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So whats everyone's best self pick score

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So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by Garaba » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:00 pm

So today I was enjoying my day off looking for some un-cracked interior pieces and and a new Cup Holder for my V70. Also to practice getting a sunroof out.

Then I saw it. Another V70 with an obviously seized engine. And on top..... The official Volvo Thule roof box. The rails where a little damaged. Someone was trying to get it off without the security torx driver. But I had rails, I wanted the box. And I also happened to have a security torx driver.

So 5 minutes later, I am dragging the roof box to the cashier. Once I am in line, I had a thought. Once it was my turn I asked if I could see the alarm fobs for imports. And low and behold, the fob for a 2000 V70 had a Thule key on it.

20$ for the roof box, 15$ for the key. And I am up one sexy V70 XC accessory.

My question for evetyone is , "What is your best Junkyard Score?!"


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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:59 pm

Wow, good score!
I've gotten a couple SC-901s and XC grilles (one of each on my car now). Those seem to be my thing at the junkyard, hahaha.
Also a Homelink mirror, which I never thought I'd find at the junkyard. Plus my black leather steering wheel which I love.
There was a Saffron '98 V70R there a while back, and I wish I could have taken the whole car! Every single R specific part was stripped from it by the time I got to it, though.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by tryingbe » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:02 pm

One 16T, three 15G, and one 13T in a 50% off day.
85 GLH, 367 whp
00 Insight, 72 mpg

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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by Clemens » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:39 pm

Tryingbe, I hope you did something useful with those 5 turbos. Like a quint-turbo setup...
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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by tryingbe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:02 am

Clemens wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:39 pm
Tryingbe, I hope you did something useful with those 5 turbos. Like a quint-turbo setup...
Or machine and rebuild them into 19T and sell them for a profit.

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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by abscate » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:57 am

I found a woman scavenging an oil filter for her Plymouth as it was brand new,

Married her.

Drops mike......
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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by tryingbe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:06 am

abscate wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:57 am
I found a woman scavenging an oil filter for her Plymouth as it was brand new,

Married her.

Drops mike......
I think you won.
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Post by j-dawg » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:57 pm

Canvas soft top with glass rear window and rubber rain rail for my 97 Miata. It needed minor fixing, but that didn't take long and the thing didn't leak afterward. Saved me the trouble of rebuilding a soft top for $400 in parts and a day of labor.
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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by abscate » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:56 pm

tryingbe wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:06 am
abscate wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:57 am
I found a woman scavenging an oil filter for her Plymouth as it was brand new,

Married her.

Drops mike......
I think you won.
I know I won...

:D

15 years later, buying a Volvo wagonfor the twin hauler..

"Can't we get this in turbo with a stick?"

....and Elizabeth the 99 V70t5M joined the Family
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Re: So whats everyone's best self pick score

Post by Clemens » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:37 pm

tryingbe wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:02 am
Clemens wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:39 pm
Tryingbe, I hope you did something useful with those 5 turbos. Like a quint-turbo setup...
Or machine and rebuild them into 19T and sell them for a profit.

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I still think you should build a quint turbo setup.

Btw., how much do you want for one of these 19Ts?
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