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Remember old time wrecking yards?
This reminded me of a different time...
Back in the mid-late sixties when I first started driving, if it weren't for those "junkyards" as we called them, I would have been walking and not driving!
I remember walking in..." Do you have a radiator for a '55 Chevy?"
" Yep...got a couple that look pretty good...did ya bring any tools?"
Then the owner would point out a couple of Chevys in his huge lot that he thought might still have decent radiators (or whatever) in them.
He would then caution us to stay out of the area where the dog was tied up (generally a 100 lb. German Shepard) and warn us not to throw any stuff over the fence to come get after hours, etc.
An hour later, we would show him the radiator and any other trinkets we might have found.
" Well....how does 10.00 sound"? " I'll throw in that tailight lens too"
Now, it's 30 plus years later....sigh.
That old junkyard is long gone...real estate values etc.
Today we have Auto Dismantler Yards!
Everything is neat, clean and expensive! No longer can we wander around, pulling our own parts. Heaven Forbid, we might get hurt and sue them!
Now, they can't dump oil and anti freeze into the ground (a good thing, I guess..) everything must be recycled!
It was amazing what 10 or 20 dollars would buy!