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Old July 8th, 2013, 04:19 AM
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Visit this weekend to see if Saturn engines are removable and what they have.... no joy, but I wandered thru the Foreign section and found a guy removing the 6 cyl engine from a '59 Mercedes Benz [pix later?]. Weird half-auto half-clutched trans. '79 Porsche 928 with most of a V6 still in place. Another Benz that has the distributor cap nounted right on the end of the camshaft atop one of the heads. A couple of really cool looking MBenz air cleaners, almost look like they would fit on a QJet.

Here's a much nicer version of the boneyard "ponton" 1959 Benz [but this one appears to be a 4-cyl Die&Sell, whereas the one in the local yard is the hot rod 6-cyl gasoline? engine]:



THIS looks more like it:


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one of the coolest junkyard jewels ever
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Old July 14th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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one of the coolest junkyard jewels ever
Christine lives man what a cool project that would be
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some Yard Dogs

I took a road trip yesterday for business but took some back roads and caught some pretty good Yard dogs sitting around.



1966 Galaxie 500 Vert. not a rust hole in the entire body. Inspection sticker said 1972! Not sure of the engine. This thing looked untouched for the past 35 years.



this car was sitting under a shed roof that used to be a saw mill. I have a lot of other pics from this site. There is a lot of farm equipment under the shed as well as a White Road tractor in the woods that is remarkable!



Nice Panel van sitting behind a barn



This baby was sitting all by itself. Great Rat rod prospect.



The next pics are all from the same place. The guy is definitely into mopars. I looked for someone around to talk junk to but couldn`t find anybody. There were quite a few other cars around under the shed but I felt like I was trespassing and didn`t hang around long. Will definitely go back!





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I was at a car show Friday night and a guy told me there was a 69 vert in a local yard. Turns out there's a lot of stuff at this place. There's a lot more non-Olds stuff there too. I'll get some more pics the next time I go there







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I saw this at the 18 wheeler savage yard. Later I found out that this car was in running condition and was listed on craigslist for $5,000. They end up selling it for $3,800 What pisses me off was when I was there I asked the owner if he would sell that car. He told me no at the time.
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I saw this at the 18 wheeler savage yard. Later I found out that this car was in running condition and was listed on craigslist for $5,000. They end up selling it for $3,800 What pisses me off was when I was there I asked the owner if he would sell that car. He told me no at the time.
Wow that is not a dog! Glad someone got it to save! Sorry you missed out though.
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Yeah it pissed me off beyond words. But like you said at least it did not waste away.
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I do not have picks but there is a old 70-72 camaro and a 72 or 73 supreme at a open yard behind the sears store on george street in melrosepark il, and both are complete and the usual surface rust from what i see. the supreme is dark green the camaro is orange.
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Hey Mark some great cars around that yard. A pickers paradise.
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4 Speed Big Pontiac... Nice....
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Old August 10th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Great find!
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That Pontiac is a great find! Congrats!
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theres 2...and both are 4 speeds, they where 20 miles apart..the white is a catalina with and HP 389, the black *actually blue* is a Starchief..a bonniville body with catalina trim...very very low production...389 HP, both have 3.42 posis and that about it...i want to save them both but...who knows...
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Stumbled across this yard a couple weeks ago but it was a Sunday & it was closed. I finally went back 2 days(8-9-13) ago & was amazed at what is there. Some newer cars, but the ones that counted were MANY '68-'72 G.M. cars, about a dozen Deltas & 98s, 4 or 5 Cutlass, several Buicks, several Impala/caprices & a handful of Mopars & Fords(67-69 Torinos & Galaxies)
Most if not all of the Oldsmobiles had the engines in them, 350s, 455s etc... I have not seen this many nice parts cars in a yard in 10-15 years probably. Most of them have been sitting a long time, but still lots of good parts.
The guy who runs it got mad when we emerged with our arm loads of parts. He kept calling us "peckers". Finally we figured out he meant "pickers" as in American pickers I guess?!
He said he didn't want to sell us anything & that we would just sell them on ebay or hoard them for ourselves. We finally calmed him down & did manage to buy what we had, but I don't think we will be welcomed back.
I could literally spend 3 or 4 days there pulling stuff.
The weeds & thornes were shoulder deep in most places & the mosquitos were viscious, but it was worth it.
Funny, he accused us of being hoarders & he's had these cars for who knows how long.
The post cars were pretty complete, but the B pillar trim was junk in both of them.

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Wow! Oldspacrat you gotta go back this winter after the green stuff dies off to see what is really there. Good stuff........
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People that own/run car salvage yards can be really strange.

I wonder if all you wanted was a single obscure nut/bolt if he would have bitched/moaned/groaned you didn't buy ENOUGH stuff & told you ..... "y'all ain't nuttin' but brawzzerz".



That 70 Royale gives me a big sad.
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Wow !!! A gold mine of Cars... Too bad most of them look pretty ruff.. x2 on going back this winter when the weeds are down....
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Dang! The weeds or grass get any taller and you wont even know there are cars in that field!
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I was scrounging around in the junkyard once back in the 80's. I saw something that appeared to an aluminum intake. Upon closer examination it turned out to be a 1970 w-455 intake,mint. I calmly walked out of the yard,after having paid $ 25 for it.
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I was scrounging around in the junkyard once back in the 80's. I saw something that appeared to an aluminum intake. Upon closer examination it turned out to be a 1970 w-455 intake,mint. I calmly walked out of the yard,after having paid $ 25 for it.
Great story! I used to roam junkyards all day hoping to win the lottery like that
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a nice 54 Chev Yard Dog

We have been vacationing in Morehead City this week and I ran into this nice Chev sitting in a side yard. Ths car was in very nice original condition. I hope it doesn`t sit out like this in the salt air too long!









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A couple more JY Dogs



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50 olds wagon

found it 4 years ago, bought it 2 weeks ago...finally!
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People that own/run car salvage yards can be really strange.

I wonder if all you wanted was a single obscure nut/bolt if he would have bitched/moaned/groaned you didn't buy ENOUGH stuff & told you ..... "y'all ain't nuttin' but brawzzerz".



That 70 Royale gives me a big sad.
Heaven forbid if a man actually wants to PRESERVE the past versus letting ROT
Away into oblivion!....these guys must think we all have a TV crew waiting in the bushes!
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found it 4 years ago, bought it 2 weeks ago...finally!
Nice find! What are your plans for it?
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I was at the local U Pull it 2 weekends ago.. Here's what I ran across. The 77 Buick has a complete Olds 403 under the hood.
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I have been wanting to start a thread for sometime now where everyone can share their pics of Junk Yard finds. These can include cars in yards, cars in barns, cars behind sheds etc. I had heard about a junkyard in Middlesex NC with some old cars and I stopped in to take a look. Here are a couple pics of cars there. There have been some other posts recently with great pics of Junkyard Dogs. My hope is we can consolidate all the pics in one post and keep adding to the collection. How many other Dogs are out there..........
great idea...in ky we still have some u-pick yards but they don't have many older cars
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