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Scrap cat prices
« on: 26 February 2021, 16:20:12 »

Heard they steal cats from old cars nowadays. Are original 2.6 worth something, do I have to be worried ha ha. Perhaps cats are 90% of the car value? This is really what I read from newspapers. They jack the car up and use quick saws and disappear...
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #1 on: 26 February 2021, 16:52:28 »

In years gone by, you did hear of cats being stolen,  but don't think it is as much of problem these days. Whilst they do have a scrap value, the prices of replacements have dropped considerably so I wouldn't be lying in bed worrying about it! Depends where you leave your car of course, whilst parked / unattended - what ever means they would use to remove them,  it is likely to make a fair amount of noise, so I personally don't think it is a issue to worry about.
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« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2021, 17:00:26 »

There are still areas where it is prevalent, but it's usually 4x4's. Plenty of ground clearance to get under, do the dastardly deed and make a quick getaway.
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« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2021, 17:44:43 »

Yep, in the South East it is now a major problem that the police are dealing with.  The latest news is that 10 people have been arrested by Kent Police in connection with cat thefts.  One theft was shown -CCTV images - on the local news with a car on a driveway, with the owner just feet away, having it's cat taken within minutes. :o :o >:( >:(

Apparently the value of the precious metals in the cats has gone up significantly recently.  :o :o

So, beware ;)
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #4 on: 26 February 2021, 18:27:29 »

Happens quite a lot around here. I would like to see them try and nick the Cat off my French thing. Driverside driveshaft has to come off first.  ;D
2.6 / 3.2 cats arent worth much. 2.5 / 3.0 are though.
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #6 on: 26 February 2021, 19:27:44 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: 26 February 2021, 19:32:28 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
I'll have you know Barnsley is quiet and semi-rural.  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: 26 February 2021, 19:39:23 »

Long long time since I was last in Barnsley,but that's hardly how I'd describe it :D Pub called the Corner Pin was where the Barnsley fans gathered pre-match sawdust on the floor was previous nights furniture ;D ;D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #9 on: 26 February 2021, 19:50:31 »

https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/bb81a2fb-6ad3-4ddf-9699-6847fe1bd22d

As you all are good in Finnish language I enclose this. You can see the jack marks in the snow. Astra 1999
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« Reply #10 on: 26 February 2021, 20:00:14 »

I've got 4 Astra G cats ,taken off cars i've scrapped , plus a  2000 Sh!troen picasso HDI one
might see what they are worth after Covid restrictions
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« Reply #11 on: 26 February 2021, 20:05:18 »

Long long time since I was last in Barnsley,but that's hardly how I'd describe it :D Pub called the Corner Pin was where the Barnsley fans gathered pre-match sawdust on the floor was previous nights furniture ;D ;D
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g528795-d15865140-Reviews-The_Corner_Pin-Barnsley_South_Yorkshire_England.html  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: 26 February 2021, 20:16:07 »

Toyotas (and lexus), very easy to nick them, there is a roaring trade in bolt on protectors on ebay for them
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« Reply #13 on: 26 February 2021, 20:21:28 »

Toyotas (and lexus), very easy to nick them, there is a roaring trade in bolt on protectors on ebay for them
so people will be nicking the bolt on protectors and selling them too  :D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #14 on: 27 February 2021, 12:59:17 »

Lot of E90 range BMW cats going missing in the last couple of weeks.

Problem is that a new one is in excess of 2k
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #15 on: 27 February 2021, 18:54:00 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
I'll have you know Barnsley WAS  quiet and semi-rural.  ;D


So they say.  :)
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« Reply #16 on: 27 February 2021, 18:57:01 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
I'll have you know Barnsley WAS  quiet and semi-rural.  ;D


So they say.  :)
You've never been anywhere near, we don't allow foreigners of any description.  :P
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #17 on: 27 February 2021, 19:09:18 »

I've got 4 Astra G cats ,taken off cars i've scrapped , plus a  2000 Sh!troen picasso HDI one
might see what they are worth after Covid restrictions

If they are GM45 you might be surprised, selling at circa 400 a piece
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #18 on: 27 February 2021, 19:14:06 »

 Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
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« Reply #19 on: 27 February 2021, 19:17:20 »

Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
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« Reply #20 on: 27 February 2021, 19:17:35 »

I have an old Honda Jazz, the cat on it's own is worth more than the car as a whole  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: 27 February 2021, 19:25:07 »

