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vicanuck
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Although I've lived here for many years, I've never taken a car to a junk yard for final disposal.

Is there such a thing here on STX?

Or, do you just tow it to the nearest main street and leave it there?

I don't mind paying a few bucks to dispose of it properly.

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Topic starter Posted : May 7, 2018 12:24 pm
ironheadUSVI
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Although I've lived here for many years, I've never taken a car to a junk yard for final disposal.

Is there such a thing here on STX?

Or, do you just tow it to the nearest main street and leave it there?

I don't mind paying a few bucks to dispose of it properly.

I sure hope you're not talking about the Alfa. 😮

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Posted : May 7, 2018 1:33 pm
vicanuck
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I sure hope you're not talking about the Alfa. 😮

I was actually! It seems unlikely that I will never get the opportunity to return it to it's former glory. I was also thinking about putting it on the buy & sell Facebook pages to see if anyone was interested in taking it off my hands. I may also sell off the parts as there is a good community of restoration buffs on the mainland.

If its just going to sit there indefinitely, its going to be in my way as I begin to clear out the warehouse of its accumulated junk.

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Topic starter Posted : May 7, 2018 1:54 pm
ironheadUSVI
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I sure hope you're not talking about the Alfa. 😮

I was actually! It seems unlikely that I will never get the opportunity to return it to it's former glory. I was also thinking about putting it on the buy & sell Facebook pages to see if anyone was interested in taking it off my hands. I may also sell off the parts as there is a good community of restoration buffs on the mainland.

If its just going to sit there indefinitely, its going to be in my way as I begin to clear out the warehouse of its accumulated junk.

Advertise it. I'm sure someone would be interested.

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Posted : May 7, 2018 2:08 pm
vicanuck
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Advertise it. I'm sure someone would be interested.

Haha perhaps I will. Free to a good home!

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Topic starter Posted : May 7, 2018 2:52 pm
stxisbest
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Advertise it. I'm sure someone would be interested.

Haha perhaps I will. Free to a good home!

Offer it for $1 and someone will ask you if it is negotiable then you can dicker. *-)

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Posted : May 7, 2018 9:58 pm
bjears
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Seriously how do junk a hurricane damaged vehicle- tree fell on

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Posted : May 8, 2018 5:52 am
stxsailor
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OK an I the only one who giggled like a schoolgirl when stxisbest said "dicker"

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Posted : May 8, 2018 11:24 am
islandjoan
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LOL! Dicker is a great word that is not used often enough.

OK an I the only one who giggled like a schoolgirl when stxisbest said "dicker"

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Posted : May 8, 2018 12:16 pm
Gumbo
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I really think you could just put it on the side of the road in a neighborhood so it can match the hundreds of others. A very acceptable practice here along with all the food sheds from carnival.

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Posted : May 8, 2018 7:51 pm
vicanuck
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I really think you could just put it on the side of the road in a neighborhood so it can match the hundreds of others. A very acceptable practice here along with all the food sheds from carnival.

I was thinking that! This one would stand out though. Its a red Alfa Romeo Spider.

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Topic starter Posted : May 8, 2018 9:26 pm
Scubadoo
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I really think you could just put it on the side of the road in a neighborhood so it can match the hundreds of others. A very acceptable practice here along with all the food sheds from carnival.

I was thinking that! This one would stand out though. Its a red Alfa Romeo Spider.

That's a convertible right? You could plant flowers in it.

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Posted : May 9, 2018 12:06 am
nohstx
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I agree that you can probably sell it through Facebook. Will it crank and drive?

Tony’s Towing (has a junkyard on Centerline near Cruzan Rum road and will often pay a nominal fee or pick up for free if there is any salvage value. If not you can sell for scrap metal prices at Anguilla landfill and probably get enough to cover towing it there.

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Posted : May 9, 2018 5:17 am
stjohnjulie
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Lol! And no, I giggled at 'dicker' and immediately decided to start over using that word.

You may just want to reach out to a towing company. They probably know the process or could point you to someone who knows. Department of Public Works? Maybe if you see a car with one of the stickers on it already you could get some information off of that? We had a couple of abandond cars taken off family land some years back. I'm pretty sure we just called a tow guy, paid him, and he took care of it from there.

I really think you could just put it on the side of the road in a neighborhood so it can match the hundreds of others. A very acceptable practice here along with all the food sheds from carnival.

I was thinking that! This one would stand out though. Its a red Alfa Romeo Spider.

That's a convertible right? You could plant flowers in it.

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Posted : May 9, 2018 6:43 am
janeinstx
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I was thinking that! This one would stand out though. Its a red Alfa Romeo Spider.

Dang. I had one of those back in the 70’s

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Posted : May 13, 2018 6:34 pm
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