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hitting the junk yard

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Koffer, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Koffer

    Koffer

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    Well with me being off on mondays I went for a junkyard crawl . I had been warned of a 80 sitting in the local lot .
    When I got there and it was pouring rain but I could see it as they had it close to the office .
    It was a 3/95 and had died from the front end biting the dust . some things had been taken off like relays ,tail lights and small knickkacks (read as stuff that fits in your pocket)
    pretty clean for sitting in the yard .
    all the drive train was there and when it got hit the dizzy cap was broken off so it didnt run without its green or red juice .

    The best part is it got lockers :flipoff2:
    and they drop it off in the morning ;p
     
  2. lx450landcruiser

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    you buy the whole truck or just the axles and what not? are you gonna part it out or what?

    thanks
    mike
     
  3. Koffer

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    The whole thing and it is too "f"ed to try to put back on the road so keep your eyes open in the "parts forsale" as it will help many :grinpimp:
     
  4. Junk

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    Koffer - Let me know when you get it - there are some parts I need especially after this weekend ;)
     
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    Congrats on the good find!

    Be careful if you are going to use the front axle housing from the junk yard. I have gotten two from the junk yard in the past and both were bent as a result of front-end impacts. Camber was way out on one side. Swap the chunk into your housing instead of doing a complete axle swap if unsure of the junkyard housing.

    Don't forget you will need the controller box which is under the side kick panel at the front passenger side. I could not find the rear factory harness when I installed the lockers in my '97. The front was there but I had to run a new home-made cable from the controller box for the rear locker.
     
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    For parts, I'd be intersested in the sun visors if they are tan in color.........
     
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    Koffer, keep me in mind when you start selling stuff. I need a few things myself.
     
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    Congrats onthe find. I am on the lookout for the tailgate handle (the one on the top of the lower door - to replace one from a '92. Not sure if they are the same though.
     
  9. Koffer

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    Its gone but I would get a new one from Cdan as I broke the one on the Cruiser :princess: 92 and there had been a upgrade with a new screw that had to come with it

    I'll keep everone posted
     
  10. Koffer

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    It showed up missing a wheel that was there yesterday and The guy at the yard said it left with it . :rolleyes:
    I called BS and told him his flatbed driver must have sold it on the ride over . I then told him ether they find it for me or make some cash show up in my hand or I spill the beans about him taking $200 for himself out of the till when I bought it
    "F"en tool :mad:
    At least the rest of its there and I will get pics tomorrow
     
  11. Junk

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    Koffer - I'm going to PM you a list tonight :D