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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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too much?

At what point does an accumulation progress from being 'valuable parts', to 'excess inventory', and finally to 'hoarding'?? I was doing a little bit of cleaning in the shop last night and found myself staring at my parts shelves when that thought crossed my mind- here's just a few pics to give you the idea.
I guess ultimately it doesn't really matter- I'm not going to pitch any of it anyway, right?!
Anyone else have this same problem/disease?? lol
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 11:31 AM
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My diagnosis...small hoarding problem.
I think if you have stuff there that you probably won't ever use and might not have any real value, then it goes from 'collecting' to 'hoarding'. Especially if you just can't bring yourself to either selling or scrapping it.

Disclaimer...my knowledge on the subject is based on watching the TV show "Hoarders"...nothing more.


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It looks like you need another project to put those parts in to me.
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I've gotten to the point where I run across stuff that I'd forgotten I even had. In one pic you can see about 4 sets of 65-66 fastback interior trim and about 4 center consoles! In one box I started sorting last night I found a p/s drop bracket for headers, and 2 sets of the floor brackets for a f/b I parted out. And holy crap- I counted 15 carbs and intakes, mostly 4bbl.- that's a lot of projects to use them up! lol The scary thing is that this is just my shop- I've also got a barn packed full of stuff. I guess it might be time to start hauling stuff to the next swap meet!

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So THAT'S where all the Mustang parts went! I always figured that you can't die until all the projects are finished...with that kind of thinking, you must be immortal!
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I need a pair of upper 67/68 fastback roof trims if your selling, the ones between the headliner and the rear glass.

I am consistently amazed at what gets dragged out of folks garages and sheds, Even over here. I have bought some stuff I never thought I would get in the UK

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I see several milk crates there that I am willing to bet are marked "Property of XXX Dairy".
The police have been notified!
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Do you have a C4OF-AL carb in there anywhere you'd like to sell?
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 09:25 AM
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I would start listing on here and sell. This looks like a dream to someone in the middle of a concourse resto!

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Yeah..I feel your pain... I started looking at all my stuff several years ago when I got into my 50"s. Very cluttered, lots of odds and ends. I wondered what would happen to everything if I just dropped dead..pretty sure SWMBO would list it as a one line, winner takes all, come get it for x type deal, and some one would get a whole lot of stuff, a 65 coupe and a 78 f100, and a lot of tools and floor equipment and be bragging about it here on VMF! The helter-skelter hardware/parts/stuff that I accumulated over the years, ...I know it all has some value, but seriously, when am I going to need or use it....I think you are there also...I did go thru everything and neaten/organize it up a good bit, but its time to get rid of most of it..I want to downsize the clutter and keep the stuff that is going on the 2 project vehicles only....I am going to get a spot at the Carlisle Pa swap meet and roll in there with a buddies stuff as well and just price it cheap, obo, to get rid of it..and I would like to see it go to someone who might need or appreciate it and feel like they got a deal! Maybe try craigs list or ebay or the parts for sale section here as well.
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Personally, any spare parts over 2 years sitting in my garage I sell super cheap or just give away. Space is too valuable. And I don't want to be like my parents or grandparents that hoard things with no real plan for the stuff.

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There's definitely too many old gauges there. I laugh at the venders at swap meets that drag them to the sale year after year.
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Meh, at least it's fairly organized.I say if you have the room why not? You could start putting it on Ebay to fund your next project

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Do you have a C4OF-AL carb in there anywhere you'd like to sell?
As that's a HiPo carb I'm guessing no, but haven't checked the tags on all of them. I'll look and let you know if I do.

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Personally, any spare parts over 2 years sitting in my garage I sell super cheap or just give away. Space is too valuable. And I don't want to be like my parents or grandparents that hoard things with no real plan for the stuff.
That's how I feel. I've recently sold $1,500 in miscellaneous parts I had "laying around". I scrapped and tossed quite a bit too... and some of it I had to nearly give away. A good 2.8 gear set/housing went to the scrap yard because no one wanted it.

If I've pulled or replaced something on a car/truck, in the 20 years I've owned/worked on/driven cars, not once has that part ever gone back on, or gone on anything else I've had, save for wheels/tires.

I think you'll find you have a few valuable things, but realistically, most of it you won't hardly be able to give it away. The fact that you can buy almost every piece for these cars "new" now, has killed the demand for clean/original stuff. I got a set of original 67 firebird fenders for $150, very clean, very straight, but no one wanted the fix the little quarter sized rust holes in the corners, everyone thinks new is easier...

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