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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Spent some free time this week taking apart some junk tractors (2 murrays and an MTD) I have had around here for a long time. I now have 3 complete wiring harnesses, 7 good tires, bunches of good switches,2 good engines (A12 and a 12.5 HP), a whole bucket full of odd nuts and bolts, a good seat for the Dragonfly, two good fuel tanks and fuel shut off valves ( One is going on the generator), one good steering wheel, lots of odd brackets. a jillion clips and washers, several springs (none that will fit anything I need right now), 4 bad batteries, one good starter motor, and a few misc pieces of steel. I have one more ( an old yardman that is missing most of the body) that I may tackle tomorrow. Then it is off to the scrap yard. NO reason to keep a bunch of busted transmissions and rusted frames around here.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:48 PM

That is a lot of work for you. I am glad you saved the good stuff. Those rusty bolts are hard get off sometimes.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Found one of these really rare threadless bolts in the seat I saved.

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Like to have never got it out even with the impact wrench.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Found one of these really rare threadless bolts in the seat I saved.

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Like to have never got it out even with the impact wrench.

What are your plans for this rare bolt?

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Shucks...he could list it on eBay, and with a good enough description, get a gazillion bucks :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Dang, I was hoping to do a trade for that spring he wants! I'll have to rethink my retirement options now!

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Sure Kenny I will be glad to trade. Just send me the spring and $1456 and we will call it even.
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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:30 PM

The recycling place around here pays a higher rate for motors (not engines...there is a difference). Starters and old junk ac motors pay about 3x what scrap steel gets. make sure you put them in a bucket and dont toss them in with the scrap. I usually sell 3000# of scrap a year. My "warehouse" is looking better, but I am running out of stuff to scrap. Time to start looking for the cheapies

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:38 PM

I haul scrap for a living. I know all about those electric motors. Last time we went we carried off several hundred pounds of electric motors. Also had one brass lamp that we got $14 for I wish I had several hundred pounds of those.

I am trying to clean up the field. I haven't had any jobs come in but have made plenty carrying off the junk I have piled around here. Now if only the junk fairy would replace it all with more junk to haul off.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Over the summer, my FIL asked me to clean up his old "burn" pile and said I could keep all of the $$ for whatever metal was there. I hauled 5 loads of steel out of there at about 1,200 Lbs. apiece. For every load of steel, the back of the truck was loaded up with all of the non-ferrous metals such as stainless, aluminum, copper, and brass averaging about 250 Lbs. per load. It was well worth the effort! There's probably another load in there too, but it may have to wait for spring / summer. I also still have a few piles around my property that need to go.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 04:23 AM

That sure is a ton of work....the bolt...hmmm, until someone else can post one...I'd say you have a one of a kind :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:03 AM

Sure Kenny I will be glad to trade. Just send me the spring and $1456 and we will call it even.

Okay, sounds like a deal to me! Just don't drop the check, it'll bounce out of sight! :bigrofl:




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