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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

Apparently now it's an ongoing sell off through some time next year. Probably didn't get quite the interest they expected...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

The VW Life crewe just made their run on it.
Probably slim pickings by now but check out their video.
Lots of stuff packed into every nook and cranny.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

The VW Life guys just did a video on this place, is was awesome and sad at the same time. Places like this are closing never to be seen again. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I saw the video and it was 95% junk. Scrap prices are way down, they might be paying 6 or 7 cents a pound for scrap steel. The scrap yard might pay $1.00 for a fender but these junkyards won't sell you the fender for $5 and threaten to sell it for scrap for lowballing them.

A 2000 Lb. Bay Window Bus hauled across the scales might be worth $150, but the junkyard won't sell it to you for $250.

I went thru this shit when they closed Wilson's and had the crusher their smashing cars. I pulled a fairly nice bumper off a Type III and he wanted $50 for it. I laid it down and told him to sell it to the crusher for the $1.75 he'd get for scrap.

Rusted junk is not gold, it is just rusted junk. Volkswagen made millions and millions of VW's and none of it is rare.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I stopped by today - the stash has been picked pretty hard but there's still so much left. I didn't buy anything but really enjoyed taking a look.

Yes - nothing is super old or rare - but it's still cool to see so much VW crap. The guy selling was super friendly and he bought the entire lot and is selling piece by piece. The bay buses are going for 2k each. Only one split bus that was sold right away. I'm guessing anything really good was sold many years ago. My guess is that he will start to drop prices as this goes on - you can tell not many buses have been sold.

There is SO MUCH LEFT - lots of watercooled stuff too. There are buildings just full of parts.

I saw someone towing a beetle project on I35 and then later saw them here and they were able to score a hood for their project car. It's cool to see some young folks getting into the hobby.

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Apparently there was a ton of complete motors that were sold off early on.

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71 Westfalia - I bought my first air-cooled almost 20 years ago and it was a 71 westy.

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Gotta love seeing a row of Type 4s. I'm actually not sure if I had even see a type 4 in person in my entire life. Very Happy

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Type 3 row. Fastback didn't look bad.

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Whoever this was clearly had true passion for VWs - may he RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

The sad part is you can get your $50 part if you get off your lazy behind, buy Or knock together some shelves, and put those piles or crap into manageable sellable piles. After Ive ripped up my hands to find the nice fan shroud at the bottom of that pile, I only want to pay you scrap value too.

If you give me a pdf of where your 30 fan shrouds are m and I can see the one I want and pick it, Ill pay a part value.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

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The sad part is you can get your $50 part if you get off your lazy behind, buy Or knock together some shelves, and put those piles or crap into manageable sellable piles. After Ive ripped up my hands to find the nice fan shroud at the bottom of that pile, I only want to pay you scrap value too.

If you give me a pdf of where your 30 fan shrouds are m and I can see the one I want and pick it, Ill pay a part value.


No - this is old school - you dig around and find parts and make an offer. It's a motivated seller. If you want convenience this isn't it - stick with amazon.com and the samba sellers that take lots of pics and sell often at a premium price. I don't understand the hate. Would the world have been better off if after that one weekend whatever wasn't sold was scrapped - that was the original plan. You'd rather it all just have been scrapped right away after a weekend of selling?

Honestly I think he's a fucking hero - he bought it all and he's trying to sell as much of it as possible before whatever is left is scrapped. This is a good thing for the VW scene - not a bad thing. He's super busy selling face to face to people - he barely has time to each lunch must less take a MILLION photographs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I don't know that he's a hero. He bought the land and is hoping to sell what he can to make some money back. I think we would all try to do the same thing. If I bought a warehouse full of yarn, I would probably try to sell it for a profit, but I wouldn't think the old knitting ladies would hold me up on a pedestal for doing it. It's business.
As has been said many times in this thread, there just aren't a lot of rare / valuable things there unfortunately. Yes, it would make me a bit sad to see the crusher come in and shred all of it, but a lot of that stuff you simply can't even give away these days. I've had 2 decent fan shrouds in my basement for a decade. I've taken them to local swap meets for 10 years. Listed for $5 each. I haven't even had someone glance at them twice. So selling off a pile of 50 would probably take a lifetime (or 2).
Are people showing up at that place to buy stuff? Sure. But are they getting any parts they couldn't find from 10 other VW guys in their town? I doubt it.
If this shop had piles of Hazet tool kits, NOS Barndoor stuff etc, then it would be a real treasure. But how long do you hang onto 100 Beetle fenders hoping to find the guy that needs the L-380 Turkis original paint one for $50?

Don't get me wrong- I would love to go wandering around there if it was close to home. That sounds like fun. And it looks like lots of other people are doing the same thing. But this stash isn't single-handedly saving the hobby or anything.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

visibleink wrote:
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The sad part is you can get your $50 part if you get off your lazy behind, buy Or knock together some shelves, and put those piles or crap into manageable sellable piles. After Ive ripped up my hands to find the nice fan shroud at the bottom of that pile, I only want to pay you scrap value too.

If you give me a pdf of where your 30 fan shrouds are m and I can see the one I want and pick it, Ill pay a part value.


