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Folks Of Interest How do Ca junkyard/scrap yard operate?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Hello.
    I have a chance to buy a whole van to use as parts for my project(1955 vanette) but only need some of them.. Grill, bumper, glass minor stuff... The rest needs i dont need.
    Can i just call a scrap yard to haul it away and get paid?
    Theres no title, the seller wants to get paid and have me worry about junking the rest..
    He'll let me cut it up in pieces but i dont want to haul it to the scrap yard since i dont want to tow a trailer from las vegas to pomona to get stuff that would fit in the back of the truck.

    Basically i want to get some of my money back.
    He wants 500 for the thing and i feel its only worth 200 in the parts i seek.
    California hambers... I know u guys have some pointers..
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  2. 20170112_101422.jpg
    My van.
    The parts van..
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  3. How much time and money will you spend searching for hard to find stuff? Maybe the extra 300 isn't that much after all? Just say'n.
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  4. Well yes... Money can come and go.. Parts.. Not so much...
    Most important point of my post is that i dont want to load and haul stuff away to the scrappers and dont want to leave guy with the rest to be deal with since thats the deal..
    If i make some of my money... Great!
    So. Does anyone have any recent experience?
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  5. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,708

    from Clovis Ca

    Has to have title to get rid of whole. Meaning if it resembles a vehicle. Other words you will have to cut it up and haul in seperate loads......
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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,422

    Jalopy Joker

  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,052

    from California

    real men don't ask such silly questions. they just go and do what needs to be done.
  8. Real men have trailers and friends.. And extra cash...
    I have patience..
    Im no real man.
    Im Just a poor boy.. Nobody likes me.
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  9. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,708

    from Clovis Ca

    Buy it haul it back to Vegas. Strip what you want or need and sell the rest to welderup for their next project.... or part it out those vans are pretty popular....
  10. Cant... Truck aint big enough, no trailer, no place to part out.
    It needs to be a 1 day thrash to get what i need haul/sell the rest on the spot or have it hauled away...
    I have tools to dismantle...
    I dont have an extra 700(gas,food)to play right now so I'm trying to be smart about this.
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  11. Found a recycling yard 5 min away...
    Will give them a call tomorrow.
  12. As usual somebody has blinders on and can't grasp that other parts might have value to someone else. Once gone, they're gone. Absolutely no idea why you wouldn't take every potentially useable piece off it and only junk a frame and maybe partial body shell.
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  13. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,708

    from Clovis Ca

    Well id look at it this way then. Grill is worth 250.00 fits the early f1s ive sold the same or simaler for that. You need the hood. Where else will you find one? Thats at least worth 150.00. The misc/glass has got to be at least a 100.00. There is the 500.00 value. Pull what you need and load your truck. Pull it down the street and the chain or strap breaks whoops...... The city will have it towed as a abandoned vehicle and problem solved.... and you get what you need.
  14. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,708

    from Clovis Ca

    California law requires them to have the title to scrap it. Wrecking yard, recycle yard dont matter.
  15. Haha..i would NOT wana do that to the city of pomona..cant live with that in my head..
    I dont wana be a burden for all the taxpayers..
    The grill is not as wide as the f100s as ive been told on FTE numerous times but it is valuable..
    The van body is thicker than it seems...
    But will think about it for a day or two.
    Thanks guys.
    Anyone free on a sturday?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
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  16. I was thinking if it was in pieces 5 minute drives multiple times woulnt be as bad...
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  17. Partial body looks like this.
    00J0J_3IYVo4GqHNe_600x450.jpg so quite a big job.
    Yeah my blinders are no much money pr time.
  18. firstinsteele
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
    Posts: 851


    THANK YOU!. Thinking the same.

  19. B Ramsey
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 601

    B Ramsey

    Rent a uhaul pickup, and a trailer from local equipment yard. Haul it home and take your time parting/ cutting up. Freeway all the way. Easy trip.
  20. take what you want an call a scrapper to take the hulk...
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  21. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,210

    from Minnesota

    Post what your doing on sites specific to the vehicle and sites like this and have everyone who wants parts off it show up and dismantle it.
    Ants at a picnic.
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  22. Sometimes it's best to read the whole thread, not legal in California.
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  23. Unless he cuts it Up
  24. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,610


    If I was the seller, I'd make you take the whole thing, I certainly wouldn't want you chopping it up into little pieces in my yard. That could take days if you have to cut the frame up and deal with an engine. What if the wheels are froze, or you don't have the tools you need on hand when you get there? Are you expecting the seller to help you do this?

    The parts van looks better than your project van. I think you should try to find a way to get the whole thing home, or forget about it and keep looking for just the parts you need.

    If you really want to make the deal, you better have a place for the hull to go when you're done, and be prepared to pay a wrecker to pull it out and haul it to the scrapyard if necessary. I can see this turning into a nightmare.
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  25. So tell people what you are taking and maybe someone here in SoCal would like what might be left,,,
    taking glass? Grill? Motor? Trans? Dash??? Doors?????
  26. Dangerous Dan
    Joined: Jul 10, 2011
    Posts: 295

    Dangerous Dan
    from Graham Wa.

  27. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 625


    That's the scrapper's problem. Lol.

    Sent from my LG-TP450 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  28. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 195


    Take the parts you need. Maybe can make a storage shed out of the rest!
  29. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 752

    from norcal

    Your kidding right?
  30. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,180

    from SW Wyoming

    Just a thought, but is there a bonded title process in CA? The current owner can't get rid of it without a title either, without cutting it up.

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