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Best Junk Yard find by Pontiacguy86
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so we all have went to the junk yard and came out with a big score. whats the best/coolest thing you have ever came out with? post with a picture if you can with your best junkyard score. post away doesn't have to be fiero related, anything cool will do. ill start. i found these today and i was SUPER pumped!

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I still have to make my first junkyard trip, but I already know this thread will be amazing so I just subscribed to it
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Nice! My best junkyard score was non-Fiero related. I found an early Fiat 850 Spider in a junkyard about 7 years ago and it had an Abarth racing oil pan (had provisions for dry sump), which evidently is very rare. I paid $20 for it and sold it to some racer in Australia for almost $700!

Anyway.....nice score on the headers (I think they're Sprint manifolds?). What did you pay for them?
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Yeah, those are The Fiero Store headers, or sprint manifolds as most would call them.

Gee's, these go for over 500$ USD.

Nice find, and thanks for sharing...

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I still have to make my first junkyard trip, but I already know this thread will be amazing so I just subscribed to it


Warning! You *WILL* get hooked....guaranteed. There is nothing more fun than perusing acres of dead cars and picking off a few cool parts while you're at it.
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Warning! You *WILL* get hooked....guaranteed. There is nothing more fun than perusing acres of dead cars and picking off a few cool parts while you're at it.


Haha thanks for the heads up! I'm already hooked on thinking about it. Ugh. I'm so excited. Maybe I'll be able to go tomorrow, if I do, I'll show you guys anything interesting I find
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Nice! My best junkyard score was non-Fiero related. I found an early Fiat 850 Spider in a junkyard about 7 years ago and it had an Abarth racing oil pan (had provisions for dry sump), which evidently is very rare. I paid $20 for it and sold it to some racer in Australia for almost $700!

Anyway.....nice score on the headers (I think they're Sprint manifolds?). What did you pay for them?



hell yeah post away. doesnt have to be from a fiero just anything thats cool you got out of a junkyard. well i would have only paid 20 bucks for them! but i couldnt get them off of the crossover pipe so i had to pay for that the o2 sensor and the egr valve so it came up to total 45 lol. but i almost didnt get them. after struggling for about an hour and half the guy up front told me i had to go and come back tomorrow. and i was like NOOO! so i literally was standing in the engine bay with on foot on the engine and the other on the strut tower pulling as hard as i could and i finally got them! i ended up bending the crossover pipe that how hard i was pulling on them

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I found a MY8 that i got dirt cheap... another forum member found a haggered IMSA in a yard as well.

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A perfect set of seats with Mr. Mikes covers - Rodney Dickman idler, a 120mph speedometer and the gen 2 full headlight harness and motors all from 1 vehicle! Only needed the harness but sometimes you can't pass up a bargain.
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Found in Fowlers Junk Yard, Sweetwater, Tn. Beautiful interior, loaded with a 4 speed. It had 69,000 miles and needed an engine. $500.00

Bought an 87 drop in engine for $300.00, replaced the brake calipers and tires and put her on the road.

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I lost the photos I took of it, but around four years ago I found a very badly "home-brew'ed" roadster Fiero in a local pick-n-pull. The owner had simply taken a saw-zaw to the roof and B pillars and just cut away without adding any bracing. By the time I got to it the car was bowing heavily and essentially undriveable. I was going to pull some interior parts but it had sat in the elements (imagine that, without a top).
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There are many kinds of yards, in some, usually what I can afford is cool pics








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A power steering unit from a Zimmer.


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A power steering unit from a Zimmer.


Nice!

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Nice!



Can this be back engineered? I was thinking that if it can, the Fiero community would have a great resource for future projects. Perhaps Rodney can assist in building new ones.
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I think I'd rather have found that power steering unit than the 85GT. Great find!
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At what yard is this truck at .... THX

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There are many kinds of yards, in some, usually what I can afford is cool pics









man i would love any of those old trucks
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This is already a great thread...can wait to see what else!
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My most recent find is Solstice air vents...got 6 for $15.00 They were in perfect condition...I needed them for my new G1 dash...saved me $210.00...since they were $225.00 from anywhere new!

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At what yard is this truck at .... THX




This yard is here:

Gaines Auto Salvage
80658 120th St
Glenville, MN 56036
(507) 448-2905

Its actually on the east side of 65, but it is at that intersection in Google Maps.
Crazy amount of old cars for a northern state.

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For me it was a free blower motor and cage for my camaro or the D80 wing I got for 20 that ended up on the fiero.
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Originally posted by mrfiero:


Warning! You *WILL* get hooked....guaranteed. There is nothing more fun than perusing acres of dead cars and picking off a few cool parts while you're at it.


That's the truth!

My latest find is a 88k 3800SC motor & trans in a 99 Regal hit hard in the rear at U-Pull-It, $219 for the complete motor & $80 for the trans!



My best find was a 65-67 Nova 12 bolt posi rearend, $125 at UPI, sold for $1,200!
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That's the truth!

My latest find is a 88k 3800SC motor & trans in a 99 Regal hit hard in the rear at U-Pull-It, $219 for the complete motor & $80 for the trans!



My best find was a 65-67 Nova 12 bolt posi rearend, $125 at UPI, sold for $1,200!



there are at least 4 3800 SC in the junk yards around me. ive never taken an engine out at yard before. do they help you at all?
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Found many many rare or wanted parts to other cars that I have paid $20-30 for and got $200-300+ on ebay for... I pass up a lot of stuff, I seen a jasper 4t65e-hd transmission with not even a spec of dirt on it that had a date sticker only 4 months old, car was crashed and that would have only been $100.

