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Old 02-24-2009, 04:22 PM
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Salvage yards california,nevada,arizona

Hello everybody,

I am visiting the westcoast of the US (california, nevada, arizona) in April/May this year , and I am a huge fan of just visiting old salvage yards with classic cars (before 1975), wo do not have that in Holland.
Does anybody know some of those places or help me out finding them'it doesn't matter if it is a big, small or abandoned salvage yards everything is welcome

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:43 PM
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Good luck on your quest! Seems when steel was at an all time high most older metal was crushed. I also like ole junk yards, I remember there was one in Dodge Center Minnesota that had many many full size Jeeps. Wonder if its still there..
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:01 PM
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Good luck on your quest! Seems when steel was at an all time high most older metal was crushed. I also like ole junk yards, I remember there was one in Dodge Center Minnesota that had many many full size Jeeps. Wonder if its still there..

Not auto salvage but if you get down to Southern Arizona, make sure you visit the boneyard (for planes) and the Air and Space museum.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:46 PM
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this isnt a salvage yard but lots of kewl old iron


http://www.countryclassiccars.com/cars.htm
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:54 PM
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The Davis airforce base storage in Tucson is on the list, but I also like to go to aiplane boneyards , but I have to stay in the california, nevada, arizona.
So if anyone has any ideas , please let me know
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:55 PM
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J&W Antelope CA - lots of Jeep parts, pricey
Scotty's Fontana CA - also lots of Jeep parts, pricey
Any of the Pick-Your-Part yards in SoCal - no guarantees, but sometimes there's something interesting.
There used to be a pick-your-part style yard in Rialto CA that had a lot of interesting cars.
There's an AMC-only yard in Wilmington CA. They may have some interesting cars.

You just have to try the various places. It's been several years since I've been out looking for parts at the SoCal yards, but I did ok by looking at the phone book and trying a bunch of places. Very often these yards will be in clusters, becasue there are only certain areas where that type of business is allowed. You'll find that most of the yards won't let you go and look at the cars, and only keep cars that are 10 years old or less. Skip them and try another.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:39 AM
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What parts of California exactly will you be in?
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:45 PM
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Sorry , late reply,
probebly from L.A going south to San Diego, and over to phoenix , las vegas and back to L.A. , but this is not final yet.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:06 PM
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to bad you arnt going to make it up toward sacramento area there are a ton of wrecking yards here. google "rancho cordova auto wreckers" and you'll see what im taliking about. there are at least two jeep only wreckers here (j&w included)and evry kind of auto type of wrecker you can imagine from motor cycles to boats and rvs to air planes
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Yeah Rancho Cordova is full of awesome junkyards.
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There's one in south San Diego .. WAY south.
They're linked on Crowns' website. [crownautomotive.net]
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:03 PM
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This is the only one I know of in the LA area. I dont know if they would let you look around. Most of the places down there don't anymore.

http://www.oldautoparts.com/

There is an all Jeep yard in Fontana, right behind the NASCAR track. Well it used to be, I haven't been there for a few years. It's called Scotty's Jeep & Truck 4x4 Dismantling and Repair. 14349 Whittram. Fontana , CA 92335. 909-829-4823.

This place used to have a special section for older cars. It's one that you pay $2 and you can go in and walk around all you want.
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Memory Lane is an awesome yard for old iron!!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for your replies,
I am making a list to see what is on the route.
They don't have to be only jeep salvage yards, as long as there are pre 1970 cars.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:55 AM
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Good luck. Let us know if you find any good spots.
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Look up desert valley auto parts in Phoenix, Az. Also there is a place in Quartzite, Az. off the freeway on the west side of town that had acres of old iron, some complete, some not. They were always closed when i went by there. I usually hit my 4 local yards every 2-4 weeks. When they get old stuff, it's usually someone cleaning up a yard. Few months back riverside had two '58 edsel wagons. Later ontario had about 4 '50s era pickups that had been mostly parted already.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:14 AM
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here's a link

ooops. dvap is in casa grande, az---not phoenix. the place in quartzite, az. is http://www.desertgardenscars.com
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:58 AM
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Two weeks until we leave, will put all the spots in the road navigator next week.
Realy nice suggestions from all of you, thanks !!
Will start browsing the internet for carshows between the 17th of april to the 8th of May, all sugestions are still welcome
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