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Old 10-27-2007, 11:31 PM
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Get the most out of scrapping jap crap

So, my unreliable DD toyota camry 5spd 4banger is dying out on me.

Being a 1988 and typical rust belt shape, it's not worth much at all, so I was wondering what's the way to get the most $$ out of it at the scrapyard or if it's worth advertising on craigslist as a parts car.

Since it's so old, I also thought of 'fielding' the car (not letting it rot, but honing "stunt driving" skills in a field with it ), which will likely involve some sort of tinfoil damage. and I was wondering how that would reduce the value of the car to a junkyard (the local pick-your part has a crusher on site... and a Corvair and a number of classic pickup trucks. ).

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Old 10-28-2007, 12:34 AM
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Pin a Ford badge on it. Our local yard offers more to scrap them....


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What year / model Corvair? How complete? It might make a good project.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:19 AM
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dont forget to cut the converter off to scrap, there paying a $150 for imports around here.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:24 AM
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Since it sounds like the body panels are already scrap, having some fun and beating the crap out of it first shouldn't diminish it's value any further. Have some fun with that old clunker, let her go out in style!
Some years back one friend of mine had access to some unused acerage and another friend was running a junk yard. At that time Chevettes were being junked left and right and many of them still ran. We had six Chevettes and one Citation that we kept out on that land and we'd take folks out there on the weekends and have impromptu oval track races, or as we called it, field racing. We kept the track very short so it was safe but we had a blast running the cars around and knocking or spinning each other out of the way. It's the only kind of racing I ever did where I'd be laughing my butt off the whole time!
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:21 AM
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What year / model Corvair? How complete? It might make a good project.
I'm not sure... hooray for pictures!


There's also this yellow "bandit style" yellow Trans-Am, good shell, glass, and floor, no driveline or interior though. It was a little ways from my ex-gf's house, and then I saw it in a yard in Wayland, and now it's in the yard.

Lucky for all of us, I like to bring my camera to 'save' the classics (and any interesting finds, such as a fwd buick with a v6 diesel), in any way I can. Enjoy.

Also a pic of 'the bucket' is included.... might make an interesting (and strange) photochop candidate, see what people do with it (replace with '65 Impala convertible? )
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Check out how they've got that Trans Am supported. I wonder how many people crawl under cars "jacked up" like that?
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:50 AM
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The field car thing is a much better investment than scrapping it.

new field car

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The field car thing is a much better investment than scrapping it.

new field car

Follow the link at the end uf that thread and you will find many more stories of unabashed gratuitous automotive related destructive activities..


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Old 10-28-2007, 10:32 AM
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There's a lot to be said for the sheer pleasure of wanton destruction for it's own sake!
The car is worth ... what? ... $500.00?
Think of it as "stress relief"
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Looks like a '63 or '64 Monza coupe... I'm more into the late model body style myself (I've got 2 right now), but my first car was a '61 coupe similar to that one. I hit a boulder on the side of the road with it (40 years ago... wow). I hit hard enough to bend the nose up at a 45 degree angle, after leaving 192 feet of skid marks (according to the police report).

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Old 10-28-2007, 12:13 PM
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I think a railroad track crossing "jump" would be a fitting end for this POS. There have been a couple posted here a while back that were pretty spectacular exits.
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make it a field car fist, its great fun. and if you get it full of enough mud you might get more for it. Its all about weight. take out the electric motors and remove the copper windings. remove anything aluminum, like oil pan, valve covers, fuel injection manifold, radiator, rims etc. and take them separate. and as stated before MAKE SURE YOU GET THE CAT!
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:13 AM
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Check out how they've got that Trans Am supported. I wonder how many people crawl under cars "jacked up" like that?
Thay car is actually well supported compared to the way we did it in the early 80s, one stand in the front under the front crossmember, 2 in the back, one to a side. Never saw one fall. It was my job welding the wheels together at contact points. Dan
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:10 PM
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Check out how they've got that Trans Am supported. I wonder how many people crawl under cars "jacked up" like that?

I hate to say it, but that TA would be better off in 'da hood' on 24s and a 3 tennis ball lift than there in the junkyard, waiting for the crusher. Good body shell too.
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