[Noisebridge-discuss] Tearing apart a bus...

Daisy Dresner daisydresner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 21:23:03 UTC 2016


Hey, I am in the process of converting a short bus into a travelling soup
kitchen, so I have been doing lot's of scrapping and may be able to lend a
hand and/or advice.

Daisy

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Sparr <sparr0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 2:01 PM, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The USA has a pretty big market for 'refurbishable cores'.  If you can
>> identify which components can go to a refurbisher, you should be able to
>> get good money there.  My guess would be radiator, engine, engine headers,
>> air conditioner, any complex intake and exhaust components, alternator, and
>> maybe the electronics controllers.
>>
>
> Thanks for the tip. I'll try to find some such companies and see if they
> might be able to give me a list of parts they would want from it.
>
>
>> I imagine it's already gutted though?
>>
>
> Not at all. It's currently in good to great condition throughout, except
> for the engine.
>
>
>> I don't know much more about salvage than that unfortunately.
>>
>> Scrap yards are essentially the worst case scenario, as they have a
>> constant flow of totalled cards from insurance and don't need anyone else's
>> business, so they do take-it-or-leave-it.
>>
>
> Yeah, that's how it seemed to me as well. Scrap yard is my last resort.
>
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