Scrapping a car (parts)

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Student540
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Hey guys.

In a situation where I have to destroy a car at a scrapyard. To make sure everything was legal i am going through CarTakeBack but they have only offered me £50 to take away. Car drives well and only reason it’s being scrapped is that there is welding that needs done to pass MOT.

Should I be taking parts off the car before they come to collect and if so what parts should I be taking? I don’t want any fines or losing money but selling the car for £50 has lost me loads already.

Car is a Toyota Yaris MK2 if you guys have suggestions on what parts to take off before going through with it.
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Well if you've agreed to sell the car for scrap, anything you remove afterwards is basically fraud...

Would the welding have cost some huge amount of money? In most cases i'd have been inclined to do that, MOT and sell it rather than 'worst scrap value possible'
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Well if you've agreed to sell the car for scrap, anything you remove afterwards is basically fraud...

Would the welding have cost some huge amount of money? In most cases i'd have been inclined to do that, MOT and sell it rather than 'worst scrap value possible'
Okay that makes sense. Would’ve cost about £400 and would’ve just been constantly getting welded. On a provisional license so not overly disappointed. Just raging I put a few hundred into it for it to be destroyed and it still drives like a charm.
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Okay that makes sense. Would’ve cost about £400 and would’ve just been constantly getting welded. On a provisional license so not overly disappointed. Just raging I put a few hundred into it for it to be destroyed and it still drives like a charm.
If you only spent a few 100 on it just to have something to practice in...then yeah, i'd prob let it go as it can easily turn into a money pit. esp if you don't need it right now.

Still a shame to let any running car go to cheap scrap though, how old is it?
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If you only spent a few 100 on it just to have something to practice in...then yeah, i'd prob let it go as it can easily turn into a money pit. esp if you don't need it right now.

Still a shame to let any running car go to cheap scrap though, how old is it?
2007, 150k miles. Runs like a charm just rust and corrosion on the underside is all. Only other thing is braked being worn but it’s old enough like
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2007, 150k miles. Runs like a charm just rust and corrosion on the underside is all. Only other thing is braked being worn but it’s old enough like
Are you sure it's terminal corrosion on the underside? It's very common for cars of that age to have superficial surface corrosion.
But for a 2007 car to have such bad rust, has it been driven through a river or something??
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Are you sure it's terminal corrosion on the underside? It's very common for cars of that age to have superficial surface corrosion.
But for a 2007 car to have such bad rust, has it been driven through a river or something??
My 08 Corsa got killed 2 years ago for underside corrosion, it all connected to something else...
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I swear you could've gotten away with just removing all the rust from the undercarriage using rust killer/wire brush to brush off all the rust. Then you paint over the rust and voila the MOT tester will be non the wiser.
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If you think you'll need them and they are worth something than take them before. That's what I did when I wanted to get rid of my dad's old Ford truck. I looked online for how much a scrap yard will pay and decided that it wasn't worth giving away the car which was in very good condition (it had some rust on it), but the price the scrap yard was ridiculous. I managed to sell the car's engine for double the price I would have gotten from the scrap yard for the entire car. So if it's not urgent, remove the good parts beforehand.
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I swear you could've gotten away with just removing all the rust from the undercarriage using rust killer/wire brush to brush off all the rust. Then you paint over the rust and voila the MOT tester will be non the wiser.
Then your car falls to bits when doing 70mph on the motorway.

You're just a fountain of bad knowledge aren't ya?
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Then your car falls to bits when doing 70mph on the motorway.

You're just a fountain of bad knowledge aren't ya?
Judging by what the OP said it needed some welding along with some thorough rust removal. Personally if I was in OP's position, I would've done the welding job myself considering the car's engine ran perfectly well.

I've seen loads of pre-2000 plate vans with **** tonnes of rust and they still on the roads working perfectly fine (just making lots of creaky sounds, which is the only dodgy thing about those rust buckets).
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Judging by what the OP said it needed some welding along with some thorough rust removal. Personally if I was in OP's position, I would've done the welding job myself considering the car's engine ran perfectly well.

I've seen loads of pre-2000 plate vans with **** tonnes of rust and they still on the roads working perfectly fine (just making lots of creaky sounds, which is the only dodgy thing about those rust buckets).
Ya but they just use a mates rate MOT with a couple of 20s stuffed in the glove box lol.

Any rust bucket without an arbitrary value assigned by "car guys" is liable to be scrapped as soon as it hits major faults in it's MOT. This is why MX5's, MR2's, even automatic Supra's, all hit the scrappy when they go caput, and are cheap as **** to buy.

Obviously a 150k mile MK2 Yaris isn't an enthusiasts car, so I don't exactly think it'll be missed.
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Ya but they just use a mates rate MOT with a couple of 20s stuffed in the glove box lol.

Any rust bucket without an arbitrary value assigned by "car guys" is liable to be scrapped as soon as it hits major faults in it's MOT. This is why MX5's, MR2's, even automatic Supra's, all hit the scrappy when they go caput, and are cheap as **** to buy.

Obviously a 150k mile MK2 Yaris isn't an enthusiasts car, so I don't exactly think it'll be missed.
Ah, I see. That explains the excessive amount of rusted vans on the road.
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