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Hey guys, just got back from the Grand Run in Pigeon Forge Tn this weekend. I bought a 54 2 dr post bel air for my wife. She wants a rat/sled style car so I don't need the 2 sets of cherry bel air trim I got. Anybody know what this stuff is worth? I know the tri five stuff, but never messed with 53/54s. I am thinking I may get even on the car if I can unload the trim sets.
 

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I would say it'd be comparable in $, if not more than tri5 trim. I believe '54 BelAir trim (clean, and in good shape), should probably pull good money to the right person. Maybe research the current prices of tri5 trim, and base your asking price from there. Hope this helps...
 

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I'm sure it's equal to tri 5 trim, but to a much smaller audience. May take awhile to find the right guy who needs it, unless you put it on Fleabay.
 

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Thanks guys for the replies. Thats what I was hoping to hear so I can maybe recoup on the car. Anybody got an idea of a number?? I don't want to retire offa the stuff just get it sold. I will get some pics up on here next week, I have to go pick the car up on Sat., it is about 2.5 hours from my house. It is a beater like all the rest of my stuff but my wife wants a ratty sled-style car, so it will work out.
 

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You may want to try selling your trim on the HAMB. Much larger potential buyer base.
 

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I actually posted something on the HAMB about the trim and had 2 guys wanting it immediately. I still haven't been able to come up with a good number on a full set. I guess I will just put it up for what seems reasonable and see what happens. I reallly don't know what all I have until I get the car home. I spent all afternoon finish welding the floors in the 55. I think I have made up my mind to go ahead and take the leap and do the axle. I saw one in Tn. this past weekend with one from a 55 truck, looked like it worked good.
 

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The '55 to '59 axles are little wider than the '49 to '54 axles and in my opinion fit the tri-fives track width better. Especially with the real narrow rims and front tires the axle brings them out nicely. Again my opinion and not meant to offend anyones build. All beam/straight axles look good on the tri-fives. Mark L
 

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Thats good to know Mark. I always like to learn something new. I got the 54 home and was pleasantly surprised to find all the new sheetsmetal to fix all the rust issues buried under all the spare trim. The car already has a mustand II front clip with rack and pinion done, motor mounts, discs, a late model 10 bolt posi. I am going to put it up for after I finish my 55. The better half wants it "ratty not junky, low with black steelies/ wide whites, no trim, flat black" So drumroll please.. here the heap.....crickets.....LOL.
 

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That's a really good looking '54! If it's just that small amount of surface rust it shouldn't take much body work.
Your '55 will take that next step towards looking really serious with a straight axle. I've never put a early 50's truck axle in one, but done a number using '55-'59 Chevy truck axles, and they went pretty smooth.
I like the slightly wider track also; it's only about 1.5" total, so hardly noticeable on each side.
 

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Just ran across an add on CL here in Calif for chevy trim....OMG he`s expensive one door $600.00
• all four doors $1600.00
• front windshield $800.00
• back windshield $800.00
• fenders $400.00 each or $600.00 for both
• front seat $600.00
• back seat $600.00
• Front & Back seat $800.00
• Original Three speed tranny $500.00
• Original Radio $400.00

Moldings:

• Both Sides of car molding strips all redid $800.00
• Both side of Moldings around the outside of the windows $600.00
• Back window molding outside redid $400.00
• Front window molding in good condition $300.00
• Bottom outside molding Left side $250.00
• Bottom outside molding Right side $250.00
• Bottom outside moldings on both doors $300.00
• Tail light chrome pieces both $150.00
• Trunk Chevrolet molding $250.00
• Both Wing window hardware $400.00
• Inside Back window molding $400.00
• Inside Front window molding $400.00
• Both inside front and back window moldings $600.00
• Inside Door window molding $300.00 each
• Inside Door window molding $800.00 all four
• Glove box chromed $200.00
• Dash cover chromed $200.00

Or all chromed moldings for $3800.00
 

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Holy Cow Man!!!! Looks like I could make 6 times my money back!! LOL. I am thinking about selling it all for what I have in the car ...which isn't much. I also found 2 CHERRY 210 quarter moldings in the car. I am going to try and get it all offa the car today.
 

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Just ran across an add on CL here in Calif for chevy trim....OMG he`s expensive one door $600.00
• all four doors $1600.00
• front windshield $800.00
• back windshield $800.00
• fenders $400.00 each or $600.00 for both
• front seat $600.00
• back seat $600.00
• Front & Back seat $800.00
• Original Three speed tranny $500.00
• Original Radio $400.00

Moldings:

• Both Sides of car molding strips all redid $800.00
• Both side of Moldings around the outside of the windows $600.00
• Back window molding outside redid $400.00
• Front window molding in good condition $300.00
• Bottom outside molding Left side $250.00
• Bottom outside molding Right side $250.00
• Bottom outside moldings on both doors $300.00
• Tail light chrome pieces both $150.00
• Trunk Chevrolet molding $250.00
• Both Wing window hardware $400.00
• Inside Back window molding $400.00
• Inside Front window molding $400.00
• Both inside front and back window moldings $600.00
• Inside Door window molding $300.00 each
• Inside Door window molding $800.00 all four
• Glove box chromed $200.00
• Dash cover chromed $200.00

Or all chromed moldings for $3800.00
Holy car-poly!!!! Looks like he spent a ton of money chroming up his car then bailed. At least you know that the pieces are worth something to someone. Have you tried the HAMB? Those years are very popular there. Good luck!

Mike
 

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Some of those prices are ridiculous :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Asking an enormous amount and getting it are two different things. :p:p
 
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