salvage cars

Discussion in 'Junkyard Jewels' started by David Toll, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. David Toll

    David Toll Member

    For those unaware. Copart online auctions sometimes has muscle cars up for auction. You can go to there website and search where and what you want. currently I found a 69 skylark California special in sun valley, ca. There is a 70 'lark in knoxsville as well. I'm looking for a 2004r and rear seat for my 'lark. Im located near Boise, Id. Thanks all and be safe out there..
  2. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

    Mike Sobotka on this board may be able to help you with parts.
  3. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

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  4. David Toll

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  6. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

  7. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Problem with the 58 is there's a lot one or two year only stuff there, and it shares limited commonality with the 57, and none with the 59 model. It'd be a fantastic car, but to do it out would take a fortune depending on how brittle it is.
    That one screams "stay away!"
  8. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    You're probably right. Aside from the extensive engine bay damage, looks like things behind the dash also got roached too.

    Anybody have experience with burnt cars? Is the metal that was directly exposed to the fire still usable? For example can that hood just be repainted and used? Or has the high heat damaged the metal in some way so that it can only be replaced?
  9. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Having created a small fire under my car, I can testify to the fact that the brake lines were ruined. The steel ones. I think any structural steel part is questionable after being heated to a cherry red state.
  10. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    I would think its a great parts car for some one doing a resto on another. I wonder what the sale price was?
  11. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Anything is repairable with the right amount of ambition & desire to accomplish what it takes to bring something back from the dead. This one is no different from the rest that have been brought back. The hood is probably warped & unless your proficent at repairing warped steel it will more than likely need another hood. Front fenders not so much as because of the body lines can be repaired. The cowl not as bad as one may think. In the passenger compartment behind the cowl under the dash needs to be looked at very cautionlessly to wiring & other related to heat issues.
    I wouldn't go as far to say it's not saveable, BUT it needs close examination.

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