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Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« on: February 18, 2012, 09:54:41 PM »
Better Buy It....
We went by one of the largest junk yards in the Southeast today. It used to have over a dozen wrecked first gen Camaros, but they were all gone! Where? To the scrap yard.
The owner told me that he had sent two/thirds of his parts cars to scrap, because scrap metal prices are higher than he can make off parting out the cars. He had pulled some carbs, etc., but the sheet metal had gone to the scrap yard.
 >:( >:( >:( :o :o :o :-\ :-\ :-\
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 12:57:21 AM »
There's a wreaking yard in Vancouver WA I went to a while back and they had 15 or 20 1st gens there.  Most of them have been really picked over.  What's left isn't much.  I wouldn't feel so bad about those going to the smelter cause there's nothing worth using.
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 06:11:03 PM »
Where is the junk yard in the Southeast you are referring to?
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »
Where is the junk yard in the Southeast you are referring to?
I was thinking the very same thing!
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 06:54:31 PM »
Piedmont of NC... Used to go there with my Dad.
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 11:41:06 PM »
Out where I'm at I haven't seen a first gen in a salvage yard in 16 or 17 years.  The last one I seen was a nice 68 6cyl car with a column shift PG. Car was white with a red interior in good restoration condition it was complete and ran although it smoked. I tried to buy it but they wouldn't sell it. I was working on a 69 RS at the time and thought the 68 would make a nice economical driver.  I went back a week later with cash in hand to try and buy it again but they had crushed it.

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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 05:32:26 PM »
I am in Charlotte....where in the Piedmont of NC? I would like to check it out.
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 06:32:59 PM »
In Denton off NC 49.  There is little of it left.  It used to cover all the way down the mountain to the creek with Mopar, Ford, Chevy, etc. sections.  Cars were stored in long rows, door to door.  I suppose it is still worth the trip, but don't be expecting much.

Sooo, do you ever make it out to Autofair?
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Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 02:19:24 AM »
Thanks for the heads up about the jy in Denton.

Yes I go to the Autofair every year. I will be showing one of my 69's Sunday at the Autofair. I am a member of Classic Camaros of the Carolinas. Want to join!?

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'69 RS Z/28 65B, 711 Flat hood no spoiler, endura, 4:10 43K miles
69 X77 Z/28 69 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored (Sold)
'69 X66 Convertible 69B 712 auto, (Sold) 44K miles