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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old May 19th, 17, 8:04 AM Thread Starter
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When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

Sold the el camino, but I kept the console, buckets (went into the chevelle) 4 speed change over parts, weather strip, 12 bolt and some other misc parts. I'm happy with the cars that I have now, really don't have any room for another, so the thought is to collect all the extra parts and sell or trade it.
However I just can't seem to bring myself to sell it all. I don't see another project car in my future anytime soon. But tracking some of this stuff was a pain a few years ago and it's getting harder to dig up some of the parts at a reasonable price today. Jim

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old May 19th, 17, 8:11 AM
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

Send me a pm of what ya got.
I need parts like a hole in the head but if it looks good then...may be out your way (florence) next mo

One thing I do need is the pass side frame for the wind wing. Body shop broke the knob dont know any other way to fix it.
Got glass.....got any super nice tailgate trim taht surrounds the woodgrain strip (or a good chrome guy to send mine to)?

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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

I sell parts not being used after 6 months.. I'd rather see them get used and make somebody happy then sit in a corner..
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

Who are you kidding you'll probably go out this weekend and post a new thread Monday "Look What Followed Me Home".

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old May 19th, 17, 1:48 PM
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

Stuff like that you can sell anytime. To me, it's money in the bank and creates no urgency to sell unless you don't have the storage for it.

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Who are you kidding you'll probably go out this weekend and post a new thread Monday "Look What Followed Me Home".
Only if it's something I really want, I was texting a buddy about selling the truck and he asked if I saw the 66 chevelle on Craigslist last week for 1000 bucks. I was busy a.d really wasn't looking so I guess I missed it, I did ask if he happened to pick it up and I got a smiley face and a heck yeah as a reply.
So if I stumble onto a under 1500 chevelle, I promise to post another "look what followed me home thread". Jim
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

I'm going to say never after yesterday. I was power washing deck and house. Moved the grill away from the house, you got it, melted siding. I can't remember the last time I used the grill, but all I just said we was need to fix the siding Needless to say about a month or so ago I threw out all the little pieces of siding I'd "stored" in my garage attic for 30 years. Hopefully I have enough of the longer pieces I didn't throw out to fix it! I realize not car related, but....

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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

When you're 6 feet under.
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

A few years ago, my neighbor asked if I wanted to share a spot at the swap meet... I figured why not...

Then I started looking at all that stuff I had sitting, and started loading my truck...

I made over $1000 on small stuff (radios, alternators, etc) and a few larger items (front bench from my '70 Chevelle, original door panels, scratched rear glass, decent core bumper, etc)...

About the only things I semi-regret were the '68 bucket seat cores and the Sanderson headers and dual exhaust (for a small block), as I later picked up my El Camino I could have used them on...


Then I cleaned out more old stuff, and made another $1500+ (Demon carb, old tires, tubular control arms, etc)...

Then I started looking at household stuff (we had 4 "new condition" metal bar stools, hanging on the garage wall for 9+ year, because our new house has lower counters)... Large wooden play structure the kids outgrew... Used mattresses, etc... A few items I was going to throw away, and people paid me for them...

Then got the kids to clean out their old toys...


There have been a few things I semi-regretted, but nothing significant...


I still have a lot, but nothing that really looks worth the effort...


I still tried to keep everything I think I might use on my current cars, and while I am always looking, I really don't anticipate buying any more project cars for a while... Well, thats what I keep telling myself anyway...

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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

As soon as you sell them you will need them, that's how it goes with me anyway
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Re: When is it time to get rid of your collected stuff?

Heck I was just looking on Craigslist and there's a set of buckets and a console for a 67 for $450. I don't need another set of buckets. But I did email the guy a d it's sold pending pickup, which is a good thing because I would have hopped in my truck and picked them up. Jim
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I had a bunch of parts, both of my Chevelles are "finished" so I started selling stuff, then this 62 Nova fell into my lap for free, now I regret selling the parts.

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When you're 6 feet under.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old May 20th, 17, 6:03 AM
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Used to own a 66 Beaumont and purchased a second one as a 'winter beater' in the late 70's for $250. Drove it for 2 winters then stripped it for spare parts. They have been in storage ever since. The original 66 is long gone so have recently started selling off the spare parts. $2000 and still counting so it has paid for some upgrades on my Boo. Like mentioned above usually when I get rid of stuff I havnt had a use for in 20 years I need it a month after I get rid of it. But not likely to buy another 66 Beaumont so figure I am safe on this one.

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