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Old 08-12-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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I am stripping my 96 down and selling off all the parts from it and will be left with a shell. If the shell is straight, the rear quarter panels are perfect and has a title, is it worth anything? Most of the ones I see for free are all beat up.

I thought about keeping it as a rolling chasis with nothing other than what it needed to roll, but i didn't know if a car that stripped was worth anything either.
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I dont think id ever buy a shell. I bought a car with everything minus an engine for 500.
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Build a trebuchet.
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I'm sure a spec miata or challenge racer might be interested. You could try the GRM $2009 classifieds.
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I couldn't give away the first one I had, we just take them to the scrap yard now.
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Build a trebuchet.
if I lived within a half mile of a junk yard, that'd be a quick way to make a dropoff.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:14 PM   #8
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Well Damn it. That's what I thought anyway. I could make a boat out of it, but too many projects already. I will see if any of the GRM $200X guys want it, then i will just scrap it.
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Make a trailer!
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+1 Those miata trailers are awesome.
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I'm seriously considering that.
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What the hell would I do with it though? I guess i could just gut it completely and make a decent amount of room in it.
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MetalMan, locally sells his shells to the spec and other racing groups but he doesn't fully strip them down. He leaves enough of the suspension on to make it a rolling roll shell and then sell that all off.
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if it were red, free of rust, free (given away), and within 250 miles... I'd come take it off your hands for a case of beer...
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If you can wait a little, I have a couple customers of mine that are up north that need stuff from time to time. I could make a stop by there with it if and when they call.
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Robert, what is left on the car? Is it completely stripped including wiring harness?

[email protected] trackdog has always been able to sell his shells. He normally includes subframes and wiring harnesses and if the buyer wants more, he negotiates it into the price.
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If you can wait a little, I have a couple customers of mine that are up north that need stuff from time to time. I could make a stop by there with it if and when they call.
So you're telling me it IS red???

Hmmmmm....... If thats the case I'll have to make arrangements to store it, which shouldn't be hard. Then I get to build a miata from the ground up. yaaaay!
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Robert, what is left on the car? Is it completely stripped including wiring harness?

[email protected] trackdog has always been able to sell his shells. He normally includes subframes and wiring harnesses and if the buyer wants more, he negotiates it into the price.
I need the wiring harness and the whole rear subframe. The front suspension will be intact.
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