I've never parted out a car. So, just to make sure I'm not leaving anything behind worth while; so far I've removed:
Newer serpentine belt
New idler pulley
Under hood, door, trunk, rubber seals
Instrument cluster w/new odometer
In dash air vents
Shift lever cover
Front/rear bumper covers, and front header panel, and all front and rear light assemblies, (except for right trunk light).
Tires and wheels, of course.
Mandrel bent exhaust system, and O2 sensors
Body side molding
Third brake light assembly
Question: Would it be ridiculous to remove the rear foam cushion between the bumper, and the cover? I don't want to send anything to the crusher that's needed.
I'm not trying to sell parts, but if someone needs something mentioned above, I'm here to help.
And, I don't know if there is any value in the 4.6 engine, or the transmission. I kind of doubt it, though.
Final report, and history.
1995 LX purchased in 2006 w/180,000K $2300
Invested $3000 or more in repairs, exhaust, stupid K&N cone filter, tires, and maintenance.
Parted out for personal use: Newer alternator, newer MAF sensor, dual exhaust, Cooper tires w/5000K
Today, Kermit went to his final resting place. Wrecker came, hauled him to local scrap yard, $85.00 fee. Scrap value @ $180 ton. I received $114.80.
It's all good. I'm very happy with my '97 bird. Just thankful I don't live in a hot climate, because my entire AC system needs replacing.
Thanks for watching, and contributing thoughts. I've learned a lot here.
I'm especially glad to have saved the front bumper cover which is proudly on display in the rafter over my tractor. Keeping it helps ease the pain of losing a faithful friend who served me well for 100,000 miles.