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Old 04-29-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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I am at the point where I am cleaning things out that I have not used in the last few builds.
I have dozens of old starters, generators, radiators, springs, etc.
What are you guys doing with these ?
It isn't worth the hassle to try and sell them on the web, the shipping is more than the value of the parts.
My garbage can has been full to the brim for months but I think it's time for a full run to the dumps.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:57 PM   #2
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A lot of that stuff can go to a steel mill or recycler. Better yet offer it to some young people who may be building cars and give it to them.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:01 PM   #3
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Why trash it? Someone, from somewhere, where is looking for what you have or will be prepared to store.
We're all pack- racks, to a degree. Advertise in any car club publication that your items are free if picked up.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:16 PM   #4
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You also could add your location so members here could possibly stop by to relieve you of some of your burden.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:18 PM   #5
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Post it on The Swap meet as FREE.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:15 AM   #6
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HAMB has a pay it forward section for parts you do not need. Usually free and pa y shipping or pick up.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...it-forward.93/

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Old 04-30-2019, 08:16 AM   #7
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Go to a swap meet, place parts with sign that says free, they will be gone in minutes.
No shipping involved and the parts may get used.
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:39 PM   #8
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Might be some us here that could use the parts. And put some cash in your pocket if you’re selling. Mike
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Old 04-30-2019, 04:16 PM   #9
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When I go to a car show or weekly get together, I make a list of FREE stuff and tape it to my windshield. It usually works with only a few hassles / questions etc about condition.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:47 PM   #10
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Stuff that I want to get rid of that dosn't have a lot of value I offer free for just the shipping costs.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:54 PM   #11
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Put it on Craigslist under Free Stuff.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:10 PM   #12
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Lay it out at end of driveway,it’ll be gone in the morning, old washing machines,dryers,just about anything!!!!
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Sod Buster in post#7 has the best idea to get rid of the parts quickly. People at swap meets (like me) are generally kind of pack rats too, looking for more stuff.



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young whippersnappers, like me, are always looking for good deals on parts for our jalopys
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:55 PM   #15
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I am not in favor of strangers coming to my place.
I was helping a friend recently with a new rental he bought.
He had a lot of items in the place that were left in it when he bought it.
He put stuff out in front of the house and advertized "free stuff" on the web.
2 nights later people broke in and cleaned out his rental and his garage.

I called a local guy who was able to make 3 trips to the recycler.
He was happy to get the work and the scrap.
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:00 PM   #16
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what a shame
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:50 PM   #17
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I am not in favor of strangers coming to my place.
I was helping a friend recently with a new rental he bought.
He had a lot of items in the place that were left in it when he bought it.
He put stuff out in front of the house and advertized "free stuff" on the web.
2 nights later people broke in and cleaned out his rental and his garage.

I called a local guy who was able to make 3 trips to the recycler.
He was happy to get the work and the scrap.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:20 PM   #18
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I don't know if anyone rebuilds old coils, or reuses the housings. I kind of hate to throw them out, but I do. I only paid $86 dollars for the rebuilt starter on my '54 - bought it online and they didn't want the core back, so I have my original sitting in the garage. Guess I'll just take it to NAPA and see if they want it.



I have body parts for old cars I no longer have. Hood, trunk lid, fender and windshield for a '63 Olds 88. All lying around my attic and basement. No serious swap meets around here. I'd like to trade some of that stuff for a pair of good hood hinges for my '54...but then I think: who out there with '54 Ford hood hinges wants Olds parts? . So in my basement they sit.



I'll eventually try the AACA forums for parts and stuff. Even if I don't advertise, I think they have parts wanted secyions. Good idea for the OP.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:33 PM   #19
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95476. You junked it all? Sigh. Mike
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:43 PM   #20
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I visited a "ol timer" that told me he used to stack old frames vertical to hold all the sheet metal and stuff in the bed of the truck higher for a bigger load to the scrapyard. Always a shame to scrap stuff, but not all this is gold. Some is very useful.
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