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Old 11-13-2013, 08:52 PM
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Should I sell my Hot Rods for new truck?

Hello

I'm toying with idea of possible buying 2014 F-350 4x4 6.7 Powerstroke 8 FT bed Reg Cab. However I'm a bit short money wise this time as I've just poured money into upgrade/additional to my fleet with following: new 7x18 Wells Cargo trailer, 94' F350 dump truck and more equipments.

The truck will become " my Boss " truck and tow time to time when I need dump truck doing full job that day.

However I do have a 52' F1 Traditional Hot Rod and a 56' F100 that's about 95% restored and 95% original. I love Hot Rods but I'm really wanting a new truck so is the new truck worth it selling Hot Rods?

Just wondering what you guys would do.

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:03 PM
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What do you want more? A new truck, or your toys. Only you can decide. Then you'll have to take on the task of actually selling said toys. They might sit around for a year before someone with the money is interested in them.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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that's a tough call... do you drive the hot rods often??

I actually was looking at a '14 f350 6.7 today, great looking truck and very quiet for a diesel!
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:51 AM
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Please don't sell your toys for a new truck. a classic car or truck is almost irreplaceable come paired to new trucks which are a dime a dozen. Atleast for me my toys indicate some sort of SUCCESS. A new truck is just another work tool really. I see alot of guys around here who have all the newest trucks and mowers, they sorta of double take when they see my 10-15 year old trucks and equipment. But when it comes time to play they have nothing, or wonder wow how can he afford that.

Best thing you could do is hold off until next season or sell you dump and buy a newer dump.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:53 AM
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Please don't sell your toys for a new truck. a classic car or truck is almost irreplaceable come paired to new trucks which are a dime a dozen. Atleast for me my toys indicate some sort of SUCCESS. A new truck is just another work tool really. I see alot of guys around here who have all the newest trucks and mowers, they sorta of double take when they see my 10-15 year old trucks and equipment. But when it comes time to play they have nothing, or wonder wow how can he afford that.

Best thing you could do is hold off until next season or sell you dump and buy a newer dump.
You stole my post, Id keep my toys also.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:03 AM
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Please don't sell your toys for a new truck. a classic car or truck is almost irreplaceable come paired to new trucks which are a dime a dozen. Atleast for me my toys indicate some sort of SUCCESS. A new truck is just another work tool really. I see alot of guys around here who have all the newest trucks and mowers, they sorta of double take when they see my 10-15 year old trucks and equipment. But when it comes time to play they have nothing, or wonder wow how can he afford that.

Best thing you could do is hold off until next season or sell you dump and buy a newer dump.
I can speak from experience on this one... I had a '68 Mustang GT w/351 that my parents got me as a graduation gift from high school. I would give it a solid B+. I kept it for 7 years and just got to the point where it was sitting. I didn't need to sell it, but I did, stupid, stupid, stupid. In all honestly in my 33 years of life, it's been one of my biggest regrets.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:29 AM
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I can speak from experience on this one... I had a '68 Mustang GT w/351 that my parents got me as a graduation gift from high school. I would give it a solid B+. I kept it for 7 years and just got to the point where it was sitting. I didn't need to sell it, but I did, stupid, stupid, stupid. In all honestly in my 33 years of life, it's been one of my biggest regrets.

I have a classic hot rod and an rv. Had a boat but sold it and regret it. For me this stuff is why I work. Not to mention that I don't really get a kick out of work anymore (10yrs in business). I drive a newer personal pickup but I would not be willing to give up toys to get a truck, thats sort of moving backwards. You may not drive the hotrods much now but 5 years from now you'll probably be kicking yourself. There have been periods where my hotrod sat a whole summer but I never thought of selling cuz that money would be gone in the blink of an eye. , especially if it's for a downpayment
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:30 AM
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Please don't sell your toys for a new truck. a classic car or truck is almost irreplaceable come paired to new trucks which are a dime a dozen. Atleast for me my toys indicate some sort of SUCCESS. A new truck is just another work tool really. I see alot of guys around here who have all the newest trucks and mowers, they sorta of double take when they see my 10-15 year old trucks and equipment. But when it comes time to play they have nothing, or wonder wow how can he afford that.

Best thing you could do is hold off until next season or sell you dump and buy a newer dump.
I agree, if you use the hot-rod keep it. I love my toys and it is a way to unwind and do something different. Only way I would in my case sell is if I was .
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:57 PM
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Please don't sell your toys for a new truck. a classic car or truck is almost irreplaceable come paired to new trucks which are a dime a dozen. Atleast for me my toys indicate some sort of SUCCESS. A new truck is just another work tool really. I see alot of guys around here who have all the newest trucks and mowers, they sorta of double take when they see my 10-15 year old trucks and equipment. But when it comes time to play they have nothing, or wonder wow how can he afford that.

Best thing you could do is hold off until next season or sell you dump and buy a newer dump.
I think my new 2013 f350 6.7 powerstroke /w reading versatility landscape dump body IS my toy 2013 TT 52" toy too.




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Old 01-24-2014, 07:21 PM
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I think my new 2013 f350 6.7 powerstroke /w reading versatility landscape dump body IS my toy 2013 TT 52" toy too.



Your kind of proving my point by saying that. If all you or any of these other guys want out of life is a new pick up and mower have at it. I will be on my Harley, in my motorhome, on my boat, cruising in my 10sec Camaro etc. Not trying to be an A** but there is waaaay more to life than nice equipment. I did't get that as a teenager when I started in this business, but 12 years later I more than get it.
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