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#671181 Wed Aug 18 2010 04:09 AM
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I was really disturbed by something I saw today. Took a COE rolling chassis, that was in my way to the local Recycling center(scrap metal yard), & to my dismay stacked in a pile awaiting the crusher was a 1946 Chevrolet roadtractor complete with fifth wheel. What really bothered me was this truck had a set of extremly "Rare" Dayton Wheel Adapters on the rear axle. This yards policy is once somthing has been purchased by them, they don't resale to any individuals, only other recyclers.


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#671192 Wed Aug 18 2010 04:53 AM
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I have seen people scrap $1500 worth of antique truck/car for $150. their too stupid to put it on craigslist or ebay, ect. I guess they just want quick cash and don't care about history.

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The problem is that nobody is buying anything. I see vehicles on craigslist for a fair price and the ads run for months if the seller is patient. If they are unemployed and the baby is hungry, times are tough and sometimes the scrap yard seems like the only option. I don't like it either, but unfortunately I don't have the cash or space to save anything else.


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FriedGreenTmater #671206 Wed Aug 18 2010 05:49 AM
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I will try to save all I can here in central Texas .Just call me or bring me your truck parts kills me to let them be crushed!


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webstershotrods #671215 Wed Aug 18 2010 06:57 AM
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Spanky, I don't know about the salvage yards in NC, but in Texas it is illegal for them to sell parts except to licensed salvage dealers. I was a licensed salvage dealer for many years, but I let my license expire at the end of May. My license was recognized by all states. But, I am just tired of regulation.

crenwelge #671234 Wed Aug 18 2010 11:32 AM
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Yeah, I thought it was a shame, that they wouldn't even sell me the Dayton Adapters, off of it. It took me 20 years, to find the last set, I purchased. The guy that helped me said, he couldn't even get them, if he wanted them.


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spanky #671240 Wed Aug 18 2010 12:48 PM
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Not even with a bottle of nice whiskey included in the "deal" ??


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lastchancetowing #671253 Wed Aug 18 2010 01:48 PM
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I'd ask some more questions, is there any chance that another dealer like crenwelge mentioned could be helpful?

I've got a friend here that runs a scrap yard and if there is a "loop hole" in your yard's system perhaps he will fit?

That really is disturbing that they want to or will scrap Dayton adapters, I like them, and know of a couple other people looking as well.

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lastchancetowing #671254 Wed Aug 18 2010 01:51 PM
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Same with the crusher around here. Once something crosses the gate, it's history. If they were smart, they would have someone with some common sense put anything of value aside and have an auction on Saturday nights. Not only would it be good public relations for the company, but they would make much more money to boot. Aren't companies in business to make money?

By the way, I never will have that problem Spanky. I refuse to go there. I never set foot in their yard once and have no plans of ever changing.

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crenwelge #671258 Wed Aug 18 2010 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by crenwelge
I was a licensed salvage dealer for many years, but I let my license expire at the end of May. My license was recognized by all states. But, I am just tired of regulation.


I'm a state licensed salvage dealer here in Virginia. Just wondering what kind of regulation problems you were having?

Bill


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