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Old 08-10-2007, 07:43 AM
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Junk yard parts.

Has anyone visited one of these junk yards? http://www.pullapart.com/About/Main.aspx They look like a really cool outfit. They are building one about 4 miles from my house. If they are as good as they seem I'm gonna be one happy camper. Proabably broke too LOL . Brian

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Old 08-10-2007, 01:01 PM
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Junk yard parts.

They are great to have around. You get to go in and find the part yourself and take them off. Saves you alot of money. But just be safe, as some yards use rims to get the cars in the air and this is very unsafe to get under the car, so be very carefull.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:45 PM
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That is my favorite parts store..

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That is my favorite parts store..

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mine too until ya find a classic somethinorother in there... a couple vintage Chevrolet and Ford pickups (Chevy... 68-72 and an earlier one both 3/4 ton) and a ford 3/4 ton from probably the late 60s... it has a chrome and red paint I-beam badge on the fender... with a little lightning bolt... no ford oval, it looks kinda like a shield...)

Not to mention a Delta 98 from the mid 1970s, it'd have been a really nice cruiser.
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They are great. I enjoy just walking around and looking at what each lot might have hidden away. There aren't many cars from the 70s or earlier, but there might be a few. It's kind of sad to see the condition of some of those cars, though, after all of the random parts scavengers have finished with them.

If you plan on bringing more than a few pounds of tools, scout the place without them first, then go back and get them after you know what you want to buy. Or, bring a cart or wagon to haul them around in. Carrying even just a few pounds of tools can get tiring real quick.
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When I lived in Mobile,AL we used to have a pick your part yard. It was Fairly orginized. They used the ole wheel jack stands. I would always shake the crap out of the car before geting under it and would usually gather up a few wheels and would kinda stack them up under the car so "just incase" it would fall I had some extra protection.Did ya'll look at the web site I posted? The price list is awesome. Brian
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8 CYL ENGINE $129.26

FLYWHEEL (ANY) $11.31

P/U BED W/O GATE $137.03

P/U CAB COMPLETE W/DOORS $197.93

P/U CAB W/O DOORS $113.10

P\U BED W\GATE $157.33

this is crazy..........
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yeah that's what I thought!!! These guy's deal in volume. So you have to visit regular or have them E-mail you when what you are looking for comes in. I personally like just walking around looking. Brian
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The yards that scare me are the ones that piles cars on top of cars.
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yeah that's what I thought!!! These guy's deal in volume. So you have to visit regular or have them E-mail you when what you are looking for comes in. I personally like just walking around looking. Brian
Nearest one is in Ohio and I live in south central West Virginia......they'll email you when a part comes in Wonder if they would confirm rust free or not.It wouldnt be very fun to go after tin to find out that its in worse condition than what your trying to replace I whish one was closer........but then I'd be broke
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There are several u-pull yards within one hour drive where I live in eastern PA. Made some real good buys there, 6 way, leather seats from a 85 Chrysler, 15.00 @, my hole car is put together with junk yard parts, the way we did it as kids.
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Probably 50 percent or more of the parts on Ebay are junkyard parts. My favorite local yard used to have two guys that did that for a living.

It often amuses me to see guys buy stuff on Ebay that they could get themselves...for a lot less money.
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Hey, I haven't thought about E-bay!!!And you're right the stuff people buy and for how much . Brian
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Also, check out www.craigslist.com
The worst thing about it is you have to check each individual city or area. They are resisting letting you check nationwide on one site. Here's the address that shows all the cities. Once you click on cities, you have access to all the states.
http://www.craigslist.org/about/cities.html
I have found also that you have to check under all the possible variations of what you want. For instance, I was looking for a '76 to '81 Yamaha XT500 and had to look at 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, XT, XT500, XT-500, 500, Enduro, dual purpose, dual-purpose, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81 to make sure I covered all the different listings.
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I love U pull it's. don't have any pullaparts near me, but Gary's U pull it in bhingamton ny, I coul go broke at. some weeks, $99 special on any engine. I would have drug home a solid '39 Ford 1 ton pickup if I had a truck, last time I was out there, frames are counted as bulk steel, could have had it for a few hundred. they had a fair share of old tin, '55 Dodge truck, '48 doge truck sombody hacked the roof off of, '69 C20, wasn't much left of. '49 Chevy 2dr, mostly deteriorated, '36 Chevy sedan, '70 Opel GT, '80 Triumph TR7, couple MG's and a '53 Packard clipper waiting to be prosessed. I needed a cylinder head. $34.88 at checkout, and I had more than just the head, I had a exhaust manifold, valve cover, and an EGR valve I forgot to remove.
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