I'm not offended by your calling me cheap, Everyone knows I am, but I prefer to call it thrift-worthy and knowledgeable. I have bought F100's in Maryland, Nebraska, California, Utah and Washington.

I know what's what most of the time.
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There is a guy on FTE that is putting a bump on a 2002 chassis. He just bought a really nice Camper Special for $600. I have no idea where he is located but he has some nice pics of the truck. At least it will give you an idea of what is out there for $600 & he's not happy about paying $600

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It is worth looking at. The underside pics are showing the floor and cab mount areas. Look at the cleanliness of what is said to be a rebuilt motor 40K miles ago compared to the truck you are looking at. Not a perfectly clean engine but way more cleaner than what you are looking at. We just tryin to skool ya bit hopin you avoid some of the mistakes others have made.
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Yeah the owner isnt asking 1000 for it he is asking more like what you guys are thinking its worth. My 1100 I want out of it includes what I would pay to get it closer like putting the dash together with all the original things that he has with it, deap cleaning it, new seat or redo this one(too bad its not original). So are you saying when its around 600 it might be worth it the way it is?
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Yeah the owner isnt asking 1000 for it he is asking more like what you guys are thinking its worth. My 1100 I want out of it includes what I would pay to get it closer like putting the dash together with all the original things that he has with it, deap cleaning it, new seat or redo this one(too bad its not original). So are you saying when its around 600 it might be worth it the way it is?
There are so many variables to say yes or no to that question. Providing what I can see is all that is wrong with it, runs & drives good, brakes are good, glass is good, tires are good it might be worth $600. Did you check the link I posted. I posted it so you could see what most of us who build these trucks consider a $600 truck. This body style is prone to bad cab mounts, bad floors, hinge area for the doors being rotted away, hinge area for the hood rotted away, bottom of the core support rotted, inner fender wells rotted, bed floor bad, bottom of the tailgate rotted out.

If he is asking $600 for the truck tell him you would love to have the truck but all you have available right now is $350. See what happens. Don't bad mouth the truck you will just make him mad. Don't point oout all that is wrong with it, he already knows what is wrong with it. He will probably come back with something like $500. At that point tell him you will see what you can do and walk away. The next day or wait 2 go back by (always better in person) and tell him you were able to come up with an additional $50. You really want the truck but all you have is $400 will he consider taking $400. He will be expecting you to find another $50 so he will most likely say he will do $450 but nothing less.

Only have $400 and maybe a few ones in your wallet. Keep the rest of your money in a pocket. Open your wallet and take out your money. Have it all in 20's, it looks like more money that (4) 100's. Count them in front of him & when done make like you are searching all your pockets for more money. This looks like you really want this truck bad. Do not add any more to your stack. Tell him it is all you have. If he says no then walk away telling him you will try to come up with more. Wait 3 days and go back with whatever you offered the other day ($406) and tell him all you can come up with is the $406 you had the other day.

Ask him to reconsider your offer telling him it is all you can come up with. He's not driving it. It's just sitting taking up space. If he thinks you really like the truck he may take your offer because it is going to someone who really wants it. Gettin the idea?
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There are so many variables to say yes or no to that question. Providing what I can see is all that is wrong with it, runs & drives good, brakes are good, glass is good, tires are good it might be worth $600. Did you check the link I posted. I posted it so you could see what most of us who build these trucks consider a $600 truck. This body style is prone to bad cab mounts, bad floors, hinge area for the doors being rotted away, hinge area for the hood rotted away, bottom of the core support rotted, inner fender wells rotted, bed floor bad, bottom of the tailgate rotted out.

If he is asking $600 for the truck tell him you would love to have the truck but all you have available right now is $350. See what happens. Don't bad mouth the truck you will just make him mad. Don't point oout all that is wrong with it, he already knows what is wrong with it. He will probably come back with something like $500. At that point tell him you will see what you can do and walk away. The next day or wait 2 go back by (always better in person) and tell him you were able to come up with an additional $50. You really want the truck but all you have is $400 will he consider taking $400. He will be expecting you to find another $50 so he will most likely say he will do $450 but nothing less.

