Dynaflash8

Minnesota: Windy Hill Auto Salvage, New London

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I've had fantastic service from Windy Hill Auto Salvage in Minnesota.  Some of their cars have been there over 50 years.  Only yesterday I was able to get a difficult to find small part for my 1941 Buick Roadmaster.  This car had already provided a good front bumper for me to re-plate.  Ask for Willy.   He will go out and look for even small parts like I needed yesterday and I've found his prices fair.

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I asked Willy out at Windy Hill for a small part on Wednesday and Willy went out to this old stripped 41 Buick and found it.  It was delivered to my front door on Sunday.  Pretty good service I'd say.

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 Based on the above post I stopped in at 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon while on an extended road trip - called ahead to see if they were open - Yep! Asked if there were any '36 Dodges in the yard - maybe - told me where to look - found some '35-36 MoPar hulks that hadn't been disturbed in a very long time with some bits I could use. The yard man was very obliging and we got what I needed by closing time - 5:00 pm.

There's a lot of '20's and '30's hulks in the yard and worth the time to look it over yourself if you can. This stuff is not listed on the web. A word of caution - the place is host to a lot of deer and consequently I met some deer ticks which may carry Lyme Disease so no shorts and use insect repellent.(also some hungry deer flies :( ) That said, I hope to be able to return some day when I have more time.(it's a 2 day drive one way for me)

They are nice folks to deal with but like many of us, not getting any younger. Go have a look. The stuff they have might surprise you.

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Did you talk to Willie?  He's been the one to help me on the phone.  I'd like to go there one day also (deer flies are awful and they love hair so always wear a good hat around them.  I had them in Virginia too.  Their sting hurts like blue blazes and they don't know when to let go.  You can smack those things and kill them while they are busy biting you. 😀

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Willie must be the owner - he met me in his office - if you could call it that - and pointed out where to look. Nice guy and helpful. Can't wait to go back when I can spend more time looking.

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We're dealing with some illness right now, but if we can get all squared I think we'll take a little vacation and go to Minnesota and I'll visit Dave Tachney, the Buick 1936-1941 parts man extroadinaire and go by Windy Hill for some fun browsing.

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Hope health returns to all and you can make the trip. We wanted to get to French Lake Auto Parts at Annandale MN which isn't far from Windy Hill but they were closed the July 4 week. Maybe you could see them too!

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