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Old 01-31-2010, 06:12 PM
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Scrap up again?

The scrappers have been going by loaded to the hilt with everything imaginable and they are running ads paying up to $500 for cars and trucks depending on size. Here we go again. More good old iron crushed for a few quick bucks. Guess it makes the stuff we save worth more but it makes it cost more too.

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Anyone know if the scrap prices are going up again?
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The scrappers have ben going by loaded to the hilt with everything imaginable and they are running ads paying up to $500 for cars and trucks depending on size. Here we go again. More good old iron crushed for a few quick bucks. Guess it makes the stuff we save worth more but it makes it cost more too.
$175 a ton here where i am for cars and such.


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Old 01-31-2010, 08:41 PM
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$160 a ton here for cars.
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IDK what it is here, but still low enough the 'sharks' arn't out... there is 1 town close to me which, is sort of a slum area.. 90% of the scrappers live there, and when the price goes up, there are lines of trucks taking stuff in.. 95% of this stuff is lawnmowers, old farm equipment ( not tractors but, discs and stuff ) and just scrap steel.. late 70's- 90's vehicles occasionally, but the owner of the scrap yard ( not a junkyard, they just crush ), for all that he is in buisnuess, he does save a lot of the old iron.. only 1 of the 3 cars I saw go in had some value actully did get crushed, and it was a '54 Chevy 1.5 ton grain truck w/ a solid 5 window cab. a truck I wanted but I knew the owners b4 the junkmen got it, and you just don't deal with them. they cheat, steal and everything... I wanted to buy it from the junkman but the last I saw the truck, it was on the pile. wasn't flattened then, but the claw ripped the roof off... anyway, the other 2 that I saw go in.. 1st was a solid '50 Olds 4dr, with all good glass ( that ended up in the parking lot ) and some numbscull brought in a '69 Camaro. it was hit ( probably an old total ) but it had good parts on it, they even left the Crager SS wheels on it.. but a week after I saw it, the owner was advertising '69 Camaro parts
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Oh boy ,Looks like I gotta chain the dog to the air conditioner again,when I'm at WORK....
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Scrap Value Up? Demand Up?

Metal commodity prices are slightly down. It seems to me demand is up. Foreign countries are buying scrap in shipload after shipload. There are new scrap dealers popping up locally. I saw a restorable old Studebaker truck on a trailer mixed with scrap going to the yard just a few days ago, shame. The hopeless drug addicts make their living this way around here. They are stealing the wiring and plumbing out of new construction and unoccupied houses. Recently had a rash of cemetery thefts involving brass grave markers and brass lamps, fence top deco's from the old graveyards. A recent theft at a pipe fabrication yard involved a 18 wheeler load of a special alloy pipe valued at over a million bucks. In the past, when I did a spring cleaning in my shop, I had to pay to dump at the landfill. Last time I cleaned up, I brought the metals to the local scrapyard. They PAID ME over $300 to dump it at their yard and unloaded it for me. Iron/steel are only getting about 2 cents a pound. Aluminum, stainless, certain alloys, copper, brass are fetching good money. Alot of things I would have chunked in the past go in my scrap barrel today. Something to think about when you do your spring cleaning. olnolan
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:24 AM
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This surprises me a little, I was reading in the paper today about the recyclers getting an extension on the clunkers they took in, they had to get an extension to be rid of them all, they yards were to capacity in some areas, there wasn't enough time to pull useable parts, parts were going cheap.

The druggies will be out in force again. It's too bad they can't take some of that energy that they use to steal to actually find work. Sneaking around, stealing heavy metal parts, pulling wire, way too much work for me..lol. I guess they don't punch a time clock though..
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I saw a restorable old Studebaker truck on a trailer mixed with scrap going to the yard just a few days ago, shame.
You just ruined my day.......
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OK Hippie I'll make your day ....I just went looking for parts today and saw a 65 Marlin Rambler complete right down to the hubcaps on the back of a trailer loaded with junk...I pulled the guy over and rescued it ...not a lick of rust and original motor .I was told it runs too. DONT TELL MY WIFE....On a sadder note my favorite scrap yard no longer allows me to wander around collecting used steel ever since the security guard got shot and killed when thieves stole a 1 ton block of copper ready for shipping.They were even stealing air units from churches around here....
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Same Scum lives around here, stealing brass plaques from Veterans & other's graves, A/C units you name it. Stole all the A/C units from the new Animal Control Dept. a while back.
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You just ruined my day.......
Yea Hippie, made me sad too. They had apparently drug it in the trailer and piled a ton of scrap on it and in it. I might have done like DBM and tryed to ask them about it, but I definitely didn't like the way they looked and I probably wouldn't have like the way they smelled either. They didn't have ten teeth between all three of them in the truck cab.olnolan
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Stole about 25 feet of copper propane line from my church when it was up before.
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I fool with scrap as a way to make extra money. If I scrap a vehicle I keep the sellable stuff and let the rest go to china. A couple weeks ago we got a 70 f-250. It was a decent old truck but no demand
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:27 PM
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Sounds like it might be time to load the two 351W blocks and the two nice spare 8 inch 'punkins' I have sitting in a corner that no one wants and see if they are worth a trip to the junky. They've been advertised several times and taken to swap meets and all I get is 'do ya have a 9 incher' (yep, but you can't have it!!). Probably have some more 'scrap' iron and steel as well that should go before we move in the fall

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