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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Lounge' started by OrthmannJ, Nov 23, 2014.
Thats a cool old salvage yard. I'd love to have that red Ford '60 wagon!
...and ended up with a T-Bird copy:
Actually, it's one word Borgward. Those were supposedly pretty good cars. Almost as good as Mercedes, in fact. They probably couldn't conquer the North American market, because Mercedes was long established. Few knew what Borgward was about.
It's a shame that most of those vehicles in that yard are only suffering from surface rust and faded paint.
Borgward factory- and product history:
Plenty rotting away, in a Swiss yard, including U.S. makes and a '67 Olds wagon, even. Details, here:
I know this is reviving an old thread, but I figured since they are very similar in content I might as well do that as opposed to starting another one.
I need some parts for a truck I'm working on and the parts truck I have doesn't have what I need. Besides, the truck I'm fixing up is brown and the parts truck is green. I want them to be as close in color as possible so I don't have to put a bunch of work into making them "look right" to match up the rest of the truck. This is a flip, so I want to do as little as possible to the thing.
I have heard about this one particular wrecking yard for quite some time, and recently someone reminded me about it when I mentioned I was in need of parts for the brown truck.
They are actually open on Saturday, which is awesome, so the boys and I decided to check it out.
I'm sorry I waited this long.
Yes, there were stacks of 57 chevies. And Mustangs and Cougars and Impalas and rows and rows of trucks.
I actually didn't spend hardly any time in the Mopar section. We spent the first two hours we were there wandering around in awe. Then it started to rain and I new I needed to get down to business.
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One of the items on my list was an ashtray. Most of the trucks had no ashtrays, but providence smiled upon me and I found this one sitting on the floor of this gutted Super Cab.
It was sensory overload. After a while seeing a bunch of early 60's Lincoln Continentals stacked like cordwood was not unexpected.
I had a number of things on my list, but since the weather turned south we had to end our search early. A couple of the things I wanted to get were a new, straight tailgate for brownie, as well as passenger side armrest.
I believe I could spend days there just walking around and taking pictures also! Wow!
Jeremiah, where in God's name was this yard? It's gotta be close to you.
Not one, but TWO sets of Vista Cruiser glass intact? You saw two unicorns in one day at the same place. That place is amazing. Thanks for sharing!
Tee Pee Autowrecking in Outlook. You are correct, it is close.
These photos don't even begin to show the magnitude of the yard. They're just the tip of the iceberg.
Damn. And the couple meager ones here in Texas, they're only open a couple days a week for short times.
Jeremiah, THAT' PLACE IS FREAKING AWESOME ! I think I could get lost in a place like this and become a parts yard gnome and live in the trunks of all those cool old rides......Longroofs Rule!
Hell with all those wagons there I wouldn't have to do the trunk thing!....Longroofs Rule!
Jeremiah, did you see any 64-65 vista cruisers? Here in the heartland of the rustbelt we don't have much in the line of classic car parts yards!.....Longroofs Rule!
Great salvage yard, but one thing I never do is to stack cars on top of one another.