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    Thread: Official Junk Yard Finds Thread

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      01-14-2011 09:39 PM #37
      Great thread.





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      01-14-2011 09:58 PM #38
      [school bus in the air]

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      01-14-2011 10:11 PM #39
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      [school bus in the air]

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      you see the front loader holding it up? maybe?
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      01-16-2011 10:57 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by patentpending View Post
      you see the front loader holding it up? maybe?
      Yeah, he was doing about 20-25mph with that bus up there, we dipped to a different aisle REAL quick.
      Anyone that's been to that yard, has probably had a run in with the 8 fingered torch guy.

      And yeah, that white XJ had a rear 44.
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      01-16-2011 11:15 AM #41
      My old roommate (Vegasjetta) had a collection of photographs he found in junkyard cars. He put them all over a wall in our house and it made for interesting decor and conversation when people ask why we have a wall of photographs of people and things we know nothing about And every once in a while someone would come over, look at the wall, and say, "Hey! i know that girl!" It was usually a call-girl
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      01-16-2011 11:48 AM #42
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      Opel Kadett C

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      Don't remember exactly what this is

      That's a Fiat 131.

      Datsun 180 or 200SX (aka Silvia)

      These cars are completely extinct on the East Coast. I want one
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      01-16-2011 11:49 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      My old roommate (Vegasjetta) ...photographs of people and things we know nothing about And every once in a while someone would come over, look at the wall, and say, "Hey! i know that girl!" It was usually a call-girl
      A friend of mine owned a tow truck and scrapped cars with it. Before the cars were scrapped, we usually went through the cars, to try and find interesting stuff. He found a couple wallet-size pics jammed in a dashboard of a kid that looks nothing at all like him, and would carry them around in his wallet as a conversation starter.

      I used to grab every homemade CD I'd find that wasn't scratched and give it to my girlfriend. I'd always give her the BS line that "Our song" is on the CD... without listening to them first.
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      01-16-2011 12:01 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by jettagli1991 View Post
      I found a rare Husco cup holder armrest made specially for a Mk2 (earlier ones without the larger seatbelts) and removed it with several angry yellow jackets eying me from the radio hole. I found the leather-wrapped 4 button wheel and chrome handles from a low-mileage Quantum.



      Are these armrests actually worth anything? I had one of these in my MK3, but I kept it when I got rid of the car, been trying to sell it forever, and nobody's interested

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      01-16-2011 02:20 PM #45
      Saved this one from the junkyard. Really nice 78 diesel. Even had the 78 only license plate filler.
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      01-16-2011 06:02 PM #46
      I went the JY just to browse today and found exactly what i was looking for, a MT/2WD 4.0 Jeep with low mileage
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      01-16-2011 07:20 PM #47
      I love junkyards. Hate seeing cars that look like with a little bit of work they could be back on the road.



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      01-16-2011 07:24 PM #48
      ^ At first, I was like "Ah man, It's nothing special, but that SVX is in pretty rare and in good condition to be in a junk..." and then my eyes popped out 10 seconds later when I noticed the 164S underneath.

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      01-16-2011 07:59 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by ReflexJettaVR6 View Post
      Are these armrests actually worth anything? I had one of these in my MK3, but I kept it when I got rid of the car, been trying to sell it forever, and nobody's interested
      If it's in nice shape, you may want to eBay it as "parts" to fix an E30 armrest. Those ones go for a lot, as they were a rare dealer accessory. The metal bracket is different, but the pad and cup holder assemblies were the same. All were made by Husco, but BMW had the exclusive rights to sell the E30 ones though their dealerships.

      I like mine, it's nice to lean on, but I have to turn it around so the cup holder is on the back.

