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Folks Of Interest Sneaking around junk yards

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747


    Has anyone ever gotten kicked out of a junkyard for hoppin the fence and looking around. I saw a olds 88 and couldn’t resist. So I hoped the fence. And got out just in time because the owner came around with a piece of chrome trim in his hand. Hope he was getting it for a customer. Haha

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  2. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 1,427

    from WA-OR, USA

    I'm not much for bad ideas....and trespassing seems like a bad idea to me.
  3. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 3,231

    41 GMC K-18

    In my dads wrecking yard, there was an old gutted schwanns ice cream truck, the individual doors were removed, and it made an excellent dog house for the half dozen " yard dogs " that were on the look out for anybody that decided to jump the fence. You got lucky kiddo that there were not dogs there to greet you! You also got lucky that the owner, didn't give you a demonstration of what the chrome trim was capable of!
  4. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 9,103


    I have to ask, why didn't you go in through the front office if you weren't going to steal something?:eek:

  5. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747


    I know the guy. And knew there were no dogs. I bought my merc motor from him. Once he saw it was me he relaxed and wasn’t mad. If I didn’t know the guy and he had dogs I would have definately not gone inside

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  6. Be thankful you didn't meet this guy!:eek: mean-dog.jpg
  7. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 8,761


    long, long ago myself and 2 friends ended up in Sistersville WV lookin for old cars. we found this old junkyard filled with OLD cars. we went to the house, knocked, no answer. we sat on the porch a bit then curiosity got the best of us. while wandering and marveling we were stopped by an old man with a large pistol pointed at us. we were escorted out at gunpoint and told never to come back.
  8. miky2001
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
    Posts: 934

    from houston

    Only scumbags go into someplace they don't belong without permission.
  9. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 6,323


    The owner of the salvage yard I go to the most, alway had a gun strapped to his side! Don’t think he ever used it, really didn’t need to, he is 6’4” 300+. He was always more than fair with me. Any engine $50 complete, guaranteed to be rebuildable. Any rear end $50... I must have pulled 25 9 inches and Dana’s out of there. All traction locks. Never ever thought of sneaking in. Not because he had a gun, just isn’t my way.

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  10. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 2,304


    Boy!!!! OP really opened a can of vicious worms!.....Trust me....bad idea to boast about hopping a fence in an AUTOMOBILE junk yard.
    You would have got a better response to say........"we decided to key this fellas car once......" Bad idea!
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  11. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,661

    from Idaho

    Ha ha my ass …. assholes like you are the reason no one lets idiots in the yard anymore.
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  13. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 2,616

    427 sleeper

    Yep... You flat out Fucked Up, kid!
  14. I know you are just asking if we have ever snuck into a yard, but I'd suggest for everyone to be respectful and as nice as you can to yard guys. The yard guys deal with alot of arseholes on a daily basis that try to steal parts or try to return parts that the customers have damaged or didn't need or try to return the bad part they replaced. Being nice to these guys isn't always easy because sometimes they're pretty crusty, but eventually they might respect you and even cut you a deal based on your trustworthiness and honesty. Do unto others.
  15. I hope the OP's dad read this thread and whoops his ass
  16. Come sneaking in around my place.. I don't have "small bore" for large varmints
  17. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 2,360


    We used to sneak into a place that crushed cars not dismantled them. The owner would come out and asked us what the hell we were doing, but didnt really seem to care as long as you weren't taking the whole car. We used to give him a case of beer once in awhile to be on good terms.
  18. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 3,231

    41 GMC K-18

    Purely as a helpful tutorial, I recommend taking the time to watch the classic period piece, " Cool hand Luke " I think this film will help prepare you, how to deal with future situations!
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  19. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 3,143

    oldiron 440

    Your lucky didn't get a bullet to the brain.
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  20. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 9,103


    Judging from the original post he may have.:eek::p
  21. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 4,258


