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Old 14th July 2008, 08:56 AM
adrianreeve adrianreeve is offline
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Default Scrapping your Donor

Before I go ahead and get the carcass of my donor taken away, do I need to keep/do anything for registering the car later on? I'm hoping for an age related plate. Any advice appreciated.

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Adrian
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Old 14th July 2008, 09:57 AM
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Both VIN plates and the V5 on a SORN. Get a receipt for the shell. Take photo's of it as well. Every little helps and it's something you cannot do after it's gone.
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Old 14th July 2008, 11:23 AM
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Cheers Jabs - silly question, where are the VIN plates? I can see one on the slam panel at the front of the engine bay, but where is the other one?

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Adrian
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Old 14th July 2008, 11:53 AM
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Stamped into the floor between the drivers seat and door, under a plastic flap in the carpet
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Old 14th July 2008, 11:59 AM
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Aren't both plates on the slam panel? I think that's what's on my Sapphire.

On a related note - what's the deal with scrapping at the moment? I see a lot of people offering free collection (presumably they cover it in the price of the steel) - is that the best I can expect?
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Old 14th July 2008, 12:19 PM
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Most firms around here offer min 50 some 100 but that's for a whole car not just the shell. Problem with shell is getting a firm with lorry with a grab so they can load it. Most want wheels on them so they can tow it away
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Old 15th July 2008, 09:11 PM
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Get yourself a 9" grinder and chop it into small bits that'll fit in the boot of your car, most scrappies won't mind if you take it down to them like this.

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Craig.
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Old 15th July 2008, 11:21 PM
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I actually chopped mine into large managable pieces so scrappie could just throw them onto his wagon
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Old 16th July 2008, 08:40 AM
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I chopped mine up into ickle bits and took up the local community dump, started getting some suspicoius looks from the Dump men after my 5th or 6th load though!
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Old 16th July 2008, 09:49 AM
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Hmmm... 9" ginder... very noisy... neighbours and all that... doesn't sound like the best way for me to go - I think half of them have died in shock when a 1991 Sierra turned up on my drive

I think I call the local breakers - the chaps I used to get rid of a Midget shell once had a drop loading trailer so he could lower the back down and drag the shell up on with a winch.
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