Do you keep your old stuff after doing a modif?

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:29
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Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if you normally ask to keep your original gear when you have some modif done to your vehicle. For example would you ask to be handed back your original shocks and coils when doing a suspension lift?
cheers,
SLY.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:34

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:34
keep everything incase you wanna put it back to stock to sell, or incase you get defected etc.
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Follow Up By: slyonnet - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:51

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:51
That's what I was thinking. In case something got damaged or stolen, I can always revert to the original gear until I can offered replacement.
I am just amazed that I have never been asked if I wanted to keep the original stuff. I mean it would not really have been practical to keep a bumper or a fuel tank in my garage but when I get the suspension lift on Thursday I'll definitely ask for the old shocks and coils back.
SLY
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:17

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 06:17
Sly,

When I had the 4wd shop I gave ever thing back. I didn't want to have to get rid of it and it only took up space in the workshop. At the very least it should be offered to be given back.

Wayne
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Reply By: Mulga Bill - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:44

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 08:44
Hell .... yes .....its your property, unless the deal is based on trade-in / change-over. Your property - you take it home. Might come in handy - shed's need to be full.... that's what sheds are for :-0)
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:07

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:07
Who dies with the biggest, fullest shed WINS LOLOLOL
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Reply By: Utemad - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:20

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:20
I always keep everything. Although I generally fit everything myself anyway. I have had my bullbar off twice and both times I have put the bumper back on during that time.
Just look on Ebay and see all the factory bumper bars etc. They go quite cheaply but if the fitters get $100 per bar then they would be pretty happy considering it cost them nothing.

Like when I worked in telecommunications and used to sell the scrap wire to Wanless. We could make a couple of hundred extra every month :-)
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:25

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:25
I keep the lot including the plastic bumpers then refit it all when I go to sell. I found I got far more $$$ by selling the vehicle standard with all the nice new unscratched original parts. As the car looked stock the buyer was blissfully unaware of it's previous history unless he looked real close >:) When taken off & sold individually, all the assesories would sell for at least 1/2 price or better. If you were to sell a car with $15,000 worth of gear on it you would be lucky to get $3,000 above market value.
Keeping parts like shocks you can carry them as spares for big Desert trips as well.
Also if you decide to upgrade the the car you can swap the assesories to the new one & still have all the old gear to refit.
Cheers Craig.............
PS: Don't buy one of my old cars ;-))
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 20:01

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 20:01
You mean youi drive on days other than Sunday to church Craig...lol
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 21:38

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 21:38
Dave, I never actually tell anyone that I drive the Cruiser to church on Sunday's but after it's all polished up if they get that impression who am I to argue O:)
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Reply By: greybeard - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:56

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 10:56
I usually keep the old parts for years and then decide to have a cleanup and throw them out a week or so before I finally find a use for them.

Have to agree about the better return in 'parting out' the modified bits. You don't get much for them when they are on the vehicle. On the flip side buying a vehicle with a pile of mods on it is the cheapest way of getting the mods ;)
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:30

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:30
Sly,

Definitely recommend you keep the old parts. Shockies, springs, belts, hoses etc can all go into tyour spares kit. In the case of modification, our experience has been that when selling your vehicle you're better off to strip it back to standard and sell off the mods 2nd hand. A fully kitted out 4WD might be appealing to a 4WD enthusiast but to most other people it just sounds off alarm bells about the vehicles history. For this reason, if trading in rather than selling privately, the dealers are more likely to knock the price down for a kitted out 4WD than bump the price up to reflect all the extras.

:o) Melissa
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