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    What to do with extra OEM parts

    So, you've got extra OEM tail-lights? How about using them to make fun of your friend's Honda Civic that he thinks is faster than your ZHP.
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    That's funny. We all have a lot of those parts but in all seriousness, where do you take the old shocks and metal bits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    where do you take the old shocks and metal bits?
    metal recyclers will pay you for them. aluminum is worth more than steel.
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    Yup. I took a bunch of aluminum and steel parts to a metal recycler a few months ago (control arms, tie rods etc) and got a few bucks...enough for a coffee
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    Quote Originally Posted by anandoc View Post
    Yup. I took a bunch of aluminum and steel parts to a metal recycler a few months ago (control arms, tie rods etc) and got a few bucks...enough for a coffee


    i once sent an entire shell of a 1993 audi S4 (huge car), and got $180. of course, i paid $80 to the guy that came and flat-bedded it to the recyclers for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post


    i once sent an entire shell of a 1993 audi S4 (huge car), and got $180. of course, i paid $80 to the guy that came and flat-bedded it to the recyclers for me.
    I miss my old yacht of a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    I miss my old yacht of a car
    really? i don't. 4 years and 4 flat-bed tows home was enough. it was, ultimately, very reliable - however cooling system issues caused 3 of those tows. it was an awesome highway cruiser. that's about it. the front suspension was an archaic nightmare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    really? i don't. 4 years and 4 flat-bed tows home was enough. it was, ultimately, very reliable - however cooling system issues caused 3 of those tows. it was an awesome highway cruiser. that's about it. the front suspension was an archaic nightmare.
    Huh, I never had any cooling issues with it. The only time that car left me stranded was when the master cylinder for the clutch line broke on the highway in high school. That was a little unnerving. Otherwise it was very reliable for the 12 years our family owned it and the three I drove it before we sold it. I loved the quirkiness of it. The inline 5 engine with its entirely unique sound and 7000 rpm redline, the goofy gauge cluster that was 2/3 the width of the interior, the weird ribbed seats. It definitely had numb steering at low speeds, but it tightened up at higher speeds. It also got me to the mountain regularly and was an absolute hoot in the snow.

    As for the original-ish question at hand, in Oregon you can just plop most parts into the recycling bin and they take it, but for anything else, yeah, a metal yard.

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    I don't think I can recycle the shocks as there is oil in them right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    I don't think I can recycle the shocks as there is oil in them right?
    I sold mine on Craigslist even though they were shot and my ad said so, might give that a try.

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