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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Galv Bulkhead: increase value?

I have searched quite a bit and cant find any threads on how a galv. bulkhead affects the value of a truck?

I know that it is a great improvement but does it also hurt the resale because of the issues with paint? I am replacing the bulkhead on my truck and am trying to decide if galvanizing is the right way to go.

All advice would be greatly appreciated...
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I have searched quite a bit and cant find any threads on how a galv. bulkhead affects the value of a truck?

I know that it is a great improvement but does it also hurt the resale because of the issues with paint? I am replacing the bulkhead on my truck and am trying to decide if galvanizing is the right way to go.

All advice would be greatly appreciated...
not sure you could put a dollar amount on the increase in value ... but it would certainly be a 'bonus' feature if you sold your truck.

With proper prep galv can be painted.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Aren't there issues with the paint lasting all that long even if prepped correctly?

I guess my original post should have stated:

As I am replacing my bulkhead (and switching from right to left hand drive) is it pretty much consensus that it is worth the money and potential painting risk... to have the new bulkhead galvanized?

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Aren't there issues with the paint lasting all that long even if prepped correctly?

I guess my original post should have stated:

As I am replacing my bulkhead (and switching from right to left hand drive) is it pretty much consensus that it is worth the money and potential painting risk... to have the new bulkhead galvanized?

Thanks again
Cars have been galvanized since the 70's ... if you get it prepped properly the paint isn't coming off.

If you try and paint it with a rattle can ... you are going to watch it flake like dandruff.
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I would pay extra for a truck with a galvanized bulkhead. And it would be a good selling point as it would have one less area to worry about rust.

Exactly how much I am not sure? WAG $500 - $1500????
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Couldn't comprehend not galvanizing it... It's a lot of work to do, just add it to the price, leave color alone, if new cust complains... paint it?
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From a guy who asked the same question: galv the bulkhead!!
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I galvanized the bulkhead on my 71 IIA many years ago. I treated the fresh coating with a chemical wipe that removes any trace oxidation and gives it tooth for paint. It was sprayed and that paint was firmly affixed for over 12 years. I dismantled the truck and sold that bulkhead. The paint never flaked despite many scraps from offroading.
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Another "increase value" thread ? Are people actually looking @ these trucks as investments ?
What am I missing ?
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