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Jim Venable
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Okay. So the still intact airbag is out and sitting on the floor in the corner out of harms way. Now what? Can these be sold? If so where, how and estimated price? If not what is the best or recommended way to dispose of it. It's from a 91.

Much appreciated,
Jim

David Luney Verified Driver
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You could sell it on Craigslist. Lately 90-97 Bags are from $25 to $50. If the controler and battery pack are still good, they have as much or more market value.

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I've sold a lot of my 'left-overs' on CL, but no one bit on the airbag. I've been tempted to power-it-up to see what happens but I've got a hunch it would be a let-down.

ChrisA
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quote:
Originally posted by d mathias:
I've sold a lot of my 'left-overs' on CL, but no one bit on the airbag. I've been tempted to power-it-up to see what happens but I've got a hunch it would be a let-down.

No, they go off rather impressively. Pretty big charge in those things. Make you think twice about having an explosive sitting in front of you. If you set it off, do be careful.

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d mathias Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Cool!

Hey y'all, watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3c5gLUm9Rc

Drago Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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We shot a few off here in the yard in the past. The early bags in like 93/94 seemed to have way too much kick. We set off a 94 galant bag, that thing shoyt 40 to 50 ft in the air.

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Zauskycop Verified Driver
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When I built my DP Spyder, I donated both of my airbags to the fire dept for their "mock prom" days that they show "accident scenes" in front of the high school kids. I guess they popped a watermelon to show them why you need a seat belt along with the airbag.

That said, since the fire dept is a non profit organization...Tax Deduction!!!

Tracy Ramsey
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Wow prices have come down. I built my SM a long long time ago and sold both bags from my '95 on ebay for $800. Legally you can't ship them without special permits, but I had several from various cars and I wrapped them in bubble wrap. Literally 30-40 feet of bubble wrap and packing tape in layers so if it went off it wasn't going to do much damage.

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Jim Venable
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Thanks for the info guys. Tracy, the fire department idea sounds like a good one. As for the video, the moment the bag started to explode the electricity in our area shut down. I kid you not. My first thought was what the heck did I do until I realized how quite the house was. Couldn't have timed it better in a movie.

   

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