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I hate the car crusher feeders

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by t2pickup, May 4, 2007.

  1. t2pickup

    t2pickup New Member

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    Today, saw a nice looking pale blue and white splitty, making its last run on the roads, on the back of a car crusher feeder mans truck!!!!!!!!
    Man, these guys are crushing our history, take all the Pintara's and Camira's you need, but ol classics, leave em be please.
    Seen a few cool as ol Valients going that way aswell lately, bloody sad is what it is!!:mad:
     
  2. Schmoburger

    Schmoburger Active Member

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    I saw a nice fairly rust-free (amazingly) but incredibly faded FB stationwagon at one of the scrap places recently... dumped upside down on it's roof. :mad:

    A truley heartbreaking sight to behold... :(
     
  3. Saggas

    Saggas New Member

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    holy hell!!!

    bastards....
     
  4. Rhys

    Rhys New Member

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    would it be uncouth to chase them with an angle grinder.....
     
  5. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    Um, and it didn't cross your mind to dive in front of it and scream "take me instead" ??? ;)
     
  6. Vanders

    Vanders Active Member

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    I hope crusher man was a restorer and was just using the work truck to take it home.
     
  7. t2pickup

    t2pickup New Member

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    Dont think so Vanders, mate of mine asked them to collect two Camiras from his property, they saw the two Valients and grabbed them both, he busted them just as they were leaving. They want the older ones to take for recycling because of the obvious weight differences. I have the pricks leaving me notes in the mail box all the time.

    This thing wasnt crusher material, it wasnt in bad shape, seen plenty worse restored, even driving around, the crane sitting on the roof sort of gives away where they are headed
     
  8. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Was it save able? Did you give chase?
     
  9. 1963 Empi Radar

    1963 Empi Radar New Member

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    Yeah you should of grabbe dit for me or Stevie!
     
  10. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    If anyone sees any splits on trucks of that sort and they look saveable. Give chase. I'm sure someone would take it under their wing.
     
  11. 1963 Empi Radar

    1963 Empi Radar New Member

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    Yeag shame on you T2Pickup!!!!!!
    Nah but seriously they are pricks who just want money...
     
  12. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    They're worth far more to us as a restore project than it is to them as scrap.
     
  13. 1963 Empi Radar

    1963 Empi Radar New Member

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    Well where was it? Ring the wreckers locally and she could be saved!
     
  14. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Quick t2pickup what was the name of the company it may not be too late yet but we must be quick. Was it a panel pickup or 11/13 window etc.?
     
  15. 1963 Empi Radar

    1963 Empi Radar New Member

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    The race is on......
     
  16. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Who would you call? I'll have a look on the yellow pages. and i'll be back quick smart.
     
  17. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Hey t2pickup whats the name of the place that left you cards/notes? maybe they have them?
     
  18. 1963 Empi Radar

    1963 Empi Radar New Member

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    Moonah wreckers and those who advertise wanting scrap in the trading post etc. Simple but effective and dont sat split window kombi just old kombi van etc and that you will match the srap metal price!
     
  19. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to chase this up cause if you aren't I might have a look.

    We'll save as many as we can.
     
  20. Vanders

    Vanders Active Member

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    Are scrap metal prices that good that classic cars go through the crusher, or are the owners/operaters too stupid or lazy to see what the cars are actually worth? I can understand the scrap guys having some ambivilence towards the cars they crush, but you would think that some are savvy enough to jump on ebay and look at current prices and make a quick buck where they can (and save a splitty as a by-product)
     

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