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Old 11-25-2007, 08:05 PM   #64 (permalink)
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03-24-2006, 04:48 Pm

the second scrap dealer i visited this morning offered us a GREAT price for the chassis - and pick-up was included: $60 a ton (2000 lbs), which means we should get $480 for the bones! nice! considering we paid $500 for it (plus 125 shipping), i'd say that's a good thing.

even better (particularly if you're my neighbours), they picked it up this afternoon.

even even better (?) they had a couple of pallets of used batteries at the yard, separated into "working" and "dead". there were even some larger ones from a forklift. i'll have to check that out next week.

the only potential glitch is that no money actually changed hands today - and it won't until they weigh it on monday. so we said "buh bye" to the thing on the back of a truck, hoping these guys aren't going to screw us over with the weighing and/or the renegging on the price. it's probably halfway to mexico by now...



above: what the neighbours have been looking at all week...



what i've been looking at all week (fyi: two pump motors, center and right, standing on ends; drive motor, bottom left; silhouette of the 15 ton railway jack at the back of the forklift)



scrap guy loading up for his mexico run



arrivederci amigo! thanks for not crushing me!
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