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Old 02-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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junk yard in the morning....

any one want to join me at sunvalley pic a part for some BMW recon and destory?

id love the company...

looking to hit it around 9a to 10a or so...
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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So, did you end up finding anything good? I went there the day before (Fri) for my first ever junk yard trip and was solely disappointed. I only saw like three or four old e30s (diving boards) that didn't have anything worth picking up.

I've found the whole experience kind of weird. It was like walking around a morgue looking for good body parts. I can't wait to go back again next time
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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yeah i got those rotors i was lookin at
it is so like a morge..thats what i love about it
i can look at and dicest dead bodies to learn more about bmw engines

every car you can all most smell the people that owned it
some times their personal belongings are still in the car
its errie(sp?)...

the ones that trip me out the most are the rescue cut aways
when you can tell some one got f#cked up in a crash

the sick part about it is im there like 3x a week..
i m sick w bmws
gettin my knowledge up to here im feeling like i could compelete a engine swap.

heres a few pics....
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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Wow, 3x a week?! Do they constantly get new cars in enough to go that frequently? Most of the cars I saw there seemed like they were there for a while. I couldn't even freakin' find a cheap-ass Volvo lip I was hoping to pickup just for fun.

Like I said, it was my first ever visit so I though I would have a field day finding whole bunch of cool parts but only to end up carrying around a heavy tote bag of tools with nothing to show for. Nonetheless, it was kind of cool experience.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:27 AM   #5
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the cars change about every 3 weeks...but like i said its as much a information gathering as much as it is part collecting. i learn alot just looking at whats been demoed and i can practice taking stuff apart with out f#ckin up my ride...i still gota figure out how the sunroof works so i can fix it...

what can i say i got a disease for these cars....
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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This saturday was definitely e30 day. Say a red one on black weaves, there was a white one with a roof rack and style 5s, there was a 325es with a rack, and a gray 87 sedan.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:27 AM   #7
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damn, if i would have seen this thread i would have totally hit it up with you. i wasn't doing shit on Saturday...
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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I went to the other one on Telfair today and saw a lot more e30s. Mostly stripped of all good parts but at least there was more to look at. There was one late vert that had a weird integrated sideskirt (like shark fins towards the back) that I don't think I've seen before. It also had some Bilsteins and probably lowering springs I couldn't tell what brand. Interesting.

Also, there was a tan leather sport seat in pretty good conditon (one one small rip) if cleaned up. I though about grabbing it but I've already replaced my seats so...

Hey, at least I was finally able to grap a volve lip to mess around with. It looks like it will need bit of cutting etc. to fit and look good. I think it'll be fun to walk around in a small group together in a hunt. There are a lot of other smaller shops around the area that sell parts so maybe take a look at some of these shops as well.
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There was one late vert that had a weird integrated sideskirt (like shark fins towards the back) that I don't think I've seen before.
Sounds like Zender side skirts, kinda had a tessarosa look to them?
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yeah kikko
i been hitting that car up
i didnt think about the shock
i was gona get the bilistens


is this the car?


me you and will should hit it up this weekend....
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Junk Yards YAYYYYYY!!! Gotta love em although sometimes we hate em.
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Just make sure you guys leave the red sedan alone. Those PB's are mine. At least the front anyway. It has a perfect dash too. I'll gladly remove it for a small fee if anyone needs it. I already have a perfect one sitting in my garage.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #13
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lol einstein... you should join us....
i think the dash has already been ripped out...
not much left of that ride...some one even got the muralized gas cap cover....
it had an LA sky line on it...hella ghetto...

yeah e30wife...its a dam shame but i have come to stalking junk yards....what else can you do in this economy? but then again if i had cash iwould nt drive a 25 yo bmw...id go but a 1 series and be done with it.

you guys up for a jyard raid this weekend? ...i need an excuse not to goto a wedding...lol
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lol einstein... you should join us....
i think the dash has already been ripped out...
not much left of that ride...some one even got the muralized gas cap cover....
it had an LA sky line on it...hella ghetto...

yeah e30wife...its a dam shame but i have come to stalking junk yards....what else can you do in this economy? but then again if i had cash iwould nt drive a 25 yo bmw...id go but a 1 series and be done with it.

you guys up for a jyard raid this weekend? ...i need an excuse not to goto a wedding...lol
even if I had the money, I'd still be driving this 20 yr old shit! LOL I drive it as a choice.

Yeah hitting up the yards intstead of going to a wedding, Thats what Im talkin about!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:33 PM   #15
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yeah kikko
i been hitting that car up
i didnt think about the shock
i was gona get the bilistens


is this the car?


me you and will should hit it up this weekend....
YES, that's the one! I couldn't tell the ones in the front but the backs are definitely Billies. It looked like someone already tried to take the whole right front strut assembly but decided not to. Someone with a vert should try to grab it.

I also saw at least one crack-free (but not exactly perfect) dash which I really need but didn't have time or the inclination to pry it free. Maybe next time if still available but I'm open to paying einstein a nominal fee for one

Lastly, I wished everyone that pull parts do it cleanly so not to break other parts that others might want/need. Just public curtesy and my humble opinion.
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