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Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:58 PM
Wayne Schiff wrote:

Let us know if you go back Orlen, I'm really thinking about the trip right now, and if you happen to get there it would be great if you could spray the heck out of those rear bumper bolts.

Maybe we could meet up and get that front end off the car for you together.

I do know the weekend of the 20th is a definitely not (audition for The Chase), and the next weekend, the 27th is only a maybe at this point.


Could you grab me all the all 2.0 emblems off the blue hatch car for me if you guys go back?

Thanks

, Doug in P.R.


92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 143 K miles.Slowly getting back to a halfway decent car............in Salinas, Puerto Rico!





Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:19 PM
Orlen-

You have a good size group project going here




Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:42 PM
Don't want your hopes to get too high there Wayne. A long trip planned for way in advance might be for nothing - these cars and trucks pop up and disappear all the time at this place. I had wanted to get both fenders and a grill off a 1st gen Ranger and a really nice bumper off the another back in the spring. Expecting to come home with parts in tow I got my feelings hurt...... 2 men were grabbing the best fender and grill when I arrived and the other truck with the great bumper was gone. I managed to get the passenger side fender that day - which happened to be the one I needed the most. Haven't seen a 1st Gen Ranger there since then either.

So if indeed the Z might happen to be there by the end of September there is a good chance someone will pick it apart before then.......even manage to grab half of the ground effects like one did that Ranger.

That is why I have to get what I can as I go along - I never know what to expect the next trip. Unfortunately I am tapped out myself till the middle of next month so the 1st Gens are at the mercy of the crusher and other interested parties up until then. Trust me that can get pretty frustrating sometimes!!

'92 I'll grab you those emblems if they are there next time around.

BTW they list the Front Header Panel at $43 (bare) Front Bumper Cover at $32, Front Lower Valance at $13.50.Rear Bumper lists $45.75 I don't know what the ground effects would cost - but the boys usually cut a better deal on the weekends.

Also I don't know personally how much trouble removing the ground effects are going to be. The doors are BADLY toasted at the bottom. It is hard to tell if the screws will come off easily or the heads strip at the first turn. There is some damage to the GE on the passenger side as shown in the photo , and the front bumper cover is scuffed .

http://www.pick-n-save.net/lynchburg-parts-and-prices/



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Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:37 PM
I can say removing the front bumper cover and or rear and ground effects are a real task.I know I can strip those off fairly easy myself being well I have done it.That yard is about two hours from me and if I had time this week I would be all over that Z like a magnet.Next week though maybe a different scene on my possibilities.I have a z kit except the front bump cover and that has my interest as well.Btw I got my home computer back today and it had a small virus and a some malware in my network and it is fixed as I am typing lightning fast.I still have only used my tablet two times now and it will be a handy tool for me when in and out of the house with our wifi we have checking on parts for projects in my garage.I will post a pic of my new tablet later this week and yeah I need a case for it and some accessories.Tired I am.trucking just wears me out some days.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 7:57 AM
Orlen Brown wrote:

Don't want your hopes to get too high there Wayne. A long trip planned for way in advance might be for nothing - these cars and trucks pop up and disappear all the time at this place. I had wanted to get both fenders and a grill off a 1st gen Ranger and a really nice bumper off the another back in the spring. Expecting to come home with parts in tow I got my feelings hurt...... 2 men were grabbing the best fender and grill when I arrived and the other truck with the great bumper was gone. I managed to get the passenger side fender that day - which happened to be the one I needed the most. Haven't seen a 1st Gen Ranger there since then either.

If it's anything like the local pick a part here they'll probably be there for a month tops. Here cars are usually gutted of use-able parts by the 2nd week, sometimes by scrappers , especially the old GM 2 door models such as Cutlass, Monte Carlo etc... due to the weight of the metal. Some rarer cars tend to stay in the yard longer as not too many people own them and the ones that do travel from a distance to get parts. The Cadillac limo I mentioned a few pages back lasted about a month before it was crushed.








Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 12:55 PM
Well Orlen, the next thing I was going to ask about was their inventory list online, but I just checked it and the Z isn't listed; so it's either gone, or they don't really keep the online list up to date.

I was hoping they kept it up to date and would make more definite plans as the time approached, but since the Z isn't on there now, there's no sense in my trying to get there only to come up short.
Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:49 PM
Orlen Brown wrote:


'92 I'll grab you those emblems if they are there next time around.

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No hurry, just let me know on the price so I can send you some $$$.

Doug in P.R.


92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 143 K miles.Slowly getting back to a halfway decent car............in Salinas, Puerto Rico!




Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 6:43 PM
Wayne they are LOUSY with inventory!!

Once I tried to tell them where I pulled my parts and they replied they didn't care since most people can't remember what they pulled their stuff off of.

I had a coworker that got FURIOUS with them too. He called them and they insisted they had a Nissan pickup he needed parts for -after an 90 minute drive he got there and - you guessed it....No Nissan. He blew his stack and they told him he wasn't allowed back.

So I just consider the place pot luck - if it is there and I'm there and I got enough money than all is good. But of course I've been "Junk-Yarding" most of my life and it has always been kinda like that. Before the price of scrap increased, though , many vehicles had a much longer stay in the yards.


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Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 7:45 PM
There's no way any U pull it can keep an accurate inventory of parts, so no yard will care about that. But they can keep an easy inventory of vehicles and locations.

One near me has an inventory, and it hasn't failed me yet. They do mention "buyer beware" of the inventory on the site, stating that it may not be 100% accurate. They do a good job of it as far as I'm concerned though.

