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79' Caprice

So I have a question and I am not even sure if this is in the right place but here it goes. I have a 79' Caprice that was my first car. I fixed it all up but it has been sitting for the last 7 years and with the acquistion of my new project(64' C10 Stepside) and my 02 Camaro SS. I doubt I will ever have time or money to put in my Caprice. My plan is to strip everything out of it that I want and have it hauled off. This will include the engine, radiator, front bench seat, shifter, gauges, shocks. Does anybody who lives in the Austin, TX area know who I can get to haul off my car? It will be undriveable I doubt anybody would put the money into getting back on the road. The transmission is blown as well. Or do you think I should put it on Craigslist for a few $100.



Thanks if this is in the wrong forum I apolgize.

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Not sure if they have them there, but how about those give it for charity deals....The funds from scrapping it goes to the charity and you get a tax receipt.....
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OK, i'm absolutely not trying to be rude at all, but here stateside, the new rule is that you can only claim the amount that the charity was able to sell/scrap the car for---and then of course as a "write-off," you can only claim the percentage of what you pay in taxes, e.g. 28%, 35% etc. So you only get 28% of what they scrap it for. It would be better to scrap it yourself or call someone who does that.

The old rule (much better) was that you could claim market value/blue book price on the car and even overstate by 200% and it would still stand. This is most likely why the old rule was ammended to the new rule which flat out stinks.

i'm not sure how it's handled provincially?

i'm sort of in the same boat trying to decide what to do.

2) i don't know how much a scrapper would give you after you've stripped it. But i do know that these "box" caprices are TOO popular with the guys who want to put BIG wheels etc. on them. So you might want to try that route.
Will you be removing any body panels?
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It's called charity for a reason.....
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I'm not pulling any body panels. I would rather see it scraped versus one of those stupid low riders big wheels whatever you call it. That is one reason I am going to strip alot of stuff so it would just cost someone too much money to put it back on the road.


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Sell the camaro and build the caprice, its much cooler than a everybody has one camaro...or swap in the engine and trans from the camaro and scrap the camaro body. ...I'm partal to b bodies...
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It's called charity for a reason.....
i know, i'm just sayin that after all is said and done, here we wouldn't be left with much money benefit. And we would end up with more by scrapping/selling it ourselfs; i have just come to this stark revelation myself last week, otherwise i very probably would have donated.

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I'm not pulling any body panels. I would rather see it scraped versus one of those stupid low riders big wheels whatever you call it. That is one reason I am going to strip alot of stuff so it would just cost someone too much money to put it back on the road.


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A hotrodder may want the frame because they like to put 55-57 chevys and older truck bodies on them, but want the more modern steering, suspension brakes etc.
i dunno, i just think it's a shame to just scrap a car like that.
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put it up on craigslist...
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I know its a shame. I love the car. I've had it for 17 years. It has had 4 engines, 3 transmissions, and 2 rear ends. I basically rebuilt everything except the interior. There are no parts for the interior and trim and window seals and such. With a blown trans and 4 rotted tires and a gas tank full of bad gas it would cost me at least $1500 to get it driveable. I'm not even sure I want to get rid of it just tossing the idea.

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I got an 84 caprice classic and a 65 c10 lwb fleetside and a 96 c2500. If I can keep all three, you can too
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you want to junk that???????????????????????????????????????
you poor poor southern folk..
the hot rod powertour starts in 2013 in your state..
place an ad on e bay it'll be gone. us rustbelters will buy that car..
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Well I guess that is that. You guys helped me make the decision to keep her. I will have to either get her running or tow her out to the in laws. I get her out of my driveway and I get to keep her. So those are both wins.

Bret

P.S. Just like a bunch of hot rodders to help you to decide to keep a car you have poured $1,000's into but is worthless and old junk to everyone else.
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