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eBay Listing: 1950 Ford F-100 Rat Rod

Classics  /   /  By Tony Piff

Ok, so the seller of this ’50 Ford pickup admits that it’s too perfect to qualify as a rat rod, but the influence is obvious and awesome, and the unusual result is totally successful. I love the brutally low stance, super wide Mickey Thompson Sportsmans, minimal chrome and custom lace paintwork on the roof. I could hardly believe it when I spotted it at a bid of $510 and no reserve.

The truck was taken to bare metal before respray, and anything rusty was replaced. Under the ’50 Ford body is a ’64 Chevy truck frame, and the engine is a stock 1989 Mustang high output 302 with roller rockers and lifters, and all new seals and gaskets last month.

The seller recommends new brake shoes, a return spring for the brake pedal and a more effective radiator, although he says the truck has never boiled over. He also says there is no door or glass hardware installed. He has the originals, but “would never install them on this truck.”

It all looks like an incredibly expensive labor of love that’s ready for that last 1%. 1,905 1948-1952 F-series pickups sold on eBay Motors in the past three years, averaging $13k for the best examples. Adding the search term “rod” narrows the results to just 306 trucks, with an average price of nearly $16k.

See the listing for this one here, with reserve already met.

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  1. buddy liggett July 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

    I am extremly humbled by this. being “born and raised” in a body shop this simple blog is about the best thing that has happened to me in my 38 years. I built this truck to be like no other and at first was shocked by what it seemed to be no interest. With all the time,blood,sweat and tears that have gone into this truck I was in what you could call “panic mode”. My father owned a body shop and his father before him. My father was a very talented man building very high end cars. The best being a true 64 ac shelby cobra total restoration. He once said that after meeting carrol shelby and mr. shelby visiting the shop that “it just aint gonna get any better than this”. Sadly he passed away in 2001 and he never had the chance to see my skills develop to what they are now. With this blog and all the fb publicity that has been given the past 2 days I can feel him smiling down on me. I can not begin to explain the joy i feel. Thank you ebay blogger for all the kind words.

  2. eBay Motors July 24, 2012 at 10:57 am Reply

    Hi Buddy,

    Thank you very much for your kind words, we do what we can to help!

    Would you be interested in contributing future articles to our blog about your story like this as well? Please let us know.

    – eBay Motors

  3. buddy liggett July 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Yes. I can and will do as you said “what i can” to share my story or stories of the entire process of the builds,restorations and selling experiences. I once again thank you for the very kind words.

  4. eBay Motors July 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Hi Buddy,

    Thanks for your quick response! We just sent you a note and look forward to your story!

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