Oppo: outside of the obvious avenues like craigslist, ebay, and make-specific forums, do we have any community input on ways to move parts from parted-out vehicles quickly? I’m specifically looking for ways to move the big ticket items like engine, transmission, diffs, etc.
Background is that my brother has finally capitulated to the reality that putting any more money into maintaining his Touareg is going to be a waste of money and it’s time to move on. Unfortunately, I can’t figure that the thing is worth any more than $2000-2500 in its current condition. It’s a runner and usable, but it’s cosmetically shot and coming up on lots of deferred maintenance. Taking a very conservative stab at parts prices (50% of advertised ebay value, give or take), I’m very easily coming up with $4k+ in parts value. He’s interested in the idea and I have the garage space and storage to conduct the part out, but I’m trying to get a feel for the reality of moving these parts, even at heavily discounted rates.
I figure that VW Vortex is going to be a pretty easy place to move many/most of the ship-able pieces, along with ebay/CL, but my concern is the ability to move the drivetrain items without just capitulating and sending them to a junkyard for pennies on the dollar. Thoughts are welcome.