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Old 10-18-2005, 11:22 PM
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Junkyard finds...

Thought I would share my recent luck...

I have a bunch of bald tires on factory rims - they let me swap them for their good tires on factory rims for $10/a tire. It's been nice to get rid of 195/75/15s that won't hold air for 235s that have 75% or more tread @ 10 bucks a shot...

Keep in mind my trucks aren't "prizes" but they run. The single tires I use for spares and the pairs or sets I roll on. Since they are already mounted, the balance ( so far) has been good. I also got a dash pad for my 85 for $10 and all the screws that hold my center caps on my 83 ( with early nineties chrome rims) for FREE! Nice - since Ford charges something like $3.68 a screw and I can't find them anywhere else! ( x 12 screws... - free was a great savings!!)

Tomorrow I am going back for a nice seat outta an XLT, another pair of tires, and might pickup a factory digital clock.... wish they had a tach!)

I really enjoy "junk'n" and they give me freee range of the yard. They don't pay much for 80's trucks so as long as I pull it - they're cheap! Anyone else finding any good junkyard stuff?
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:28 AM
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man, where are you at? im in need of parts for my 88 and soon to be 89 badly. i need a maroon seat for the 88, and shackles and hangers for the 89, and a spare tire holder if i can find it, and a door and front fender, and head light brackets ect. the list goes on, if theres a good amount of parts, it be worth the travel.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:28 AM
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I wouldn't think 88 and 89 parts would be that hard to come by at the yards. There are a few junkyards around Davenport that keep em that long.

Last time I hit the yards, I spent about 50 bucks and wound up with a bunch of ***** and switches for my 63, tail light, gas cap, electric fuel pump (junk) and a wiper washer set up.

I went looking for a rear end.
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Its a lot of fun junkin, isn't it? Every vehicle out there has a story, and clues to help you piece together the story should you take the time. I could spend all day sifting through the junkyard for car parts.
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man, where are you at? im in need of parts for my 88 and soon to be 89 badly. i need a maroon seat for the 88, and shackles and hangers for the 89, and a spare tire holder if i can find it, and a door and front fender, and head light brackets ect. the list goes on, if theres a good amount of parts, it be worth the travel.
Keep your eye on the newspaper.... you need a $100 parts truck! I didn't get my seat yet- had to work on the van lastnight, but (gulp) it's a maroon cloth from an 85 XLT. Problem is body parts don't go usually go cheap (thanks to wrecks and rust I guess). I should be going tonight - I'll scout out the 87-91/2s and ask 'em... (BTW -Im in Adel).
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There's a pretty nice look'n 91 that's on e-bay listed under parts. I'd think you'd get most everything on your list.... 'cept the seat isn't likely to be red. It's in Ill and you might be able to drive it home. I've seen a number of trucks go for under 200 there.
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Old 10-23-2005, 08:50 PM
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I could probably set you up with shackles and hangers, as well as a spare tire carrier, if one from a 92 will work. Shackles and hangers should be the same for 85 as well, but if what I have read around here, you can get new hangers pretty cheap from Ford, if that is the case, not even worth the extra bs to get them off a rusty ol' truck anyway.
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how much do they run from ford? i figured if i couldnt find a set i could make some, but id rather not go through the hassle. the 89 is gonna take place of my 83 c10 that i haul scrap with, with a car trailer, but id like to put the spare underneath, as i want as much room in the bed as possible, and if i got a load, my spare is always barried. what would you want for the carrier and hangers?
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:35 PM
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If you want the spare tire stuff, it's yours, I don't want it. Won't get used anyway... The trouble with the hangers is that the truck has no axle, and is out in the field. Be a real pita to get off... I thought someone said the hangers new were like $24 each, but not sure. Check out the offroad forum, I think that was where I saw it. I'll see if I can't come up with some info yet...

A little higher than I recalled, may have been some aftermarket peices... anyway, here's a decent thread on the subject... http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/sh...spring+hangers
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:51 AM
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Got another pair of tires.... LOTS of tread ( and got rid of two more bald tires) $20 for the pair.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:25 PM
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Make a quick run to the local yard.... first thing I see is a blowing piece of greenish paper. Stomped on it and it turned out to be my good friend President Lincoln - a fast $5!

Then my son -in-law and I went scrounging. He finally found a drive shaft hanger he'd been looking for - $1 so I wound up being up 4 bucks and having some fun.
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oh ya... I also found a couple early 80's Broncos with the tach I've been looking for... but didn't have time to pull one. Now just need a couple hours ( to savor the experience) and some fun money and maybe I'll get a nice seat for my 85 and a tach for the 83.... looks like even the 69 is gonna end up with some nice 235 tires!
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has anyone checked out the pull a part on john deer road in moline or the other one on 280, looking for some highboy parts .
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has anyone checked out the pull a part on john deer road in moline or the other one on 280, looking for some highboy parts .
I didn't know there was a pull-a-part on John Deere Road now. I don't cross the river much though.

I do know Midwest Auto Salvage in Davenport has several early 70's trucks and have no problem with you walking the yard. Hickory Grove Auto may have something too, but probably late 70's at best.

Any yards up your way keep any 60's trucks? I've got a '63 I can always use parts for.
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Its a lot of fun junkin, isn't it? Every vehicle out there has a story, and clues to help you piece together the story should you take the time. I could spend all day sifting through the junkyard for car parts.
There was a article in the paper a couple weeks ago about a vehicle grave yard (not scrap or junk yard) in Ca. that had like 1600 old vehicles. They weren't being parted out or scrapped. They were just being left to decay with everything in them as it was when they were parked. I could spend a vacation day in a place like that just looking at 'em all.
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