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Old 11-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Last call for another salvage yard

Sadly we are loosing another one here in Michigan.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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l only ever got to stop once there. In my hunts for parts. sooo many old cars and truck. You could tell a lot of the cars have been sitting such a long time, To bad there only open two days aweek.....
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #3
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It's sad, younger generations won't have a chance to look for parts how we did.
That link has some great pictures.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #4
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In one picture of a 40's Mercury I see the stainless trim on the rear window. Hard to find now. John
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:41 AM   #5
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Many have rusted-out bodies but think about all those brake assemblies, drive trains and engine blocks probably heading to China. Then they'll return our Made-in-USA steel diluted into the new inferior products.
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Old 11-07-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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It is always a sad day when another parts source closes down.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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Can't someone, here, go in and pick out all the flathead trim parts ?
The heavy parts, I guess, are just gone.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
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Default Re: Last call for another salvage yard

I saw a post about this on another site as well.
Gentleman that posted it has been to the yard. At this point they are already crushing cars. He said that most of the bodies were shot but there was alot of trim and misc pieces that were worth salvaging.
They have been open only two days a week and some time this month will close entirely.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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That's enough to make you sick.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:09 PM   #10
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went there a couple of times...Old man Hillard was blind and the son worked part time.. It surely was a sight to see. If all the cars could talk!what a story.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #11
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The Hyundai loader is probably made from another wrecking yard just like this one.

As Oldford2 said, That chrome back window trim on the 47 Mercury is very hard to find.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #12
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What a place! I could spend hours/days there exploring. Its a good thing I don't live nearby or I"d be hauling some of them home to save.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:57 PM   #13
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Cryin shame! You know there has got to be lots of mechanical parts that could be saved.
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