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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Sep 9, 2004.
Especially ones I'm tempted to keep.
Too many toys and you won't have any time to use them.
Cars and trucks are typically horrible investments.
Nahhh, I do it all the time to make money on the side and keep parts for free to build up mine. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif There have always been a few that didn't make any money, but usually gave me parts I needed for cheaper than buying outright.
My neighbors must think I'm nuts, seeing all the rigs that come through here that get parted out. I hop they don't think I run a chop shop. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Good thing they don't see what the other place looks like. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
This one set me back $700 last night. 1980 3/4 ton 4x4, no motor, TH350/205, 14 bolt/10 bolt, 6" lift, 3" body lift, 38" Gumbo Mudders (tires that were mine once before).
I'm half tempted to keep it to make it the official mud-racer truck. But I have to sell stuff off it first to get most of my money back before I keep it. My goal is to be into the frame, lift, tires and body $100 or less.
i used to always have a parts truck in the back yard. i'd pick up a $500 junker, part it, take what i want, then have the rest hauled of to the junkyard. as soon as one was out, i'd bring anothere one home. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif pretty fun. i only have room for a 2 or 3 rigs at a time though. as long as you get rigs under a grand you can usually come out ok parting it. if i broke even i was happy cause i usually ended up with parts i needed too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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