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aGreenAgent
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From: Orange County, CA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-14-2002 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soon I'll be converting my 66 I6 to a V8. I understand that a parts car v8 will be easier and cheaper for most of the parts that need replacing. I have a problem though, I can't find a parts car. Does anybody know where I can get on in the LA area?

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71RESTO
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From: Oregon, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-14-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best thing to do is keep an eye out in the Penny Saver or your local newspaper for ads on parts cars. Secondly, get in touch with a local Mustang club and find out if any of their members have a parts car for sale or know where one is available. Final option is check with a wrecking yard and one of the better (and more reasonable)in LA is Memory Lane Auto Salvage in Sun Valley.
Hope this helps!!!

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joe
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From: Los Angeles
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 11-14-2002 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Salvage Yards in L.A. suck. The few times one does happen to come in, the car is picked clean within a couple of days. I found a '69 once, but there were these two rednecks who told me they were going to strip the whole thing, so if you do go hunting, bring a friend or two.
But it really is a waste of time to go yard to yard looking and calling gets you nowhere.

Memory Lane has everything, but they're overpriced. A really good place to check out is the Pomona Swap Meet. I think there is one next month. The oldies stations usually announce the dates.

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 11-14-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard of one guy who hired a helicopter to look for junk cars in LA, hidden behind walls, which tells me how bad the situation is there.
Here in the Philippines, I head for the hills and poke my nose around corners and over the walls of empty lots, farms and abandoned warehouses. On a typical day, I'll find at least one Rustang.
I think the first rule of finding parts cars is that if everyone else can see it, it's gone! But they're there ... you've just got to sniff them out.

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