Within the last year or 2 that I can remember:

-Low mile 88 headlight system complete with harness, motors and module: $60 or $70
-About 6 sets of fiero seat covers so far - $30 each
-Special edition trim for another car - $20 each, sold over $200 a piece on ebay
-Short shifter - $5
-Lots of brackets, sensors, engine parts, etc that were mint condition that would otherwise have been expensive.
-Lots of stuff I passed up because I didn't have all my tools or didn't feel like pulling.

-80K 3800sc engine (picture below) - $2xx
-GenV supercharger from 07 GP, $100 with intake, getting it cheap allowed me to spend the rest on polishing supplies:


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there are at least 4 3800 SC in the junk yards around me. ive never taken an engine out at yard before. do they help you at all?


No, all they do is collect the money at the U-Pull-It's. They have a rolling chain hoist to lift them out, you have to do everything else.
I'll only get motors/trans out of wrecked cars, better chance getting a good one, they were most likely running when hit. Haven't had a bad one yet.
One trick I found for finding mileage on electric dash cars - look for an oil change sticker on the windshield.
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there are at least 4 3800 SC in the junk yards around me. ive never taken an engine out at yard before. do they help you at all?


Our local pullapart yards have independent mechanics that hang around the office. They will pull heavy stuff for a fee. I asked one about pulling a 3.4 engine and he wanted $150. Windshield pulled was $20. Ask the people at the front desk.
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set of ford. GT40P heads setting inside car. took them to have checked out and was told they were pretty fresh rebuilt heads in perfect shape for $90 for set

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got the taillights from an 88 gt for 25.00 a piece and the decklid with spoiler for 70.00 (together)

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wow a silver 88 GT great deal on the lights though!
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I took my very first trip to the junkyard today! My father and I were looking for a power mirror switch, and we ended up finding one out of a Chevy Lumina and we took that and we tried taking the mirrors too, but it was just about the biggest ripoff ever. $35 for each mirror, I would've charged $20 for everything. Well, at least I got my switch for $5 which is the important part. In the morning we're supposed to go to another junkyard.

And I saw two junked Fieros today, a yellow GT and a silver notchback. It was a sad sight.

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Originally posted by 88FieroGT TTops:

got the taillights from an 88 gt for 25.00 a piece and the decklid with spoiler for 70.00 (together)




Wonder what swap it had to be a "V8 Killer"?

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got the taillights from an 88 gt for 25.00 a piece and the decklid with spoiler for 70.00 (together)




With the sticker emblem "V8 killer" . I'm curious what did it have in it?

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With the sticker emblem "V8 killer" . I'm curious what did it have in it?

I saw that sticker (I want one) too, what was under that deck lid?

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Car had a Jasper 2.8 88 had a sticker made at Carlisle.

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Here's my best 'score' at a salvage yard. Everything came out of an 88 Formula that had the read end completely torn off of it.

Complete front suspension with brakes and steering shaft
Gas tank and expansion tank (took the lines also but they're kind of boogered up)
Headlight assemblies, harness and module
Coolant tubes

My cost: $150

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My best find was what is now my wife's car. An 88 GT with 34,000 miles on it, power lumbar, all options except sunroof or t-top (I installed a factory sunroof in it.) It had some minor damage but the Yard delivered it and let me take whatever I wanted off an 87 GT to fix it up. Cost was $500. It's now the nicest fiero we own. No rust I could find anywhere, and I had it stripped to the space frame at one point.

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Originally posted by Max The Chainsaw:

My best find was what is now my wife's car. An 88 GT with 34,000 miles on it, power lumbar, all options except sunroof or t-top (I installed a factory sunroof in it.) It had some minor damage but the Yard delivered it and let me take whatever I wanted off an 87 GT to fix it up. Cost was $500. It's now the nicest fiero we own. No rust I could find anywhere, and I had it stripped to the space frame at one point.

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There was one fiero in the junkyard that I would loved to have bought for the price that the junk yard paid the owner ($300) .... It was an 86GT with like 60k miles, there was NO rust anywhere, even the battery tray and lower radiator support wasn't rusted, looked like it was just a blown engine.... it was just too bad it was already stripped and under body damaged by front loader forks.

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88FieroGT, can you send me the vin off the decklid sticker so I can mark this one down as deceased in the 88 Database? Do you remember the tranny type and seat type?
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88FieroGT, can you send me the vin off the decklid sticker so I can mark this one down as deceased in the 88 Database? Do you remember the tranny type and seat type?


88 database guy --- that's my big a$$ in the photo as I was with Pat at the yard that day ---- I don't have the vin but I think Pat does --- can't recall the tranny but I got the seats! They are Mr. Mike's leather covered / no speakers. Someone had just put a lot of work and money in this vehicle and probably did not have it insure with collision protection. It appeared to be very rebuildable. Only the right front fender and drivers door was hurt and the frame appeared to be straight. I also got the headlight harness and motors. It had a Jasper remanufactured engine Ocelot exhaust / Rodney's pulley / a new distributor and an aftermarket air cleaner. We also got some additional interior trim parts and gen 1 headlight motors from a 84 and a 86 that were also on the lot.
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Wow, you guys really scored! I was hoping the decklid still had the vin sticker on it and that it would be easy to get the vin that way. A silver 88GT is mighty rare and getting rarer it seems, I'd like to make sure this one's demise is documented in some way. Thanks for any other info you guys can dig up!

John
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