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    Any idea how much a totally stripped Blazer weighs?

    Out on the jobsite, about 100 feet into the woods, is the shell of a Chevy Blazer. When I say shell, I mean just that--there's nothing inside it or underneath it, and nothing forward of the firewall. I could walk back to it and cut it into small enough pieces to carry out, but I'd like to know what it's going to be worth first, before I spend the time on it.

    (And it beats the heck out of me how it got there in the first place. :confused: It's pretty obvious it was stolen and stripped, but there's no sign that there ever was a road there...)



    Anybody have any idea how much weight is there?

    Thanks in advance...


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    Full size Blazer or S10 Blazer?

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    If its an old k5 I would take a guess that the shell would be about 1000 lbs or so.

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    Full size Blazer or S10 Blazer?
    Sorry. Shoulda specified. S10.

    If it's 1000 lbs, that'd be pretty much a no brainer. If it's 500 or less, I might still go after it, but only on some day this winter when there's no other way to make a buck.

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    I think if it's an S10 it's between 500 and 1000#.

    Does it at least have the rear axle? That's probably good for close to 100lbs.

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    I think if it's an S10 it's between 500 and 1000#.

    Does it at least have the rear axle? That's probably good for close to 100lbs.
    It's sitting flat on the ground, so no, I doubt the rear axle's there either. My guess would've been in that ballpark as well. I just thought somebody with more automotive scrapping experience might have a more educated guess than myself. I don't get that much stuff of an automotive nature.

    the right phone can be all three, and one

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Somehow, I didn't think it would take a thousand words to describe the item I'm talking about...

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    I am guessing in the 5 to 700 lb range. I bet a call to GM would tell you.

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    I'll probably go after it and let you all know what the scale says. Eventually.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchdigger View Post
    Out on the jobsite, about 100 feet into the woods, is the shell of a Chevy Blazer. When I say shell, I mean just that--there's nothing inside it or underneath it, and nothing forward of the firewall. I could walk back to it and cut it into small enough pieces to carry out, but I'd like to know what it's going to be worth first, before I spend the time on it.

    (And it beats the heck out of me how it got there in the first place. :confused: It's pretty obvious it was stolen and stripped, but there's no sign that there ever was a road there...)

    Anybody have any idea how much weight is there?

    Thanks in advance...
    I've scrapped one before in the same condition, I if I remember correctly it was around 1100 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchdigger View Post
    Sorry. Shoulda specified. S10.

    If it's 1000 lbs, that'd be pretty much a no brainer. If it's 500 or less, I might still go after it, but only on some day this winter when there's no other way to make a buck.
    Whoops should've read the whole thread first. Probably around 700-800 lbs

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    Well, "eventually" came a little earlier than I expected.

    I remember a story I read once, maybe in the Reader's Digest "Humor in Uniform" section or something similar. In a nutshell, an Army officer wanted to know how much of a certain type of equipment his unit had been assigned. He sent a message to his C.O., who didn't know, so he sent a message up the chain, where nobody knew, until it got to the Pentagon itself. Somebody at the Pentagon sent a message back down through the channels, to where it reached the officer who had had the question in the first place, and instructed him to inventory his equipment, and report the findings. The results went back up the line to the Pentagon, and back down, to where, in about a month, he recieved the answer to his original question, which of coures, matched perfectly with what he'd inventoried.

    A totally stripped out shell of an S-10 Blazer, as described in the opening post, weighs out at a somewhat disappointing 420 lbs.

    Anybody who'd like to report that back to me, feel free.

    I drug it out of the woods, torched it across the roof and floor at the back of the door openings, squashed the front roof, floor, and firewall flat, stuffed them inside the back half, and picked the whole mess up into the back of my pickup. At the yard, it never even hit the ground. The guy on the crane picked it up and put it directly into an outbound 18 wheeler, and by the time I got weighed and paid, I followed it out the gate.

    It did pay as "sheet iron", when I was expecting shredder price, which was nice, but if I'd had to pay for the excavator time (only about 1/2 hour, total) involved in dragging it out of the woods and picking it up into the back of my truck, it would've been a losing proposition. As it was, meh, it was about a break even deal, compared to anything else I'd have done with the time I spent.

    Thanks to everybody who ventured a guess.
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    I know it will be different in my area but what did you end up getting paid out on that?

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    I had the same think a s10 shell. I have a mf 1529 tractor it p/u about 800 lbs I picked the shell up with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IllegalDumpsRmyFriend View Post
    I know it will be different in my area but what did you end up getting paid out on that?
    Sorry, I must've missed when you posted that question. I don't remember exactly now. Sixty some bucks would be in the ballpark though. Fifteen, sixteen bucks a hundred...


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