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Old 04-04-2021, 11:23 AM   #1
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I took vacation on Friday and made my annual spring trip to the salvage yard before it gets hot, muggy, and full of critters I want no part dealing with. It also gets ridiculously hot around all that metal. I plan to return in the fall once the weather has cooled off. I wanted share some of the pics I took with everyone. There are a lot of trucks though most are pretty well picked over or nature has run its course with them. At any rate, enjoy!

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Old 04-04-2021, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:25 AM   #3
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:27 AM   #5
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing. Compared to SoCal yards those have not even picked over a little. I'm liking that unibody, post 1 last picture.
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:38 AM   #7
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Nice place
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:41 AM   #8
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Here is a before and after pic of a truck in a SoCal pick and pull. Time lapse is about 2 hours

Those are great pics you posted! That gold 68 looks like my trucks twin
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Old 04-04-2021, 11:49 AM   #9
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We rarely see 67-72 truck in the yards around here. Yours looks like a gold mine, comparatively speaking.
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:35 PM   #10
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Wow, haven't seen that much nice stuff in one place in 20 years around here. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:36 PM   #11
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Nice, thanks for the pics. Where was that exactly? Ha
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Old 04-04-2021, 03:31 PM   #12
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arround here they crush anything over 10 years old no money in it for them . if the rust dont kill em the yard will
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:05 PM   #13
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Alas the once-famed ''Rust-Free'' junkyards of Arizona are no more. Fished out of good stuff by parts hunters from the North and East, and the land is worth more to developers as strip malls and condominiums than scrapyards.
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:01 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing. Compared to SoCal yards those have not even picked over a little. I'm liking that unibody, post 1 last picture.
Just what I was thinking (nor cal). Lots of good parts out there!!
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Old 04-04-2021, 05:09 PM   #15
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Here in NJ you aren't even allowed to enter the yard and look around. Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:24 PM   #16
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Good looking yard. Lotsa cool stuff. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:56 PM   #17
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When can we start ordering from u lol
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Daaaang! A chevyland graveyard!

Lotta good metal there!
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:34 AM   #19
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Nice i have not seen a 67 72 in a yard near me since the 90s that was for sale
I was given a 69 gmc k10 came out of a yard that picked it up by forking the cab
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About 5 years ago, I was working on a Transformers movie that was shooting at Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix. Big robot rumble in the junkyard. We were rigging the 4 aught cable for lighting and FX. I got dropped off by the driver, and was looking to join up with the Riggers when I passed a complete '68 Stepside. I stopped to look at it, when I heard:
''HEY YOU! What're doing there?''
'Looking for the film crew,' I answered.
''Oh. OK. They're over that way, by the fence,'' he said, in a much milder tone.
The dude sure was protective. They used to shoot a reality TV show there "Desert Valley Kings'' a Chop /Cut /Rebuild format show.
You'ld think I was gonna swag a Rear View Mirror, or something...
I think they were saving that Stepside for a sale as a whole truck. Never found anything more about it.

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Old 04-06-2021, 07:23 PM   #21
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makes me wanna cry, all that slowly rotting away. there must be some good cabs and other pieces out there.
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Man, I need the GMC letters off the hood of that yellow/white one in the first pic. Nice place!
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:00 PM   #23
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I would like to go with you this fall...
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:54 PM   #24
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I took vacation on Friday and made my annual spring trip to the salvage yard before it gets hot, muggy, and full of critters I want no part dealing with. It also gets ridiculously hot around all that metal. I plan to return in the fall once the weather has cooled off. I wanted share some of the pics I took with everyone. There are a lot of trucks though most are pretty well picked over or nature has run its course with them. At any rate, enjoy!

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Old 04-07-2021, 06:09 PM   #25
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We still have a few in the old wreckers here but they don't look like those pictures. Most of those trucks in those pics are nicer than the trucks we start with here. Small parts are about all we can get off of the rusted hulks here. Definitely no sheet metal!
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