    When I was way younger than Boden, the wrecking yard was within walking distance and I was always snooping around in it. Sometimes the yard guys would chase me out but it was a great place to explore.
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  22. Funny....the really old yards seldom had fence but did have a dog or two you run into and from in some cases.
    My 56 Fury was in maybe a kinda storage yard with a bunch of other old cars without a fence. Got lucky after sweating a few years and with the Fury trim off laying inside thru the back broken glass - I was able to finally get it and take it home.
    The only time I jumped a fence to look at a car was in West Dallas on Bernal Street in an old lot by itself was a 1956 Chevy convertible that was pretty rag - tag looking from what you could see....basically walked over the old crude fence to get a better look....wasn't so funny as a guy met me back where I stepped over the fence asking me WTHeck was I doing.....mentioned the 56 and remember him saying not for sale. That was almost 50 years ago....never knew what happened to it.
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  23. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,403

    from Minnesota

    Fastest way to lose the opportunity to visit a place for as long as it's around.
  24. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 6,419

    from Berry, AL

    I know a couple of guys went to a yard on somebody’s recommendation, got there, gate was open, didn’t see anybody, so they went on in. They said they figured the guy was gone to lunch or something. Walked around a few minutes, then heard a strange comes a big bird running at them, an emu or ostrich or something. They ran as fast as they could with that big bird pecking at their backs until they were out of the gate! They said the owner pulled up about then, laughing his ass off, he asked them how they liked his guard dog?
    Turned out they were set up, as long as the owner was in sight, the bird never bothered anything. He had been tipped off they were coming, so he went down the road and watched them to see what happened.

    That was one time I was glad I couldn’t go junkyard hunting with them!
  25. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,621

    from ohio

    A few years ago my friend had a junk yard about a mile from his house. We were playing cards and drinkin a few beers one night and the lady that lived close to the junk yard called to tell us she had seen a car pulling in off the road at the junk yard. We went up there and parked in her drive way and snuck up on a Mustang convert in the junk yard that was rockin around like a jumping bean. I pumped a couple 38 rounds into the ground and it scared this kid so bad he about tore the top of that car getting out of it, my buddie hit them with the flash light and that girl was doing her best to get her clothes back on. The boy was so shook up he jumped out of the car with his pants around his ankles and fell flat in the mud. We were laughing our asses off by then, turned out the boy was one of a local cops kid and the girl was a preacher's daughter. My buddy tried to act pissed but he finally told him to get the hell out of there and to get his nooky some where else next time.
    The funny think is the girl is now a teller at the bank I deal with, although I have never mentioned that long ago night in the junk yard, every time I go in there she turns red in the face:D:D:D
  26. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 747


    Hey guys. I’m aware it was a bad idea. I know what I did was wrong. I wasn’t stealing nothing or damaging anything. I was just wondering if you guys have ever done it. I already got lectured. And I mean this respectfully. But I wasn’t asking to get lectured. I was just wondering if you have ever snuck into a junkyard

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  27. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 4,590

    Okie Pete

    Only time I jumped the fence at a salvage yard was to get out . Dad and I were looking for a steering column. We got to the yard late in the afternoon close to closing. Asked one of the help where to look . He pointed us to the back of the place . After looking in several cars we didn't find what we needed . Got to the front gate only to find it locked . He left and didn't tell his Boss we were in there . I hopped over the gate and thankfully found the owner in his office. He unlocked the gate so Dad could get out . Dad later told me he had a van picked out with bucket seats in case he had to spend the night in there .
  28. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 9,061


    I climbed the fence into a junkyard in 1961 on a Sunday. Ran across an adult taking an engine apart. He told me he was doing the junkyard owner a favor because different metals sold for different prices. Even as a 11 yr old kid I didnt believe that. He was stealing, I was just a curious kid. Never went back, never stole anything
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  29. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 3,318

    from NKy

    There is a huge bike “salvage” near where I live . We went there years and years ago looking for parts from a Buds 48 that was stolen . Sure enough the springer was in the front office . Words were exchanged and , guns from both sides were shown . The police were notified , parts were returned . I ask myself for years , why in the hell did we confront the guy , and not just call the police . We were lucky I guess . I never went back to the business for anything . My Buddy’s International Pickup , somehow ended up with bullet holes through the tail gate into the cab while it was parked at a local watering hole . It’s never a good idea to wander into a yard , uninvited with questions or not . My Dad always told be “ Boy if you feel your in a shady place just be like a hunting dog , keep your head down and your azz up , get what the hell you are after and pay for it and exit , Nothing is free except the air you breath ! “ Luck has been with me for years doing stupid stuff , every time you roll the dice you don’t always win , sometimes you got to have an ace in the hole . That hole is your brain use it , how would you feel if someone was wandering in your private stash just lookin ?
  30. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,921

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    You posted it. Now, take it for what it is...Lecturing if you want it or not.
    No one is going to pull punches because you are 14 years old.
    This wasn't the drive-in theater and it's not like giving free food to your friends while you're at work
    Sneaking into someplace like a junk yard can get you hurt.
    Welcome to the real world.
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