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Old 02-21-2010, 07:31 PM
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my best score was a hardtop for my wrangler a hardtop 53 bucks when they ussually go for 200-500 on craigslist
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:45 AM
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I used to hit the yards frequently for side cash from treasures that would show up. The old cars that i used to hit are drying up so well, I don't do it as much anymore.

My best find was a 67 Thunderbird that JUST hit the ground when i got on that aisle. Why is that a big deal? well lets break it down

- $12 for the air cleaner and I sold it for $411 on Ebay
- $4 for the rag joint and $65 on Ebay
- $5 for the smog tubes and fittings and $45 on Ebay
- $Free.99 for a Pertronix kit that was on it. Gave it to a buddy that was with me
- $Free.99 for a remote cable trunk release from the same T-bird. Gave it to my buddy too.

Air cleaners on 67 Thunderbirds are special. They are junkyard gold f you find them. I was tempted to take the Kelsey Hayes calipers that are on those cars too, but I didn't have the tools with me to take all that off.

I have been 'yardin for years. A friend of mine is much more hardcore than I ever was but I learned a ton from him about what's a hot buy and what to avoid.

One I learned to avoid was Chevy parts. I took a SUPER clean rust free 64 Chevelle apart at the yard and took all the front end sheet metal to resell. Well, Chevy guys are CHEAP, and although I made money on the parts themselves, I had to sit on them so long it wasn't worth it to me. I would not repeat that again.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:45 AM
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just got three sets of explorer seats, 2 mint leather, one cloth for a really good price.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:31 AM
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Far and away, my best JY find happened while scrounging for parts for my brothers '57 F100. came around a corner and found a '67 Fairlane station wagon. Complete, clean, all original, 80K miles, locked up motor. $600. My favorite car I have owed to date. With a rebuilt motor, I put over 200K miles on that thing, and loved every minute of it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:20 AM
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well i guess im going to take the cat out of the bad...

03 black edge totaled t-boned.

rubber floor,
engine and trans,
powerdome
edge bumper with fogs ( all parts needed as well)
honeycomb grille
and 4.10ls
600 bucks.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:35 AM
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My mounty seats, my ohc
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:46 AM
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2 trim piece's along floor mat at the door for 5 bucks and a FORD emblem
"in my pocket" and now it's a sweet magnet on my tool box.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:26 PM
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I shanked a explorer antenna and an explorer headlight switch. but they got me back when they wacked me $75.00 for a rear bumper, oh well lol

My truck just got hit today in front of my house , probably going to the jy saturday for a new mirror
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:33 AM
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02 Trans, 02 31-spline rear end complete drum to drum, block off that axle, factory shackles, Flywheel, pedal assembly, clutch master cylinder, manual trans starter, black factory rear jump seats (Lvl2), 02 manual PCM.

Inspection cover for manual trans, manual t-case (expo), expo 94 plastic floor bezel and boots for trans and t-case.

All $250

First set of dark grey power leather expo seats, $150

Second set from the same yard 2 years later (same seats, with less mileage), $80

4 - 06+ Superduty rare 3rd brake lights, FREE

4 - 315/75R16 Toyo MT's with less than 1000k miles $500

I'm sure there's more. I'm just forgetting.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:44 AM
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mustang domes light, OHC, expo visors (wrong color OOPS)...more to come

Tre what yard do ya go to?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:09 AM
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Depends (Yes, I know those are for old people.. haha)...

The yard I took all the stuff from the 02 from, was a u-pull-it in damascus, that's no longer a self service yard, it's closed to the public. But they still pull parts.

I do have a B&R about 1 block from my house though, that I go to every few weeks to check out the recent additions to their yard!
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:54 AM
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I used to hit the yards frequently for side cash from treasures that would show up. The old cars that i used to hit are drying up so well, I don't do it as much anymore.

My best find was a 67 Thunderbird that JUST hit the ground when i got on that aisle. Why is that a big deal? well lets break it down

- $12 for the air cleaner and I sold it for $411 on Ebay
- $4 for the rag joint and $65 on Ebay
- $5 for the smog tubes and fittings and $45 on Ebay
- $Free.99 for a Pertronix kit that was on it. Gave it to a buddy that was with me
- $Free.99 for a remote cable trunk release from the same T-bird. Gave it to my buddy too.

Air cleaners on 67 Thunderbirds are special. They are junkyard gold f you find them. I was tempted to take the Kelsey Hayes calipers that are on those cars too, but I didn't have the tools with me to take all that off.

I have been 'yardin for years. A friend of mine is much more hardcore than I ever was but I learned a ton from him about what's a hot buy and what to avoid.

One I learned to avoid was Chevy parts. I took a SUPER clean rust free 64 Chevelle apart at the yard and took all the front end sheet metal to resell. Well, Chevy guys are CHEAP, and although I made money on the parts themselves, I had to sit on them so long it wasn't worth it to me. I would not repeat that again.
I understand what you're saying about the making money part concerning chevy parts, but one problem. That's just about all you find in a salvage yard. Here's some great finds that I found this past december when I finally got a chance to visit a local junk yard:



Yes it still runs all it needs is a battery. And they want $650.00 bucks for it and the tranny. This is what I wanted and yet they won't give me a price on it:



Here's what it came out of:



That's a 1983 Ford Econoline Van. The Engine is a 5.8 liter 351 Windsor.
He also has several old explorers but they're all V6's and here's an "old school" ranger that alot of people would love to have myself included:



He's also got a few more sitting up there too. When I hear salvage or junk yards I think about finding gold. One man's trash is another man's treasure. That old school ranger you see is a 1987 XLT Standard Cab. The one you see in the background is an 1983 standard cab but it's too far gone to do anything with. The floor is gone and the frame would have to be completely redone. Plus someone else beat me to it. Shame on them L.O.L.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:52 AM
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OHC, Lighted Dual Visors and auto-dim rear view mirror with the full wiring harness for $50.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:44 AM
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03 FX4 seats (black with grey inserts and lumbar)
Black rear jump seats
OHC
Sport Trac white face gauge cluster
Misc. Switches
Blue HVAC knobs
Auto-dimming mirror (no clue where it went)
Spare set of 01+ headlamps
3rd Brake Light
Shorty Center console
Mustang Dome Light
01-03 front clip- 150 bucks
01-03 Powerdome hood (color matched)- 100 bucks

Im leaving out all the stuff i've picked up for people too lol
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:50 PM
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im going this wensday to hopefully find some new seats and maybe that chrome bumper if been on the hunt for like the last 6 months. you all found really great stuff. i hope my luck will be as good but anyone else find any treasures out there.
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