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Author Topic: 4107, Sell or Scrap -- looking for suggestions  (Read 1919 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2014, 05:34:19 PM »

Not that I want to scrap mine but am just curious, what is a bus worth for scrap? I would think that by the time you separated all the different materials it would be better to sell it whole.
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 07:29:49 PM »

I think you touched on something people don't realize. When they say scrap value, are they going by separated aluminum price or mixed much lesser price but a hell of a lot less labor.  I don't know if it could be worth the time to cut up and separate a bus.
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2014, 05:40:16 AM »

A 4104 will bring about 3 grand I have a friend in Ft Mohave that just drove his to the scrap yard and that is what he got for it in 100 dollar bills fwiw

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2014, 06:55:24 AM »

Clifford, that's good information, thanks.  It's actually a bit higher than I thought, prices must be up.

As Michael mentioned, I'm trying to find someone who can benefit from the coach.  With the current low market for conversions, I didn't think there would really be anyone, which is why I asked for ideas.  JLV did call me with one good idea, if she ended up going to the scrapper.  So, I'm surprised that a couple of people are interested.  My original post wasn't intended to market the bus, so it's a quite pleasant surprise that there is a viable option to scrapping.

Quick story on the eyes.  I had slight double vision after getting new eyeglasses, prescribed by an optometrist.  Slight double vision, had the glasses remade a couple of times.  Due to the problem persisting, I decided to go to an opthalmologist.  He looked, and said "Oh my", and called his assistant over to look.  Kind of like when you hear the dentist say "oops."  He'd found a rare condition where the strands that hold the lenses (both eyes) in place had stretched, so lenses were/are off center.  Think a bicycle wheel's hub held in place by spokes from the rim -- unequal tension would make the hub off center.  He wanted me to go to Cincinnati or Salt Lake for the operation -- but there's a professor at the local medical school in Dallas that's fully qualified and experienced.  One 2.5 hour operation later, one eye done -- when that's fully healed, we'll schedule the other eye.  As the skydiver said ten feet above the ground -- so far, so good.   

The reason I'm posting the story is to encourage anyone with vision issues, or aging, to see add a real opthalmologist to the doctor rotation.   I've learned the amazing things that can be done now to preserve eyesight.  A friend in his 70's recently did this, on recommendation by his personal physician just because of his age -- and glaucoma was discovered -- early enough to save his sight. 

Now, as I think of an earlier response, I'm eating my shredded wheat.  I hope that doesn't make me a cereal killer. 

Arthur 
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2014, 07:16:44 AM »

Metal prices must be kind of goofy right now.  I'm building a new entrance gate for one of my properties, and my local welder / manufacturer told me it would be about 20% cheaper in materials for him to build it (in the same size) from aluminum rather than steel.  I'm not sure I can ever remember steel costing more than aluminum, per equal unit.  Like runcutter, a scrapyard isn't where I want to end up.

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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2014, 12:29:06 PM »

Matt- answer to a ? on the Hawaii thread;  HELLO MATT!!! the 4107 GM, We are 2nd in line, the 1st in line is going to look her over this week and then we should know something. Christi and I talked about BOTN's Frenchy Bus, if it where closer we might have went for it. We just love that bus. Arthur, the 4107 owner also said that there is and older Prevost in TX that we could check if the GM doesn't work our way. We sure miss our Bus friends
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2014, 01:29:41 PM »

Aurthur,

Praying for the eye(s) to heal completely!

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