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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:32 AM   #1
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Question O/T: streingth of a friendship
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Ok, let's say that you "hypothetically" stumble upon an old ford pickup while out looking for an old pickup cab for a friend. Now this friend wants an earlier model, and only wants a cab and doors not the fenders, hood, bed, chassis, engine.... and this is a complete truck.

Now let's say that the owner of this complete truck is a very good friend and makes you one hell of a deal on this truck (that doesn't fit your other friends plans) and you take the deal, but at the same time you get a line on three other cabs that WILL fit the plans of your friend who wants the cab in the first place.

Does this make you a bad person for not letting your friend have the first crack at this complete truck?



Again, just speaking "hypothetically" here.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #2
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nope, not at all. Congrats on the find!!
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:38 AM   #3
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If this ford truck happens to be a '56, no, hehe. No seriously, if he wants an earlier truck than the complete model that was found, keep searching, and put the found one in your shop. No sense in cutting up a complete old ford that he really doesnt want in the first place. Besides, you found him 3 others that fit the bill. All hypothetically of course.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:39 AM   #4
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I aint gettin into this one, I know too much already

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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:40 AM   #5
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No,,your are doing him a favour by just looking,,and if you have found ( or this person you might know has ),,the cab which was the original reason you ( or this other person ) stumbled upon the whole truck in the first place. Then I would say alls good no harm no foul,,the friend gets what he needs ,not to mention he should thank his friend for being such a friend as to look for him in the first place,and the friendship is rewarded by the other friend finding a whole truck that he can use.

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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:47 AM   #6
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If He is inded your friend. He would buy you the first pick up.
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Nope... not fitting into his criteria its free game.
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Im glad this is just a hypothetical scenario because any person that would be so cold and selfish as to entirely screw his friend and take a perfectly good project for an incredibly good deal and give his other friends something else to look forward to at an event planned 13 months in the future, hardly qualifies as a human being.






















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If you're the one that put in the time and effort into the search, then I say its yours for the taking. If you swooped in on his find, then there might be a problem. My friends always ask how I find all of my deals, and I always tell them that I'm always looking for them, whether it be on he internet, while I'm driving, word of mouth, or at the swap meets. I'll also approach people and ask about a deal even if I think that its a ridiculous for them to accept.

If anything, he should be kicking himself in the ass for not doing the legwork himself. More than likely, he's gonna be butthurt about it, but you already found him what he was looking for. Also, you mentioned that you bought the truck from a bro. Do you really think that he would have sold it to your other friend at the price you got? Probably not. He sold it to you because he knew you'd do something with it, and not just sell it in the near future to make a little money.

If it went down the way you said it did, you're in the clear as far as I'm concerned.
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If you're the one that put in the time and effort into the search, then I say its yours for the taking. If you swooped in on his find, then there might be a problem. My friends always ask how I find all of my deals, and I always tell them that I'm always looking for them, whether it be on he internet, while I'm driving, word of mouth, or at the swap meets. I'll also approach people and ask about a deal even if I think that its a ridiculous for them to accept.

If anything, he should be kicking himself in the ass for not doing the legwork himself. More than likely, he's gonna be butthurt about it, but you already found him what he was looking for. Also, you mentioned that you bought the truck from a bro. Do you really think that he would have sold it to your other friend at the price you got? Probably not. He sold it to you because he knew you'd do something with it, and not just sell it in the near future to make a little money.