Toyotas (and lexus), very easy to nick them, there is a roaring trade in bolt on protectors on ebay for them
Toyota dealers also try to sell them whenever they do a service.
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« Reply #22 on: 27 February 2021, 20:32:53 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)
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« Reply #23 on: 27 February 2021, 20:38:40 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)

Good way of valuing them is to search the codes in sold items on ebay, happy to have a look for you if you get me the codes
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« Reply #24 on: 27 February 2021, 21:05:48 »

The GM45 is a mani-cat type from a quick google
the only one of those is bolted to my mum's astra G ,which is MOTed ,Taxed ,only done less than 60K and not moved much since Covid started .
the cats I have are astra G 1.6 petrol x16szr etc , inline type  :(
I'll dig some out and check for GM numbers though
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« Reply #25 on: 27 February 2021, 22:11:10 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)
You misunderstand, young chap. What I'm saying is they shouldn't be able to weigh them in after stealing them, but........ ::)
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« Reply #26 on: 27 February 2021, 22:22:33 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)
You misunderstand, young chap. What I'm saying is they shouldn't be able to weigh them in after stealing them, but........ ::)
Ah . OK , sorry  :-[
I thought you was tarring me with the same "dishonest brush" we all tar you with  :D ;D
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« Reply #27 on: 27 February 2021, 22:27:42 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)
You misunderstand, young chap. What I'm saying is they shouldn't be able to weigh them in after stealing them, but........ ::)
Ah . OK , sorry  :-[
I thought you was tarring me with the same "dishonest brush" we all tar you with  :D ;D
Dishonest? I've often been accused of being a bit too truthful on here  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: 28 February 2021, 00:28:39 »


Certain Vauxhall and Volvo cats are worth nearly 500 scrap
WOW  :o
I'll have to see what is stamped on the cats but they are OEM original
there's a company called WARR who give good prices so I'm told .
But, of course, scrap dealers are obliged to ask for the identity of anyone who weighs one in  ::)
I'm not having an identity crisis  :o
I have ID, driving licence, passport etc  :P
I could probably even get Mrs Builder to dig out the relevant paperwork for ownership and scrapping of the cars  ;)
You misunderstand, young chap. What I'm saying is they shouldn't be able to weigh them in after stealing them, but........ ::)
Ah . OK , sorry  :-[
I thought you was tarring me with the same "dishonest brush" we all tar you with  :D ;D
Dishonest? I've often been accused of being a bit too truthful on here  ;D
A scouser exciled to Yorkshire though  ??? and then the crime figures go up  :-X   ;D :D
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« Reply #29 on: 01 March 2021, 11:38:19 »

Cat theft is a problem around here.

They prefer newer cars, because the cats are newer and have more precious metals left. They prefer hybrid, because the cat is used less and has more precious metals left.
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« Reply #30 on: 01 March 2021, 15:33:54 »

Used to be dogs where I lived in Liverpool, straight in the freezer in the Chinese chippy.
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« Reply #31 on: 01 March 2021, 19:02:43 »

Lots of dog thefts at the moment around Tamworth area etc ,
not to put in curry though ,to sell elsewhere for pets, there's a shortage apparently    :(
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« Reply #33 on: 02 March 2021, 21:23:12 »

A chap I worked with had the cat cut off his Toyota Prius in the works car park in broad daylight. He had it replaced but less than three weeks later they returned and cut the new one off. He was so pissed off he got rid of the car. They put a big trolley jack under the floor pan to lift it, causing damage, and let the jack handle fly up and smack a dent in his door when lowering it.
The strange thing was, on our works security cameras, it showed the thieves drive straight up to his car and jack it up as bold as brass. The car park is huge so we assume they'd had an initial look before returning.
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« Reply #34 on: 03 March 2021, 11:26:29 »

A chap I worked with had the cat cut off his Toyota Prius in the works car park in broad daylight. He had it replaced but less than three weeks later they returned and cut the new one off. He was so pissed off he got rid of the car. They put a big trolley jack under the floor pan to lift it, causing damage, and let the jack handle fly up and smack a dent in his door when lowering it.
The strange thing was, on our works security cameras, it showed the thieves drive straight up to his car and jack it up as bold as brass. The car park is huge so we assume they'd had an initial look before returning.

Its about 60 seconds, start to finish, to get them off the Toyota hybrids:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybMIkySaXk

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« Reply #35 on: 05 March 2021, 08:59:19 »

I got an email warning off my insurance company yesterday telling me that the cat on my car is "Desirable" , to be honest it's the only desirable part of a Honda Jazz
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