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Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
06-04-2008, 07:37 AM,
#1
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
As many forum members know by now I drive truck for a living.
Going up and down the highway all day through rural countryside
got me noticing how many farmers have cool old cars stashed away almost out of site.

Liking cars as much as I do, I hate to see them rust away to nothing.
Seeing this erosion day after day got me thinking that there's got to be a
way to make money off of other people's junk.

I came up with an idea that would try and get some of these old classic cars
back on the road. Anyone who watches car shows on TV a lot must have
noticed that restorations and resto-mods are quite a fad these days.
Owning a very rare car myself, I know how damned frustrating it is trying
to find parts, so my idea was to help others find parts for their cars.

Using the talents of Yeti for web design and php/database work, we've begun work
on a website dedicated to getting old cars restored and back on the road.

This website will be a for profit venture. We've not fully established a business
model yet. We could charge people to list their cars/parts on our site, and/or
charge the person seeking the parts a nominal fee to get the sellers' contact details.
Another idea I had was let buyer/seller do their thing for free, and hope as the site
grows, things like google ad-words, and other car related advertising might work.
That part is to be finalised still.

Our site once running, will be at http://oldcarparts.ca

If you know anyone who has rusty old junk that might be valuable to someone
restoring their auto, let them know about us once our site is up. We actually can use
some people to send us pics of their cars prior to the site going up, as otherwise, it's
like trying to open a store with empty shelves. So, if you can tip someone our way,
please do.

You can recycle a car like this, by shredding:
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Some folks would call this recycling too:
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We've got a better idea.... let's recycle them like this! (1949 Pontiac Chieftan)
[Image: 49pontiacchieftan.jpg]
[Image: pontiacchieftan.jpg]

Eyesore to eyecandy! :smile:
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06-04-2008, 01:26 PM,
#2
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
hmm... that's pretty awesome Mike! i hope it really gets going! Good luck to both of you working on this! :smile:
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06-04-2008, 01:53 PM,
#3
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Nice one guys. I've got one I'm trying to get rid of. $3000 OBO

'71 VW Westfalia Camper - PM me for further details.
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&its just like.. doood ya get the best barrels ever dood..
its just like.. ya pull in and ya just get spit right out of em...
ya just drop in n just smack the lip.. whabap.. drop down..
zibbaaaahhhahahah..
n then after that.. ya drop in.. ride the barrel..
and get pitted.. sooo pitted like that&
- surfer dood

Northern Alberta Surface Water Study
check it out: www.nasws.ca
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06-04-2008, 02:14 PM,
#4
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
That's a classic... I hope you do better than the obo and get the 3k.
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06-04-2008, 02:36 PM,
#5
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Yeah, I've had it listed on thesamba.com for a few weeks now with interest but no offers. I just put the OBO on it today. I'm sad to have to sell it but it's doing me no good sitting in storage at $70 per month and I don't really have to money to put into it to fix it up right now. So, off it goes. It's on craigslist as of about 5 minutes ago too. We'll see I suppose.

Your site is a neat idea. I hope that takes off as well!
&its just like.. doood ya get the best barrels ever dood..
its just like.. ya pull in and ya just get spit right out of em...
ya just drop in n just smack the lip.. whabap.. drop down..
zibbaaaahhhahahah..
n then after that.. ya drop in.. ride the barrel..
and get pitted.. sooo pitted like that&
- surfer dood

Northern Alberta Surface Water Study
check it out: www.nasws.ca
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06-04-2008, 03:13 PM,
#6
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Great idea Ctrl, shame they all run on oil
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06-04-2008, 03:44 PM,
#7
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
King Crimson DIG ME lyrics

it's here I sit and rust amid this ruin and rancor like tire irons
toothy grills and car parts before me...the acid rain floods my
floorboard, burns my pores, and rots my upholstry.. once I was
worshipped, polished magnificently, now I lay in decay by the dirty
angry bay...
I'm ready to leave
I wanna get out of here
I'm ready to ride away
I don't want to die in here
I'm ready to ride
mmy skin is metallic now, no longer an elegant powder blue... my body
unhinged and sleeping in the jungle of motor block manifolds and metal
relics... what was deluxe becomes debris, I never questioned loyalty,
but this dead end demolishes the dream of an open highway...
dig me...but don't...bury me
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

As a reputed atheist, the reverential nature of his film was surprising, but Pasolini himself said &If you know that I am an unbeliever, then you know me better than I do myself. I may be an unbeliever, but I am an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief.&


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06-04-2008, 05:44 PM,
#8
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Quote:Nice one guys. I've got one I'm trying to get rid of. $3000 OBO

'71 VW Westfalia Camper - PM me for further details.
[Image: IMG_3472.jpg]

You're trying to get rid of a Vanagon??? :cry:
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06-04-2008, 05:45 PM,
#9
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
There's more to it than my idea and yeti's skillz. There's a fair bit of leg work on my part trying to get cars listed on the site. Once the site is big enough, the cars will find us, but for now, it's going to be an up hill battle.

Yesteray I jumped out of the truck 4 times and took some pics... talked to the owners where possible and explained to them our aim. They said "sure, go ahead, list it free" and I then took down their contact details for once the site is up.

This is a small sampling of the fields of cars I past on a trip from Regina to Edmonton...

http://conspiracycentral.info/car-pics.html

There's one pic of a mid 60's Ford 100 p/u truck showing the badge on the fender. I'd guess that anyone willing to spend thousands of bucks on a restoration would easily cough up $75-100 for that badge alone.

I'm not much a business man yet... learning as I go. I'd be curious to know what any entrepenuer's (sp?) think of our business model ideas on how to make money... charge a fee, or hope it builds up to where ads would make money.

Input please...
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06-04-2008, 06:01 PM,
#10
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Lol Blove still didnt sell that?

Its all good, I didnt sell my beemer yet either.
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06-04-2008, 07:11 PM,
#11
Calling all car enthusiasts, and recycle phreaks.
Yeah Melchor, I've had it since '95 and it was my house for about 2 years of that time. My dog and I lived in it for quite a while after we ousted from our rental house out in Montana. I know, it's sad that I have to let it go, but the pocketbook is having a rough time with that $70 per month storage cost and nothing changing for the foreseeable future, so, off it goes... is the hopes anyway.

Yup, still for sale MasterMG. I only started getting serious about selling it over the past couple weeks. Now to convert my Jeep Cherokee to veggie oil j/k.
&its just like.. doood ya get the best barrels ever dood..
its just like.. ya pull in and ya just get spit right out of em...
ya just drop in n just smack the lip.. whabap.. drop down..
zibbaaaahhhahahah..
n then after that.. ya drop in.. ride the barrel..
and get pitted.. sooo pitted like that&
- surfer dood

Northern Alberta Surface Water Study
check it out: www.nasws.ca
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