If it went down the way you said it did, you're in the clear as far as I'm concerned. (hypothetically speaking, of course!)
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You really did not give enough information, but the key here is the complete truck you found is not the years your friend wants. So you are not taking a potential find from the friend. You also stated that you found three other leads for the year truck he wants. Indicates to me you are trying to help him find what he wants. Unless your friend does not really know what he wants, then that is a whole different problem.
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Take the deal. If he's a true friend he'll be cool with it. And besides.......I've got an absolutely beautiful 35 Ford cab and frame for a pretty good price that I just don't need. Too bad you 're so far away. It would probably cost as much to ship it as it would to buy it. Or........You could come visit again and haul it back for him.
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ill hypothetically give ya $200 walt

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So, party A asks party B to find a truck cab of a certain vintage. While looking for the truck cab for party A, party B finds a complete truck of a vintage that does not fit into party A's criteria. Meanwhile, party B has a line on 3 truck cabs that do fit into party A's criteria. So, knowing partys A and B rather well, I am 99% certain that party A will have no problem with party B buying this truck for party B's useage.

I tell you what, next thing you know party A will ask party B to build the truck for him!


Oh and if party B happens to find a passenger side rear quarter panel for a 1930/31 Ford roadster in his searches, party C would gladly send you some money for the part, shipping and some beer!
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You really did not give enough information, but the key here is the complete truck you found is not the years your friend wants. So you are not taking a potential find from the friend. You also stated that you found three other leads for the year truck he wants. Indicates to me you are trying to help him find what he wants. Unless your friend does not really know what he wants, then that is a whole different problem.

Not enough info huh?

Well, for the last few weeks, I have been chasing down a cab for a fellow VR member who has decided he wants an American Iron rat rod pickup. Skipping forward to yesterday.... I got a line on a cab that might just be what he was looking for. So after work I go out to a long time friends place to check out the prospect. It turns out to be a complete '48 F-2 that someone has swapped the flatty for a Y block. When I say complete, I mean that the valve cover stickers are still there. Every piece of chrome is there and NOT tarnished. The lights are all there and not broken. Other than the patina and the rotted wood bed floor (now with a tree growing through it) the truck looks mint.

Now for what the friend is looking for.... He is wanting a rat rod build from a p/u cab and doors. That's it. He's wanting to go the tractor grill route, and have the rear axle right behind the cab ala. T roadster style.



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Take the deal. If he's a true friend he'll be cool with it. And besides.......I've got an absolutely beautiful 35 Ford cab and frame for a pretty good price that I just don't need. Too bad you 're so far away. It would probably cost as much to ship it as it would to buy it. Or........You could come visit again and haul it back for him.

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Having read Party C's response, it confirms my suspicions of party A's plans, and knowing a little about party A, I think he is laid back enough to not get upset is party B buys the truck as party C has stated. And if party B finds a 56 Ford pickup, party D may be interested in obtaining said truck.
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I tell you what, next thing you know party A will ask party B to build the truck for him!

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Oh and if party B happens to find a passenger side rear quarter panel for a 1930/31 Ford roadster in his searches, party C would gladly send you some money for the part, shipping and some beer!

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Having read Party C's response, it confirms my suspicions of party A's plans, and knowing a little about party A, I think he is laid back enough to not get upset is party B buys the truck as party C has stated. And if party B finds a 56 Ford pickup, party D may be interested in obtaining said truck.

This is becomming a big party!

How many do ya want and what color?


Oh, by the way, Party "B" also found party "A" his engine, trans, running gear, and maybe the tractor grill. Still need to ask the owner on that one.
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Party D only needs one as long as its complete. However this is totally contingent on Party D's wife.
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All this party talk is getting confusing!

So let's see... Party A lives in Arkansas, party C lives in California, party D will be divorced if I get a '56 without wife's permission, and party B, well... That'd B me!

There, all better.
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I say that this truck in no way meets the request to find parts, therefor it is free and clear to whomever else wants it.

Also, When is the PARTY?
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tell you whut... party B is going to be busy ... buying shipping building --- you dun open a big ass can o' worms...hehe
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So its an A, B, C and even a D party. Since I am a bit lost on all the party stuff I will agree with Rob on this one.
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So its an A, B, C and even a D party. Since I am a bit lost on all the party stuff I will agree with Rob on this one.


Hopin' ya would.

I'm going out to check a couple more tonight. Gonna try to have "the one" located before the weekend.
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