Flood Challengers up for auction - Page 3 - Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums
Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Challenger Forum
 

Auto Insurance

Wheel & Tire Center

» Featured Product
Go Back   Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums > General, Performance, and Technical > General Challenger Discussion

General Challenger Discussion This section contains general discussion about the Dodge Challenger. If it does not fit into a more specific area, it probably belongs in here. (Dodge Challenger General Discussion)

ChallengerTalk.com is the premier Dodge Challenger Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 PM
ZardozSpeakstoYou's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Garland, Texas
Posts: 399
Photos: (5)
Thanks: 19
Thanked 56 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Originally Posted by Bvigne01 View Post
Good doner car to build a race car from if you can get it cheep enough. Rebuild or replace the stuff you need. Trash the stuff you dont need

Sent from my SCH-R530M using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Actually you bring up a good point. I see lots of guys here doing expensive "modding" their cars in order to go drag racing and I have never understood the science of drag racing in a car with heavy leather covered electric seats, cruise control ect... Seems to me if you bought a decent flood damaged car with a functioning drivetrain you could do a massive ripout of the unnecessary stuff and have a fun track car for less than some of the mods Ive seen here.
__________________

ZardozSpeakstoYou
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic 6 spd
1973 Dodge B-100 Tradesman Shorty No-Window Van
2005 Dodge 1500 Hemi Quadcab
2007 Harley Davidson FLHT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:16 PM
True Blue's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 528
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Originally Posted by ZardozSpeakstoYou View Post
Actually you bring up a good point. I see lots of guys here doing expensive "modding" their cars in order to go drag racing and I have never understood the science of drag racing in a car with heavy leather covered electric seats, cruise control ect... Seems to me if you bought a decent flood damaged car with a functioning drivetrain you could do a massive ripout of the unnecessary stuff and have a fun track car for less than some of the mods Ive seen here.
That's a great idea.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 05:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Are any of you guys interested in buying one of these cars (6.1 or 392 hemi's) for the body parts? I would like to know if someone wants to get in on a "partnership" to buy one. I would like to buy and engine (6.1 or 392). Of course I will have to have it taken apart to look for any issues, but might be a great way to get one of these engines at a very low price. Plus, if someone wants to go in on one with me, even a better deal! I do not have a license to buy from Copart though. PM me if anyone is interested. The car I need an engine for is near Philly, so if you are within a decent distance, that would be great!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 12:30 PM
snowcat256's Avatar
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,413
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 319
Thanked 82 Times in 55 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Talking

FYI..The cars and VINs I posted are sitting in the IAA lots at Long Island and New Jersey. Talk to any parts yard dealer that has a license and you MIGHT be able to work a deal. Or you can join IAA for $200 (year membership) and buy cars sold at publc auctions such as the ones here in Georgia and surrounding states.

There is a list on there web site where auctions are open to the publc.

Coparts on the other hand forces you to go thru a broker to buy the car so it's more money because of the middle man involved. (brokers charge a fee)

I do have a license to buy from IAA and have gotten some pretty good deals on motocycles because they are easy to rebuild. I can go buy a Challenger but I have no where to put it, My HOA would flip out if a wrecked Challenger showed up sitting in my driveway and it sat there for couple months.

GOOD LUCK !
__________________
08 SRT8 Upgrades:
AIRAID
Blastin Bobs 3" resonated delete
Powder coated SRT rims w/metal accent

Challenger sills & mats w/pedal dress up
Quad rear tips
Mopar steering wheel upgrade
Blend Mount
Sequential tails
Hurst kit
B.T. c/can

Pettys tower brace x 2
Eibach F & R sway bar

KW V2 coil overs
Pedders F & R






Last edited by snowcat256; 11-29-2012 at 12:33 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
cannonballcobb's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 3,382
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 230
Thanked 564 Times in 350 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Originally Posted by snowcat256 View Post
I can go buy a Challenger but I have no where to put it
This is where I come in ...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 04:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Snow - yes, I just found them on IAAI. I would sure love a 392 (at least 2 in Long Island) and quite a few 6.1s Man those cars look like nothing is wrong (at least on the outside), but who knows what gremlins are on the inside and in the wiring...what a shame
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 06:27 PM
bwbike's Avatar
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 5,665
Photos: (15)
Thanks: 75
Thanked 153 Times in 110 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Saltwater can do more damage than you think. Corrosion could show up in body seams quickly, or a few years down the road. Every single electrical connector would need a thorough cleaning or replacement. I can't imagine you could get all the sewage out of every body crevice.

