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Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:39 pm
by jltrent

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:47 pm
by Caustic Burno
Probably ship them north for resale.
I was truck shopping, I won't even consider one for a year now.
If you can find a clean one it will be sticker price.
There was that many cars lost in Hardin,Jefferson and Orange counties I bet as well.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:57 am
by greybeard
Caustic Burno wrote:Probably ship them north for resale.
I was truck shopping, I won't even consider one for a year now.

I'd be a little leery of tractors and other farm equipment for awhile too, depending where you might be looking..

I saw thousands of bales of cotton in the fields from Refugio Northward yesterday. I wonder if they got it done before or after Harvey? (The sides were covered in wrap but not the ends)

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:12 am
by callmefence
I bought the wife's utv at auction after
Halloween floods. There was noticeably water in the oil and the oil pressure warning light was unplugged.
But it was CHEAP.
I took it home drained the oil flushed the crankcase and replaced the filter.
It's used multiple times every day.

This is opportunity for mechanical people who use common sense and caution.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:19 pm
by greybeard
callmefence wrote:I bought the wife's utv at auction after
Halloween floods. There was noticeably water in the oil and the oil pressure warning light was unplugged.
But it was CHEAP.
I took it home drained the oil flushed the crankcase and replaced the filter.
It's used multiple times every day.

This is opportunity for mechanical people who use common sense and caution.

Yes indeedy, but there's lots of difference between a UTV ...and a car/truck or even modern tractor with a gajillion electronics and computer/black boxes on it.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:33 pm
by callmefence
greybeard wrote:
callmefence wrote:I bought the wife's utv at auction after
Halloween floods. There was noticeably water in the oil and the oil pressure warning light was unplugged.
But it was CHEAP.
I took it home drained the oil flushed the crankcase and replaced the filter.
It's used multiple times every day.

This is opportunity for mechanical people who use common sense and caution.

Yes indeedy, but there's lots of difference between a UTV ...and a car/truck or even modern tractor with a gajillion electronics and computer/black boxes on it.


Yep..that d be the common sense part

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:54 pm
by Rafter S
When I'm heading home from work in the evenings it seems like every tenth vehicle I meet on Highway 6 is hauling them north; from 1 to 4 or 5 at a time, but mostly wreckers with 1 or 2.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:18 pm
by Son of Butch
I'm sure many will have to go for scrap.
Will taking so many off the road at once be driving current/future used car prices?

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:22 pm
by Smoothy
Actually was at our local dealer this week looking at updated our truck. We know the owner and he told us if we were serious about buying to get it done in the next 30 to 45 days. He said Ford already had contacted them about possibly coming to get vehicles from there lot in the near future. I'm guessing that we create a supply and demand situation. By the way we are in northern Wisconsin so if we are gonna be affected I'm sure most of the rest of the country will be as well.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 am
by ddd75
ford just stopped production in several plants.. since nothing is selling...

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:38 am
by dun
From what I read a while back, flooded cars/trucks can be a real mine field. With all the electronics, getting them dried properly without causing issues is nearly impossible. After having a car flooded years ago I know how issues can keep popping up.l And that was in the 60s before all the elctronic crap. Starter, generator and dirt inside the engine were the main problems. Of course the upholstry slowing decaying over time didn;t help.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:34 am
by Bestoutwest
If someone has their CDL, access to a car hauler and can afford to buy decent used cars they could make a decent amount of money.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:18 pm
by jltrent
A pressure washing, wet/dry vac and a good drying out they should sell great.

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Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:25 pm
by skyhightree1
callmefence wrote:I bought the wife's utv at auction after
Halloween floods. There was noticeably water in the oil and the oil pressure warning light was unplugged.
But it was CHEAP.
I took it home drained the oil flushed the crankcase and replaced the filter.
It's used multiple times every day.

This is opportunity for mechanical people who use common sense and caution.


Was going to say the same thing... If I can find some dirt cheap trucks id have them shipped here and use as work trucks or farm trucks farm equipment too... I wonder if they will be auctioning them off or sending that kinda stuff straight to scrap. If yall hear of some kind of sales let me know please.

Re: Half a Million + flood damaged cars in Houston

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 pm
by Caustic Burno
Dealership in Dickinson Texas son took the pictures out of his boat.


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