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Old 09-06-2017, 09:25 AM
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Hurricanes == Flush junkyards

It's a bit morbid but get ready for all those insurance writeoffs!

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Old 09-06-2017, 09:43 AM
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Ha! Good point.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:48 AM
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Yup, that very thought has been crossing my mind.

I've been thinking about picking up a couple of cheap M104's and a OM617 turbo'ed engine for my '81 300CD. This just might be the time for it. Don't care about the interior or electronics since I'll be scrapping out the bodies.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:12 PM
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Maybe not. I'm expecting anything over 10 years old or body damaged newer cars to be crushed immediately due to lack of space.

Also expect newer stuff that got wet to be washed and resold. ( the interior , exterior and the title )
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:01 PM
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Nah, the old stuff goes to the pull a parts. Katrina and Sandy were both bonanzas.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:10 PM
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Hurricanes == Flush junkyards

I need a bed, transmission and cab corner for my Silverado. Maybe an LS drivetrain for my 420. I'll be looking after this storm stomps my house in Savannah. Meh. What a mess


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Old 09-07-2017, 02:08 PM
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Also expect newer stuff that got wet to be washed and resold. ( the interior , exterior and the title )
Yup, not just newer stuff, but older high end cars too. The market gets flooded (pun intended) with cars after each major storm, by unscrupulous wash-n-shine flippers who make no mention of the car's aquatic past.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:56 PM
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Yup, not just newer stuff, but older high end cars too. The market gets flooded (pun intended) with cars after each major storm, by unscrupulous wash-n-shine flippers who make no mention of the car's aquatic past.
"clean title"
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:30 PM
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Yes, and unless the insurance pays a flood claim, the title will remain clear.
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:52 PM
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ugh... COMPLETELY clean vehicle!

I'm glad I'm not looking for any cars right now.

I gotta get rid of SOOOO many.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:37 PM
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:01 AM
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Who Knew ?

Earlier this year an outfit opened in Rincon,Georgia
And in the blather about a new business in the local mullet wrapper
one of the owners was quoted as saying (ZomeZing Akin To):
" An Excellent location for usage in case of catastrophic events...
like a Hurricane in Florida"

'First time I've ever Seen or Heard Anything resembling a Used Car
Sales Unit admit to Knowledge of "Submarines".
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:30 AM
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Earlier this year an outfit opened in Rincon,Georgia

And in the blather about a new business in the local mullet wrapper

one of the owners was quoted as saying (ZomeZing Akin To):

" An Excellent location for usage in case of catastrophic events...

like a Hurricane in Florida"



'First time I've ever Seen or Heard Anything resembling a Used Car

Sales Unit admit to Knowledge of "Submarines".


Where in Rincon? I live in the next town. I know theres a Rincon hack and stack that ships crashed cars to Saudi and others to be rebuilt and sold as new.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:11 AM
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theres a Rincon hack and stack that ships crashed cars to Saudi and others to be rebuilt and sold as new.
At least they will have plenty of time to dry out.

When it comes down to it, an actual inspection of a car beats any Auto Check or Car Fax that some hold all holy.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:52 AM
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I'll be watching Copart soon and probably buying a few cars to part out.

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