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Old 10-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Trying to save them all.... old junkyard

Hey guys. I work at a salvage yard in Iowa and we are cleaning out another old salvage yard that was in business from the late 40's to the early 70's. Most of these cars haven't been touch for 30 years. There is aprox 350 cars in various states. Alot of them are too far gone for projects but do have good pieces here and there.

Most of the cars are from the 50's and 60's, buicks, pontiacs, nash, plymouth, chevy, ford. This is a long term project and probably wont be compete till next spring, but thought i should get a list started now so i can keep an eye out for parts you guys need.

Below are some pics of the cars that will be coming out. Alot will be crush and some will be saved for parts. Im guessing about 50/50 Let me know what you need and maybe i can save the part before the car gets crushed. Not looking to get rich just want to save as much as possible. Once their gone, their gone.

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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in the 7th pic the 51 or 52 pontiac is it a 4 door? does it have the stainless side trim on it? if it does can you get apic of the trim?

also any 57 or 58 fords in the lot? or 58-60 thunderbird hardtops?
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Trying to save them all.... old junkyard

The pics only represent a fraction of the number of cars there. Close to 350 cars.

Best thing to do is PM me or reply with a list of what you are looking for.

year, make, model, and parts you are looking for.

I will make a list of what you guys need and do some checking next time i am there. Keep in mind it may be next spring before i can get to some of them. Will be going to yard at least once a week this fall till snow flies

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for doing this. and the picture of the Pontiac with the tree growing through it is a classic. I'll see if there is anything I need.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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I love that pic of the Rambler on it's side with the tree growing out of it! Those pics are both sad and inspiring...
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
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Alot of the cars will be crushed just because there in such bad shape. Will be saving alot too. Just trying to save as much as possible. I cant gaurantee anything right now and every trip up there will be a treasure hunt. Get me some lists guys and i will see what i can do.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/581525424YyZEaw

The above link is all the pics i have uploaded. Keep in mind there are alot more cars than pics. Don't worry if you dont see what you need. Let me know anyway.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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Thanks for doing this. and the picture of the Pontiac with the tree growing through it is a classic. I'll see if there is anything I need.
Its still got the slant four engine you can see the starter!
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
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Not sure how likely it is that you would find one but I could use a 63 Chrysler New Yorker or 300 grill.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #9
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I would like to save them all but Im out of room and cash.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #11
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It's a great thing your doing.........save what you can.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:24 PM   #12
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wow...that's not a true salvage yard. No way the original intention was to salvage anything at all. Looks like stuff was just brought in and dumped....wherever.

Thanks for letting nearby HAMBers know - hopefully your good intentions will provide some folks with needed parts or good projects.

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:33 PM   #13
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Any 55 or 56 fords.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #14
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Update. Hey guys got your requests printed out and will do some checking. Keep in mind this is a long term process and may take a while to get to the car or part you need. I think i do have some of what your looking for, just going by memory. Will probably be back there this week some time.

They also have alot of motors, hubcaps, and bunch of misc stuff. I think we are even getting a few tractors.

Keep checking back here for updates and more pics.

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:00 AM   #15
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I love that pic of the Rambler on it's side with the tree growing out of it! Those pics are both sad and inspiring...
You referring to the '61 Pontiac Tempest Rambler?
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #16
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I got list of your guys parts. Took a trip there last week and cleaned out a little shed full of hub caps, motors, trans, and crap. Will keep you guys updated.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #17
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Matt,
Where is the yard? I'm assuming somewhere down by Ottumwa. Would it be open to walk sometime?
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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I know you said 50's and 60's cars but if there is 1932 essex terraplane I could use the serial number ident plate of the fire wall. I have another post in the wanted section here also for it. Also right and left coupe doors would be nice and interior window garnish mouldings.

Thanks appreciate your effort to save this stuff. Wish there was one big HAMB junkyard for everything.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:35 PM   #19
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Let me know if there are any late 30's Chevy/gmc trucks.
Specifically after 37-38 stuff.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #20
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This looks like the yard in Monroe. Run by the daughter's of the original owner
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