Possible Project Vehicle Source


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I recently found this website: http://www.inrides.com/. They are a salvage auction clearing house. I know this idea won't be for everyone, but you might find a vehicle you may be interested in rebuilding, or even a parts vehicle, through them. The pic i attached is of a 1993 i got through them recently, and have plans to rebuild using another Dakota i have. The way the site works, you become a member, and then you bid on vehicles, and hope you are lucky enough not only to win the bid, but win it at a low price. For those of us lucky enough to live in a state where rebuilt vehicles can be retitled, it's another way of getting a desired vehicle cheap, as long as you are willing to put some work in it.

 

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Hi, Biggman100!  Glad to see your post...Can you "walk through" these vehicles at the auction location and do a thorough inspection before plunging?  How did you decide this was a vehicle worth bidding on?

 

Moses

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Unfortunately, unless they tell you where the vehicle is at ahead of time, most of the time you cant look at them ahead of time. The reason i picked this one, and how i even found out about this site, is because in my travels looking for the extension housing for the 1994, which by the way i still havent found, i happen to see this one in the lot of a salvage yard. The owner told me he doesn't deal directly with the salvage vehicles, but goes through inrides instead, and gave me the contact info for them. He did have the keys to it, and showed me that it did start and run, which did help in going through the mess of bidding on it. I, personally, never would have went through them without knowing anything about the vehicle ahead of time, but i figured some people might not worry about the whole not seeing it ahead of time issue, especially if looking for a parts vehicle. I have since found out though, that more and more parts yards, at least in N.Y., and northern PA, are going through sites like inrides because they don't want to deal with reselling salvage and rebuildable vehicles anymore, due to all the hassles involved with some of them.

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