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Old 05-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

Im looking for a rebuildable truck but I don't want to spend insane amounts of money on a wreck. Any tips on finding rebuildable vehicles? The local "yard" wants unwrecked prices for unfixed wrecks. Not gonna happen.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

craigs list, kijiji, local classifieds, any other normal source where people try to get rid of something they don't want to deal with.

Auctions are another good start, but you're taking a little more risk.
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

This is where the wrecking yards buy their wrecks. There's one by me. I've never bought from there, but anybody can bid, you just have to register beforehand. You can walk the yard before the auctions and look at all of them. Some are drivable. The auctions are weekly.

There are 2 in your neck of the woods. The Grove City one has alot more vehicles.

https://www.traauctions.com/TRAPorta...w=InitialState

In my next lifetime, when I have money and time and space to put projects, I'll buy all my donor cars there.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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Im looking for a rebuildable truck but I don't want to spend insane amounts of money on a wreck. Any tips on finding rebuildable vehicles? The local "yard" wants unwrecked prices for unfixed wrecks. Not gonna happen.
I used CoPart

http://www.copart.com/c2/copart_home_page.html

I got a great price for what I was looking for. Gotta be careful though as very poor descriptions on the veh and pics can hide a lot of damage.

A lot of trucks (cars) go for far more than they should. A lot of people out there trying to make a buck with partial/cheap repairs. Good Luck!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:52 AM   #5
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

Lien sales.....typically tow yards....takes persistance and luck....but if your there at the right time...you can get that P/U that belonged to some dirt bag who was tossed in jail and has not gotten out yet and ignored the fact that his truck was in the tow yard...

If you do get one of those....search it REAL good....chances are that if the police run the plate, one or more warrant hits will come back against that plate....and you will get pulled over...and the truck searched.....you don't want to go to jail for someone else's dope or gun....or dead body....
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

Also try www.iaai.com . They have a yard in Ashland Ky.
Now with most action houses that sell rebuild-able wrecks you must be a licensed business. This company has cars available to the public, just search for "public Auctions" on their sight.
As with any auction house be sure to preregister, and remember buyers fees.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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My dad buys rebuilders and fixes them for h is own use. their are places around us that buy them to resale. If you have never done this be for I wouldnt reckamend it. He loves to look for parts and will spend hour after hour calling to find parts.If you have a lot of spare time and dont need a vehicle right now and have a lot of patience then go for it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

Are you friends with any wrecker/rollback service guys? They usually have a few salvageable things sitting around that they own for one reason or another. As long as a title is present or obtainable, you could offer the wrecker guy a little more than he could get by hauling it to the boneyard (which is often where they end up) and maybe get a fixer-upper reasonably.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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I picked up my Tundra from Chaya Brothers in New Hampshire, back in November. If you are not a dealer your options are limited. I searched for 2 years before I found what I wanted and what I could handle. This market is not very friendly for naming your prices. I just found a truck I wanted and watched the web site for a couple of months. Once the truck has beenh sitting for a while, they start to listen to your offer.

I was happy with the way mine came out. The shipping of the truck from NH to MI was only 650 bucks. I couldn't drive out there with my own trailer for that price.

I did what everybody else does. I googled "Salvaged vehicles for sale".

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #10
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police auctions/ towing auctions..

we have 1 about every 3 months with about 60-70 cars..
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craigslist. Get a ford ranger 4cyl 5spd 2wd for 300-600 or if you need something bigger and any old rusty truck for $1000 or less.
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Default Re: Where can I find rebuildable vehicles for a reasonable price?

if you are here in minnesota I know of several websites with insurance claims and peoples misfortunes you can bid on or you can outright buy at a specified price.
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Lien sales.....typically tow yards....takes persistance and luck....but if your there at the right time...you can get that P/U that belonged to some dirt bag who was tossed in jail and has not gotten out yet and ignored the fact that his truck was in the tow yard...

If you do get one of those....search it REAL good....chances are that if the police run the plate, one or more warrant hits will come back against that plate....and you will get pulled over...and the truck searched.....you don't want to go to jail for someone else's dope or gun....or dead body....
went to a tow yard sale last year a nice lighting ford pickup that had the heads laying in the floor boards some friends from south of the border had pulled four pistons and rods and packed the cylinders full of coke guess they got caught going slow just running on 4 cylinder
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There's always Govdeals.com
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