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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    I'm the same way at the junkyards. I look at these cars and remember that once upon a time, they were all shiny and new and someone's pride and joy. They're not anymore, but they're still giving service by donating needed parts to their counterparts that are still on the road. So, I show them the respect of dismantling them as carefully as possible.

    Yes, I'm wierd about cars. Sue me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    I'm the same way at the junkyards. I look at these cars and remember that once upon a time, they were all shiny and new and someone's pride and joy. They're not anymore, but they're still giving service by donating needed parts to their counterparts that are still on the road. So, I show them the respect of dismantling them as carefully as possible.

    Yes, I'm wierd about cars. Sue me.

    I feel the same way, it kinda hurts and tugs at your heart to seen an old Caddy in the bone yard, i 'll find myself patting it on the hood saying thanks for the part(s) when i visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    That's just how I roll....

    ....besides, I may be the next guy to need one!



    I know what you mean though, I guess if you love cars, and love the hobby, there isn't even a thought to do it any other way.
    It wasn't a decision I made, it was just the way to do it?


    There would be no fun in smashing it. It hurt me deeply to have to cut into such a good example (for around here) for my part.
    yup...I feel bad when I have to break a part (usually due to some idiot messing it up already so it won't come off so I can get to what I need.)
    case in point....I had to get a twilight sentinel sensor for a member. the caddy had a cracked up dash top that I had to remove to get to the sensor. It also had a majorly messed up steering column that I couldnt drop to get my screwdriver in the screw above the speedo. It also had a club on the wheel that made it so I couldnt remove the dash top over the wheel. Ended up having to take a prybar to the dash top to get it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    I feel the same way, it kinda hurts and tugs at your heart to seen an old Caddy in the bone yard, i 'll find myself patting it on the hood saying thanks for the part(s) when i visit
    I don't have time for that. I'd be patting all the caddys in the yard
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    Never seen a Cadillac like mine in a yard. The yards here rarely have cars that old and the yards back home have none, because they're all still on the road. For this reason, I've yet to ever visit a yard for parts for my own Cadillac.

    When I need a part, I am careful removing anything I do not need, but must move to access the parts I do. I also try to keep anything I remove in an obvious spot, so the next person to come along can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    You're gonna get those skirts, Luke. You got everyone here in on the quest!
    Sad I cannot visit my yard often. That is the kind of Cadillac they always have tons of in stock.
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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    Wrecking yards and Casinos are the two most depressing places to go to.
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    And yet they are the two places I spend most of my time? WTH, Dave.
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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    Same here....that's how I KNOW....


    I actually find it funny to go to the casino. The only place you go with bright blinking lights and lots of noises and excitement, where the people look like prisoners of war. Never a smile to be found. All hunched over shoulders and gloomy faces.
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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

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    Sad I cannot visit my yard often. That is the kind of Cadillac they always have tons of in stock.
    I'd imagine. Florida is the official home of the elderly, and 90s Cadillacs are a quite popular choice with them.

    If you do happen to get to the yard at some point, I would much appreciate your checking around

    I never like seeing Caddies in yards. I'm always careful to not bust up anything else, because someone else (maybe me) might need it, and I hate finding a part I need that is busted up.

    I also have this weird habit of absolutely having to shut the doors. 1, it leaves the poor car exposed, IMHO, and 2, I'm that guy who likes to sit in the car to see what it was like. The STS in the yard I visited had really comfy seats

    I forgot my phone, but when I got a new bracket for my sun visor, there was an incredible 63-64 CDV in the local yard. And while the paint was long gone in some places, there was NO rust anywhere. The trunk even looked incredible! If only I was out of school.

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    So I am hoping to go Saturday, Luke. Long ago, when I had a different job, I had a boss. We still talk. Her daughter needs some parts, my half-brother needs some, a friend of mine needs some, because he drives a Chevrolet and it literally broke into pieces from me merely lightly touching it...

    Saturday, I am hoping.

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Same here....that's how I KNOW....


    I actually find it funny to go to the casino. The only place you go with bright blinking lights and lots of noises and excitement, where the people look like prisoners of war. Never a smile to be found. All hunched over shoulders and gloomy faces.
    Not me. I'm always fine there. Or as happy as I ever really look. Never gambled...but I spend a lot of time there. In Vegas, keeping up with the business I get into, you have no choice. Even mundane activities, such as going to see a film, usually require walking through the Casino. Every building keeps the Casino alone, on e the bottom floor for a reason, you know.
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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    Vegas could be an exception to my example. At least there some of the people are on vacation and may be happy. The majority I visit are the ones filled with just local people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24

    I'd imagine. Florida is the official home of the elderly, and 90s Cadillacs are a quite popular choice with them.

    If you do happen to get to the yard at some point, I would much appreciate your checking around

    I never like seeing Caddies in yards. I'm always careful to not bust up anything else, because someone else (maybe me) might need it, and I hate finding a part I need that is busted up.

    I also have this weird habit of absolutely having to shut the doors. 1, it leaves the poor car exposed, IMHO, and 2, I'm that guy who likes to sit in the car to see what it was like. The STS in the yard I visited had really comfy seats

    I forgot my phone, but when I got a new bracket for my sun visor, there was an incredible 63-64 CDV in the local yard. And while the paint was long gone in some places, there was NO rust anywhere. The trunk even looked incredible! If only I was out of school.
    I too shut the doors. Makes it easier to walk through the yard Kinda funny story: Last time I went, it was raining, so I was looking for a in intact car to climb into. I got in and shut the doors on a z34 lumina. They I saw that someone had ripped out both of the interior door handles. I called my dad, who was many cars away riding out the storm, and had him let me out.

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    Add me to the "find a part for Luke" list. I'll swing by the graveyards this weekend in Pasco and Finley

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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    Man you guys rule. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

    When I take my nationwide road trip, and I cross paths with any of you guys, grub is on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Man you guys rule. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

    When I take my nationwide road trip, and I cross paths with any of you guys, grub is on me!

    PM me with what you still need.

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    Re: Junkyard finds thread

    I'm worse than closing doors. I'll actually flip switches and such to their "off" positions. I don't know why it bothers me, it just does. I think there's medication for that.

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