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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kracker36, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. '86 jag xj6 IRS complete from a pull it yard for $46

    Talk about not going off of the going rate price for a part. And it was on a Monday which is 50% off day.
  2. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    went here to a yard south of chicago and found a almost complete 66 mustang fastback in the u pull yard. i tried to buy it but the title had been sent off to the state already as salvaged. the car is still there but people must have heard about it because theres alot of parts missing now.
  3. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    And as with lowkat's air cleaner, also knowing what you are looking at...
    Knowledge is power !
  4. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 374

    from london


    ...thats at least $2000 worth of wheel....great score!
  5. studebaker eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,509

    studebaker eric
    from Diablo Ca.

    Saginaw 4 speed in my Stude, 85 bucks, works great. I always walk through the import and van aisles, as that is where I would hide things i want to come back for. scored a couple 4 speeds, and some holley double pumpers that way. I once found a beat 63 chevy truck, not one straight panel, with more rust than a detroit parking lot-ripped the hood off and it was a double hump headed 327 with a mucie 4 speed, m/t valve covers torker and an afb. I scored the covers for 15, but of course by 10 the next day, i was too late for the rest.
  6. Edsel58a
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 751


    Complete clutch pedal/equalizer bar assembly for a 72 Torino, $11. 351CJ purchased as a core. $100, 3.40-1 posi 8" center, $40
  7. speed-kings
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
    Posts: 447


    Two sets of finned drums of some Rivs for $60.
  8. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,946

    Atwater Mike

    My wife and I went looking for a good 8" rear on a holiday: 1/2 price day, found 4 of them. Removed 3, @ $37.50 each, took them home, then returned just before noon for the 4th.
    We were spinning nuts off 'U' bolts like the Russians were coming!

    Our 'Pick-n-Pull' has a large sign (4 X 6 feet) with categories and prices of parts.

    (rear axle ass'y complete: $75.; brake drum: $8, etc.)
  9. 390Merc
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
    Posts: 659

    from Indiana

    I was visiting a somewhat local yard recently and the owner mentioned an Offenhauser bellhousing laying "over there" that mates an old Ford 3spd or 4spd trans to a Buick nailhead. For $40 I thought it was worth taking home! He said it was left from when they had put a 322 nailhead in a 53 Ford.
  10. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    A real caddy batwing air cleaner and a Buick wildcat breather both for $12. I thought it was a Hella score, now just need to find the cars to put them on!
  11. johnboy13
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,073


    I hate these threads. There is rarely anything cool at the local U-pull lots around here. If there is, I'm usually broke and only there to get away from the house for a while.
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,592

    from SIDNEY, NY

    No, just a one of thousands built 283/195 hp PG car. Just goes to show you.....ALWAYS LOOK. I really didn't expect to see the P on the case, but figured it wouldn't cost anything to bend over and look underneath.
  13. Got a set of seat track covers and molded armrests with trim rings from a 59 Ford this weekend with some other parts for $25. The armrests push through the back on the door panel and the trim ring sandwiches it in place. Im going to dye them black and install them in my 56 F100. Just need to slice up my door panel and find matching vinyl to build another panel for the other door.
  14. 74bowtie
    Joined: May 18, 2010
    Posts: 264


    I went to the local u pull it looking for parts and came across a 1971 Cutlass got a posi 8.5 rearend out of it and a power trunk unit, then a couple rows over another cutlass 1972 got another power trunk unit. paid $60.00 for everything kept one trunk unit and the rearend sold the other power trunk unit on Ebay for $125.00
  15. handmedown40limited
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 204

    from tracy ca

    About 8 years ago found a 69 gto in a local yard with a quick ratio steering box tilt column and complete disc brakes up front and a 1.25 inch sway bar. Got it all for 150. Guy said it had been in the yard for years.
  16. Gerdy36
    Joined: Jan 25, 2012
    Posts: 6

    from Iowa

    My dad went to our local salvage yard picked up 1949 ford f-3 cab and front clip. Both doors open and close great. The cab was in pretty descent shape. It was just laying on the ground. Got it for free. The next week the shredder came to town and took most of the other cars. Scrap price was up!!! Hate to think how many more cars, trucks met their fate that way. The f-3 is now my current project.
  17. kracker36
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
    Posts: 756


    Saw a Metropolitan at our recycling company today. Looked pretty nice too.
  18. gilby's garage
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 380

    gilby's garage

    a real BRM... now that's a once in a life time item.. well at least no days... i remember back in the old days finding real GTV's at pick a park in sun valley..
  19. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,385

    from South Indy

    BRM'S? GTV"S What are they? Anyone have pics?
    Joined: Oct 25, 2008
    Posts: 228

    from IL

    Just found this '55 Savoy today at a yard,while poking around for parts for my o/t Dodge truck. I grabbed a bunch of stuff off of it,some to use on my projects and the rest just to save it from the crusher,may go back for more in a few weeks.

  21. Mickey One
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
    Posts: 55

    Mickey One

    There aren't many yards around here that will let you pull your own parts anymore.Also,there aren't many with older cars.I've heard of one about an hour away that i'm planning on hitting this spring.It's been a while since I got to scavange around a nice collection of metal.
  22. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 370

    from Iowa

    Last trip to salvage yard. Youngest son an i found
    3 old chrome 3 spoke steering wheels $5 each,
    2 15in rims on a 51 ford pickup $10 each,Mac 1/2 inch
    drive ratchet "FREE" {found on one trail while searching}
  23. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    Yard outside Chicago I got 8 sets for 45 fin drums $15 a set. There was way more I just went thru them and got everyone with no cracks or broken fins.
  24. sobpunx
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 314


    Found this on sunday, they had a 54 lincoln that was pretty rough pulled if off the rear bumper to on my 54 ford coupe.
  25. kracker36
    Joined: Jan 21, 2012
    Posts: 756


    Found a B&M Shifter welded to the floor of a truck today. FINALLY beat, twisted, and hammered it out!
  26. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    unfortunately it was not....looked to be a 4 speed car too!!

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