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Old 09-30-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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I have a friend with a 96 red with black interior car. Pretty base model. It was hit in the passenger right front. It only has 49K miles! What's worth robbing off it before scrapping the thing?

It is really low miles and was owned by a senior wine and cheeser. I just don't know what parts should be worth for an easy sale, what's easy to remove, what to offer for it and if it's worth all the time I'd have to spend taking crap apart.

Any input or links to get some idea of whether I should bother with this?

The front passenger suspension is toast. The passenger quarter panel, passenger door, windshield, bumper, headlamp are all damaged.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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Get the other fender. They sell quickly. Hood if perfect. Driver's side power window regulator if they have them. Forget the passenger. Driver's side go out all the time from extra use. All of the brakes and brackets for someone to do a big brake upgrade. Guage cluster hood. Super easy to remove and sell for good $. Same with radio bezel. There's lots more, depending on how much you get stuff for and what he is willing to let you take. Obviously engine/trans/rear are worth $ but the things above are easy to get.
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Dude I just parted a 96, take everything that is still in decent condition...EVERYTHING
I stripped the entire car (minus engine/trans/doors/dash) in about 10hrs worth of work and unable to use power tools due to noise...

Then start a partout thread. You can either let people just make you offers, or put some prices... IMO lower price is what makes things sell quick...

I literally sold everything off the car except the seatbelt towers...You'd be surprised things that people need/want...

As far as key items there are many...
Brake brackets/calipers ($100+)
Diff swap (even an open fetches $300+)
Trans/eng
Gauge hood
radio bezel
center console
seats
windshield cowl
cas
injectors

**** i can go on all night....the above should bring you more than $1000

Seriously I wish I could find another car to part...the one I just did was my first, and I will always be looking for cars like this...

DO IT, OR YOU WILL REGRET IT.... If you were close by I'd take the car and break you off some $$...
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if those window motors will work on my 92 I call dibs if the price is right. I need both.
same for seats and mats, How much for the seats to 75062? If the hazard button is nice I want it too. or is that different?
Hit me up.
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chop off the entire rear 1/4 from both sides... mine are rusting. lol
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and it begins....u can thank me later...

As a matter of fact I could use some int pieces if they are in good shape and cheap!
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If the hazard button is nice I want it too. or is that different?
It's different. Instead of red, it's black. Looks a lot nicer.
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OP better be busy in his garage stripping that sucka down...

It's actually hella fun pulling a Miata apart piece by piece....AND not having to worry about putting it back together!
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OP better be busy in his garage stripping that sucka down...

It's actually hella fun pulling a Miata apart piece by piece....AND not having to worry about putting it back together!
Yeah, I've done three this year. I can do it pretty quickly now. One of these days I need to actually put something together. The black 99 needs the motor from the silver one put in. I had just rolled it into the shop the other day when the 91 came along, so out it went again. Motor from the silver one is on the hoist now.
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chop off the entire rear 1/4 from both sides... mine are rusting. lol
You have a PM. Free super clean shell for you.
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