Dallas Junkyard Runs

CrzRsn

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Some idiot used wood screws, tape and wire to try to hold a Taurus SHO bumper on a non SHO car, it seems. The attempt was less than successful:
Not only is it a SHO bumper on a regular Taurus, but its a first gen SHO bumper on a second gen Taurus.
 

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Hm... been most of a year since I updated this thread. Definitely been to junkyards a few times since then.

Well, for the first installment, here's a semi-secret little local Jaguar specialist junkyard that LabCoatGuy discovered through an eBay ad for some Jaguar Milan wheels. He asked me to go look at them and I headed over. Turns out to definitely be of further interest; I'd never heard of them but that was due to a number of reasons: They almost exclusively only do internet/ebay sales, they have almost no dealings with local shops, they run no local advertising and they're in a hidden location that I didn’t know contained any salvage yards (didn't think it was zoned for that).

The 'office' is a converted house overflowing with Jaguar and other parts.






And out back...






The Milans I came to see. The employee there said they get Milans in on a regular basis(!). These are the 'oyster' finish ones.












More than a few scrapped 5 speed Jaguar/Mercedes/ZF transmissions...


















They did have a few non-Jags.





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I recently found myself back at a Pick N Pull and noticed their "rebuilder lot" area was quite full. I also noticed their current crop of little promotional phrases to the windshields...


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Mercury: I'd rather not ask for the key, thanks.
Suzuki: I would only pick you as the next to set on fire as artistic criticism.


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Taurus: No, you are not reliable. Unless you mean that you are reliably awful.
Saturn: No, you're awful, you should be burned not saved.


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Rather not check the awful out, thanks.


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By perfect, do you mean perfectly terrible?


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Not taking a family trip in that pile, even if I had a family...


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Let's not go home. :p
 
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