Need advice for asking price on 70 V-code K Member

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  1. biomedtechguy

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    I need to know what to ask for my factory original V-code K-member. It has the skid plate and "coin" date code.
    I have had my front suspension completely redone with QA1 K-member and front suspension components, except for the SPC UCAs. Borgeson power steering box and a number of other changes. I will NEVER reinstall the factory K-member and I refuse to take up limited space keeping it for the next owner who I don't believe I will be alive to see. In other words I have no plan to sell my car, ever.
    I'm building it up in the direction of a "boulevard bruiser" semi Pro Street theme. Mostly cruising, but I expect 10s in the quarter mile, with a BMP aluminum block 541 stroker that I have committed a deposit to and hope to have in the car by October 2021.
     
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    • Kern Dog

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      I was told that all 440 and Hemi cars got that K member. Of course, the Hemi used different engine mounts but otherwise, the K was the same. The 318 and 383 cars had the same K member but without the skid plate. The skid plate was there because the 440 4 barrel 6 barrel and Hemi all got the 6 quart oil pan.
      My red car had the 318 and the non skid plate K member with the number 90 stamped on the welded "coin".
       
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      • biomedtechguy

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        I just pulled it out of my van, exactly the way it came off my car, but here's a couple of pictures:
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        • tnfastback

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          $500 unless someone wants to pay more. EBay might get you more $$
           
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          • tnfastback

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            Some are 3K on EBay right now so don’t listen to me :lol:
             
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            • biomedtechguy

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              I would like to help someone on the forum who may need this for a 440+6bbl build. That way they can have a "correct" K member.
              There's absolutely nothing wrong with the K-member. I chose a "category" that I want to build my car around, more of the result of how individual goals have come together, and the QA1 K-member fits that perfectly, and there's no going back!
               
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                Looks to be a good K member for someone :thumbsup:
                 
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                • WileERobby

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                  Hemi K is different, it has its own unique mount plates. I sold a few nos hemi k' s a few years ago, they were worth good $. The regular 8 cyl k, only a few hundred. The creating and shipping is a killer, only the nos or mint members were worth it to buyers. Good luck with your sale.
                   
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                    If your selling it with everything attached like in your pictures

                    That raises the price considerably
                     
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                    That's funny because I was thinking "Heck, I'd be happier to sell it with all these parts attached, including the manual steering box." Lol.
                    It had been in the back of my van for a week. Work, stormS prep, more work, I finally took it out today when I had to load a bunch of wire, ladders, and tools to go pre-wire a small house we are building on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 6.1 surround sound in one room and 2 HDMI video drops, and a subwoofer. The job I used to do. Ladders are harder to climb and carry now...
                    So a few quick pics and now I just got back from doing that wiring.
                    I'm not complaining, just explaining.
                    I still have more wiring to do, but my wife came with me to "help me" and I got to the point where I had all the "help" I could take for one day...
                     
                  • Kern Dog

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                    The lower control arms with sway bar tabs and all that stuff does add up quickly.
                    I got lucky last summer and found a '72 Coronet Wagon in a Nevada Pick N Pull. I got almost the same things you show in the picture...K member, (But without skid plate) control arms, sway bar....$82 ! Top one in the picture:

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                    Oddly, that station wagon also had manual steering.
                    Yours is obviously worth more due to it being an original '70 440 setup.
                     
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                    • biomedtechguy

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                      HEY! You're leaving the most important thing out of your description I quoted!
                      That's 440 :moparsmiley: SIX BBL:bananadance: for you commoners! :poke::carrot:
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                      Not so fast....the 440 4 barrel cars got the skid plate too !
                       
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                      What!!!??? I'm sorry, but are you SURE?
                      I thought it was just the 6bbl and Hemi?
                      Man...
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                    • moparmarks

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                      All of my 69-72 440 cars had the plate. 3 Chargers and 4 GTXs. This one is from a 71 GTX U code.
                      Also the coin is the last two numbers of the part number, not the date code. The date should be stamped of the frame.

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                      • cosgig

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                        A well known Mopar B body guy in my neighborhood had the exact same setup, he offered it to me for $300, and had it listed and at the swap meet at $500, with everything hanging on it.
                         
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                        Damn, wish I was closer to you.
                         
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                          That's the real deal, and should be worth at least five hundred to a thousand with everything on it, maybe more. shipping is going to be the killer though.
                          When i buy something i only consider how much it costs delivered in my hands.
                           
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                          • biomedtechguy

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                            That definitely is not happening with this one.
                             
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                            There’s an e-body one locally on Facebook for $350.
                             
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