But yeah, your yard didn't list the Z that you have pictures of, so I'm not gonna bother with the trip.
Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:56 PM
Good day Ron,

I am interested for one stabilization bar,

Thank you for your time,

Pierre
Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:18 PM
Ok noted and I do have a spare one!! Let me get some other things in order in my garage (fixing wifes car) and once I get things done I will touch base on the item.R




Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Friday, October 03, 2014 9:01 PM
Ok Finally getting the parts I NEED to ship ready.This is john(84vert) T type steering wheel ready to go to it's new home.I told john I was going to breathe some life back into this part.I used blue magic metal polish cream and my 1/4 shank fine (gold colored) brushes on my dewalt to luster this wheel back to NEW!!! These pics are OFF the charts in person I was like holly crap this is awesome.I guess my clean fanatictism just really was spot on tonight and had to share.Orlen I am going to work on your stuff next and get waynes instrument cluster ready next after that.I have been swamped the last weeks on end and know you guys are in no hurry to get as these are wanted,back ups and have as spares.I do like to be prompt on my parts and I also have one 1st gen strut bar to get restored for pieire(I know this is not correct but in a time crunch).Oopps john the wheel is needing 1 allen screw for the center cap as I forgot to buy one,I know no biggee and lowes,or small hardware places are your best bet on this item.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, October 06, 2014 6:10 AM
wow








Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, October 06, 2014 7:34 AM
First Gen Steering Wheel Porn.....

Nice work Ron!




Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, October 06, 2014 8:59 AM
Anyone figure out how he gets the metal polished up right to those edges without scuffing up the leather????


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Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, October 06, 2014 5:36 PM
Looks like new!






Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, October 06, 2014 10:43 PM
Thanks guys on the approval.As for my techniques just really carefull! Very long day and short it is.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:55 PM
Ok I finally after months of delaying Wayne's Skyhawk cluster did my THiNG!. Cleaned it to the tilt and removed the tripmeter(THX ORLEN) on some of the tips and lubed and reinstalled the speedo and trip meter and polished the sh#$%^* out of the plastic trim and clear lens.I did NOT reset the odometer as I felt this just took away from the nastolgia of the real deal.I FIXED the trip meter knob and it does reset.While cleaning the trip meter it did discolor the numbers some but it is not that big of a deal and lubed the gears so it works and I sure hope it meets the OK upon receiving.I have 1 more post with pics of a junkyard find and this cluster is seriously stupid clean.I did replace the 4 bulbs on top of the cluster with new bulbs out of caring even though it is a back up part.It took me about a hour and a half to do this.I did make a point to use lithium grease (white) on the speedo needle so it come's off easy if it needs to be reset to zero.I also lubed the screw on knob for the trip meter so it comes off easy and I had to super glue the part that cracked off the plastic and it doe's work so far.Busy yep and I want this to be to my level of expectation.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:09 PM
Ok went doing my favorite thing junkyarding!! Found this unique ride a 1986 Pontiac sunbird sedan with a really decent interior.The head has been pulled but in the trunk and in pieces.The seats are decent,outside rubber for the belt strips(aka) molding or otherwise are cracked and pretty much toast.The TBI was intact and all there the body is untouched and seemed moldy but pretty straight.I did not pay attention to close detail on the front end rubber on the bumper below the with the black rubber specifically.I found 0 strut bars for the strut towers and I walked out empty handed.In short had the tools packed and went to 2 yards today hunting with hopes.Just sharing my adventures and IF you want anything off this car let me know and will try to take care of that if I can! Tired yes I am this late and with some adult beverage's to smooth every thing out.R the 1st gen stuff is getting thin these days!



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Friday, December 19, 2014 11:42 AM
Found a 87 cavalier convertible in Greenville SC this morning in a bone yard. Talked with the guy on shipping quite a few stuff and by the time the shipping comes out I can just drive up there and get the stuff myself.. So I'm going up to Greenville in the morning lol. I cant seem to find parts for my car in my state... Their just gone.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Friday, December 19, 2014 4:47 PM
Hey Ron-

Nice job on that cluster!

REALLY nice find on that blue Sunbird Coupe. I dig the blue. You said the window molding was toast so the only thing I would be interested in is the big black molding under the front bumper if it was in good shape. How is the trunk lid - looks nice with the spoiler...

Is the hood vented? If so, I would like to get the pan that goes under the vents if it is there...

I think that is it for now...

Paul





Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Friday, December 19, 2014 8:46 PM
I do not think the hood is vented on a quick recall.The rear trunk lid seemed ok with the factory low cut spoiler and the key lock was fine as the car still had the keys in the ignition.I will have to double check the front chin spoiler as I just kind of zipped around the car.The interior is actually pretty decent showing the normal use and dirty stuff.I know they are closed for the holiday and not sure about the 26th.Probably the earliest I could return would be the week after or like that Friday as they are probably closed the 1st.I guess if anyone shows more interest in the bird I can notate what the interest level is on my return.Thanks for the props on the cluster I think wayne will be satisfied.I know I am.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:57 AM
all i can say is "wow"
Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:29 PM
I was making it worth the wait wayne!! Glad you approve.I will probably ship next week in my free time.



Re: Went to the U-pull it and wow found some cool stuff.
Monday, December 22, 2014 7:12 PM
That IC is "M I NT"

Ron you should have gone into the restoration business - with quality like that you'd have more work than you'd know what to do with my Friend!

On the other hand I don't know anywhere in the land you could ship a tired IC to and have it come out like this one!

This Man always Amazes Me



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