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salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« on: July 15, 2011, 04:24:25 PM »
I went out to CTC Autoranch just north of Fort Worth.  Man it was over 100 degrees out so I couldn't hang long.  Below are some pics of T/A's and Camaro's in the yard as of today.  I'm not affiliated in any way with the yard it's just close to my house and I like to share the finds.  enjoy....

This car is for sale as complete it has a good formula.




This hard top Camaro had a decent Tan console and headliner trim pieces.



This TA had 4 good 15x7 snowflakes with factory center caps.



This one had four good Turbo wheels I was quoted $400 for all four.











Blue 70 Firebird 350 missing front and rear body work but the motor was still in and the rear glass was in the back seat still looked good. I took pics of the engine ID but they were unreadable on the screen






Black Z-28 had four good rims still attached.  Somebody may need these babies for their Z  resto.  Didn’t ask for the price











The T-tops on the camaro looked good.






Swiss cheese anybody??  lol



Too bad the hood was gone the motor was still in place.





Something shiny cought my eye.  I noticed chrome valve covers on the Pontiac motor.  Not sure if its a W-72 so I took pics of the VIN and build tag.  I was headed for a heat stroke by the time I got to this one.









The rest of the pics are cars in the yard















Got the wife walking into the pic.  she was taken notes while I was shooting.

Theres a ton of full size cars I bet you could find a hand full of big blocks still under the hoods.





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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 04:43:59 PM »


I would love to have that front valence if it didn't have alot of cracks in it.

But if he wanted $400 for those turbo wheels he probably would want $400 for that valence.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 05:57:07 PM »
Where in Fort worth is this place???
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 06:50:43 PM »


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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 07:55:24 PM »
guy on 78ta (think it was snapon billy) was gonna trash his turbos. those are my fav style camaro wheels
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 11:52:32 PM »
Where in Fort worth is this place???
If ya get on FM 156 headed North you'll see it on your right side.  About 23 miles past TX Motor Speedway.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 02:45:16 AM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here?????  (North East PA)



Ironically enough, the LARGEST salvage yard on the upper East Coast is only half way across town from me.  There is but ONE 79 Espirit and ONE 81 Camaro there.  Everything else is garbage from the late 80's/early 90's.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 04:40:55 AM »
I had a '68 Impala fastback just like the one in there.  Boy, wouldn't I love to spend a day in that yard.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 08:55:08 AM »
geeesssshhh i was lookin high and low for 65 66 impala stuff just last week.

there must be a bunch of really cool cars in there. somebody should save all of em. then you could tour the yard exactly as you did the other day, but they would all be perfect.

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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 09:22:42 AM »
I remember back in the 80's and 90's that the way the alot of junkyards looked in Georgia. That Vista Cruiser is a cool ride. If you can get the '70 alternator amd PS brackets they are 1970 only brackets!

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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011, 05:01:38 PM »
Perfect. Lemme get the '70 shell, with the '74 nose, the '79-'81 spoiler, airdam and spats, the turbo dish 15x8 wheels, a BBC 454 even if it's a 215 HP dually version, and a set of WS6 bars and steering box.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011, 05:19:02 PM »
thanks for the pics, i feel the same way wish i could find a scrap yard like there where I live and you would think since the majority of f-bodys built were built right here in cincinnati, ohio there would be alot of them in the scrap yards/roads but its like the total opposite


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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2011, 08:53:21 PM »
I grew up in OH near the PA/WV boarder and figured you northern boys would really appreciate the pics.  There’s another yard just north of Littlerock Air Force Base in Jacksonville AR.  The old man holds on to everything especially Jeep stuff.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011, 09:41:51 PM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here?????  (North East PA)



Ironically enough, the LARGEST salvage yard on the upper East Coast is only half way across town from me.  There is but ONE 79 Espirit and ONE 81 Camaro there.  Everything else is garbage from the late 80's/early 90's.

Yea and they keep all the nice stuff behind that really tall fence!!! :evil:
Lets face it, our climate up here kills cars.  The humidy and the salt tear 'em up.  Junk yard Images like these posted here are but a distant memory to me now. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2011, 03:37:45 AM »
Darn...I want that Vista Cruiser!  :cool:
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 06:18:25 AM »
I plan on making a trip up there in august myself.  They carry new glass for a decent price and I won't have to pay outrageous shipping on it.  didn't realize they had so many parts cars.
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 07:25:30 AM »
$400 for those turbo rims is WAY outta line IMO.  I think no more than $175 for a set in that condition would be a fair price.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 02:06:29 PM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here?????  (North East PA)



Ironically enough, the LARGEST salvage yard on the upper East Coast is only half way across town from me.  There is but ONE 79 Espirit and ONE 81 Camaro there.  Everything else is garbage from the late 80's/early 90's.

