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Old 08-22-2007, 08:09 PM
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There is one completely unorganized u-pull-it type place here. The problem is they will not allow you to drive your truck back there for heavy stuff. How anyone gets an engine, transmission, or whatever out of there, I have no clue.

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Old 08-24-2007, 03:17 PM
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They used to bring the fork lift back to where you were pulling an engine at the one I used to go to in Mobile,AL. Then lift that baby out and drive it out to what ever you had to haul it away. Brian
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:53 PM
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They have one of those U-pull-it yards up in Des Moines. I have been there a few times. If I remember right the distributer for my 78 Chevy pickup cost me $38.00. They have the cars up on rims, one horizontal rim with a vertical rim welded to it.
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:55 PM
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I have a Pick-N-Pull about a mile from my house. I go all the time. Which reminds me I wanted to go today.

The one here, they do use wheels to prop the vehicles up, but they weld them to the frame.

I've seen some vehicles in there that look like someone may have died in them..
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use them while you can....cause' here in FL...."Insurance Cost" shut them all down

do look over all the cars...even the imports....every different car has some "better" parts than yours that are easy to swap
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:01 PM
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Doc here,

Got several "Pick~Yur~Parts" surrounding me...(the one's with the octopus logo..) Good Cheap source for raw material..(like Blocks, and the like..but you get the full dressed engine for like $125 Fazools) Lot's of left over stuff if you lose things or snap them..

WHAT I don' like...

Is they won't (around here anyway) Give out a phone number..or take a call should you happen to find out what it is..

They won't list stock ... (Cars in yard)

Their website says nothing more than.."Bring tools , Money, Grubbs" ... and a Google map to the locations..

And a Short list:

Any Engine $125

Any Transmission $75

Any Hood $25

Any Glass $15

and so on...

Normally this wouldn't be a pain..but the one's around me are all in obscure areas that require AT Least a BS in Navigation to find..and when you do..your not so Hyped to scout 20 ac of dead cars looking for yours..only to find the last 3 were ALL missing the EXACT piece you needed..or some hamhanded jerk busted it with a forklift..

Otherwise , they are GOOD on the Budget...provided you use a little "Pre~Testing" logic before buying your part..

Bring EVERYTHING you could passably need before you go..cuz...you ain't gonna get it there..If your looking for an engine , bring a battery, jump cables, a few qts of oil, stuff to do compression and crank testing , Plan before you go..you'll get better parts!


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Old 08-24-2007, 07:32 PM
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Is there a reference or listing for these pull your part yards. I'm curious if there is one near me.
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I love junkyards - just gotta know what you are looking for
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:27 AM
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There is one completely unorganized u-pull-it type place here. The problem is they will not allow you to drive your truck back there for heavy stuff. How anyone gets an engine, transmission, or whatever out of there, I have no clue.
Have you asked them about this? The ones around here will bring a boom truck around if you want to buy something big and heavy.
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just goooogle: U Pull It and where you live or close by to find yards

correction to my post above....there are still a few U Pull Its in FL.....but local was 6, now none in less than 2 years..."hand writing is on the wall"

suggestion:
need to make "points" with the wife....
people leave all kinds of stuff in the trunks that women like....bring her a "gift"...don't tell her where it came from
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Have you asked them about this? The ones around here will bring a boom truck around if you want to buy something big and heavy.
No. I have never bought an engine or anything that heavy from them.

I do not go there any more. I am not physically able to carry a heavy tool box the 1/2 mile to the back of their yard to get some part.

I go elsewhere even if it is a drive.
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A continuation if I may...

I live in Central NJ.

I know of one place called Red & Black in Jamesburg NJ. It's ok... a bit pricey and it's all late model for the most part.

When I was younger, I remember visiting a place in the middle of the woods down near cherry hill. At the time it had a lot of older steel (40's,50's & 60's)... along with other newer stuff. Does anyone from south jersey know of this place? It was a U-Pick it kind of place. Does anyone know of any good yards in the central NJ area?
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I'm glad to see I am not the only who likes going the "yard". I got a Ford 8.8 rear with limited slip and 4.10's for my Jeep project for $100. Not bad. The only problem is that I run into parts that I just have to have for the next project and whole vehicles that are in better shape than the one I'm fixing!! BTW, check consoles and glove boxes for cash. I've found a few bucks over the years. I don't understand it though, my wife doesn't like to go. Must be something wrong with her.
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No. I have never bought an engine or anything that heavy from them.

I do not go there any more. I am not physically able to carry a heavy tool box the 1/2 mile to the back of their yard to get some part.

I go elsewhere even if it is a drive.
I just use an old little red wagon for hauling my tool box and any small parts I pull. This is also my swap meet wagon...
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I'm glad to see I am not the only who likes going the "yard". I got a Ford 8.8 rear with limited slip and 4.10's for my Jeep project for $100. Not bad. The only problem is that I run into parts that I just have to have for the next project and whole vehicles that are in better shape than the one I'm fixing!! BTW, check consoles and glove boxes for cash. I've found a few bucks over the years. I don't understand it though, my wife doesn't like to go. Must be something wrong with her.
Yeah somethings wrong with my wife too!!! I don't get it roaming around the junk yard looking at the cars that were hit hard and trying to figure out what happened.How much more fun can you have!! Brian
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