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Old 08-21-2002, 09:23 PM
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Who knows the best places in Texas to go scavenge parts for trucks... Ford trucks, that is.

Had a good experience?? Tell us where and who to talk to!
Had a bad experience? Please tell us where not to go!

Specifically, anyone know of a good truck parts yard in the San Antonio area??

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The only good place I know of near Fort Hood is Harold's. It is located on 183 halfway between Austin and Lampasas. There is a huge selection of trucks and they are separated by brand. He is awfully proud of his parts because he is a bit expensive.




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In SA there is always Pick-N-Pull on the south side off of 16, but usually they are picked pretty clean pretty fast.

I'll have to go get my lsit of TX junkyards that I've been to and post it.
 
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:38 PM
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JLS...

That would be great, thanks! Drop it in an e-mail to me, if you want.

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No joke about Harold's.
He is just south of Briggs, about 100 yards south.
And yes, he is PROUD of his parts, but he does have some good stuff.
I used to live in Cove.
Is County Line out of business for good?
My folks are still there, and I get up there now and again.
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Yep. Harold's is nice though. Although I always seem to stop there after it rains. BEWARE, if it has rained in the area then wait a bit to go out there. The place turns into a mud swamp. I've seen his Cat's get stuck in the mud out there. My brother lost a show once too. Darn mud sucked it right off.

When it's a dry though it is a wonderful place.

For old fords go the the 'antiques' section to the far right back of the place (gotta go over the cattle guard). And a majority of the truck are in the far left back. I.e. if you want truck just go to the very back of the place and you will find them all.
 
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Well I didn;t have as much listed as I thought I did... oh well... and it all seems to be centered around the Lampasas/Killeen area... so so much for that... but here is what I have so far. I really need to go and update all my lists...

These were just recorded away for my own use so the comments and descriptions are sorta small.

On the plus side... All this data is stored in an SQL DB which I have on my computer, so if anyone has any more junkyard info I'd be glad to add it to my DB. I'm working on a site that allows users to add/review junkyards. More for my personal use than anything else, but open to the public once I get it all locked down.

Hope these help...

Aaron's Auto Parts
8409 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TEXAS 78745, USA
Phone: (512) 282-1715
Fax: ()
GPS:
Latitude: W.097.41.070
Longitude: N.30.10.469
Hours:




Austin Express Auto Parts
5001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TEXAS 78745, USA
Phone: (512) 442-4744
Fax: (512) 443-4812
Location Details:

East side of South Congress. Ramble Lane.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.46.368
Longitude: N.30.12.519
Hours: 9:00AM - 6:00PM Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 4:00PM Saturday




Pennington Truck Part, Inc.
8708 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TEXAS 78745, USA
Phone: (512) 282-1113
Fax: (512) 282-2570
Location Details:

West side of South Congress, near intersection with Slaughter Lane.

Description:

Small. Only Trucks.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.47.178
Longitude: N.30.10.286
Hours:
Notes:

1-800-899-5512
Six 70's Ford Trucks. Several Dump and Grain trucks. Four C-50s.



Harold's Used Cars and Parts
Mount Mrh Cmtry Road
Briggs, TEXAS 78608, USA
Phone: (512) 489-2255
Fax: ()
Location Details:

Watch out at that intersection, it's dangerous.

Description:

Large. All sorts of vehicles, inclugin an antique section.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.54.993
Longitude: N.30.53.080
Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM Monday - Sunday
Notes:

Other Phone: (512)-259-0525
1-800-770-6199
PO Box 58
About 10 70's Ford Trucks and 3 stangs.





Burnet Auto Salvage
Highway 281 North
Burnet, TEXAS 78611, USA
Phone: (512) 756-6340
Location Details:

West side of 281. Just North of Burnet, TX.

Description:

Medium Size.

GPS:
Latitude: W.098.14.427
Longitude: N.30.47.844
Hours:
Notes:

7 or 8 70's Ford Trucks.
1-800-375-6340



Mid Tex Auto Parts
2035 Highway 190
Copperas Cove, TEXAS , USA
Location Details:

South of intersection. East side of Copperas Cove.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.55.505
Longitude: N.31.05.778
Hours: 7:30AM - 5:30 PM Monday through Friday
9:30AM - 12:01 PM Saturday




Savage's Service Center
Highway 190 West
Route 2 Box 109
Copperas Cove, TEXAS 76522, USA
Phone: (254) 547-1341
Location Details:

County Road 254

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.58.933
Longitude: N.31.04.776
Hours:
Notes:

Eight Ford 70's Trucks. Many old (pre-60s) Fords, Dodges, etc. Some Ford Falcons?
254-932-2100



Spicer Brothers Auto Salvage
1426 Highway 190 West
Copperas Cove, TEXAS 76522, USA
Phone: (254) 547-8339
Location Details:

On NE side of Highway 190. Eastern city limits of Copperas Cove.

Description:

Won't let you in the yard...

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.55.961
Longitude: N.31.05.797
Hours: 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday
Saturday?
Notes:

Night Phone: 254-547-3418
They do Paint/Body work and wrecker/towing services as well.
Not sure how many 70's ford there are....





Alex Wrecking Yard
4503 Old FM 440
Killeen, TEXAS 76549, USA
Phone: (254) 634-3086
Location Details:

Highway 195 southbound from Killeen, exit before the bridge, then bear right.

Description:

Only 60s and earlier. Mostly cars.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.45.709
Longitude: N.31.04.880
Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Saturday
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
Notes:

5 old mustangs!!! 2 or 3 of them are just shells.





DO-Rite Wrecking Yard
South Highway 195
Killeen, TEXAS 76544, USA
Phone: (254) 634-7715
Location Details:

From 190 in Killeen, exit and go south on 195.

Description:

Large.

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.45.765
Longitude: N.31.03.982
Hours:
Notes:

7 or 8 70's Ford Trucks. Several large semi/dump trucls in back.





Paint and Body Custom Cycles
Nolanville, TEXAS 76559, USA
Description:

I'm looking for more up to date information...

GPS:
Latitude: W.097.33.054
Longitude: N.31.03.261
Hours:
Notes:

2 Chevy Grain/Dump trucks.
Possible phone #: 817-939-8844
 
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jls73,

In regard to directions for Alex's:
South on 195 (aka 440, and Fort Hood Rd.) from Killeen, right (west) on Old Copperas Cove Road, right (north) on Old 440, and he is about 300-400 yards on the left.
And all the 817 area codes in that area, (Killeen, Temple, Copperas Cove, etc) are now 254.
Alex used to also rod out and recore old radiators.
Hope this is useful.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

I just bought a '79 F150 as a cheap daily driver. It needs a new (read cheap) front seat and seat belts. I was wondering where in the Austin area I would be able to find parts for it. Now I know.

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I usualy go to Harolds to. And like the others, for some reason it always ends up being right after a rain. Ya, kinda pricey, but I usualy find what I'm looking for with out much bother, and I like yanking my own parts.
 
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