Pick Your Part Glory!!!

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  1. Clyde

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    Went to a local "Pick Your Part" the other day, it's basically a car junkyard where you can literally pick whatever car parts you're looking for. It's a lot of fun especially if you find the parts you're looking for! While we were walking around on our parts safari I couldn't help but notice the variety of cars and trucks filling the aisles. There were no Hondas, a few Toyotas, a few more Nissans, and a whole lot of GM cars, but by far, most of the vehicles were Ford trucks.

    Not sure why.

    Anyway, we actually found the part we were looking for! :banana:

    Anybody else have a similar success story?
  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    I think you are talking about Pull A Part or maybe there is similar chain called Pick A Part. Regardless, great concept - an organized, systematic procedure for saving a ton of money on minor car repairs. When my son was getting a new piece'o'crap vehicle every six months we went there a few times.

    I think I need to find out if they have any VW in our local yard. There are a couple of minor cosmetic type things that I need to replace and don't want to spend insane amounts on.
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  3. Clyde

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    Yeah, Pick A Part is what I always think of too. Pick Your Part is knock-off name, kinda like McDowell's in Coming to America.

    Though, to be fair, the Pick Your Part Octopus is pretty darn cool.
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    Oh I see! The nearesr pick-a-patrt to me is in Savannah, but I bet we'll get one here in Augusta, probably across the street from Pull-a-part. :huh:

    Just like Lowe's and Home Depot are always near each other. :huh:
  5. Clyde

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    Exactly, if you know what you're looking for you can save yourself a bundle. Plus it's just cool, you find plenty of stuff you didn't even know you wanted.
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    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    I've had good experiences at a building supplies store that features the remnants of construction projects. Some items are salvaged from demo work, some are left over items from a bulk purchase. There is great excitement in finding dime on the dollar sheet rock! :techman:
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  7. Uncle Albert

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    Around here, the places are called "U Pull It" ( :yeehaw: ). They're good for some things, but I would never get something like a water pump, alternator, power steering pump, radiator, or exhaust part from a junker. Last salvage yard part I got was a steel rim off of a jeep to replace the spare/carrier assembly I rendered un-usable with my brilliant mechanical talents. :brood:
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  8. Spaceturkey

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    I've pretty much always gone to wreckers for motorcycle parts. For a while there, I had three of the same bike to keep two running.
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    around here we have "Pick & Pull". Never been, thought about it a few times, but I'm not that much of a car guy....
  10. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    Not a car guy? You don't know the half! Last night the online help article said 15 minutes to change the headlight bulb in my VW. It took that long for me to go down to Walmart to get needle nosed plyers to pull the fuses (in case it was just a fuse). No matter what tool a job calls for....I won't have it. :shakefist:

    The whole ordeal is a long, frustrating story that I don't want to relive.
    Suffice it to say I'm an idiot and it took me about two hours total, and I ended up breaking a part in my headlight assembly that I had to duct-tape back on. And all things considered, I got off light compared to other repair attempts.
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    Uncle Albert Beep/Bop/Boop

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    Funky little fuses in those Vee Dubs.
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    The fuses were fine - it was indeed a headlight bulb. But yes, getting fuses back in was a bitch! You had to line them up just right and where the fuse panel is located you can't quite see too well. :brood: