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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:16 pm 
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anyone who has parted a car would probably know

My question is when you're done parting the car what do you do with the shell and other big crap that is useless or nobody wants?

For example Andrew what did you do with the shells of the cars when youre done with them
Is there some place that will pick them up or what
Do you cut them up

I'm just worried if I part a car I would have no way to get rid of the crap leftover
HMM then again there's always those junk collectors I wonder if they would take it

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Scrap it. Take it to a JY or any place that collects steel and they'll give you the value of the metal it's made out of. They might pick it up, but you'll probably have to pay for it, so I'd try to find a friend w/ a truck and trailer you could borrow.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Thats what I'm wondering how heavy is the shell of the car can you just lift it onto a trailer and haul it away or what?
Also it would probably be easier to cut it up but how would you cut up the frame or rather what would you use?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:43 pm 
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I'd venture to guess a bonneville shell weighs almost 1000 lbs. I know a cab for a 67 pickup weighs 500, and that's a lot smaller. I'd see if a local JY would haul it away, and give you the value minus hauling charges.

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Sawsall the chassis if it is too heavy for you to lift, though the engine hoist has more than enough umph to lift the bare shell.

Call around, you may have a local scrap steel dealer who will pick it up for free. Just have the title handy, it has to go with the chassis on it's final voyage.

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places will usually pick up, the one by me picks up for free.


when i went to get some parts from andrew, he said that the shell is light enough to push around by hand. im sure 4 guys could lift it and be able to push it onto a trailer.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:30 pm 
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In the past I just called the local scrap yard and have them come get the carcass. They're more than happy to get it out of your hair. It's a wash for them to send a wrecker to get it vs. what they get for it in scrap value.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:10 pm 
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I dont know if you guys know what I'm refering to or not just making sure
If I do part the car it will be total tear down like andrew does and all that will be left is what is left of that 96 SSEi if you guys have seen those pics
I was thinkin that probably wouldnt be too bad to pick up would it cause there is pretty much left
are you serious that the tittle has to go with the shell when its all torn down is the vin even on the car and how do they know that that title goes with that car?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:36 am 
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The vin number is on the cowl tag, so it's still on the shell of the car. Having the title proves you didn't steal it, strip it, and are trying to dispose of the part of the stolen vehicle you typically can't sell. That's why the yards want a title on a stripped vehicle, even if they are going to turn it into a little cube of steel. They turn the title back in to the state as destroyed. It may seem a little rediculous for the car in question, but let say the car was 2007 Escalade (the most stolen vehicle around)...the yard is going to want some proof that they are crushing out your property, not aiding your auto theft operation.

I've disposed of a few junkers over the years, both here in Florida and in Pennsylvania. In every case, the yard wanted a title before they would accept the heap. I don't take offense to it, since you can't assign the vin to another vehicle and use it again, and the yard is just covering it's butt. Perhaps Wisconsin will be different or the local yards in your area will turn a blind eye to it. But I would have a title ready to hand over when you are done picking everything off the car you want.

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I knew exactly what you were talking of. That's why I referred to it as the "carcass". I've been in the same boat. Just call the junk yard. They'll come and get it...just give 'em the title too.

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Usually late spring / early summer is the best time to scrap. Prices fluctuate every day for scrap metal, and usually the highest prices are in that time frame. Last year, around here, the price went up to $225 per ton at that time, but right now it is about $80 - $90 per ton. Hard to say if it is going to go up that high again this year with the economy like it is, but you can call your local scrap yard and see what the price is that day.

Also, when you do it, look around for other junk metal. I am sure you laugh at people digging through other peoples garbage, but the truth is that people just throw away metal stuff all the time that is worth money. How many times have you seen a washer, dryer, refridgerator, or shelves just sitting on the side of the road waiting for the garbage truck? You can grab any of that stuff and throw it on the trailer with the car and make free money off of it :wink: I am going to strip out my '93 parts car this spring and then take it to the scrap yard, but I have been collecting random metal stuff for about a year now to take in with it. I have a good sized pile out back of just crap that I have found, old brake pads, starters, junk heads, old A/C unit, kids swingset, etc.. That stuff will surely help bring in some more money.

You really should haul the shell yourself to an actual scrap metal yard. They weigh your truck / trailer with the car on the trailer, then remove the scrap and weigh it again, then give you $$$ for the difference in weight. If you just call a junk yard to come and pick it up, you probably won't get much if anything out of it.

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Careful about the A/C stuff. Some of the places wont take the metal unless it's dry, and that includes freon.

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Scrap was high last year due to the olympics in China, and all the steel needed for rebar. It's not going to get that high w/o another huge building project like that.

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Anyone have a rough idea what the shell of a Bonnie weighs
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Like I said before, approxamately 1000-1200 lbs, minimum. Remember, the body and frame is one unit, so it's going to be heavier than a body on frame car.

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Hmm...my guestimate is lower...around 600 lbs. bare. The shell is all made of pretty thin sheetmetal stampings. But I've never tried to lift one, that's what engine hoists are for :wink:

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I know a Cab for a 1967 chevy truck is 500 lbs. They're fairly small, even if the metal is thick.

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