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Old 03-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Wheres all the old junk yards in Michigan guys?

I will be starting my seasonal job again soon traveling around Michigan, Northern Indiana and the UP. I have a lot of free time after work and would like to check out some old junk yards around the state(s). So where are they??



Also, anyone know a phone number or hours for the one in Vestaburg. Ive heard alot about it and wanna get up there soon. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Hilliard's is the junkyard by Vestaburg, north of M-46 a few miles, on what we call Winn Rd., but it's also called Crystal Rd. It is open on a variable schedule, depends on how Erv feels. Usually it opens around ten in the morning, and you have a better chance finding him open Tuesday-Friday. He's been sick, is going blind, and can be very unpredictable. He has a guy helping him, his kid I think, but Erv still decides prices. He'll probably let you take pictures, but ask first, lots of stuff, but condition is poor. They usually remove all parts, but that depends on the day.
Two other yards are Foxes on the north end of Harrison, turn east just past the State Park, and turn north just before US-27. Looks like your going down a driveway, past a lake, keep going. A drive leads east about a half mile and there is a sign. Lots of newer stuff but some old Buicks, mopars, and a row of Camaros, and a few others, he said no cameras. Swains' junkyard is east of Bellaire, west of Mancelona, on M-88, that is northeast of Traverse City. They let us drive around, lots of stuff but mostly newer, and looks like its been bulldozed to make roads. Some older stuff toward the back, just have to hunt around for it. Let me know if you get up this way, I might be able to join you.
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warhoops has tons of stuff but there pricey but its fun to walk around there. just bring your boots the place is filthy
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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pm me when your ready. i know of a few.
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:42 PM   #7
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warhoops has tons of stuff but there pricey but its fun to walk around there. just bring your boots the place is filthy
Where is warhoops??

My job is fish research... if its really dirty I will wear my waders in there
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #8
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nothin left in any Michigan yards except maybe some roofs. the rest rusted away long ago.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:43 PM   #10
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Hillard's... (989)- 268- 5262.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:02 PM   #11
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I know there are 2 yards outside of Midland. I'm originally from there, and not sure on there exact location, but they have A LOT of good old junk... one has a 59 caddy...only thing is, its two high.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:21 PM   #12
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I dont know if any of you guys have been to the one in Whittimore, between West Branch and Tawas, south of 55. Arces of old cars, mostly 60-70s, but they had a back lot that had mostly 30s-50s cars, and a lot of trucks. Best junkyard I have ever been to. Forgot the name of it though.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:24 PM   #13
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YOU WOULD FALL N LOVE AT BOBS IN LAPEER. BUT HE WILL TEAR YOUR EYE BALLS OUT PRICING STUFF. I BELIEVE HE IS ON LAPEER ROAD. I WAS THERE LAST YEAR. VERY COOL TO WALK AROUND IF HES IN THE MOOD TO LET YA.
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His Card Says, Call For Hours, 810-793-7500
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:13 PM   #15
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Theres Marquis in Mattawan, but someone said he i sselling out FAST. Not a lot left to save, but a really neat place to look around...
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=62628
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Hilliard's is the junkyard by Vestaburg, north of M-46 a few miles, on what we call Winn Rd., but it's also called Crystal Rd. It is open on a variable schedule, depends on how Erv feels. Usually it opens around ten in the morning, and you have a better chance finding him open Tuesday-Friday. He's been sick, is going blind, and can be very unpredictable. He has a guy helping him, his kid I think, but Erv still decides prices. He'll probably let you take pictures, but ask first, lots of stuff, but condition is poor. They usually remove all parts, but that depends on the day.
Two other yards are Foxes on the north end of Harrison, turn east just past the State Park, and turn north just before US-27. Looks like your going down a driveway, past a lake, keep going. A drive leads east about a half mile and there is a sign. Lots of newer stuff but some old Buicks, mopars, and a row of Camaros, and a few others, he said no cameras. Swains' junkyard is east of Bellaire, west of Mancelona, on M-88, that is northeast of Traverse City. They let us drive around, lots of stuff but mostly newer, and looks like its been bulldozed to make roads. Some older stuff toward the back, just have to hunt around for it. Let me know if you get up this way, I might be able to join you.
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Was just up in Northern Michigan last week and stumbled across Swaine's. Lots of old farm stuff and trucks (apparently this was how it got started after the war), but enough other stuff to keep you happy for a couple of hours of wandering around. Took a few snaps of stuff that caught my eye. I have a few more pics of 40s/50s things that I haven't been able to identify (what with me being a Brit an all).

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:42 PM   #17
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There is a Chevy split exhaust manifold in Cedar, free for the taking. Also a roof for a 52 Chevy 2dr. PM for location.
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Do you know if they have 1989 TC Maserati parts
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Any other old geezers remember when Joe`s in Spring Lake was THE place to go ??
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:31 PM   #20
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Any other old geezers remember when Joe`s in Spring Lake was THE place to go ??
My Dad talks about Joe's all the time. (He's 74) Talkin about bartering for
parts for his Duece Tudor, in the early 60's.
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