Two second gen fbodys at Harry's is a rare thing....I remember in the mid 90's going there and it would be nothing to see a dozen just trans ams. Ahhhh the parts I should have snagged... :( Welcome to NEPA....the black hole of 2nd gen parts cars.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 07:44:18 PM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here?????  (North East PA)



Ironically enough, the LARGEST salvage yard on the upper East Coast is only half way across town from me.  There is but ONE 79 Espirit and ONE 81 Camaro there.  Everything else is garbage from the late 80's/early 90's.
Harry's?? Lol
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2012, 12:28:44 AM »
Darn...I want that Vista Cruiser!  :cool:
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2012, 05:01:18 AM »
Car guy heaven thats what it must look like :-D


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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2012, 07:42:43 AM »
Leigh, my brother in laws boss happens to own a huge car dealership empire.  Due to the success of that empire he has a very impressive personal collection that I was privileged enough to see.  I was very surprised to find a W-30 442 vista cruiser station wagon in there somewhere with less then 40k miles.  It was an amazing piece of history to me.

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2012, 08:42:27 AM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here????? 

You have the internet, a credit card and a phone - The whole world is now local to you.



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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2012, 10:48:45 AM »
aahhh, i would live there !! i wouldnt leave until i had every part i wanted...kills me. I love junk yards, i could litterally set up camp and stay in one to scavange. Wonder if i could convince the wife for a junk yard camping trip  :-)
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2012, 11:44:41 AM »
Yea the wife is pretty cool about this stuff.  She was writing notes as I spoke and took pics.  I may go again soon since the weather has been so nice lately (sunny 60's).
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2012, 11:57:31 AM »
I used to visit junkyards on my lunch just to walk around.  Owners would freak when a guy wearing a necktie wants to visit.  I had one guy ask if I was with the EPA.

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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 12:01:20 PM »
And for entertainment's sake, may I present what should be the Holy Grail of T/A junkyards in Canada... at any given time, 1500+ Camaros and Firebirds in stock.

http://www.davidt.com/vehicles/

But, based on experience, if you have to ask them how much it is, you can't afford it.
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2012, 08:48:34 AM »
Cool photos, most of the cars in oz just get crushed and sent to Korea to make Hyundais now!

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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2012, 06:27:49 PM »
And for entertainment's sake, may I present what should be the Holy Grail of T/A junkyards in Canada... at any given time, 1500+ Camaros and Firebirds in stock.

http://www.davidt.com/vehicles/

But, based on experience, if you have to ask them how much it is, you can't afford it.
wow so many f body's in that yard ,back in late 80ees & 90ees even here in socal  when those cars were abundance i never ever seen that many in the local yards all together!  :shock:

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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2012, 10:30:05 AM »
Went to this yard in September when it was 100 plus degrees and they acted like they did not want to sell anything. Sign said $5 to look at cars but they waived the fee but told me to not take anything off cars.
One of only a few yards off interstate that does not have high fence blocking cars from view. Definitely
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2012, 06:08:24 AM »
Apparently in SC, they just crush them no matter how good of a condition they are in.  Even when they don't have a title to them or a VIN.  :shock:
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2012, 11:16:08 AM »
WHY, WHY, OH WHY can't I find a place like that around here????? 

You have the internet, a credit card and a phone - The whole world is now local to you.

Yes but you're missing the point.  That takes all the fun out of it.
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2012, 03:29:10 PM »
I love junk yards Its weird to imagine all those cars were brand new at one point and how excited thier first owners were to get them.....
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2012, 05:19:56 PM »
I've been wanting to stop by there for years! I go by there every time I go see my family in Dallas but haven't ever had a chamber to stop by. Guess ill have to make time to sto next time I'm down there.
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2012, 06:51:33 PM »
I've been wanting to stop by there for years! I go by there every time I go see my family in Dallas but haven't ever had a chamber to stop by. Guess ill have to make time to sto next time I'm down there.
He's closed on weekends if your passing by...kinda strange for a junk yard I thought.
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2012, 06:56:03 PM »
He's closed on weekends if your passing by...kinda strange for a junk yard I thought.
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watching the videos the guy has on his site,from the sound of it they don't need the extra business on weekends :roll:

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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2012, 01:47:23 PM »
Wow thats pretty pointless. Now that I think about it, I can't say I've ever seen anyone there, since I always pass by on weekends  :-?
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Re: salvage yard T/A's pic heavy
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »
Man that looks like heaven! I could spend all day in a place like that.  I wish there was something like that in Illinois (but im sure everything would be rotted out)

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« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2012, 07:26:00 PM »
do to insurance reason and a**holes the yards around here wont let people
walk them anymore :sad:
tell the front desk what your looking for and they will check :sad:

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« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2012, 07:54:34 PM »
i cant imagine what what kinda buck$ they get for their chit.

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