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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Bus junkyard opportunities. Reply with quote

I was reading the junkyard thread and was wondering if there should be a sticky for Buses that show up at the local junkyard. From what people are saying, these Buses are crushed fairly quickly after they end up in the junkyard. It would be important to get the word out as soon as someone sees one in the local junkyard.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have 13 Sticky topics already, do we really need another? I already have to scroll down the screen to get to the new stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool there is a huge Vw only yard in Sandy Oregon near Portland & one west of Salem Oregon( near the coast) both are vw only !
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a smaller vw only yard (maybe 30 busses, 30 cars) in Fresno, CA.

The downfall of VW only yards, in my experience, is that they tend to be more expensive.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sugarbear wrote:
Cool there is a huge Vw only yard in Sandy Oregon near Portland & one west of Salem Oregon( near the coast) both are vw only !


There are two yards near Sandy that I know of, neither would qualify as being huge. I am not sure that either had any Bays the last time I stopped by. One did have several Vanagons that weren't too badly picked over, but the other had almost nothing of value. I did get one brand new mounted tire and two that had very low miles, but was unable to get anything else I was looking for.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i find a bus in the yards, i keep it a secret. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you r in central florida south of tampa in valrico look up "A view from the Bay he usually has 4 to 10 busses nfor parts....i am in a hotel in south carolina and do not have the info with me...i,ll be home sunday i,ll get it then
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know the names of these Oregon wrecking yards??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dansvans wrote:
when i find a bus in the yards, i keep it a secret. Razz

you and me both! Bus? What Bus? Cool




Well, I guess I'd tell one buddy of mine. but that's IT! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen a bus in a wrecker in 10+ years around here, even then "around here" was a 3+ hr drive away, so any local yard with a bus would be considered huge Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will hunt for the info i knew the one in sandy oregon is super spendy when i called they wanted alot for a part. but i know there is one outside salem on the highway to the coast. it is huge from the pictures i have seen .. looking up the info.*** I looked and could not figure out where it was, i know it is west of Salem sorry guys.. for lack of memory ask local shops maybe?


Sweet! where at in valrico! i will have to hunt for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is one of most useful posts in a while. Has anyone besides me noticed the samba is exceptionally ripe with used parts for bays recently? If anyone lives in Vt. I can tell you where my first kid used to and may still reside, 78 Westy with 914 heads. I meant Bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sugarbear wrote:
I will hunt for the info i knew the one in sandy oregon is super spendy when i called they wanted alot for a part. but i know there is one outside salem on the highway to the coast. it is huge from the pictures i have seen .. looking up the info.*** I looked and could not figure out where it was, i know it is west of Salem sorry guys.. for lack of memory ask local shops maybe?
Sweet! where at in valrico! i will have to hunt for it.


Complain about no good used parts around and when someone has held onto oem parts for a long time and wants a fair price for storing them.....but you call them super spendy, alot for parts.....go figure! Rolling Eyes

What's your cost for your time and rent? Lol....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful keeping junkyard buses a secret. They go fast because the junk yards crush cars based on how much money in scrap metal they will get. And since buses are heavy, they tend to get crushed first for the scrap metal money. So if we VW lovers get there first and strip off the good parts the yards will likely keep the buses around longer until they are totally stripped.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toddb_67 wrote:
Be careful keeping junkyard buses a secret. They go fast because the junk yards crush cars based on how much money in scrap metal they will get. And since buses are heavy, they tend to get crushed first for the scrap metal money. So if we VW lovers get there first and strip off the good parts the yards will likely keep the buses around longer until they are totally stripped.


really? seems to me they are very light for their size- consider that even a little cooper mini weighs more than a bus!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of many buses in junk yards in florida. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my65vert wrote:
I know of many buses in junk yards in florida. Cool


tell me where!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dansvans wrote:
when i find a bus in the yards, i keep it a secret. Razz
same here at least until I pick it clean Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exactly. i dont keep it a secret just so i can watch good parts go to the crusher.

i find the bus, look it over and go scrape together as much money as i can. then when i go back a few days later, i can make a package deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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