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Crushing a 355 chassis

Discussion in '348/355' started by Jon Von Bon, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Jon Von Bon

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    This is how much I dislike selling things to the public.

    I crushed a repairable Chassis (94) that I have all the parts to make right. Don’t have the time and really out of space. Tried to sell it a few times but at $3500, there weren’t any takers so RIP.

    Apparently video too large. I’ll try it later but I fly to Euro tonite so might be a few days.
     
  2. taz355

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    Ha ha
    Plus some crook would try to sell it saying slighly damaged etc or steal the serial number.
    Nice call
     
  3. phrogs

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    Did you section off all the sheet metal thats useable?
     
  4. phrogs

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    Put the video on youtube
     
  5. Jon Von Bon

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    No I didn’t. I have spares out the ying yang. I even had one dweeb ask me if I had records with it LOL.

    It would have made a good track weapon but I have to steal any free time as it is for the foreseeable future. So not time to build let alone track. I have two boys and one who races carts and other plays hockey. I will try to put it up on you tube and get you the link. I think I’ll have to get my old girlfriend to do it. She does all my video stuff.
     
  6. SoCal1

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    lets see it
     
  7. johnk...

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    This could be just the car I'm looking for. :D
     
  8. Jon Von Bon

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    I
    ts now a pancake. I flattened it with a 336E excavator.

    Fly out in a few hours and put the request into Mel. She’ll put it up but I think she’s keynote speaking this whole weekend.

    I will pot the link ASAP.
     
  9. User-C3

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    This is so depressing.
     
  10. Jon Von Bon

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    Here it is.

    My heart panged,

     
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  11. ghardt

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    Looked like it needed to be crushed.
     
  12. ernie

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    That took some balls.
     
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    Will that still buff out?
     
  14. taz355

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    I don't think I understand this situation. You had wrecked but repairable Ferrari, and instead of dropping the price below $3500 or just giving it away, you chose to crush and bury it?
     
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  16. Jon Von Bon

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    I have a very low tolerance with negotiating pricing with dummies people. I had one guy ask me if I had records. Records, with a chassis.....

    I’d have paid twice was I was asking for it not to have to deal with that stuff.


    How about you run a garage sale and get back to me on the joys of dealing with joes and Georgette’s
     
  17. User-C3

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    I'm sure many stand up people here would of been glad to take it off your hands, myself included.
     
  18. steved033

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    I didn't even know it was for sale...

    sjd
     
  19. phrogs

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    It's his to do with as he pleases.

    Ill be posting photos or video of me chopping up the 95 355 chassis I have into parts. Educational at least
     
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  20. ernie

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    You know what, there is a lot of bashing going on. The amount of time and money it would have taken to make that chassis drivable would have been insane. Even as a DIYer you would have been into that project for a couple years, and tens of thousands of dollars in expenses. The car could have been made perfect, but then what? Then a perfectly restored 355 that went up for sale would have gotten trashed again because it was a “salavge”. Catch 22 around here sometimes. Damned if you do damed if you don’t.

    So yeah, the decision to crush it was pretty good.

    You are out $3500, but saved yourself uncounted thousands, frustration, and headache.

    Plus, that is 1 less 355 on the planet = the remaining cars just went up in price.
     
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  21. ernie

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    Plus it’s only a 355.

    Now had it been a 348, that would have been a real tragedy.

    :p :D
     
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  22. phrogs

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    #22 phrogs, Oct 17, 2018
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    Haha


    Jon if you haven't burried it yet I am interested in a part of the front end
    if its not mangled anyway. PM/DM me if interested in cutting it off

    thanks
     
  23. 97 Spider

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    That didn’t look like in your wildest dreams a repairable chassis. Did look like much that could have even been sectioned out and used. But why bury instead of taking it to a metal recycler? You could at least get a few bucks and we’d have less random holes filled with garbage.
     
  24. taz355

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    No more garage sales for me. I did the same thing with christmas lights.
    Some guy told me would i take 10 bucks for 200 dollars worth of lights.
    I said 50 bucks or you cam watch me crush them.
    He said why would you do that
    I said because i am hopeing you will leave quicker if i crush them
    Then i crushed them.

    I am in total agreement with you.
    Gotta luv it.
     
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  25. taz355

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    What am i gonna do with 10 bucks start another company.
     

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