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Old 06-23-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Sold my Miata for a lousy forty bucks (56k die in a fire)

Because I pretty well completely stripped it. :-D




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Old 06-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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$40? Hell yeah. I've got one JUST LIKE IT that needs to GO AWAY.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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$40? Hell yeah. I've got one JUST LIKE IT that needs to GO AWAY.
Yup. I was amazed that they were willing to pay me to haul the damned thing away.
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theres a junkyard around here, they give u almost a hundred, just for the metal
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theres a junkyard around here, they give u almost a hundred, just for the metal
They offered me $200 dropped off, or $40 picked up.

The carcass wouldn't fit in the back of the WRX and it had no wheels (or even hubs to mount them on) so a tow dolly was a no-go... I'm quite happy with my $40. It'll buy me like 16 24oz cans of Monster and Jolt- which will come in handy for the work I've got ahead of me on the project car.
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Anybody know what just the shell weighs?
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #7
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Yup. I was amazed that they were willing to pay me to haul the damned thing away.
meth-heads are stealing bus stop structures for the recycling value.
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thats not bad man, 40 bux is better than nothing..around here you'd have to pay to take the damn thing away
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meth-heads are stealing bus stop structures for the recycling value.
No wonder you want out of DC.
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Sweet, I would havepaid for mine to get hauled away just to get rid of it...
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No one wanted the horn?
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No wonder you want out of DC.
ha whatever! meth wont even get you into the "cool" gangs.
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That's $40 more than I have been able to get for the two stripped tubs I have out back. When I get the 99 stripped, I'll just call the scrap guy to pick up. Three tubs plus misc around the farm should make it worth his while. Also, I was suprised to see $200 if you drop off off. That's a lot of coin for a Miata shell, weight-wise.
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No one wanted the horn?
Or the back bumper?
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what really is a shame is you didn't get the a/c hardlines out. a lot of them are discontinued.
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what really is a shame is you didn't get the a/c hardlines out. a lot of them are discontinued.
This is MT.net we scoff at AC remember
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Looks like the front end had a bit of a close encounter of the violent kind! What happened there?
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A place close to where I work gives $10.50 per 100 pounds of metal, whether it be random scraps or whole cars. Made some pretty good money there lately.
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lucky. I had more parts on mine and I got someone to pick it up for free.

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Looks like the front end had a bit of a close encounter of the violent kind! What happened there?
Previous owner told me that someone stole the car and the police found it after it had been crashed into a telephone pole. I picked it up for peanuts from the heartbroken owner.

It worked out well all around.
-I got a shitload of parts I need for the project car and a shitload of parts to sell to fund buying still more parts for the project car.
-The previous owner got some cash for her wrecked toy.
-The thieving ****** apparently got to smash the windshield with his skull.

And there's a moral to the story, too: If you're going to tempt karma, wear your seatbelt.
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