Register now to get rid of these ads!

Most popular parts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Continental, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 362

    The Continental
    Member
    from Texas

    This weekend I'm going out to see some cars of a friend's relative who just died. The cars are set to be scrapped, but I was able to secure first shot on anything. I'm hard pressed on space right now, but I could make room for a few cars. Plenty of room for parts though, so if I see it, what would be the best things to get?
     
  2. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590

    117harv
    Member

    Years, makes???????
     
  3. Agreed. It's hard to advise without knowing what he has. Hotrods, customs, trucks? Old stuff, new stuff? I would think things like carbs, intake manifolds, spindles, brakes, steering wheels, dashes, gauges, hubcaps, would all be small stuff worth grabbing. But again, depends on make and years as Harv said.
     
  4. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,636

    jcmarz
    Member
    from Chino, Ca

    Make?? that's easy, Chevrolet. Anything else is scrap metal.
     
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. I've made a bit of dough salvaging Stromberg 97s and 37-41 Ford spindles.
     
  6. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,298

    Speed Gems
    Member

    Pictures!:)
     
  7. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 362

    The Continental
    Member
    from Texas

    She hasn't been out there in awhile or know much about cars, but from showing her pictures she remembers some 20s/30s looking cars and remembers him having some finned Cadillacs "like Elvis" she said. She remembers him having a field full of all sorts too. Hard not to let my imagination start running wild.
     
  8. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 362

    The Continental
    Member
    from Texas

    There's various things I would get for myself, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss any good parts.

    I know stuff like Desoto grills, dagmar bumpers, grill shells, 3x2 and 2x4 intakes, Cadillac and Fiesta caps, Packard tail lights, etc, but I want to make sure I don't miss anything. I know later this year I'll be going to view a collection of over 100 cars. So any other suggestions?
     
  9. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590

    117harv
    Member

    Banjo rears, wishbones, axles, spindles, flat heads, early trans, loose 40's down sheet metal, early drums, brakes, pedals, windshelds/frames, wheels, frames, headlights, steering boxes, and the list goes on and on and on.
     
  10. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,135

    pinkynoegg
    Member

    anything pre 60 should be saved. you never know what people will need
     
  11. Yeah, certainly NO ONE would want a 1920-s or 1930's Ford. Why no one ever makes a HOT ROD out of one. Oh wait, it is what this entire industry is based on.

    Good thinking Numbnutz.
     
  12. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,572

    BISHOP
    Member

    If there are any 63-64 caddy stuff, let me know. PLEASE PM ME. I will give you my phone #
     
  13. Spoken like a young turd ?
     
  14. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 643

    76cam
    Member

    Take it all then sort it out later.Unless it just pure junk!!!!!!
     
  15. The Continental
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 362

    The Continental
    Member
    from Texas

    Would love to, but as it is my family is about to be short on space, so some family members have already starting scrapping some old iron.
     
  16. bfinch56
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 121

    bfinch56
    Member

    Why wouldn't you take whats of interest to you and have the local hambers help you find a home for the rest???? If ANYONE can use ANY of it it should be saved. I wouldn't have the heart to just junk it....
     
  17. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590

    117harv
    Member

    Helping others, be it HAMBers or or not, get what they need and save the parts from the scrap yard and make more $$$ than scrap...win win for everyone:)
     
  18. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,996

    porknbeaner
    Member

    Cop car speedos, gauges, steelies.

    Unstuck olds or caddy engines, Corvette FI, magnesium wheels, hard to guess without having some idea what we are talking about.
     
  19. Where abouts in Texas?.I"ve got space/trailer and a little cash.Keep us posted.
     
  20. S_Mazza
    Joined: Apr 27, 2011
    Posts: 363

    S_Mazza
    Member

    You don't think, maybe, he was pulling your chain a little? Just to see who would bite? IE, "trolling"? :rolleyes:
     
  21. Nah, look at his post, it's about the only thing he seems to have to say in most threads.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.