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Projects The Most Vintage Tin I've Ever Seen!! - Salvage Yard Tour - Tons of Pics!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Nov 26, 2008.

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    Finally thank you.
  2. Goldy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 475


    Thank you sooo much for sharing, it was a true thanksgiving treat ! I have seen yards here in the east get court ordered, no parts allowed to be sold, and everything dissappears later. Probably to scrap. such a shame. I am glad that Jack and his sons are still fighting the good fight. Thanks again for posting. Goldy
  3. Taff
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 360


    and that i suspect is probably spot on

    Nick, thanks for posting. i know those pics have been e-mailed around the rodding community here in the UK, and most of us have sat here open mouthed! i'm sure it was a really pleasent way to spend a quiet sunny afternoon. Hope you enjoyed yourself, and thanks for sharing
  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,416


    man im at a loss for words if i lived near there id give him my pay check and just go pick up my share in cars and parts
  5. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    Ron - Sorry if I came across as a dick, but the yard info was 10 posts above your original post.

    Also, when I put all these pictures out here, I was, in no way, trying to advertise for this yard.
    I was blown away by how many cars were still there, took a bunch of photos and decided to share them with everyone.

    Guys, I have absolutely ZERO connection with the owners of this yard. You know how to get ahold of them.

    Also, for those commenting about keeping quiet or to yourself about this yard... Well, that's fine. I have no problem showing people what's still out there.

    As has already been stated, there's a reason so many of these cars and parts are still there. Some of it is priced kind of high. If someone sees these photos, and is able to pick up that hard-to-find part that they've been looking for, good for them.

    I'm glad you all enjoyed the photos - I really did feel like I was in heaven while walking through there!
  6. HA!!! You started a firestorm Nick. :-D Thanks for taking the great pics!

    It was a pretty incredible afternoon. It's not just old cars either. I saw everything from an old surry hanging from the rafters to Cushman scooter parts.

    Not everything was priced out of this world. I bought a windshield out of an old Cornet for my Plymouth Suburban. Pretty nice shape for $150. I'm still waiting to hear if they got it out yet. One of the sons who was manning the desk that afternoon wasn't sure when they'd get it out.
  7. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 432


    That has to be one of the last great yards. They don't get much better than that in my book. Thanks for the pics.
  8. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    A few more photos of some of the buildings/contents in the yard....












  9. Hey Nick, after looking at your pics I realized I told the guy to pull the windshield from the wrong car. I called them back yesterday, told them which car I really wanted it from and was told that was a complete car and I couldn't have that windshield. They said they'd find me a good one. :-/ We'll see what happens.
  10. wrencher
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 39


    Thats just to cool. I would love to find some thing like that around here were I live. Id just move in.
  11. supercharged_scottsman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 104

    from Galveston

    I had a distant aunt that that never threw away a newspaper or anything she received in the mail. By the time she was in her 80’s her house and several storage sheds were floor to ceiling paper, with only a small trail to snake through, room to room. However we all though she was off her rocker. Harmless but nuts!:rolleyes:
    I wonder what this guy’s family thinks of his “collection” that he never sells? It looks like a great deal of his treasures are quickly slipping into trash.;)<O:p</O:p
  12. tbraginton
    Joined: Dec 5, 2007
    Posts: 288

    from Nevada

    I am planning to run up to this place here in the next few weeks and I'll look for stuff if anybody is REALLY serious about needing something!!! Its a hell of a place but as has been mentioned above he knows what he has and he multiplies what its worth by a few times! Ha ha I'll be happy to help just let me know
  13. Dick's Beaters
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 203

    Dick's Beaters

    If you go in the summer coat yourself with Deep woods off. The deer ticks are everywhere.

    My dad used to tell me stories about that place. He passed through in the late sixties before I was born. You can't forget a place like that. All the Strombergs I found were cracked, but I walked out with a perfect set of B-L-C 682Js and some other cool stuff. Shipping to NC was higher than the parts were.

    I came real close to asking the Department of the Army to re-assign me to Ft. Riley.

    Jack was really helpful and said that if I called with what I wanted he'd ship it.
  14. Oh man! How much does he want for that pile of JC Penny catalogs?? And what's the name of the place?.................... Just kiddin, thanks for posting :)
  15. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,753


    WoW! Just WOW!

    How much for the Gremlin in the background??!?!? That would be sweet!! LOL!

    Does he let you just walk around and pilfer thru stuff?
  16. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,777

    from Omaha, NE

    Wow Kerry, I hope that they come up with something. What do they mean "complete car"
    There was no such thing on that side of the fence.?
  17. that junk yard is amazing! wish i were closer
  18. a that pick with the kofa kings sticker.kofa is a high school here in yuma arizona kinda funny it made it that far.
  19. Mad~Max
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 277


    Thanks for posting pics! Great tour. I'm sure the reason he still owns that stuff was having it overpriced.

    My thoughts are, that this was the typical junkyard mentality of the 20th Century. pre-computer, un-educated, un-inventoried, low scrap prices.

    If I inherited that place by accident, I would mark it off in sections on a map, grade each section, and then bring in the jaws of death and a car shredder.

    The sections marked-off as historical or valuable would be inventoried and sold-off on eBay or through the network.

    Then I'd take the top 2 feet of soil and mix it with red cedar chips and set it aside for 10 years.

    It would be gone in just a short while.


    I hate buying stuff from a guy who's nick-name is "easy" because I know it will involve sheep and an Arab headress...
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  20. Mad~Max
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
    Posts: 277


    You could buy a Brookville and still have money in your pocket, and tell everyone you have "real steel," or you can go to his place and tell everyone you have "real Henry Ford steel," or you can buy a fiberglass body, engine, and frame.

    All for the same price! :p

    He probably made his first fortune selling titles and vin tags...
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  21. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

    Wow! Thanks! Now where's Jim Sibley?
  22. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Wow, that's a bunch of stuff! Glad it is out there in case I ever really need it. Hope the crusher never gets to it :(

    Thanks for the pics, looks like you guys had a good time! :D
  23. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,962

    from Kansas

    What "Poverty Flats" price then double it. Neat place, but it will be a heck of an auction in the future.

    I am surprised you did not ask about the "Model A shell" with the insert and hood welded to it.

  24. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,754

    from Novi, MI

  25. junk fiend
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
    Posts: 430

    junk fiend

    holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  26. great pictures, amazing find.
  27. JER*FAB
    Joined: May 17, 2008
    Posts: 7


    I think im moving!
  28. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,561


    I would love to spend a vacation there. To hell with Vegas!
  29. mad torquer
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 53

    mad torquer

    Nothin' better than junkin' and findin' sweet tin.
  30. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    Bump for viewing enjoyment, a year later.

    Has anyone picked up any parts/projects out of this yard??

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