It would be much cheaper to just buy a used car that wasn't flooded.
__________________
2015 R/T 23G, 6-Speed Tremec (ordered - currently in "D" status)
Mods: Skip Shift Eliminator (future)


2009 R/T 27F, 6-Speed Tremec
Mods: Skip Shift Eliminator, Hood Struts, Functional Hood Scoops, RPI Designs Mud Flaps, Cabin Air Filter, OEM Sound Group II

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 04:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newton, Ks
Posts: 176
Photos: (1)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
Guys-a flood car is a terrible car to buy for a drivetrain that is useable as is. As high as the water got on Long Island, the water could have easily entered the intake or up through the exhaust, The electrical system is toast-count on replacing every wire harness (body/dash/engine bay/doors), module (there are a ton!), and computer. If you are wanting a shell for a racecsr then that would be ok but count in early corrosion/rust. Trust me-I've bought 11 wrecked/damaged SRT8s from these places in the last 2 years...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 70B5Cuda For This Useful Post:
snowcat256 (11-30-2012)
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 06:07 AM
snowcat256's Avatar
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,413
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 319
Thanked 82 Times in 55 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Talking Soaked Challengers

Originally Posted by 70B5Cuda View Post
Guys-a flood car is a terrible car to buy for a drivetrain that is useable as is. As high as the water got on Long Island, the water could have easily entered the intake or up through the exhaust, The electrical system is toast-count on replacing every wire harness (body/dash/engine bay/doors), module (there are a ton!), and computer. If you are wanting a shell for a racecsr then that would be ok but count in early corrosion/rust. Trust me-I've bought 11 wrecked/damaged SRT8s from these places in the last 2 years...
I totally agree ! These are NOT rebuildable cars. When we had the floods here in Atlanta a few years back I watched IAA hire a company to come in an clean the cars.
Some of the cars looked as if they were never in flood waters, They did that good of a job.

But after the car sat in the hot sun in the lot for a week or two waiting for its turn to be sold and you opened the door the moldy, mucky smell of river water was present.

Experienced buyers at the auction told me dont just walk away from buying those cars "RUN".

Now if you need fenders, hood, glass, doors, suspension componts then you might be OK. But other then that forget it!

Don't be fooled by those pictures, Those cars have been cleaned up to look good. More $$$$ in there pocket at the auction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2012, 07:00 AM
19johned53's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: State of Missery
Posts: 3,276
Photos: (0)
Thanks: 1,118
Thanked 1,049 Times in 672 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I purchased a "used" motor from a so called reputable parts warehouse a few years back.

Make a long story short, I found out that it was from a "flood car". How? Well, the cylinders were filled with water, and everything else.

Motor looked nice, plugs installed on all openings to keep crud out, nice shipping pallet, good price...............and the engine wouldn't turn over because is was "locked" by the water.

A total PITA, and that was just for the engine.

IMO, the only way to buy a flood engine is never do it. Within a few weeks of the flood, the internals are MAYHEM.
__________________
2010 Detonator Yellow RT "Classic" A5

Mopar Front Brace. Petty 4pt Rear Brace. Mopar Stage One Lowering Springs.
Flowmaster Force II Exhaust, '11 Charger Intake Tube, SRT Air Box, BT Catch Can and nose emblem. Mopar Hemi Orange Engine Cover, "T" Shifter, Door Sills, and Trunk Mat. Tinted windows, and R/T by Jina's on the Headrests.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums > General, Performance, and Technical > General Challenger Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Challenger Forum: Challenger & SRT8 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hemi and Header Orange Challengers olskooljr Picture/Media/Art Post 99 07-28-2014 10:57 AM
Deep South Challengers JT19 South 34 03-31-2013 05:17 PM
West Coast Challengers Car Club 2012 raVenX California 126 01-07-2013 06:58 PM
Dodge pre-sells 6000 Challengers dascrow Dodge Challenger News 9 12-08-2007 06:52 AM
Dealer Communication for Ordering Challengers Ted@AllUSA General Challenger Discussion 1 12-05-2007 08:18 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.