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So I was thinking, I never leave the junkyard without taking pictures of cars I see there. Rare cars, odd cars, especially destroyed cars, nice cars, you name it. I'm positive I am not the only one that does this. So, lets start a thread dedicated just to the interesting cars we find in the salvage yards we visit.

 

 

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A 96 with purple leather!

 

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AWD Tempo all the parts were still under there too.

 

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This LX was nearly mint! Those seats looked to have had covers on them since new.. One of two LX first gens both with Digital clusters the other was a 90 with black/black leather.

 

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Two Sable LTS both had every option right down to the digital clusters.

 

 

 

Lets keep this going, there are always interesting cars getting junked.

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I'll post pics of some of my finds :) Great idea. I take plenty of pics whenever I go!

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My buys:

 

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Some give it all to save others.

 

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Some North Country Rust on SHO

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Found this at the junkyard... had to get a picture for Kev.

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Also found this nearly perfect 2004 Taurus SE wagon. I have no clue why this is here... Runs and drives.. there are no door dings, no rust, and it is in real nice shape. Just could use a bumper.

 

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No dogleg rust!!!!!!!! I wish mine was that clean.

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I would gladly be the owner of that wagon! They shoulda sold it to me, then I'd have a spare bull for when the SHO is broken lol.

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That poor Wagon and Essex :(

 

 

 

Sometimes, I like the free stuff when going to junkyards.

 

 

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And even one in the cup holder!

 

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:rofl::lol::D

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Looks like it was a rolling biohazard. :ph34r:

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I feel bad for that poor Explorer... Who knows what kinky s**t went down in that poor thing. Was a first gen Explorer too, one of the good ones... But still, the product is still wrapped, it's all good!!! :lol::rofl:

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Best thing I have found in a car was $17 in quarters in a zip lock bag.

That is the free stuff.

 

-chart-

 

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Back when I worked for the junkyard, lingerie would be found in cars on a semi-regular basis, and it'd usually end up on one of the shop guys' tool chests.

 

We found a trunkful of hemp lotions and hemp tanning oils in the trunk of a police-impound early '80s Coupe de Ville diesel...

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Best thing I have found in a car was $17 in quarters in a zip lock bag.

That is the free stuff.

 

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Tore into the front carpets on a Volvo V70 a weekend ago and found something similar...the floor was covered in quarters...split it with my friend.  Covered junkyard entry fee for the next few months!

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I remember in firefighting school, the junkyard brought us a couple of cars to cut up with the "jaws of life." I used the jaws to rip apart a seat from the floor pan and discovered a big bag of weed.

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I remember in firefighting school, the junkyard brought us a couple of cars to cut up with the "jaws of life."

 

We did that where I worked. One of them was a '94 Tempo - with both sets of original keys, and the original key code tags, and one pair of keys looked to have never been used. The exterior was in near-perfect condition, I never did find out why it ended up in the junkyard (and why someone would go to the trouble of getting the keys and tags together if they were scrapping it).

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That should buff right out.

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Vulcans are what allow for the high availability of taurus body parts and hardware for salvage pickings.

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Are you somehow implying that Vulcans are unreliable engines? :angry:

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No, just that it wasn't a huge loss.

The person who is now paralyzed might have been.

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The person who is now paralyzed might have been.

Not necessarily. The car doesn't appear to have any blood in it, at the very least. People have survived worse.

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Roof/A pillar is crumpled, pretty good sign they didn't get up and walk away from that 1.

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They had a broken nose though... With that hit the airbag won't go off until your face is almost at the steering wheel lol. I think they were okay if they weren't too close to the steering wheel.

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I believe he's saying that the high percentage of Vulcans out of the total production means that it's often Vulcan-equipped cars donating parts to others. (Except with Sables, which in some years had more Essex-powered cars than Vulcans.)

 

And maybe an insinuation that Vulcans are less worth fixing than the more powerful cars... ;):P

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