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  1. baspinall
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    Working at a scrap yard in Utah last week. The bone yard next door had a 5 alarm fire. Torched most of the yard. A lot of old stuff mixed through. Bum deal as the owner was one of those guys who wouldn't sell.
     

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  2. baspinall
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    Rambler in the middle of the fire had no damage ...... weird.
    Panoramic view as well. Blow that up and you can really see what was in there.
     

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  3. Bumm-errrr.Accident or ?????.
     
  4. So he wouldn't sell and now all he has is scrap metal for the yard next door.HRP
     
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  5. Maladjusted
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    Ummmm, Christine is the only other car that I know of that could survive a fire like that. Better keep an eye on that Rambler.....just saying.
     
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  6. RaginPin3Appl3
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    it's a shame, but it serves him right.
     
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  7. The37Kid
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    I never knew Port-A-Johns were fireproof till now. Bob
     
  8. Jalopy Joker
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    a lot of possible dreams went up in smoke too - one Hel_ of a burn pile - so, is he going to sell the Rambler?
     
  9. metalman
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    What is in the storage tank under the shed by the fence, looks like it could of got a lot worse if it was flammable.
    Is weird about the Rambler. Moved there after the fire?
     
  10. Mr48chev
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    From the looks of things the weeds;cheet grass must have been pretty thick in that yard. As much space is between most of them the fire didn't jump from car to car without help.
     
  11. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    "owner was one of those guys who wouldn't sell".

    I'll never understand the psyche of the wrecking yard owners who run a business that 'sells car parts', however, they refuse to sell car parts (or price them so astronomically high, that they're essentially NOT for sale).
    I'll take a stab at it;
    Though they make good money flipping car parts (from other people's misfortunes!) they seem to have an inner mistrust of their potential customers. They fear someone will purchase something and actually flip it themselves. It's as if they deserve every buck from 'their' part.
    It's sort of like the antique store or boutique that is so highly priced that they never really sell anything. It's a walk through museum display. The proprietor gets their satisfaction not by sales, but by attention; watching their visitors drool over everything and then gasp at the price tag or verbal price quote when they inquire about something. Possessive. Maybe part hoarder as well.
    When the wrecker that "doesn't sell" finally sells something. It's at a high enough price (150% of market) that he's confident you're a sucker and there's absolutely zero possibility you can profit from him after buying it. Meaning, there's zero chance that he will suffer any embarrassment from the deal.
     
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  12. PoRodder
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    I'd still haul out that Power Wagon up front.
     
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  13. I think you are exactly right. I'm always broke, but still I'm a Craig's List junky. I just like to window shop for old cars and bikes, watch them sit for awhile then sell, or pop back up a year later. I find it educational. In the past few years there are a lot of junkyards around here getting in the business of selling "project cars" for big $$$. Most aren't all that desirable and are too far gone to justify rehabbing them. I think you hit the nail on the head there. Also some yard owners might think that they have held onto cars so long they need to have a return on that investment, but I think they are nuts and I can't see anyone ponying up $5k for some clapped out 50's sedan. My 2 cents
     
  14. baspinall
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    I was told it was a pile of skids that started the fire. I'll be back out there in a week or so for work (I'm in PA). Thinking of talking to the guy. I'm sure he will say "I have to wait for the insurance bla bla". There' s a nice 55 Chevy up front and some F1's. In areas he didn't have enough room he just stacked them on top of each other partly crushing them in the process????? Don't get it.
     
  15. baspinall
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    I think "020 is moderately flammable materials"
     

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