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    Thread: VWvortex Feature: Junk Yard Dogged. Parting Out a Parts Yard

    1. 08-06-2009 12:08 AM #1

      Perry County might be described as the Rodney Dangerfield of Pennsylvania. It gets no respect. It’s not uncommon to hear people in the nearby state capital of Harrisburg talking down about the rural nature of the countryside upriver. It’s hardly the first place we’d expect to find a thriving German-car dismantling business; however, such a place exists, and the discovery had us doing a spit-take of our Starbucks when we found it advertised in the local newspaper.
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      08-06-2009 12:46 AM #2
      Very interesting story. I'd like to hear more of who bought the property and if there's any intention of someone reopening the yard in coming months.
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      08-06-2009 02:16 AM #3
      I could use that door latch right now...
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      08-06-2009 02:20 AM #4
      Yes if you guys find out that they reopen the yard in the coming months let me know I may have to take a vacation out there.
      Gonna have to piss of the tree huggers and make this clean diesel roll some coal!!!

    5. 08-06-2009 02:45 AM #5
      I hate to see all those dubs not on the road!!!

    6. 08-06-2009 02:50 AM #6

      i love 4000cs quattro.

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      08-06-2009 03:20 AM #7
      well written story and very interesting.
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      08-06-2009 03:28 AM #8


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      08-06-2009 05:53 AM #9
      "Cash for Clunkers be damned" indeed. I'm not starting any argument about C4C here. I'm just saying that I definitely know that rather depressing feeling of seeing some vintage cars in bad and dead shape.
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      08-06-2009 06:43 AM #10




      Most are in a bad shape, but some look quite good.

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      08-06-2009 07:22 AM #11
      ok, you can remove this post now before everyone comes to my back yard and grabs the goodies.
      I've been waiting 15 years to hit up Robins old yard. There have been many topics on the tex about this yard.

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    14. 08-06-2009 08:29 AM #14
      its sad this guy was really nice. I think it was a car accident that killed him. Nice guy none the less

    15. 08-06-2009 08:34 AM #15
      Individuals were not allowed to go roaming through the parts yard to get there own stuff. You had to contact the owner and have him pull all the parts you wanted and he charged you an unbelievable amount for those parts. The old owner was a good friend of the owner of my local machine shop and even he said that he wouldnt do business with him because his prices were outragous and most of the stuff looks like its seen the bad side of a world war.
      From the story I heard, the owner was hit by a car while getting his mail.

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      08-06-2009 08:51 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by jayseal22 »
      its sad this guy was really nice. I think it was a car accident that killed him. Nice guy none the less

      We were totally unfamiliar with him unfortunately. Would love to hear more about him.

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      08-06-2009 08:52 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by AudiTToR »
      From the story I heard, the owner was hit by a car while getting his mail.

      That's a really unfortunate story, though having tried to make my way to the main gate from where I parked, I can understand the danger.

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      08-06-2009 09:07 AM #18

      i want this steering wheel

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      08-06-2009 09:14 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by george@vwvortex »
      We’ve always felt there’s something macabre about looking at wrecked cars.

      whenever i was in a junkyard looking at some of the cars, i always would get this weird feeling that somebody may have died in the car i was pulling pieces from...creepy

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      08-06-2009 09:28 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by AudiTToR »
      Individuals were not allowed to go roaming through the parts yard to get there own stuff. You had to contact the owner and have him pull all the parts you wanted and he charged you an unbelievable amount for those parts. The old owner was a good friend of the owner of my local machine shop and even he said that he wouldnt do business with him because his prices were outragous and most of the stuff looks like its seen the bad side of a world war.

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      I tried dealing with him twice while I was in college at Susquehanna, not too far up 11/15 from there. He was darned close to OEM new price on a turn signal/flashers switch for my '97 Jetta, and wouldn't budge. Can't remember the other part I went to him for, but he was equal to the new price on it.

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      08-06-2009 09:31 AM #22
      god i could stay at that place for hours
      make.your.own.luck

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      08-06-2009 09:36 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by jebglx »
      whenever i was in a junkyard looking at some of the cars, i always would get this weird feeling that somebody may have died in the car i was pulling pieces from...creepy

      I always felt the same way. spooky times in the junkyards when I was little. I remeber going to a yard when I was little with my brother. we were looking for an "oh sh!t! handle" and some other interior ods & ends for his baja, and I saw notchback that was nearly cut in two on the driver's side. there was a very spooky aura near that car.

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      08-06-2009 09:36 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by YooFatBoy »
      god i could stay at that place for hours

      Me too.. until i read this...
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      I tried dealing with him twice while I was in college at Susquehanna, not too far up 11/15 from there. He was darned close to OEM new price on a turn signal/flashers switch for my '97 Jetta, and wouldn't budge. Can't remember the other part I went to him for, but he was equal to the new price on it.


      bummer.

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      08-06-2009 09:36 AM #25
      someone needs to rescue as many of those cars as possible

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