junkyardjeff

Walked around the local old junkyard today.

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The last junk yard I went to was 1977 or 78 while I was at Pease AFB, NH.  As I recall, the junk yard was around 20 miles west of Kittery Maine..

 

All were 1930s cars and trucks in a similar condition to Jeffs photos.

 

The only thing I got was a set of original Chevrolet Spark Plug terminals that I still have on my 1933 Chevrolet

 

They had a lot of early Chevrolets to include a 1933 Chevrolet Master, and  a 1933 or 34 Chevrolet Standard.  They also had a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr.

 

 

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6 hours ago, junkyardjeff said:

When I first started buying out of this yard I would look at the plates that were on the cars and surprised that alot were driven less then 10 years before being junked and they were not wrecked,my daily drivers are 30 years old and no way would have junked one less then 10 years old and easy to work on.

Whether we like the newer cars and trucks or not no one can deny that they are much better  made and more corrosion resistant than ever.  And when you take into account the average miles accumulated today to past years if is even more amazing.  Give the average driver from the 50's a car made today and he/she would probably never have to buy another one.

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We spent last Friday, December,27 2019, picking parts in a local junkyard located in Blaine, Tn. Not much left for Chevrolets older than 1960, but quite a few Fords and Mopars from the '50s and 60s including a few fastbacks from the late 60s early 70s. We also spied a few Buicks from the 50s. We intend to go back soon for more parts. Mine for '52 Buick Special and '55 Pontiac Chieftain, my cohort, '61-'63 Chevy. Fortunately the trees have not been allowed to grow over most of the cars, therefore allowing them to dry out after a rain instead of staying damp under the canopy.Some possible salvageable projects may be had, depending on floor condition. I'll let you know how the next trek goes.

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If you haven't done so already, why not share the location and contact information of your junkyard (and possibly the years / makes of some of its inhabitants) with other forum members, by posting these photos at the  JUNKYARD FORUM  ?

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Done another walk today,tried to find a usable 216 Chevy valve cover but all have been exposed to the elements too long.

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Thanks Jeff, probably disappear into the vegetation in a few months.

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The cars in the last 9 pictures can not be seen when the vegetation comes back,could get to them easily 10 years ago during the warm months but not now and here are some more.

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Wow, I saw the grille of  '42 Ford in that last batch. Pretty uncommon car due to WWII. 

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I am from the Dayton, Ohio area, and have spent many decades enjoying treks through local junkyards. But this one is not familiar to me. There are only  a few left in our area, including one with cars clear back into the 1930's...and at least one even older than that. I still go to that one from time to time. 

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I wonder what they talk about at night, when no one is around ?

 

Mike in Colorado

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This one donated rear end gears to a 60 Edsel that I put in the trunk 15 years ago when I found it laying outside,someone pulled the axles and gears but did not take them and suprised no one grabbed the gears after all that time.

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As I recall all these old junkyards back in the day were always wet and muddy even in the middle of summer during a drought!

 

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Jeff's last picture sure looks like rattle snake country to me.

Bring lots of help and make lots of noise...............

 

Mike in Colorado

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On 12/29/2019 at 11:02 AM, Buick35 said:

Where is the junkyard located? It would be great fun to walk through. Greg

That is starks wrecking outside of Dayton you can find their contact info online!

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14 hours ago, lump said:

I am from the Dayton, Ohio area, and have spent many decades enjoying treks through local junkyards. But this one is not familiar to me. There are only  a few left in our area, including one with cars clear back into the 1930's...and at least one even older than that. I still go to that one from time to time. 

Jim,

that is starks wrecking!

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For anyone wondering here is the address and contact info they are open to the public. But has strange hours!

Starks Wrecking

7081 Germantown Pike
Miamisburg, OH  45342
United States

+1 (937) 866-5032

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Just now, Dj59 said:

That is starks wrecking outside of Dayton you can find their contact info online!

I have found its best to just show up.if you call sometimes they say they do not have what you are looking for and they will have more then one.  The ones that are running the show there are not the ones who put it there so they do not know what they have and I am going to work on informing them what is all in there some day after taking a inventory.

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6 hours ago, Dj59 said:

Jim,

that is starks wrecking!

Oh, heck. I've been to Stark's many times. Used to be the only yard I knew that preferred I would show up on a Sunday. I've bought a lot of parts out of there, but haven't been back in decades. I've ASSUMED that they had gotten rid of all the old stuff, because they were crushing lots of old cars the last time I was there. For example, I recall that my brother in law came to terms with them to buy a 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk, nearly complete with faded old red paint. Next week we returned with cash and a car trailer, but that entire field of cars had been crushed. We couldn't believe it. 

 

I'll have to go back down there again, someday soon. 

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12 hours ago, Dj59 said:

Jim,

that is starks wrecking!


WOW..... I also grew up in Dayton and visited Starks in the mid 70s when I had a 1966 Impala SS convertible. I remember a lot of 50s and 60 cars in there yard.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Kevin

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Suddenly this evening I remembered the name of the guy I used to work with all those years ago at Stark's. He was "Clarence," and I always got along fine with him. He made decent deals for me too. He actually preferred me to stop in there on Sundays, believe it or not. 

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