What's the best find/deal you got from a junk yard?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Redneck_ranger, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Alright, title says it all. Whatcha got? Big or small, could be a thing you needed the most, or an extremely rare part. One, two, or ten. Let's hear em! And feel free to post pics! Craigslist finds count too!

    For me, I found new seats for $28.39 and a tailgate for $37.65 within a few weeks of each other. I had been looking for replacements since I bought the truck.


    Seats Before:

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
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  3. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Well on Craigs list I got 2 power everything doors with mirrors and 2 4x4 front fenders and a sliding rear window for a grand total of $60.
  4. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Damn, that's a great deal!
  5. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Hell yea, most JYs want around $20 for just a power mirror. I only bought the **** bc I needed a window motor and didnt wanna pay $150 for one lol
  6. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    i got, stang dome, gauge cluster, and visor from a junk yard for a total of $25. and on cl i got a cap and ladder rack for a total of $125
  7. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    The best mod I found at a Junk Yard was my Explorer sport cluster!!! With matching hvac panel.
  8. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    i think one of my best finds overall was the 425CI "nailhead" v8 engine i found for my buick project. it's the largest engine produced in the nailhead family, and was only offered for 2 years. scored it, along with the nailhead specific bolt pattern TH400 3 speed auto trans (also VERY hard to find), and all the accessories. got 'em for $100 :thumbup:

    i actually had to chase down the car they were in, it had been part of a private "collection" of over 200 cars, the owner died and the state came in to clean up the site. the car was there one day, gone the next, lol. it turned up at a junkyard that i've been going to scince i was 3, and i cought the guy right as he had the car over the crusher!

    couple pics of the engine, and a "before & after" of the car :eek:
  9. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    ^^^ Impressive lol. My best deal would either be a OHC for a whoppin $2 or my M90 supercharger with all the plumbing for $66 lol
  10. kozal01

    kozal01 New Member

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  11. Superlifted06FX4

    Superlifted06FX4 Last of the V8s

    351C for $266 after tax.
  12. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    pocket full of various fuses.....priceless!
  13. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    this is true
  14. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    fuses are hella expensive :eek:
  15. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    i know, you can get like $70 worth of fuses at a junk yard
  16. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    I have about 40 of each voltage sitting in my cupholder. Hahahaa
  17. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    I have a large mcdonalds bag full to top of them stuffed into my tool box
  18. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    You can never have too many haha
  19. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    the best deal i have gotten at a jy was my bucket exchange vinyl flooring and center console for about 70 bucks i think....
  20. AGreager18

    AGreager18 Member

    I would say my fav jy part would be wiper motor for my xj. I go so sick of hanging my body out of it to see every time I hit a small puddle or it snowed. It was broke for a year so it felt so go to just flip a switch and be able to see. Here is what I'm talking about
  21. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    My list could become excessive... I don't have just one favorite. lol. So here's a small sample.
    • '02 Fx4 manual case w/ linkage and super super rare expensive tailhousing...$30
    • '03 Fx4 buckets in primo shape...$60(local eBay winning bid)
    • '02-03 Fx4 twin stick floor-up components(FOUR total sets)...never paid more than $60. Sold JUST the trans shifter arms for much much profit. WINNING.
    • '02-05 Fx4 tow hooks...six sets...never paid more than $40 per pair
    • '05 LII axle w/ 40k...$150
    • '03+ black cloth rear jumpseats...$30
    • '03 Edge vinyl floor from a 10k truck...$20
    • '03 XLT 4x4 silver cluster...free thanks from great friends clear across the country.
    • Five 2wd, 2 cig, 1 fog bezels...never more than $20 ea. One free actually. lol.
    • 03-current Black shorty consoles...a few of them...never more than $40
    • CL find...bought a front fender just for the flare since I lost mine...$20.
    • And probably one of my favorite finds.....2006 4.0 w/ 1,000 miles. So new even the water pump pulley was still all black. $1000.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012

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