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Another E-bay alert, pile o' cars up for auction

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  1. Carguy365-24-7
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  2. Sam F.
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    wow,,scrap yard offered $8000.00 for 50 scrap cars?! i knew metal was up.but didnt know it was up that much.:D
     
  3. s.r.i.
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    Looks like nature is already scraping them.
     
  4. Slammed88
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    I would buy that, but I'm a couple thousand miles away. :D
     

  5. houtex63
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    a buddy of mine get's $150 a car about an hour outside of houston.
     
  6. jbergman
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    The picture reminds me of a guys yard in Ste. Genevieve, MO back in the mid '80's. Most of the cars or should I say all of the cars did not have frames or floor boards any more. But somebody bought them and cleaned up the house and yard. The yard would flood in the spring every couple of years.
     
  7. msuguydon
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    This pile of cars is located 15 minutes outside of Indy! Thats suprising to me
     
  8. unclescooby
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    Most of us Indy guys have already seen these cars over the years. There is not much left of any of them and there are some trees that need to be moved to get them out. It's a shame. There were a lot of neat cars in there but they are BAD.
     
  9. Sam F.
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    well,i guess thats about right then,,just seemed like alot for a scrap yard to pay
     
  10. msuguydon
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    Scooby

    As I am new to the area, there is another PILE-O-Cars near Spencer, IN, a house along 46, whats the story with that pile. Have thought about stopping and knocking on the door of that house.
     
  11. The Hamb should pitch in. A $1 from each person should get us the whole thing :)

    How cool is that!
     
  12. "I'd hate to see all these good irreplaceable parts destroyed."

    he should of thought of that while the crap was rotting away
     
  13. Slammed88
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    Haha, that's a sweet idea. The only problem would be deciding how to divide everything up between everyone.
     
  14. Jefe54
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    Why dont a group of HAMBers pay the man 9k, take what they can and scrap the rest to the same guy offering 8k. If 10 of you went in it would only cost you 100 bucks to go through this stash and take what you want, minus what the scrapper will deduct... But still, better make sure the scrapper is legit with that 8k.
     
  15. Rix2Six
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    uuhhh Jefe? It would be $1000 bucks each if 10 went in on this... It's that new math!:)
     
  16. builtbyme
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    Beat me to it Rix
    Or 100 at $100 each:rolleyes:
     
  17. Jefe's subtracting the $8000 for scrapping what's left.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  18. unclescooby
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    I don't know the cars in Spencer but there is a huge Packard farm up on SR5 (south of 14 I think) and the people there were really nice. Cars seemed better than these last time I was there. There were an easy 100 Packards.
     
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    Thanks Kurt!!!
     
  20. Crestliner
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    From the looks of them, they would pull apart trying to load.
     
  21. monzadood
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    there used to be alot more there. the old man who started the collection in the 60s or so , from what i hear, passed away many years ago. he used to dig in dumpsters for food and stuff. i believe it is his offspring that has put the yard on ebay. it has been pretty picked through . we were actually talking about this yard about a week ago. strange...
     
  22. Normal Norman
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    This always gets me. Why the he** do the owners wait to sell the stuff till after it's mostly useless?????? GRRRRRRRRR. Normal
     
  23. unclescooby
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    anybody know of any 1957 Lincolns or 57-60 trucks in boneyards around here?
     
  24. We have a rough '57 Lincoln, a '57 Ford pickup and a '60 Ford panel here.

    This stuff doesn't look any worse than what I see locally, and some of the cars look complete - a '47-8 Olds with the grille in it?? And is that a '53-4 Chev ragtop, or a hardtop?

    None of these are going to fall apart except maybe the really stripped unibody cars. Trust me, I know, I've been messing with moving cars like this for years - usually NY stuff that's seen road salt, too. They have to be really bad to come apart, and even that is predictable, what breaks, where and why.

    But he will probably never sell the whole lot to anyone but a scrapper, and they usually go $100 a car if they have to come get them - it depends on if they can crush them on the spot, or have to haul them more or less whole.

    Your Chevys and 49-up Fords will probably all have bad frames, the unibody cars probably won't be savable, but the big GM stuff with heavy frames should be okay, unless the ground is wet. Plenty of useable tin, glass and stainless there though. I looked at a Stude last week that needed a back window, and I'm not sure I can get one locally anymore.

    It's probably worth $5000 or so to go and strip the sedans and take the 2drs somewhere else, and 50 cars you could do with one or two local guys and a rollback, if you can get in and out of the lot without a tractor.

    For what it's worth, this is why I don't have a nice ride now - every time I find something like this I buy as many as I can afford to save 'em and try and resell them to people. I still can't figure out why the Willys I found doesn't attract a single offer, though, it's like it's haunted or something.
     
  25. Squablow
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    Yeah, I see a nice Olds grille in there, at least one Flathead V8, and a Chevy Fleetline with all the side trim on it yet.

    I'm betting that virtually none of the cars are fixable, but there is a ton of good parts laying out there. If it were closer, I'd seriously consider offering the guy $500 or $1000 to go out there and pick off all the good trim parts and such, then he can still get the $8K from the scrap yard when I'm all done. Wouldn't be bad at all.
     
  26. OLLIN
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    yeah, lots of good fenders and hoods too probably. the buick looks pretty good too. Studebaker front fenders too, would look cool on a shoebox ford like that one in "custom cars of the 50's". you could keep a bunch of stuff and sell th rest at the swapmeets or ___.
    a lot of it does look pretty rusty though...
     
  27. junk-junkie
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  28. I bet if the deceased owner had a dollar for every time someone asked him if he would sell one of his cars and he told them they "weren't for sale" he would have had enough money to restore all of that junk! I'm getting about tired of the "I'M GONNA RESTORE THEM CARS SOMEDAY!" attitude of all these old hoarders. Their stuff sits forever, goes to shit and then their family just has the stuff hauled away when they die anyway.
     
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