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History Trying to save them all.... old junkyard

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tankwilson, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. MACH4
    Joined: Jun 28, 2010
    Posts: 12

    from east iowa

    Looks like a 55 plymouth two door in one of tjhe picts, I need the bench part of the rear seat
  2. 54Mercruiser
    Joined: May 27, 2008
    Posts: 92


    Yes..silly me, I was running on about an hour's sleep that
  3. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 273


    Daughters are probably in their 60's and toothless. I doubt you'd be interested in pics.
  4. Squatch
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 125


    Would love to just "stroll"...
  5. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438


  6. tankwilson
    Joined: Oct 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,159


    Hey guys so far i have requests from over 35 members. We havent made it to the cars yet. Still cleaning up piles of scrap metal. Lots of steel wheels, radiators, motors, and other misc items. Will post pics and keep ya updated as we go.

    Be patient with me this is a long term project. I just sorted through all the requests and have flagged all the ones i think i have parts for. Will know more later.

  7. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    With a little selling on your part this could be a win win for your bosses and for car lovers. Why don't you approach the owners of your yard and suggest that you start removing, cataloging, and selling the good parts on places like the HAMB classifieds and Ebay? There is good money to be made on parts and you would be doing restorers and hot rodders a huge favor.

    If I were in your shoes I would sell it this way: Let's take a couple of cars, strip them down, and see how it goes. Keep track of each sale on how much it cost to advertise and sell the parts and how much profit you made. If it is sucessful they might even put you on commission beyond your regular salary to give you some incentive to perform. It might sound dumb at first, but companies are always looking for ways to make more money and you have a goldmine in parts there, if you know how to sell them. I've paid a hundred bucks for a piece of chrome trim we needed and was happy to find it at any price.

    It would take some work on your part, stripping them down, keeping an inventory, advertising, and then shipping, but once you did a few you would get the hang of it and get a system going. Just a suggestion.

  8. tankwilson
    Joined: Oct 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,159


    Thanks Don. Thats kinda what we are doing, myself and my boss are car guys and also runs a scrap/salvage yard.

    Takes alot of time to do what you are saying and we all know time is $$$. That is why i am getting a list from you guys on the parts you need so that when i do remove a part i know its sold and it works out best for everyone.

    I have found that finding scrap/antiques/car parts is easy, finding a buyer is hard.

    We have alot of parts here in our current salvage yard that im sure someone needs. I have listed some stuff on ebay several times with no luck only to sell it on here or other places later. Finding that one guy/gal that needs that one part is a challenge.

    I get several loads of scrap steel and other scrap daily and you would be suprise what i pull out and keep. You would be suprised what people throw away. We are getting ready to move our scrap to a new location all under roof. In one room i am gonna start selling some of the cool stuff that people throw away. You know the old saying "one mans trash is another mans treasure"

    Will keep you guys posted.

  9. takid455
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 132


    sent you a PM a week or so ago. did you get it?

    looking for parts for the following:
    39 buick centry
    56 olds 2 dr 88
    54-56 buick trim
    early 70's firebird
  10. Great pics I love what you are doing wish I had room for some of those cars here!
  11. Any chance of a '25-'26 Chevrolet? I'm looking for a usable engine block.
  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,985


    Look carefully through the piles of junk as there could be some useable parts in them and if any of the radiators are very old could be used as cores for someone who does not have one.
  13. tankwilson
    Joined: Oct 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,159


    Keep checking back guys will keep you updated. So far we have hauled 3 loads of scrap steel and will be working at that for a bit. Probably will be next spring when we get to the cars.

    Parts i have so far

    49/50 ford dash shell
    early 50's buick chrome grill (cracked and pitted) good wall art
    42-48 ford car front axle/wishbones/ and spindles.
    front axle that looks like model T but has two springs

    I will get these parts priced and listed in the classifieds soon.

  14. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,976

    from Panama IA

    Man get your chainsaws out , Hey matt thanks for helping my buddy tony out on he cad bumper he said to tell you it came out great from the chrome shop, Tim Jones
  15. tankwilson
    Joined: Oct 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,159


    Great to hear. That makes that saturday worth while now. I don't mind saying that sucked.

  16. YoungAdmirer
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 88


    Also looking for late 40's Buick stuff, if come across. Mostly looking for cigerette lighter and maybe the radio working or not doesn't matter, Thanks
  17. It's got a "three on the tree"!
  18. hot rod rod
    Joined: Dec 16, 2009
    Posts: 86

    hot rod rod

    This is Fuking Rediculious to Let these Beautiful Pieces go to the chrush ysrd !!!! Step Up Save these Beautiful Girls, Thank You...
  19. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,327


    Hey, I am in need of the stainless quarter panel trim spears from a 59 elcamino. The ones I need are elcamino (and maybe 2 dr brookwood wagon - not sure, I have never had the chance to measure any) only.
  20. lolife
    Joined: May 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,125


    Good to see the steel finally being salvaged. I never understood the business plan of just leaving them to rot. You had to figure it was a side-line that just got out of control.
  21. barnett127
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
    Posts: 32


    Keep me in mind for wall art....gonna need some for my basement bar.
  22. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

    looking for a 51-52 chevy belair/hardtop/no post wing window, either side, rust-no rust, glass not needed...

    thanks matt!!
  23. cdandelivery
    Joined: Jul 12, 2005
    Posts: 81


    any 59 chevrolets hidden in there? or 59 viking trucks? Cdan
  24. wagonwheel
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 134


    any early 50s gm wagons?
  25. lolife
    Joined: May 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,125


    It would be like taking 80 year old ladies from the rest home and getting them to pole dance for tips.

    Dust to Dust...

    Any 50's fiberglass stuff out there?
  26. countryjay
    Joined: Aug 12, 2009
    Posts: 35


    im interested in 1959 brookwood wagon parts like the rear emblems if you have some let me know thanks jay
  27. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    Tank, I forgot one item, I need an OILBATH Air cleaner for a Chandler- Groves 2bbl that has the indentation for trucks only. This would have come off of a 49-53 Ford truck ....... scrubba
  28. 1957 Dodge truck? ...First generation Hemi motors and bits? Dodge 315 hemi heads and parts? Tell me more about the red 1957 Plymouth wedged between trees? I'm

  29. No Plan
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 254

    No Plan

    Tank, do you have any 52-54 Ford front fenders that are good in front of the wheel wells below the head lights, & a front splash apron & bumper for the same 54 Ford. I need to extend a pair of Mercury fenders to use Ford front.... Any lower valance panels for a 59 El Camino frt, & rear?...What has Greg been doing?, I haven't seen him all winter. Are you getting some of the better stuff out of there?
  30. GrizzGang
    Joined: Jul 26, 2010
    Posts: 149

    from D/FW

    I've put this on my favorite's list . I can't wait to see what gets pulled out . I'm looking for something , don't know what but when I see it I'll know it . I'll probably go broke the day before I see it , that will be my luck .

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