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Old 02-26-2004, 12:45 AM   #21
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Didn't look under the piles of parts on the floor....but it had a broken/shattered WS, so everything was soaked. That 40th SE was all gray leather, too.
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i LOVE to go to wrecker yards! I love to just wonder around and look at all the cars. It'* like they all have astory to tell how they got there....


I know, i'm weird
Your not the only one! I also enjoy going to look at the old cars and what not!
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i LOVE to go to wrecker yards! I love to just wonder around and look at all the cars. It'* like they all have astory to tell how they got there....


I know, i'm weird
Nothing strange about that at all! I love doing that too, since I finally found a yard that will actually let the public in. Most yards around here have a counter guy that goes and gets for you and they really dont care whether you want a piece from a certian car or not..they just go for the easiest one from the door.

Letting the customers pick thier own parts is the ONLY way to go for most things, even if I need help GETTING the part once I have picked it
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Old 02-26-2004, 03:42 AM   #24
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We have a U-Pullem auto parts place here, too. Once the snow melts, and the mud dries, I'm going exploring.....
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I just went for a run through my first salvage yard... I saw an old monte SS, 2 old VW Beetles, a chevy VEGA (it could be easily restored from the looks of it, paint is shot but the glass and body look to be perfect otherwise.. not sure on the drive train.) Plenty of fire birds/TAs and Camaros, a good amount trashed mustangs, and a few old school bonnies (complete trashed though) couldent find what I was looking for though. a drivers side front fender for a 92 LeSabre.... plenty of Park Avanues though I wanna go through there again.

How much would a restored vega be worth any ways? (IE would it be worth it? it looks like a nice little car though could probably hold an l67 at least)
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Guys/gals, in all your browsing, keep a sharp eye out for SSEi'*. On average, only about 5000 a year are built (refer to Techinfo, Specifications to see how small this number really is).

They're hard to find, and alot of members may benefit from it.
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What I DIDN'T get:
Left and right front corner lights (mine are cracked), and the console switch pod. Sorry Jason, all three cars were stripped pretty good. Just bare shifters remaining.
Bill, I saw a wrecked Bonnie headed for the salvage yard about a week ago. Let me know what the part# is for the L&R front corner lights and I will go have a look see. it appeared to be a 93-94.
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Aviator!! If you go, look for a 3 or 5 button console that goes next to the shifter, the T/C perform shift one.
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The 97 is what you need.....and it was damaged front, rear, and drivers. Broke the window, been exposed to the elements. Door panel was NASTY....but the right color.
Well if you ever find yourself in the same yard again keep me in mind.
I wouldn't mind the top piece of the door (as before), as well as the handle piece that goes around the sideview mirror control (mine'* kinda busted).

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On the topic of the rare 40th editions, there'* this one that pays a visit to a house down my street now and then. this colour, it'* an SE with leather and one missing (pass.-side) foglight. Complete with C-pillar badges.
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