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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
3/31/20 6:03 p.m.

What's that in the back of our work parking lot?  

A car that's showed up with a plate sticker that expired 4/2016?

Cops stop by and the VIN is clean and nobody is inside?  Cop says it looks like parking tickets may have been under the wiper blade? Nothing they can do?

It's our problem to move and no legit junkyard will take it without a title? 

Who has $1200?  Lost title, missing keys.  Ran when parked.  No low ballers.  
 


chandler
chandler PowerDork
3/31/20 6:10 p.m.

Looks like a part out in its future

hobiercr
hobiercr SuperDork
3/31/20 6:12 p.m.

Chase the owner of the VIN? 

bluej
bluej UberDork
3/31/20 6:14 p.m.

Find an rx8 stuck in tow lot purgatory, and make orphan forzda challenge love.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
3/31/20 6:14 p.m.

No thank you.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
3/31/20 6:16 p.m.

You now have your bank robbery getaway vehicle.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/31/20 6:19 p.m.

You'll give me $1200 to get it out of there for you?  Still not sure it's worth that.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
3/31/20 6:22 p.m.

Michigan salt berkeleys cars up, and i've *never* seen a Fusion that rusty.

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso Dork
3/31/20 6:23 p.m.

We won't lowball you because we know what you have. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
3/31/20 6:24 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

Michigan salt berkeleys cars up, and i've *never* seen a Fusion that rusty.

I can't remember the last time I saw one that old still on the road.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
3/31/20 6:52 p.m.

In northern Ohio we call that a car with "some rust". 

Like a classified ad that might say, "runs good, has some rust." 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
3/31/20 7:15 p.m.

Funny thing is our back side was full of skids and hose crap and our neighbor called us into the city and we finally cleaned it up.  Our new branch manager's plan is to let it sit for a while and see if anybody comes back for it. 

 

 

MrChaos
MrChaos SuperDork
3/31/20 7:23 p.m.

from Illinois 625 ILCS 5/      Illinois Vehicle Code. Article II - Abandoned, Lost, Stolen Or Unclaimed Vehicles

 (b) The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on private or public property, other than a highway, in view of the general public, anywhere in this State is unlawful except on property of the owner or bailee of such abandoned vehicle. A vehicle or any part thereof so abandoned on private property shall be authorized for removal, by a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction, after a waiting period of 7 days or more, or may be removed immediately if determined to be a hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle under Section 11‑40‑3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler PowerDork
3/31/20 7:23 p.m.
Knurled. said:
AngryCorvair said:

Michigan salt berkeleys cars up, and i've *never* seen a Fusion that rusty.

I can't remember the last time I saw one that old still on the road.

I see them all the time, but as Angry says, never that rusty.

No title, and that much rust? That thing's a writeoff.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
3/31/20 7:56 p.m.

In reply to MrChaos :

ha ha - I'll pass along. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy MegaDork
3/31/20 8:53 p.m.
MrChaos said:

from Illinois 625 ILCS 5/      Illinois Vehicle Code. Article II - Abandoned, Lost, Stolen Or Unclaimed Vehicles

 (b) The abandonment of a vehicle or any part thereof on private or public property, other than a highway, in view of the general public, anywhere in this State is unlawful except on property of the owner or bailee of such abandoned vehicle. A vehicle or any part thereof so abandoned on private property shall be authorized for removal, by a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction, after a waiting period of 7 days or more, or may be removed immediately if determined to be a hazardous dilapidated motor vehicle under Section 11‑40‑3.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

The key to that might be removing that expired plate and turning into the DMV as "found on road" first.

Or, just disconnect (cut) the axles and push it out to the side of the road.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
3/31/20 10:00 p.m.

You know, if the car is "leaking oil" you could have it removed much quicker.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
4/1/20 6:57 a.m.
Tom_Spangler said:
Knurled. said:
AngryCorvair said:

Michigan salt berkeleys cars up, and i've *never* seen a Fusion that rusty.

I can't remember the last time I saw one that old still on the road.

I see them all the time, but as Angry says, never that rusty.

No title, and that much rust? That thing's a writeoff.

That is because things don't rust all that bad in Michigan.  Too cold for chemical reactions and you guys aren't so crazy about salting every time it rains below 40 degrees.

 

If that passed e-check that would probably sell for $2k easy here.

Raze
Raze UltraDork
4/1/20 7:37 a.m.

Drop a pin on CL...in the free, come get it area wink

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
4/1/20 8:09 a.m.

If it were me, I'd strip it for parts, sell them on CL and FB, make some chairs for the breakroom from the seats, and sell the shell for scrap value.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler PowerDork
4/1/20 8:11 a.m.
Knurled. said:

That is because things don't rust all that bad in Michigan.  Too cold for chemical reactions and you guys aren't so crazy about salting every time it rains below 40 degrees.

Huh? Have you BEEN to Michigan? We salt the ever-loving crap out of our roads and have the rusty cars to prove it. smiley

I was merely commenting that I've never seen a Fusion with that much rust. Plenty of other cars, but not those.

jharry3
jharry3 HalfDork
4/1/20 8:12 a.m.

Cops can't find the owner from the license plate?  Weird.    Maybe it is stolen but the owner isn't alive so can't report it.

Anyone check the trunk for occupants?   Just sayin'...

TGMF
TGMF HalfDork
4/1/20 8:23 a.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

Fake news.  

Lived in Michigan my whole life.Stupid amounts of salt are dumped on the roads here. It's not that cold till you get into the UP.  Lake Michigan keeps most the state below the bridge warmer (and more cloudy)  than states just to our west. Generally, in Grand Rapids area, we have a week or two during winter where its "too cold to salt".    Everything rusts here.

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
4/1/20 8:25 a.m.

Cops couldn't identify the owner by the plate number?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
4/1/20 8:37 a.m.

In reply to jharry3 :

I wondered about the dead body in the trunk.    

Cops don't care - not stolen or in a crime and not on public road or a hazard.  

Manager going to call cop back to get owners address, if he has time.   

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