Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-12-2022, 9:41am   #1
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default Anyone bought from Copart?

Well the insurance company has totaled my car after my deer hit and looking at the car it's all body panels, plastic and the hood with no structural damage. I repaired my daughters car after she hit a post last year by buying a painted fender and bumper cover online, however on this one it will need more than that.

I found a totaled car at Copart in La, rear end collision with no damage to the front.

I've registered with Copart to bid on cars, limited amount that they will let me spend without a license.... but the question is has anyone bought from them? Many more added on cost? Good or bad?

Just going over my options at the moment.

Pic of car heading to the body shop for estimate:

Name:  2016 Mazda 6.PNG
Views: 78
Size:  390.7 KB

Thanks all!
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 9:42am   #2
DJ_Critterus
Explosive Salami
Stall Owner #1120.2520
Points: 77,260, Level: 100
Activity: 99.4%
 
DJ_Critterus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The leeward side of Anger Island
Posts: 33,866
Thanks: 12,466
Thanked 15,022 Times in 6,559 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9018209
Default

How is that totaled?
DJ_Critterus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 9:59am   #3
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ_Critterus View Post
How is that totaled?
I had the same question... $15K worth of damage, hood, both fenders (folded the metal near the hood when the hood flew up), bumper, radiator support, radiator, condenser, all the crap plastic. 75% of the value of the car vs the repair is what they go by.

Payout for the car is $21,000 (+/-) and byback for the car is $3,400 (+/-). So I'll get a check for $17,600 and the car.
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RMVette For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 10:05am   #4
Rodnok1
A Real Barner
Points: 19,029, Level: 95
Activity: 99.5%
 
Rodnok1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,298
Thanks: 2,431
Thanked 13,182 Times in 4,678 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $315482
Default

If check for storage fees, knew someone who won and when I went to get it he owed a shit load for storage. Vehicle had been absolutely stripped inside by workers at the lot too. When i went in to get it workers were taking stuff large and small from every vehicle. Probably depends on location I'm sure.
Rodnok1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rodnok1 For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 12:42pm   #5
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Barn Stall Owner #101
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 99,385, Level: 100
Activity: 66.3%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 54,030
Thanks: 27,844
Thanked 9,093 Times in 4,801 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1138393
Default

What is it?? like to have it, looks newer than wife's car, she needs another one.....so how to get it down here to Jax Fl.......
mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 1:10pm   #6
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrvette View Post
What is it?? like to have it, looks newer than wife's car, she needs another one.....so how to get it down here to Jax Fl.......
My plan is to fix it and give it to my son.
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 1:24pm   #7
bill_daniels
10cm member
Barn Stall Owner #90125

NCM Supporter '19,'20
Points: 134,780, Level: 100
Activity: 88.1%
 
bill_daniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tejas, Estados Unidos
Posts: 51,981
Thanks: 18,860
Thanked 24,909 Times in 10,960 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2621492
Default

Keep in mind that, even if successful in parting out one total to fix another, you'll still end up with a car with a salvage title. Yes, you can drive your money out of it, but when it comes time to sell....no one wants a salvage title.

You'll have to figure what it will cost to purchase both vehicles, have them both shipped to your shop, and what your shop will charge you to put your car back together. Then there's the disposal of the remains of the parts car to consider, although that might be a push if you have it sent to a recycling yard.

Keep in mind that, while you may save on parts by buying a parts car, you'll have the additional expense for labor to remove all those parts from the donor car. If the donor car is the exact same color, that will be a big savings, though.
bill_daniels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 1:32pm   #8
ZipZap
Barn Stall Owner #55
Points: 33,939, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
ZipZap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 8,896
Thanks: 2,186
Thanked 5,022 Times in 2,337 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $23236
Default

The insurance companies understand the used car prices. Accident, or not, if you can repair it do it. I've never heard of Copart, so I can't help you there. Are you sure you can't determine the parts required instead of buying a whole car and paying shipping?
ZipZap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 2:02pm   #9
MadInNc
Barn Stall Owner #103
Points: 101,297, Level: 100
Activity: 99.3%
 
MadInNc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Cackalaky
Posts: 14,569
Thanks: 6,380
Thanked 20,181 Times in 6,453 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $108939
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMVette View Post
My plan is to fix it and give it to my son.
Ya live in Nc.

