stripping a car to sell as parts

stripping a car to sell as parts

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y2blade

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56,198 posts

218 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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bit of a vague one this

What parts are worth pulling off and what bits are not worth the effort £'s wise,
plenty of space to work in and indoors

basically...where do I start? it all seems a bit big lol

jon-

16,523 posts

219 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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It probably depends on what the car is...

E30M3SE

8,473 posts

199 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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.. and why it's being broken for parts.

toast boy

1,242 posts

229 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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As long as it's something that there's still demand for then you'd be amazed what people will actually buy if you take the time to take it off, catalogue it and get it on ebay. We strip British classics and people buy pretty much anything. On the other hand, I was going to break an old Audi 80 when it died while I was at uni and about the only things that went were a few bits of interior trim and the front indicators.

eltax91

9,966 posts

209 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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As other have said, it depends what it is and which bits are so shagged you are breaking it!! biggrin

Classic Grad 98

24,911 posts

163 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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You can get several hundred smackers very easily by just selling the frequently damaged bodywork items- bumpers, wings, bonnets, doors, tailgates, wing mirrors... The strip on that can be done in less than two hours ;-)

Ecurie Ecosse

4,812 posts

221 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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As the guys have said, it depends what it is.

I have tried to sell Jaguar parts before and had no takers, but the Mk2 Golf parts I have sold have gone very quickly.

Some VW parts go for silly money, like Mk2 Golf first aid kits.

Be sure to advertise them on model specific forums. You may have some takers on Gumtree too, which would take out the hassle of posting.

Bonefish Blues

27,845 posts

226 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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MX5 sum of parts is often worth more than the whole given their propensity to rot.

y2blade

Original Poster:

56,198 posts

218 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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2001 Audi A8 V8 .... why? electrical issues that will cost the owner (not me) more to fix than the car is worth frown

this has to be a better option that scrapping it?




Ecurie Ecosse

4,812 posts

221 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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y2blade said:
2001 Audi A8 V8 .... why? electrical issues that will cost the owner (not me) more to fix than the car is worth frown

this has to be a better option that scrapping it?
Hmmm - You could probably sell the seats, door cards and alloys for a fair bit and they are easy to remove. The gearbox too if it still works, and also the engine.

You might get quite a bit weighing it in due its high aluminium content.

Pete Franklin

848 posts

184 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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having just done this with an mx5- the main bits that will sell are optional extras, so mostly interior parts, leather seats and trim etc and body kit bits, electrical systems etc. anything that isnt on the standard car. I found that these bits sold very quickly and then you are left with all the bits that regually wear out or get damaged, body panels lights etc... after that you will probably find that the remaining standard parts take a long time to sell. up to you if its worth the hasle with these.

If I were you i would check what spec the car is and then make a decision on wherther you want the hassle. sometimes it is easier just to advertise that you are splitting a car on model specific enthusiast sites and let the buyers come to you although it is more difficult getting a good price if you do it this way.

redgriff500

27,100 posts

266 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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Go on the relevant forum and also take out an Ebay "Breaking" ad.

Everyone pretends they are selling a wheel nut.

My advice is REMOVE NOTHING until you have a deposit - I've done it and loads agree to parts / times and never turn up.

OR stick it up as a complete car on Ebay - you'd be amazed how many people aren't bothered by faults because they have the part or they crashed theirs etc

Renn Sport

2,761 posts

212 months

Monday 18th July 2011
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I am doing this right now. Its long a boring.

I have bought a Subaru SVX which has the Flat6 230BHP 3.3 petrol engine. I am stuffing this into my VW T3 Microbus(rear engined flat 4 90hp) which should make for an enlightening expirience.

The Cat is worth money.
The scrap can be weighed in.
The Alloys can be sold off.
Lights fittings and body panels... strip that bad boy down.


y2blade

Original Poster:

56,198 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th July 2011
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cheers all...I've just made the owner an offer for it, just waiting to hear back

from what I have seen online I should make a good few £££'s out of this

98elise

27,265 posts

164 months

Tuesday 19th July 2011
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If you intend to do it as a business instead of a one off, you will find the council on your door step. You will need some sort of waste licence to operate.

Someone I know was until recently working as a scrap man (picking up old washing machines from people etc). All above board, leaflets through doors etc, but he didn't know that he needed a licence. The council caught up with him, and refused him a licence, so he had to stop.

y2blade

Original Poster:

56,198 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th July 2011
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doogz said:
Renn Sport said:
I am doing this right now. Its long a boring.

I have bought a Subaru SVX which has the Flat6 230BHP 3.3 petrol engine. I am stuffing this into my VW T3 Microbus(rear engined flat 4 90hp) which should make for an enlightening expirience.

The Cat is worth money.
The scrap can be weighed in.
The Alloys can be sold off.
Lights fittings and body panels... strip that bad boy down.
Sounds awesome, any more info?
+1....that is going to be Awesome (or deadly hehe )



Renn Sport

2,761 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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This isn't mine above, just a picture of a B32. Note fuchs wheels, also has the 3.2 engine, G50 box and 3.2 brakes all around.

Yeah well I am in deep now as I have taken my perfectly good Caravelle off the road for this transplant. I have even sold the engine on eBay… its gone now so there is no turning back.

These VW T3 caravelles have great suspension much like Porsche 964’s. T3 buses handle really well for a commercial vehicle and are fun to drive. Rear wheel drive, rear engined and ugly as sin. smile

The story goes that in the late 80’s when Porsche were running the Porsche 959 in the famous Paris Dakkar rally they wanted crew buses that could keep up.

Apparently Ferdinand Piech the son of Louise (Porsche) Piech the daughter of the professor Porsche himself was running a modified T3. Obviously we know Ferdinand Piech from such great cars as the Porsche 917, Audi Quattro, Bugati Veyron and the takeover of Porsche by VW.

Needless to say Mr Piech had a Porsche 3.2 engine gearbox and brakes stuffed under the Garden model T3 Microbus. They equipped a load of these buses for the Paris Dakkar and made a limited edition model known as the B32.

So that’s the inspiration…

I am hoping that 230hp in a microbus weighing in at 1800kg should make for a lively family bus. 6 cylinders from a Subaru SVX should make for a torquey lump that will hide away without any outward modifications. It should be quite the sleeper.

I am planning to take this bus to Le Mans next year and also to Spa F1 Grand Prix.


Edited by Renn Sport on Thursday 21st July 13:14

redgriff500

27,100 posts

266 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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^^^ Good luck - I love stuff like this

But would have gone with any engine other than an SVX one because parts are either expensive or unobtainable.

Renn Sport

2,761 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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I bought a whole car for peanuts. I was going for a 2.5 Turbo in the first place.

If the engine lets go then all is not lost. I'll see how the blast to Le Mans goes... thats the best proving ground.

The engine sounds amazing even restricted by the cat... I can't wait to hear it on song in the back of the T3.

ETA.. end of August. smile

KaraK

13,232 posts

212 months

Thursday 21st July 2011
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What about making a post on Audi forum? Should be an easy (and free) way of reaching yoru target audience?