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This is the price list of the closest decent jy to me with a decent selection (about 30-40mi away, one way). http://www.upickaz.com/upaz/pricelist.php Some prices seem high to me but I was just wondering what do you guys think. I am planning on doing a complete 4 wheel disc brake upgrade on the '86 wagon from a gen 2 wagon and was also wondering what I should expect to pay for such a swap. I've asked the yard closest to me (about two miles away or so) and they quoted 40 bucks just for one of the front knuckles, seems too high to me.

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They seem maybe a bit on the high side, but not bad. I picked up my hood, header panel and grille for 50 bucks out the door at my local place. But then we also have another local place who charges almost double the prices your place has listed.

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http://www.pullapart.com

http://www.lkqselfserve.com/

http://www.ronsparts.com/

Those are the three I've been to.

I am doing the same conversion on the wagon since my rear drums are in need of replacement (wheel cylinders are weeping and the pads are about gone).

Parking brake cables, knuckles, hoses, wheel bearing, and I'm sure I need a few other things....have you gathered a list?

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Yea Nick, I always just look on the Pull A Part website & go from there. Every lot is going to be a little different, but the nice thing with so many pull a parts is they go off the one price list.

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No I haven't got a list ready yet. I'll try and make one up and let you guys take a look to see if I missed anything. I'd rather get everything I need in one trip instead of going back and fourth cause as far as I live from the good yards, that could get pricey. :)

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It really depends on the yard. My yard is quite expensive - www.picknpull.com. The reason I go to them is that they have SO many tauruses/sables. They had literally 12 99's there last time I went. A total of about 25 Tauruses, then about 8 sables. There is another yard about 3 blocks away that has MUCH lower prices but a much lower selection.

The smaller stuff looks on the high side, but the bigger stuff isn't bad. Like mine charges $36 for an alternator. Yours is $22. Mine charges $105 plus core for standard transmissions, yours is less. Really depends on the yard.

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This is the price list of the closest decent jy to me with a decent selection (about 30-40mi away, one way). http://www.upickaz.c...z/pricelist.php Some prices seem high to me but I was just wondering what do you guys think. I am planning on doing a complete 4 wheel disc brake upgrade on the '86 wagon from a gen 2 wagon and was also wondering what I should expect to pay for such a swap. I've asked the yard closest to me (about two miles away or so) and they quoted 40 bucks just for one of the front knuckles, seems too high to me.

http://horseheadspickapart.com/

Our local, for comparison.

I watch for new arrivals. See pic.

-chart-

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http://horseheadspickapart.com/

Our local, for comparison.

I watch for new arrivals. See pic.

-chart-

Damn, I need that bumper!

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Damn, I need that bumper!

I'm not going back till the snow melts.

But that is just the OLD coot talking.

-chart-

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I watch for new arrivals too just like you chart. Here's a link to the tauruses at my yard: http://www.picknpull.com/check_inventory.aspx?Address=63119&Lat=38.584264&Lng=-90.351302&Make=Ford&Model=Taurus&Distance=20

Latest new ones came in yesterday.

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Yeah I figured there would be some kinda price difference between yards, but I was just curious as to how much. The yard I like going to in Phoenix is the largest in the area I think, and always has a good selection of Tauri. But the downside of this yard is that they seem to keep inventory a secret. Seems they're always telling people to come on in, gamble two bucks and see whats there. And they don't post a pricelist, from what I can see. http://ecoparts.com/

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Well that really stinks. I call before I go and ask if they have any SHO's. They won't say it online, but will tell me what row they are in if I call. Plus they have the whole inventory online haha. It's so helpful that way. If I call, they will even have someone check for specific facts about a specific car... It's really almost a full service yard even though you pull your own parts... some of the prices are like a full service yard though...

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My local yards don't put in the effort to do more than paint the model and year on a fender of each car on the premises. No online inventory records, or price lists. It's either come in to be served, or screw off... :(

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Over the past year I've found out that most prices are negotiable. The one yard in GB it all depends who is working, if the 2 old guys are behind the counter I will walk right back out, they have screwed me over a few times and they know I am a returning customer. If the 2 younger guys are working its a whole different game, stuff suddenly becomes free and a considerable discount is applied to other items. Same thing at the yard in Oshkosh, 1 guys sticks to the prices like it was the bible, the other guy is much more relaxed. Several times I have been asked, "what do you want to pay for that". Thats the best.

When it comes to checking for specific parts good luck. Calling any major junkyard and asking for a specific part off a Taurus is a waste of time, you can really only count on the year and color to be accurate. Most of my modification needs all come from higher end models so I will usually do a quick check of the VIN to determine if it is a base SE like mine (most are) or if its a worthy SEL, LS, or a rare model like a centennial or Platinum. Bumpers and other big ticket items are clearly a bit different.

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My yard 100% will not negotiate prices. The other one I sometimes go to will negotiate I think, but I haven't tried yet. Mine is actually really good at picking out specific parts (picknpull).

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