Drag both in back yard and fix the one, then call to have waste car removed for $500 cash which is avg. price for junker they give here

Thatís what Rod would do
MadInNc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MadInNc For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 2:21pm   #10
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill_daniels View Post
Keep in mind that, even if successful in parting out one total to fix another, you'll still end up with a car with a salvage title. Yes, you can drive your money out of it, but when it comes time to sell....no one wants a salvage title.

You'll have to figure what it will cost to purchase both vehicles, have them both shipped to your shop, and what your shop will charge you to put your car back together. Then there's the disposal of the remains of the parts car to consider, although that might be a push if you have it sent to a recycling yard.

Keep in mind that, while you may save on parts by buying a parts car, you'll have the additional expense for labor to remove all those parts from the donor car. If the donor car is the exact same color, that will be a big savings, though.
"Salvage" title until you prove repair with the DMV and they will issue a "rebuilt" title. I drive cars for 10 years minimum plus people around here don't seem to car much if the title says "salvage" or "rebuilt". Insurance companies will only let you have libility on the car, no comp if on a "salvage" title. My limit on doing this is $2,000 to $2,500 for the parts car. It's my labor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZipZap View Post
The insurance companies understand the used car prices. Accident, or not, if you can repair it do it. I've never heard of Copart, so I can't help you there. Are you sure you can't determine the parts required instead of buying a whole car and paying shipping?
Whole car with all the parts is easier to source parts from than ordering all the plastic crap that broke under the hood. The one I'm looking at was in a rear end wreck, front totally fine and the same color code as mine. Plus after the donor car is done, it will be sold off again for scrap or parts.

I have a 5 car garage so it'll be easy to pull parts off one and install on the other.

Still thinking about it... not a done deal....

When my daughter wrecked her Lexus I did the same thing but bought painted parts online. The color match was a little off but I didn't care.... she'll hit something again....

This was the Lexus:

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5515.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	873.6 KB
ID:	63103



Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5521.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	1,006.5 KB
ID:	63104



Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5534.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	1.31 MB
ID:	63105
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RMVette For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 3:51pm   #11
ZipZap
Barn Stall Owner #55
Points: 33,939, Level: 100
Activity: 99.0%
 
ZipZap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 8,896
Thanks: 2,186
Thanked 5,022 Times in 2,337 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $23236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMVette View Post
"Salvage" title until you prove repair with the DMV and they will issue a "rebuilt" title. I drive cars for 10 years minimum plus people around here don't seem to car much if the title says "salvage" or "rebuilt". Insurance companies will only let you have libility on the car, no comp if on a "salvage" title. My limit on doing this is $2,000 to $2,500 for the parts car. It's my labor.



Whole car with all the parts is easier to source parts from than ordering all the plastic crap that broke under the hood. The one I'm looking at was in a rear end wreck, front totally fine and the same color code as mine. Plus after the donor car is done, it will be sold off again for scrap or parts.

I have a 5 car garage so it'll be easy to pull parts off one and install on the other.

Still thinking about it... not a done deal....

When my daughter wrecked her Lexus I did the same thing but bought painted parts online. The color match was a little off but I didn't care.... she'll hit something again....

This was the Lexus:

Attachment 63103



Attachment 63104



Attachment 63105
Nice work on the Lexus. Those headlights alone can put you in the poorhouse. Great you have the space. When I built, that was a necessity No kids, but a tractor and implements
ZipZap is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ZipZap For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 5:16pm   #12
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Well I may bid on the car at Copart... it's at $125 now and no reserve. Tough part will be to get it from Shreveport to Charlotte! Any takers???

Here's the donor car....

