Just to ask, are there any in northwest Houston? I've got a couple of friends there, and it would be easier to make my scrapyard runs close to where I'll be staying.@ freeferrarisdontexist: There are plenty of junk yards in the Houston area, they're all over the place.
I love the SEC, that was my first true love, besides of all things, a 300SDL
Thanks. Looks like plenty of good ones in the area.
Jesus Dallas has some awesome junk yards! Hey Spectre, one of these days when I'm back in Texas I will some how find you and we'll go dumpster diving.
It's a Silver Spur, and no, I didn't. I knew they were too big in any dimension to swap into the Jag.Did you grab any of the seats out of the Silver Spirit?
So wrecked cars just pile up on this massive piece of land, waiting for people to buy parts off them, and if not, are they simply left to rust and be forgotten?
:lol: Of course not. Every month or so (depending on how business is doing and how many cars they get from the weekly auctions) they have a "crush day"; the oldest or most picked over cars get stuffed in a crusher, flattened, sometimes shredded, and sent to a foundry where they are melted down and recycled into new metal ingots.
A car will typically only sit for between two and six months before it gets crunched and sent off to be made into beer cans, guns, new BMWs or whatever. In the meantime, lots of parts have been stripped off and put onto other cars to keep them going. It's quite an ecologically sound method of disposing of dead cars - as well as quite lucrative.
Specialty yards may keep some cars around longer - there is one yard completely devoted to Nissan Z cars here, for example. It only gets one or two cars every month, and they only crush about once a year.
And, as Dogbert mentions, you never know when someone is going to need that obscure part - and will be willing to pay for that chunk of unobtanium that you happen to have.