: Some blurry pics from the junkyard.



Jesda
04-08-10, 03:19 AM
Went to the Pick N Pull in St Louis. While I was there, the rain fell HARD. I took refuge inside a Corolla with a foul odor that smelled like rotting meat/people/hookers. I sat there for quite a while waiting for the storm to pass. I was tempted to jump into an Infiniti J30 nearby but chose the Corolla's stench over being pelted with hail.

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My donor. A 1992 Saab 900 convertible. 120k, naturally aspirated, automatic.

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Bonus! Found on the ground. I might cut it out and put it on the wall or something.

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This is after I ransacked the interior, taking the seats, all the switches, and the gauge cluster.

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My wheelbarrow of goodies. These heated manual seats are MUCH lighter than the power ones in my convertible. Structurally, they're perfect. I need to order new leather upholstery for it on eBay.

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Also in the wheelbarrow are eight switches for hazard, headlights, AC, recirc, wing mirrors, 12v lighter plug, side vents, a gauge cluster, and more. I also grabbed a chrome grille ($90 used) and brake accumulator ($100 used, $500 new :oy: ). All worth $550 on ebay, though I might keep most of it for spares. I offered it for free to the local guys.

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Because of the thunderstorm, their card processing was down. I ended up having to drive into town (the north side is NOT pretty) and find an ATM. Some of the roads near the river like to flood during a storm, so the Saab went through some unusually deep (5-7") water. I crossed my fingers and hoped the electricals didn't let me down.

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Almost every structure still standing is boarded up. I got a lot of stares driving a weird Euro car around an area full of old Buicks and Chevys with shaking trunks.
Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" was playing pretty loud as I pulled up to the catfish/gas/pawn/liquor/video store, which prompted one urban-looking gentleman to look at me funny.

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Came back with cash, total was $89.27. There's a play area for kids at the junkyard.

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Dropped the top and shoved the new seats in the back, screws in the map pocket, and everything else in the front seat.

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New vs old grille.

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Installed. Just need to put the turbo badge on the new grille.

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Rear ash tray missing.

Jesda
04-08-10, 03:19 AM
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Installed!

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Unrelated... this is a pot my roommate destroyed by leaving the stove on, forgetting he was cooking, and letting all the water boil out. The bottom is warped. He moved the scalding hot pot to the sink and left a burned ring. He did this EXACT SAME THING last year, destroying another pot and leaving a mark on the laminate counter. Ugh.

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Unrelated... yesterday I got trapped in the car when I pulled up surrounded by wasps. I got one to eventually crawl behind the mirror. I hit the mirror switch and crushed it back there -- I didn't see it come out so I assume its dead (or recovering slowly and plotting my demise). The wuss that I am, I was trapped in there for almost ten minutes. Eventually I jumped out of the car and ran like hell (which isn't that fast by normal standards).



AC works now after topping off with R12 (cost $250). Blows ice cold at 34F.



A good day.

Jesda
04-08-10, 03:26 AM
And on my way home traffic came to a crawl. Stupid woman in a silver Prius came to a screeching halt, nearly ending Ducky. A car can survive nineteen years, but all it takes is one inattentive idiot to plow into the back and end it.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-08-10, 08:02 AM
These pictures make me want to go to the local You-Yank-Our-Junk, but I don't have much reason to with the Buick. Maybe I'll just go spend the $2 to get in and just browse around for a while. I usually see a lot of nice '80s luxury cars there.

Stingroo
04-08-10, 08:16 AM
^ Find me a red Roadmaster front Armrest. :thumbsup:

I'm going soon too. :)

orconn
04-08-10, 10:59 AM
Looks like it was a productive day at the "Pluck for the Duck."

77CDV
04-08-10, 02:06 PM
These pictures make me want to go to the local You-Yank-Our-Junk

Would the gentleman from Minnesota care to revise and extend his remarks? :duck:

Stingroo
04-08-10, 02:24 PM
:histeric:

Craig FTW.

gdwriter
04-08-10, 03:29 PM
Would the gentleman from Minnesota care to revise and extend his remarks? :duck:Craig has a much dirtier mind than I do. Or I'm just dense. But now that I've taken my mind to the gutter, it's effin' hilarious.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-08-10, 07:23 PM
Would the gentleman from Minnesota care to revise and extend his remarks? :duck:

The local junkyard, much like the one Jesda visited, is the one where you go in and get your own parts. It's named "U-Pull-R-Parts", so you can see where I get that from.

ben.gators
04-08-10, 08:48 PM
The local junkyard, much like the one Jesda visited, is the one where you go in and get your own parts. It's named "U-Pull-R-Parts", so you can see where I get that from.

oh, I thought such sort of junk yards are open for mechanics and people that are in this business, not for usual people. I hope we had such U-Pull-R-Parts yards in our area too.

greencadillacmatt
04-09-10, 02:20 AM
It's been dumping rain here lately. When it stops, I'm going to head back to our local yard and see if they have anything new. :D It's always fun to just browse the place. (Also, they get mad if they find out you bring a camera in. :shhh: )

Florian
04-09-10, 10:34 AM
you yank our junk.......too funny.

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77CDV
04-10-10, 01:47 AM
The local junkyard, much like the one Jesda visited, is the one where you go in and get your own parts. It's named "U-Pull-R-Parts", so you can see where I get that from.

Yeah, I know, and I'm sorry to needle you so. It was just too easy, I couldn't help it. :)

hueterm
04-10-10, 11:26 AM
I hate junkyards. I had to get a piece of door trim for the ETC that was discontinued...I'm always afraid a rabid raccoon or some other vermin is going to lunge out of the car when I open the door...

Or, knowing North STL, that a long forgotten drug corpse will be rotting inside....

orconn
04-10-10, 11:48 AM
Hey, Hueterm, where's your adventure .... just carry a 45 with you, that pretty much takes care of anything close range!

Big talk on my end! Last time I was in a junk yard was for spare tire compartment pan for my XK 150 in 1966. When I bought that Jaguar it had had whatever body work it needed done and had been repainted, chrome was great (California car) so all I needed to do was go through it and do the finishing touches. It urned out really great, a real shame a drunk driver wiped it out in Illinois!

orconn
04-10-10, 11:58 AM
Jesda, smart move with the seats to recover. I had no idea there were so many leather seat covers available on Ebay. With some Leathrique and you should be good to go. Ducky seems to be sahping up nicely, now just get a Grieg CDs and a authentic Norwegian ski sweater and hat and you should be ready for fun on the slopes, Don't forget the aquavit!

Jesda
04-10-10, 03:43 PM
The OEM-matching leather uphostery on eBay is $150 and up for only half the seat. :( I might order some upholstery spray and paint the tan velour a matching gray. I'd give up leather but oh well.

Stingroo
04-10-10, 03:57 PM
Velour is 100x cooler anyway.

hueterm
04-10-10, 05:19 PM
Hey, Hueterm, where's your adventure .... just carry a 45 with you, that pretty much takes care of anything close range!

Big talk on my end! Last time I was in a junk yard was for spare tire compartment pan for my XK 150 in 1966. When I bought that Jaguar it had had whatever body work it needed done and had been repainted, chrome was great (California car) so all I needed to do was go through it and do the finishing touches. It urned out really great, a real shame a drunk driver wiped it out in Illinois!


Everything but the smell....