Thanks gents! After some reflection, glad the car was solid and saved me. I am getting back in to the car zone and shopping around.
So, insurance hooked it up. They will fully cover the car at almost $5k
, wasn't really expecting that. I have an opportunity to buy the car back, basically pay what I got it for, LOL.
I may start a part-out thread. Trying to gauge interest. The interior is in perfect used condition, minus the air bags. I want the tranny and clutch back for my other whip. Other than that, I would plan to strip the car and sell the remaining parts. All 4 doors are in good shape and everything electrical works.
Parts I can imagine will be good:
-Front and rear lips
-Front impact bar
-rear hatch handle
-rear hatch struts
-brakes, brake lines, sensors, dome light, actuators, steering wheel, radio, bezels, tach and speedo, glove box
Here is some math:
What I have in to the car- $500 car+ $300 tranny+ $250 windshield (still good) + ~$200 CVs + $80 fluids + $10 wipers + $200 tint/supplies, etc.
Total = $ 1,540
Insurance covers at $4,800 and "buy back" is $600
Total Net= +$ 2,660 and I get to keep the car in it's current state
I see people posting parts on CL here and complete doors are like $100 and have been listed for quite some time. No glass ever listed or anything like support beaks, blah blah. I could ship a lot of these parts, but I have no idea what they will go for. Originally my plan was to swap anything I needed in to my 2006.5 and flip the blue one. I have a few cracks in door panels that could use replacing. With the damage on the '05 now, I am curious if it makes $ or sense...
Has anyone done anything like this before? I find it ironic that I was looking for a rear axle before all of this, now I have 2...I don't want to be storing tons of parts in my garage for a year. I would like things to move quickly.
I am basically trying to make money on this deal. Trying to stretch the limits of my part out skills and also find out state laws for something like this. I may do more in the future. What are your thoughts?? Will wrecking yards buy frames for crushing? will they buy them if the suspension is removed?
Help appreciated! Also trying to get my post count up to list a thread, should I decide to part.