No - this is old school - you dig around and find parts and make an offer. It's a motivated seller. If you want convenience this isn't it - stick with amazon.com and the samba sellers that take lots of pics and sell often at a premium price. I don't understand the hate. Would the world have been better off if after that one weekend whatever wasn't sold was scrapped - that was the original plan. You'd rather it all just have been scrapped right away after a weekend of selling?

Honestly I think he's a fucking hero - he bought it all and he's trying to sell as much of it as possible before whatever is left is scrapped. This is a good thing for the VW scene - not a bad thing. He's super busy selling face to face to people - he barely has time to each lunch must less take a MILLION photographs.

If it's not your jam just don't come down to Texas - we really don't mind! Very Happy


If you are really are doing this take anything over scrap value.

Sure...invite us down to TX after you got the last slot...I can smell the MASS native all over that post...

(/|serioulsy, hope your travels are going well, D)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I was there yesterday and found what I needed after digging for a while. The pieces I found can be found here on the samba for over $100 each used. I got over $500 worth of parts for $50 for a little digging. That is worth it in my book. I asked the new owner about what was going to happen to the rest of the parts when the sale was over and he said he had several VW people coming in to make an offer on the rest. He said it was not going to scrap.

A lot of it is not really worth it and the cars have sat out so long the earth is reclaiming a good n umber of them, but you never know. One mans gathers what another man spills.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I am glad the stuff is going back out into the hobby. Not that I am trying to take money out of anyone's pocket, but, at least it can be enjoyed by others and people aren't being taken advantage of either.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

Im looking for two 1970 bus doors in good condition if anyone is willing to pick it up:D
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

ivwshane wrote:
Im looking for two 1970 bus doors in good condition if anyone is willing to pick it up:D


I drove over there this morning. They have a shit ton of bug bumpers, fenders and doors. All of the buses still have the doors on them. I didn't see any loose bay window doors.....They are not selling parts off the desireable models and most of them have sold. Everything but the Vanagons, they still have 6 or so of those.

There are several ghias that could be used as donor cars for body parts. I found a large box with about 200 connecting rods in it, cranks out the wazoo. There is a pretty good amount of new brake parts and suspension pieces. OEM outside door handles......worth a trip for sure....just a lot of digging required.

I could see someone putting together a complete bug if your willing to do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

Im an unfortunate victim of this kind of shit. A very good friend, albeit 85 years old, has a farm of airplanes, vws, and motorcycles down in Georgia. When I say farm of them, I mean 3 complete airplanes, 5 more in pieces, dozen splitties, squarebacks, bugs, transporters, type 3, type 4, harleys, indians, etc, etc, etc...

He will take em all to the grave. He spent a lifetime finding and carrying them to his farm for free, and wouldnt think about selling a single thing. Even to an old friend of 30 years like me.

The worst part of this is, that when he dies some day, most of his stuff will go to the church or some rich guy that wants to buy a country grass airstrip, and could care less about hundreds of thousands of dollars in classic cars. Hell, if you can afford an airstrip, who cares about 50 old rusty vws taking up space in the trees?

I love the guy to death, as he is the niceset man ive ever met, but even my stubborn Irish ass aint so tight.

I can only enjoy the times we share walking through the woods, and him having a story of every piece he carried there over the last sixty years.

My advice to all, when you think your stuff is junk and you decide to part with it, maybe think again. Find a spot to rest it for a while. Maybe you get back to it, maybe you dont. But at least it will be there for you. There not making any new ones, are they?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

visibleink- thank you for taking the time to visit the place and to post those photos here... I looked up the aerial view in Maps and could see the size of the fenced in property and the so many VWs there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

I know several of these junkyard selloffs are because the land has become much more valuable then the salvage business selling junk parts. I remember a thread a few years ago where the owner was forced to sell everything or scrap it all because the state took over his land thru eminent domain.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

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I know several of these junkyard selloffs are because the land has become much more valuable then the salvage business selling junk parts. I remember a thread a few years ago where the owner was forced to sell everything or scrap it all because the state took over his land thru eminent domain.


I know that happened a VW shop guy here in Phoenix but it wasn't his shop/wrecking yard property, they took over another piece of property he owned.

I heard a place where I used to live in CA got shut down by the EPA for dumping stuff into the ground.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

This guy was 60 years old, diagnosed with terminal throat cancer and he died. This may have been his retirement fund and didn't get to use it. Let that be a lesson to everyone. Be realistic about how much shit you can get rid of in a given amount of time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

surprised gex hasn't scooped up all those engine parts..lol

unfortunately, there will probably be more value as scrap steel for most of it.

This hobby just isn't thriving on late model (post '67) needs.

I'll admit, I'm guilty of a bit of hoarding and accumulating quite a bit over last 30yrs, but I've also filled many 40yd dumpsters and disposed of non-moving stuff.

Soon, I'll be doing a final sell-off as well, but more than likely I'll be filling a few more dumpsters, as few people are willing to travel to buy in bulk.

probably make more money off my shelving, than my box of '73 later tail light. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: VW shop sell off, Texas Reply with quote

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