one thing to consider is buying back the car from the insurance company. it may be different from state to state but in NC you can buy back a totalled car from insurance and either fix it yourself or do whatever with it. most buy backs are less than $200.
I know many a people that drive around in salvaged cars and made money because they took the insurance money and half a$$ fixed the car just so it is drivable.
you could do that and sell the rims and other components before taking the rest to a junk yard and possibly recoup some of your losses.
just an idea.
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