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What do you guys do with the old used parts that you have replaced on these trucks? I have springs, drums, bolts, nuts, etc. that are mostly original but in most cases worn out. I know I should just load them up and head to the scrap yard but something just feels wrong about scrapping this stuff. I guess I'm more worried about scrapping something that is rare and not available on the open market. I have a set of front rear spring hangers that I know aren't reproduced anywhere and who knows what other things just end up getting scrapped that someone really needs. Running out of room in my small garage and need to do something!
 
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I hauled my old parts to a swap meet and disposed of most of them that were salvageable.
 
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I'm in Parkersburg, WV. I know some of the stuff is just use up and needed replaced but some of it could possibly be re-used.
 
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I hear ya - I have a set of Ford Script shocks sitting in my garage. They’re completely shot but I can’t imagine there are too many Ford Script shocks out there.
 
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I hear ya - I have a set of Ford Script shocks sitting in my garage. They’re completely shot but I can’t imagine there are too many Ford Script shocks out there.
Absolutely! Good or bad, some things just make great wall hangers.
 
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i have a 1937 international dash with the gauges and the glass on the gauges is just like new.some guy was throwing it out for garbage.that makes a great wall hanger.
 
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What do you guys do with the old used parts that you have replaced on these trucks? I have springs, drums, bolts, nuts, etc. that are mostly original but in most cases worn out. I know I should just load them up and head to the scrap yard but something just feels wrong about scrapping this stuff. I guess I'm more worried about scrapping something that is rare and not available on the open market. I have a set of front rear spring hangers that I know aren't reproduced anywhere and who knows what other things just end up getting scrapped that someone really needs. Running out of room in my small garage and need to do something!
Nuts and bolts I would scrap. Are the drums usable? Springs? I have a pair myself that I'm not sure about.
 
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My 54 grille and tailgate are now garage art, in addition to the original steering wheel, V-8 emblem, hood crest, the F-100 emblems, even original brake and clutch pedal pads..... but springs and nuts and bolts don't look cool hanging on the wall, do they!


 
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Neither does that ugly old 54 grille.
 
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Geez Abe,
Your garage looks a whole like like mine.
Stacks of cassette tapes, pieces of used twine, license plates, grill lighter, tomato cages, hood emblems, clipboards, hubcaps and steering wheels. Why I even have the same fluorescent drop light and cordless phone.
But I don't have the fuzzy dice. I knew it was missing something.

Dangeruss.......most of us guys on here have coffee can and jars full of bits and bobs from our trucks. Too worn to use but too special to throw away. Over time I forget where they used to go on the truck.
My parts jars are a compilation of Chevelle, 57 Chevy, 48-52 truck, and heck every daily driver car I've owned for over 30 years. About once a year I dump out the biggest can and root through to find exactly what I was looking for, and that something that can be bought at the big box hardware store - but ain't worth the 70-minute round trip and gas it would cost to go there to get it.

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Neither does that ugly old 54 grille.
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Geez Abe,
Your garage looks a whole like like mine.
Stacks of cassette tapes, pieces of used twine, license plates, grill lighter, tomato cages, hood emblems, clipboards, hubcaps and steering wheels. Why I even have the same fluorescent drop light and cordless phone.
But I don't have the fuzzy dice. I knew it was missing something.

Dangeruss.......most of us guys on here have coffee can and jars full of bits and bobs from our trucks. Too worn to use but too special to throw away. Over time I forget where they used to go on the truck.
My parts jars are a compilation of Chevelle, 57 Chevy, 48-52 truck, and heck every daily driver car I've owned for over 30 years. About once a year I dump out the biggest can and root through to find exactly what I was looking for, and that something that can be bought at the big box hardware store - but ain't worth the 70-minute round trip and gas it would cost to go there to get it.

Tom
Tom, in about 5 weeks you can see it in person! But those are old pictures. The tomato cages are gone, the big picture of the 55 Chevy is gone. The smaller pic is the 55 I owned from 1978 to 1984. And I cleaned the workbench off a few weeks ago!
 
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For parts that aren't being reproduced anymore, could you reach out to our parts suppliers to see if they want them for re-tooling? Maybe they can be convinced take them off your hands (for free) so they can start making the part again? Just an idea. I did that with some old Volvo PV444 parts. Don't know what ever came of it, but I couldn't bring myself to throw them out.

For old springs, maybe a local high school or tech school that teaches welding or forging would want them? It's good steel to practice on. Again, I'd offer it, not sell it.

The rest of it, just scrap for some coin. Gets recycled, clears out your garage, and you'll forget about it a few days after it's gone. I finally had to do this. Called a local scrap metal guy to come get all of it and haven't lost sleep over it.
 

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