damaged vehicle auctions

Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:27
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Gday all,

My 89 Cruiser motor needs replacing (2H), I was wondering about the damaged auctions, and about picking up a damaged vehicle ie a later model say a 1HZ model and replacing the running gear over to my cruiser, what sort of money do cruisers pull at these auctions? is this a viable option? I could use some of the other bits ie door trims and such as well.

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:14

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:14
All depends on the amount of damage.

Wreckers are usually a large buyer of these, so you may have to battle for them..

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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:52

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:52

You can get a brand new genuine motor for 7-8K which would be cheaper than buying a wreck with probably the same mileage on the motor. If the old engine has lasted since 89 then you would get another 15 years trouble free from the new one.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:17

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:17
Choppa you cheapest option is to rebuild yours espectially if you can do the remove and replace. I did mine 2 years ago and the rebuild of the motor to 3/4 stage was $2500, and the head full rebuild was $600, Plus I rebuilt injectors and new clutch and bits and pieces less than $4 big ones . The swap for a 1hz is not easy as they are totally different.
The only other option is a second hand 2h, or 12ht which are hard to come by.
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