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(Some Guy)   Junk car moved three times, investigation launched. Operation Corolla underway   (postguam.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Automobile, Toyota Corolla, Guam, Mayor Louise Rivera, Tamuning mayor, Mayors, abandoned vehicle, Toyota  
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3173 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Mar 2021 at 1:20 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-03-08 1:35:28 AM  
You have one hour to move your car or it will be crushed into a cube.

You have one hour to move your cube.
 
2021-03-08 1:56:09 AM  
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2021-03-08 2:07:47 AM  
Used to be stationed on Guam, things must have changed a lot. No one towed dead cars. They left them on the side of the road wherever.
People were very good about not touching it for a day - in case it was a breakdown - after that it would get stripped for parts in short order. After about three days the stripped shell would be flipped over into the jungle and the suspension components removed. A few weeks later the jungle took it over. Within a few years it was gone anyway, in contact with the ground, rust happens there at a speed you can almost hear.
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/Honestly seemed like a pretty functional system actually
 
2021-03-08 2:13:11 AM  
They might get it a bit further each time if they just put the wheels back.

/just sayin
 
2021-03-08 2:16:22 AM  
They got us working in shifts.
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Boat neck sleeveless shifts, in nice colors with seal, turtle, and plumeria patterns appropriate for the weather in Guam.
 
2021-03-08 4:27:18 AM  
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2021-03-08 4:51:04 AM  
Is the VIN in three different places.  You can pop off the tag in the front, but it should be in the door and underneath the car.
 
2021-03-08 5:17:19 AM  
My brother had an old, old car. It was stolen three times. The cops told him he didn't think it could be considered grand theft.
 
2021-03-08 5:31:57 AM  

Dryad: Used to be stationed on Guam, things must have changed a lot. No one towed dead cars. They left them on the side of the road wherever.
People were very good about not touching it for a day - in case it was a breakdown - after that it would get stripped for parts in short order. After about three days the stripped shell would be flipped over into the jungle and the suspension components removed. A few weeks later the jungle took it over. Within a few years it was gone anyway, in contact with the ground, rust happens there at a speed you can almost hear.
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/Honestly seemed like a pretty functional system actually


I am not sure when you were there last, but I can confirm that things have really changed. I have been back and forth over the last 20 years or more, and the last time, about two years ago, they seemed to have newer and nicer things. As you have observed, the entire island looks like it needs a new coat of paint and a lot of caulking and glazing. But that area around the Kmart is attracting restaurants beyond just the tourist food on the Japanese end of the island.

Things are looking better overall!

But trying to keep things picked up must be a Sisyphean task for the government. It used to be that it was so hard to get anything there that, like the Cubans, they would fix up everything until it was made entirely of rust and lacquer. Now there are not so many who can fix up a car or part it out. And there is a global glut of used cars, so they have all they want.

Guam's biggest problem? Blight. Why fix up my house if the guy next door won't fix up his? Why invest in renovating my hotel when people will stay there anyway because it is cheap? Why dispose of my old car properly when I can just ditch it and make it someone else's problem? Why be ambitious on Guam when I can be ambitious in the States?

So the article is VERY GUAM. There are pockets of pretty run down places, and many more have that cinder-blocky look. But some people are trying their best to keep Guam pretty. Others are trying just as hard to make it look like their living room.
 
2021-03-08 6:07:03 AM  
This piece of automotive excellence hasn't run since 2013 and the brakes have been seized for four years at least but because we like the 90yo guy who owns it we tow it to a new parking space twice a year for him to keep the HOA off his back.
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2021-03-08 6:09:29 AM  

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Stripes?

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2021-03-08 6:29:13 AM  
jokerscrowbar

I had a neighbor with a 1980s diesel Mercedes who stopped driving it but kept the plates on for many years after. The landlord didn't want any junkers. The usual way to enforce that rule, in government and in business, is to require cars to be registered. I don't think it had an inspection sticker.

At least the Mercedes looked like it might be operable.
 
2021-03-08 7:58:31 AM  
Put a kid in the back, and someone will car jack you for it.
 
2021-03-08 8:30:42 AM  

ZAZ: jokerscrowbar

I had a neighbor with a 1980s diesel Mercedes who stopped driving it but kept the plates on for many years after. The landlord didn't want any junkers. The usual way to enforce that rule, in government and in business, is to require cars to be registered. I don't think it had an inspection sticker.

At least the Mercedes looked like it might be operable.


I dare say it will get crushed eventually but... ...A 90yo veteran wants to keep his bus. WYGD.
 
2021-03-08 8:59:51 AM  

Catlenfell: Is the VIN in three different places.  You can pop off the tag in the front, but it should be in the door and underneath the car.


also on the engine and trans too, no?
 
2021-03-08 9:40:42 AM  

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Stripes?

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I believe it is there for the "we're not parking it, we're abandoning it,"  but seems to be the "willing to learn" scene?

got nothin else
 
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