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Old 08-19-2009
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My junkyard sucks! Are they crushing rangers and explorers to prevent us from fix...

My junkyard sucks! Are they crushing rangers and explorers to prevent us from fixing the ones we own?

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I went this past week on my vacation to replace my busted driver side window and pick some relays(they seem bad since i tap on fuse box and i can get it to stutter) cause my truck has been throwing a CEL and stalling and starting back up on hard bumps and pot holes. Anyway, about a month ago there was a nice 95 4 banger that was in mint condition, only the a/c compressor was shot. There was also a 95 4wd that I had been pulling parts off for a while, leafs, blocks, etc. They also have various rangers and tons of bronco IIs varying from the late 80s to early 90s. None of these trucks were ready for the crusher, some were probably still drivable.
So I go there this past week and go look for those 2 rangers. I can't find them in their usual spot, heck, there's only 1 ranger in the whole yard and it an 84 that's stripped down to a body and frame. I go up to the counter and there's this douche bag stand there with his cigarette who I've never seen there before in the 3 years I've been going there. I ask him specifically where is the black 95 ranger that was tagged "pine hill gun club". He says it's out there, they moved them all. So I asked where. He's like it's out there.
I walked back out there, it's 90 degrees and I'm sweating. I noticed an entire row of cars missing in the "truck" area. That's where it used to be, both 95 rangers.
What's also missing was a perfectly good explorer that I pulled my 15" rims and tires off of. There was only one explorer and it was total, it had been rolled. So I left and said to him "there's not god **** rangers out there." He just said "they're out there." Well you go find them for me, and he just turned around and continued smoking his ciggarette.

Is this just my junkyard or are there other doing it? It seems like the trucks are getting rarer in this junkyard ever since cash for clunkers was announced. I even figured there would be a ton of new trucks considering the program has been extended.
I know someone is going to say, oh they let them sit, then they crush them, but this junkyard has cars that have been sitting for years, 3+ years. Why would they crush rangers and expos when they're the most common SUV and truck on the road wheres as some Deawoo **** box gets to rot away for years in there.

TLDR: Junkyard had lots of perfect rangers and explorers, past visit they had nothing, guy was jerk off, are they crushing trucks to prevent us from fixing the ones we currently own?
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yea i have a hard time finding anything useful in my yard aswelll. they never have rangers my genn and when they do, theyre stripped as hell when i get to em lol
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I think around here, at the self-service yards, the cars have a 6-month life span in the yard before they get crushed. But I could be wrong.
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i have found a few gems in the yard tho.. like that white fender with matching pinstripes... only truck besides mine ive ever seen with those pinstripes lol
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I think around here, at the self-service yards, the cars have a 6-month life span in the yard before they get crushed. But I could be wrong.
Explain my daewoo **** box example then. It's been sitting there for as long as I can remember. Hell, the damn doors are locked on it! you can't pull any parts on it.
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I can't explain it. Yards in your part of the world are different than the ones we have here I guess.
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yea all the ones in my yard sit till theyre stripped. becuase ive seen the same green baja bug since january lol
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The junkyards here never have any Rangers. I think I've found two and they were ready to be crushed. They have a few explorers but they are in HORRIBLE condition. The only thing useful you can pull are the OHC and the Instrument Cluster.
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Javier: I called LQK/pick-a-part the other day, told them what i was looking for off an 03 Ranger...told me they didn't "stock" any vehicles that new...I was pissed!
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never any rangers at the yards here. im used to it.
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The one by my house has every newer made by ford, i think its 98+ years only.
ive went up there to get quite a few spare parts for several of my families vehicle.

I replaced one of my wheels on my truck for rubbing against a curb, wheel was 75 bucks, 17" factory wheel.
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never any rangers at the yards here. im used to it.
Same here... every Ranger I've seen in my local yards are 90's
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Guess what? They've gotta move product. There's yards around me that NEVER move their inventory. There's busy big name LKQ u-pull-it yards here that go aisle by aisle...crushing then refilling the aisles. If you want my estimate, they keep stock in the yard for approx 3 months or 90days, then crushes. It's part of the business...no need to whine and complain about it.

Recently, the LKQ u-pull-it yards by me regularly get 98+'s...newest I found was an 04. LKQ owns my favvvvvvorite 'new car junkyard' that joe schmo can't go into...but since I've got a hookup there, I regularly spend a couple hours walking about with my buddy and we're always looking for the 'bio' labeled cars for brain guts. lol. It's weird seeing a corner full of porches, vettes, vipers, srt10's, astons, etc.



On a side note: I was almost crying when I saw my 2002 DWB Fx4 gone at the upullit...I knew it went to Ranger heaven. Good thing I ripped everything that was good off it!
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The junkyard that Andy and I went to a lot in Minnesota had tons of Rangers and Explorers. Definately fun to check out every other month!
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our junkyards dont have anything newer than 1998....


i have an 01. sucks to be me
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The junkyard that Andy and I went to a lot in Minnesota had tons of Rangers and Explorers. Definately fun to check out every other month!

Johns! I never go there any more. They charge way too much. Ive been going to U pull R parts alot. That yard is dirt cheap.
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lol its funny how every junkyard has a similiar name

here we have pic-a-part
shane was talking about u-pull-it
in reno we had pic-n-pull

thats so funny lol
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I have noticed that most yards around my area only have cars up to about 97. All the newer stuff goes to auto dismantlers like LKQ and such. As a matter of fact I have an LKQ right next to my work and they usually have a ton of newer cars in the back. I don' b lame them since most people don't care and they tear everything apart to get the part they need.

And who cares about the Ranger and Explorer crushing. I sure don't. What are you going to do about it? Buy every Ranger and Explorer out there and keep it in the back of your house?

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Pick-A-Part is now LQK...I'm pissed off they claim they don't have anything as new as 03. Last time I went in high school, they had started a "new" vehicle section that you had to pay $1 extra to get into...
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It's weird seeing a corner full of porches, vettes, vipers, srt10's, astons, etc.
I wonder what a viper front clip would run...That would be a sick engine swap.

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lol its funny how every junkyard has a similiar name

here we have pic-a-part
shane was talking about u-pull-it
in reno we had pic-n-pull

thats so funny lol

We got pull-a-part. Guess they wanna keep it simple for the not so bright shade tree mechanics.
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I know of a few JY here that have 5 or so exploders each, so if you need something from them just PM me and I will try and get it.
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I dont seem to have any shortage of Mazda B2200s in the yards around here....
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We got pull-a-part. Guess they wanna keep it simple for the not so bright shade tree mechanics.
Yeah but somebody has always already grabbed the over head consoles every time I'm there.....
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I found a gold mine near me. They also have a couple explorers. They've got like 7 rangers starting at 95 and ending at 02. Which reminds me I need to go back there this week.
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here we have pick-a-apart (4 hours drive from me)and -pick-n-pull which is an hour drive from me... we also have an auto parts junkyard( i know the owner and everyone who works there) but are fairly expensive because the pay guys to go pull it off the vehicle for you. when i get my wheels back on the road and get some money im gonna make a trip to pick-n-pull and see what they have for ranger parts.
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