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    1950s Panel Van Doors

    We've had these doors in the basement for a while. I'd like to get rid of them, but first I want to know what would be a good price. They aren't in fantastic shape, but they aren't so bad either.Click image for larger version. 

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    Not worth anything. Junk yard might give a $1.00.
    Before you get ride of them take that little square panel off and make sure it isn't full of paper money.

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    Worth plenty to somebody building one. Put them on Craigs list.. ebay lists 50s stuff from 300 to 700 for rear panel truck doors
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallfoot View Post
    Worth plenty to somebody building one. Put them on Craigs list.. ebay lists 50s stuff from 300 to 700 for rear panel truck doors
    Good tip smallfoot. I was going to say the same thing. About $175 - $250.00 each to that guy building one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger View Post
    Not worth anything. Junk yard might give a $1.00.
    Before you get ride of them take that little square panel off and make sure it isn't full of paper money.
    Envoy, people are ignorant these days and throw everything away (not directed personally at you Rodger). In restorations, the smallest part can be very expensive to obtain. Figure out what year and model and put up some Craigslist adds. They are not making anymore of them. Someone might just want them for the glass.

    Reproduction body panels are junk and take twice the labor to make fit and never are really right except from a distance. People that do restorations understand this well.
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    Young people don’t realize the value and older people just remember what things cost 60 years ago (and how easily you could buy OEM parts).
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    Sounds like they are worth putting up on Craigslist. I did open up the panel and peer inside, but I plan on sticking a snake cam in there in the future. I'll let you all know how that turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Envoy, people are ignorant these days and throw everything away (not directed personally at you Rodger). In restorations, the smallest part can be very expensive to obtain. Figure out what year and model and put up some Craigslist adds. They are not making anymore of them. Someone might just want them for the glass.

    Reproduction body panels are junk and take twice the labor to make fit and never are really right except from a distance. People that do restorations understand this well.
    How would you suggest finding out the make and model?

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    First thing I’d do is stand them upright and take some pictures of both sides. Then take a close up of the door handles and lock and any hardware on the inside. Someone that is interested in buying it, will want to know if they are rusted out, so I’d take a few pictures inside if you do take the access cover off.

    I’d post these photos to the “what is it?” Forum here and get some eyes on it. I’ve got a book around here somewhere. I’ll take a look in a bit.

    If I was to throw out an off the cuff guess..I’d say start looking at 1947-1955 Advanced Design Chevy panel trucks.
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