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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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I need to get a 2002 taurus hauled away or I can drop it off.

Where should I take it to get some $$$ in return????


Anyone know the going rates for scrap cars?
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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By me (grand rapids, holland area) auto body's are going for $200 a ton

The car weighs roughly 3393 acording to the interwebz so at $200 a ton you looking at around $339.33 for the car in scrap
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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I always take mine to FPT / Ferrous Processing, on Collier rd by great lakes crossing.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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By me (grand rapids, holland area) auto body's are going for $200 a ton

The car weighs roughly 3393 acording to the interwebz so at $200 a ton you looking at around $339.33 for the car in scrap
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I always take mine to FPT / Ferrous Processing, on Collier rd by great lakes crossing.
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call some of the guys on cl an have them pick it up. if it was the cat you should get around 400 for it.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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I always take mine to FPT / Ferrous Processing, on Collier rd by great lakes crossing.
thats where i always go, was 205 or 215/ton in the spring. just gotta drop the gas tank, adn unbolt a few lugnuts so you just need to take afew off by hand when you get there, i just unbolt them on the trailer and they pick it up and jiggle the wheels off
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I use simpsons in waterford.
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I scrapped a 98 Buick recently, just put an ad on C-list for $400 and I had scrappers fighting over it. It was gone in an hour and I didn't have to do jack shit.
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I use a scrap yard just north of 18 on mound east side of the road.
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I use a scrap yard just north of 18 on mound east side of the road.
That would probably be the closest place. Thanks

I will check prices in the morning.



I had not heard about dropping the gas tank before, I already go most of the fuel out of it and can empty it when I get it on the trailer and I had planned to take the wheels and tires off it anyway.
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I had not heard about dropping the gas tank before.
2 reasons they do this... They don't want the fuel to leak out and possible cause a fire and some people will fill the gas tanks with water/concrete/etc.. just so the car weighs that much more.
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2 reasons they do this... They don't want the fuel to leak out and possible cause a fire and some people will fill the gas tanks with water/concrete/etc.. just so the car weighs that much more.
The place I took a car to in detroit a while back takes them as is, at least they did. They put the car in the air and with a pneumatic hammer with a pointy bit they puncture all the fluid holding tanks and drain them into a barrel. I imagine this could have bad consequences to the ground if spills were allowed to happen.

I was hoping it was going to rain overnight, you know to wash the interior before I take it in, lol.

I did fill it with scrap metal though.
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I use a scrap yard just north of 18 on mound east side of the road.
They don't take cars
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They don't take cars
catman and I took a minivan there last summer. they must have changed their policies. sorry.
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Yeah, I had to take a truck back once, to pull the tank out of it. They will take it with tires on it, BUT, they deduct 50 lbs per tire.

Ferrous has a crane to lift it off your trailer, so you can take the wheels off once its loaded on the trailer.

I read in a recent hot rod or car craft that they are starting in some parts of the country to require that the oil pan, axles, transmissions, and gas tanks are punctured with a drill, and drained, even when they are going to be in a U-pull-it junkyards for re-use.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 02:40 PM   #16
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the u-pull-its around here are all punctured and usually have a tire valve stem shoved through the hole ie: gas tanks/oil and trans pans/and master cyl resivors are removed/diff covers.
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That would probably be the closest place. Thanks

I will check prices in the morning.



I had not heard about dropping the gas tank before, I already go most of the fuel out of it and can empty it when I get it on the trailer and I had planned to take the wheels and tires off it anyway.

The name is Admiral Metals. I've been there a few times, usually decent rates. They are open on Saturdays until 2 I believe.
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catman and I took a minivan there last summer. they must have changed their policies. sorry.
No problem, just glad I called first.
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I got $302 for it, it was missing some stuff and I added some scrap, enough to fill the truck and back seat,,,,,,,I think I got hosed. $ 195 MT
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A1 in Ypsilanti takes the cars as is and deduct no weight for tires. They are currently paying $255 a gross ton.
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