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      01-16-2011 08:03 PM #50
      That yard in MA, I've been there before but can't remember the name? I got lots of parts for a 95 Sentra I had. Is it still there?
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      01-16-2011 08:51 PM #51
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      01-16-2011 09:07 PM #52
      so many crazy cars there... salt here ensures that never happens
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      02-01-2011 03:24 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      These cars are completely extinct on the East Coast. I want one
      Went back this weekend... not the same yard but one within a mile of the one that had the black 200sx, found this vintage-striped version in yellow... I'd love to buy one if I could find one that isn't in the yard... so far this is the third I've seen junked, and have never seen one on the street.




      Something I've mocked up in junk yards before, but this was sitting in a Pep Boys parking lot:

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      02-01-2011 06:04 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by ShortBus View Post
      I love junkyards. Hate seeing cars that look like with a little bit of work they could be back on the road.

      please tell me you snagged those recaros

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      02-01-2011 07:41 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by _a2coupe2a_ View Post
      please tell me you snagged those recaros
      Would you want to work in a car with another car parked on top of it?

      Here in WNY, there is ABSOLUTELY no point to "walking a junk yard" as everything is rotted to nothing. Even the layout of the west coast yards looks so much neater and more tidy then how the ones around here are.

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      02-01-2011 07:49 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Would you want to work in a car with another car parked on top of it?

      Here in WNY, there is ABSOLUTELY no point to "walking a junk yard" as everything is rotted to nothing. Even the layout of the west coast yards looks so much neater and more tidy then how the ones around here are.
      yup.. do it all the time actually.

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      02-01-2011 08:00 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Would you want to work in a car with another car parked on top of it?

      Yes, I´m pretty sure that car isn´t going to fall to the side.

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      02-01-2011 08:45 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Would you want to work in a car with another car parked on top of it?

      Why not? not like it's going to just crush randomly.
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      02-01-2011 09:38 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Would you want to work in a car with another car parked on top of it?
      The real fun ones are when you need parts from the car on top.

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      02-01-2011 09:50 AM #61
      In the yard beside our shop, there is an audi 200 ( I think) sedan with the.turbo 5 cyl, five speed and awd. COMPLETE car, looks like it was driven just yesterday. Been there for 2 years. I went to pull the engine ( don't know what I'd do with it, but everyone should have 5 cyl 20v turbo sitting around ) and it was crushed before I got there. In pa, once a car is in the yard, thats it, can't be retitled

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      02-01-2011 10:22 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by css9450 View Post
      The real fun ones are when you need parts from the car on top.
      Yep, at a junk yard I used to go to back in the UK they would stack the cars 3 high. Was always fun trying to first climb up into one, and then take out the parts you needed.

      There is a junk yard near me that I want to go look around, I have driven past a couple times and see all kinds of cool looking vehicles in there. Most of them I have no clue what they are, I just know they are ones I would like to restore.

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      02-01-2011 02:17 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by css9450 View Post
      The real fun ones are when you need parts from the car on top.
      If they're nice, they'll move it down for you. I took a black headliner from a Mk2 sitting on top of a van- they put it on the ground for me, but I had climbed up into it to check it out first.

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      02-01-2011 02:28 PM #64
      i found a 1983 Porsche 911 SC at the local you pull and pay junkyard.
      i was hoping to get the engine and trans to throw in my baja, but a dude was already removing the engine when i showed up. all i ended up taking was the trans and axles.


    30. 02-01-2011 02:36 PM #65
      this thread hurts my soul.
      call it potatography

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      02-01-2011 02:42 PM #66
      My grandpa has one of those - a 1983 Mercury Carpri "Crimson Cat." His has a built motor with a re-geared 4spd in it, quite a fun car, if only because it's a Mustang that looks different.

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      02-01-2011 02:49 PM #67
      Oh, that's a special model? If anyone wants anything I can see if it's still in good shape!
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      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      Oh, that's a special model? If anyone wants anything I can see if it's still in good shape!
      Yes, only 805 were produced.


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      Quote Originally Posted by reddragongti View Post
      Martini Edition 924 (seats are in our garage now...)



      I saw a Martini edition 924 last week and thought to myself "Hey, I know what that is! Wait, where on TCL did I see this before? Thanks to the bump now I know. Scary.

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