Click image for larger version

Name:	2017 Mazda 6 Pic 1.PNG
Views:	2
Size:	718.8 KB
ID:	63108


Click image for larger version

Name:	2017 Mazda 6 Pic 2.PNG
Views:	3
Size:	671.0 KB
ID:	63109
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 5:25pm   #13
Rodnok1
A Real Barner
Points: 19,029, Level: 95
Activity: 99.5%
 
Rodnok1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,298
Thanks: 2,431
Thanked 13,182 Times in 4,678 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $315482
Default

I'd help you with getting home if i could... Love a road trip for stuff like that.
Rodnok1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rodnok1 For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 5:38pm   #14
bill_daniels
10cm member
Barn Stall Owner #90125

NCM Supporter '19,'20
Points: 134,780, Level: 100
Activity: 88.1%
 
bill_daniels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, Tejas, Estados Unidos
Posts: 51,981
Thanks: 18,860
Thanked 24,909 Times in 10,960 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2621492
Default

You might call a couple of transport companies in Shreveport and ask them for rough quotes. It looks like they'll have to do some extra work to get that loaded and the loose parts securely strapped down. If the car costs you $ 2K and the transport is another $ 2K, plus what you'll have in buying your vehicle back, I think you've got a really good sweat equity project.
bill_daniels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2022, 5:42pm   #15
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill_daniels View Post
You might call a couple of transport companies in Shreveport and ask them for rough quotes. It looks like they'll have to do some extra work to get that loaded and the loose parts securely strapped down. If the car costs you $ 2K and the transport is another $ 2K, plus what you'll have in buying your vehicle back, I think you've got a really good sweat equity project.
Yep, the transport that Copart has on their website shows $1,579 to ship. The issue will be how to get it off the truck at the house. Looks like it won't roll (totally) but there's nothing wrong with the engine.

After stripping it I could sell back to a junk yard and recoup some $$'s.
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RMVette For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 5:43pm   #16
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodnok1 View Post
I'd help you with getting home if i could... Love a road trip for stuff like that.
I may be open to suggestions!
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RMVette For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 6:28pm   #17
Rikki Z-06
Barn Stall Owner #747-400
Points: 58,876, Level: 100
Activity: 99.9%
 
Rikki Z-06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: The Bash, Perma
Posts: 82,136
Thanks: 69,973
Thanked 23,575 Times in 9,870 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15031693
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMVette View Post
I may be open to suggestions!
I'm in


Name:  giphy (24).gif
Views: 56
Size:  983.6 KB
Rikki Z-06 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rikki Z-06 For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 6:28pm   #18
Rodnok1
A Real Barner
Points: 19,029, Level: 95
Activity: 99.5%
 
Rodnok1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,298
Thanks: 2,431
Thanked 13,182 Times in 4,678 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $315482
Default

Chain to a tree and yank the trailer out from under it. Problem solved. Throw dollys under back wheels start it up if runs and move it around. I may have done that a few times. If no tree available yank off with a car or truck, can put dollys under it on trailer but they don't do well unless an enclosed trailer and a slight slope. If want to be more gentle engine hoist and lift back and slowly pull trailer out while letting back down so doesn't ruin frt fascia(or remove on trailer so don't damage it before hand). If no hoist jack up put plywood under the back if anything hanging down so it'll slide off trailer.
I don't recommend uhaul trailers for this as not flat if you don't have a trailer and decide to go get it.
It's not really that hard to get them off, in a controlled manner is the issue. Sloped driveways suck
Rodnok1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Rodnok1 For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 7:46pm   #19
RMVette
A Real Barner
Points: 40,124, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
RMVette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 10,152
Thanks: 3,905
Thanked 15,260 Times in 5,366 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $311064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rikki Z-06 View Post
I need it as intact as possible... it's been totaled once....
RMVette is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RMVette For This Useful Post:
Old 01-12-2022, 8:20pm   #20
Rikki Z-06
Barn Stall Owner #747-400
Points: 58,876, Level: 100
Activity: 99.9%
 
Rikki Z-06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: The Bash, Perma
Posts: 82,136
Thanks: 69,973
Thanked 23,575 Times in 9,870 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $15031693
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RMVette View Post
I need it as intact as possible... it's been totaled once....
Rikki Z-06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:05pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2022 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page