Only have $400 and maybe a few ones in your wallet. Keep the rest of your money in a pocket. Open your wallet and take out your money. Have it all in 20's, it looks like more money that (4) 100's. Count them in front of him & when done make like you are searching all your pockets for more money. This looks like you really want this truck bad. Do not add any more to your stack. Tell him it is all you have. If he says no then walk away telling him you will try to come up with more. Wait 3 days and go back with whatever you offered the other day ($406) and tell him all you can come up with is the $406 you had the other day.

Ask him to reconsider your offer telling him it is all you can come up with. He's not driving it. It's just sitting taking up space. If he thinks you really like the truck he may take your offer because it is going to someone who really wants it. Gettin the idea?

Couldn't have said it better myself!~

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If you can get it for $500 or $600 and the seat will cost you $350 to re-do and the rest is simply putting it back together and cleaning it and driving it, then go for it. You'll get your $1200 if it's all back together and in good shape and clean.
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Re: what is a 1970 f100 worth?

huh. I value my time. If someone jerked me around like that about buying a truck, I would tell them to get the F off my property before I go and get my shotgun.


Just the same, a 95% rustfree 70's F-series is not worth over $1000.
The one exception is a truck that is obviously restored (and has proof).
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huh. I value my time. If someone jerked me around like that about buying a truck, I would tell them to get the F off my property before I go and get my shotgun.


Just the same, a 95% rustfree 70's F-series is not worth over $1000.
The one exception is a truck that is obviously restored (and has proof).
Perhaps and perhaps not. If you believe I am jerking you around that is one thing but I have shown you cash. So I am obviously a serious purchaser, just not at the price you have on the table. You can tell me to walk anytime you want. Life must be great for you, threatening people with shotguns. Must get you real far. Personally I don't need a gun to tell you I am not interested in your offer. Generally speaking regardless of what it is I am purchasing when purchased from a private party it usually can be had for half the asking price. Nothing personal but I am watching out for my best interest as the seller is theirs. Why in the world would I pay $600 when I can get it for less?

The less I pay going in the more I have available to spend on the vehicle. I budgeted $20K for doing my truck and it looks like I will come in at right about that. Paying too much going in or for anything along the way means failure on the backside of it all.

It is a business transaction, nothing more. No emotion at all. One party has cash the other an object. The party with the object desires to convert it to cash. The party with the cash is contemplating a purchase. You will need to convince me your object is worth my money not the other way around. Objects are everywhere. You can't eat an object. My time is valuable as well. A hour spent negotiating resulting in saving me a couple hundred dollars is worth it to me.

It would seem to me a hour negotiating by the seller to get as much as they could would be beneficial to them as well.

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Alright, I will see what he thinks.
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Good luck Seth!
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Good luck Seth!
Agreed. Good luck. Keep your head on and remember it is a business deal nothing more & you should do just fine.
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Well don't keep us in suspense. How did it all go? Do you own the truck or not?
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haha im sorry, he is out of town till saterday, so it will probly be sunday I will let you know. I will put it up sunday morning for all ya all.
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Grave digging a bit but with junk being 250/ton or 275/ton and the weight of my 71 f100 bone dry and empty is 6300lbs. I looked at this as no matter what I will get 800 out of this truck. It's a total rust wagon but runs when I want it and doesn't stop. After the seller threw in a hood and a seat he asked for 1100 bucks. I see this a a good deal and the drive distance wasnt very far. If I has to go 600 miles and buy one at 500 in better condition the time and money it takes to get it that far will add up especially 70mph in an FE for hours.


This wasn't for the op just for new coming buyers searching for a bit of info. And also my truck has drums Manuel everything 360 4x4 long bed with 32 inch mud kings. Nothing fancy but I wont ever have to spend more than 1 hour swapping motors or have to think of vacuum compression for my brakes.
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Tim, does your truck weight so much because of the 4x4?
my 2wd 76 f100 with a 390 weighted 3800lbs at the scrap yard last time
I hauled a load there (with me in it and fuel in the tank).

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It has a huge hitch bolted to the frame and 32 inch tires, nothing else is different , and it jumps from 6290- 6300 on the scale
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