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Old 07-30-2020, 04:08 PM   #1
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Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away... part two

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There are plenty of square body trucks out there just rotting away in junkyards, fields, in the woods, or the desert...so post up the pics!!

Condition is irrelevant...barely there, or 100% complete.

They don't have to be yours...if you find 'em, post 'em up!

Please share any stories, rescues, details, and/or locations that you can. If you have a build thread to one that you have saved, post up a link instead of using this thread for your build-up.

If you know where an old, crusty square body is resting, please snap a photo of it when you can, and share it with us.

I think these old square body pics make for better wallpapers than the blinging new ones so feel free to save any of them that you want!

While this thread is located in the '73-'87 section, feel free to post up ANY year of Chevy truck.
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Exclamation CHOMPY Hard At Work

It's hard to imagine any junkyard crushing un damaged rust free cabs but it's a daily event .

I needed a cab for my 1969 C/10 and my favorite junkyard said "begins at $700 and goes up " ~ instead I bought a near perfect cab with title for $350 and the junkyard got $35 in scrap value.....

Some are kinda stupid ~ when I ran a junkyard I never had much inventory because I SOLD EVERYTHING CHEAPLY ~ DUH .
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:00 AM   #7
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Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away... part two

Then it gets put on a boat and shipped to ????, well you know where !!!!!!
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Post Where The Scrap Metal Goes....

Actually, I don't know where scrap metal goes anymore .

I'm old so it used to mostly go to Japan, maybe China now ? .

When I ran a tiny VW oriented junkyard I had enough $ that I gave the scrap metal (bodies & cores) to a junkyard down the road, the always treated me well and often gave me old VW's they didn't want to be bothered with .
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Old 08-09-2020, 12:15 PM   #10
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Re: Abandoned, neglected square body trucks rotting away... part two

There are steel mills in Arkansas that melt scrap and shredded steel to make new bridge beams ect. At present I have 16 square cab trucks that I am actively parting out. Most where setting and Rotting that I saved from going to the scrapper.
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It's hard to imagine any junkyard crushing un damaged rust free cabs but it's a daily event .

I needed a cab for my 1969 C/10 and my favorite junkyard said "begins at $700 and goes up " ~ instead I bought a near perfect cab with title for $350 and the junkyard got $35 in scrap value.....

Some are kinda stupid ~ when I ran a junkyard I never had much inventory because I SOLD EVERYTHING CHEAPLY ~ DUH .
As long as you can sell at a profit you will not go broke. I found the money is made at the purchase. If I can buy at my price then I can sell low enough to leave room for the next guy to get a bargain or resell at a profit. However its hard to make money from folks who don't have any money and swapping nickles get's old really fast
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:53 PM   #12
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Post Junkyarding

You're prolly in a good place, selling much needed parts .

I had a VW Shop in a College town and wasn't greedy so I did pretty well .

Most junkyards moan and ***** about never making enough $ then periodically clean out the yard of parts they'd refused to sell affordably, crush everything for scrap value then begin anew .

I just sold parts, few had much $, I sold the hell out of everything and made a decent living .

I don't want to deal with Customers anymore .

I tried the swap meet thing for a while and never made less than $1,000 a day after gas, entry fees and lunch for me and my son....

There too I sold, didn't waste too much time asking high prices .

All I had was a short bed1/2 ton pickup so no huge piles o' stuff to take, I rarely brought home more than a milk crate or two of left overs .
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Someone liked that surfboard , it's gone in two of those pic
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It's hard to imagine any junkyard crushing un damaged rust free cabs but it's a daily event .

I needed a cab for my 1969 C/10 and my favorite junkyard said "begins at $700 and goes up " ~ instead I bought a near perfect cab with title for $350 and the junkyard got $35 in scrap value.....

Some are kinda stupid ~ when I ran a junkyard I never had much inventory because I SOLD EVERYTHING CHEAPLY ~ DUH .
Not sure how much truth there is to this as I am not a conspiracy type person. I was told the state (CA) pays the wrecking yards to crush cars over 10 years old more than they would get for parting out. Meaning they do not want them on the road. Also could be the reason the scrap parts cost more than replacements here.
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There's no conspiracy, there was cash for cars, every where not just California .

What I was talking about is ignorance, greed and stupidity .
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Rescued or heading to the crusher?

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This ‘ran when parked’ dent side deserves a spot in this thread:

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