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IMPALADAKID
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PostSubject: My summer vacation   Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:51 pm

I was visiting my mother and family in NC at the beginning of the month. I saw many square bodys, and a couple bubbles. I even visited a couple junk yars looking for rust free stuff, and a headliner. I got some nice sunvisors, but ll the headliners were junk. I even got a mint rear lic plate door that looked like it came directly from Arlington it was so clean. It was actually on a 91.




Day at the local Junk yard. No rot anyplace.




Phyllis likes Pontiacs, so I had to have this shot. lol


The license plate said "JUNK"


My brothers  6 speed 2013 Camaro SS


US Army HHR



My co pilot Reggie. He kept putting his head on my shoulder during the whole trip down, and back


Our little friend we adopted while we were down there. We call him Willie, and he has been through hell.


With Reggie, and my Mothers Pit Bull Tater.


A Honda thingy LOL

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:07 pm

Looks like you had a good vacation with your family. Love those southern junkyards.

Did the windshield wiper arms catch up with you yet?

See you in October.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:40 am

NO RUST QUARTERS !!!!  What a Face 
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:09 am

silverfox103 wrote:

Did the windshield wiper arms catch up with you yet?
I got them Tom, thank you so much.
cloud 9 wrote:
NO RUST QUARTERS !!!!  What a Face 
No rust on any of them. If I had the time, tools, and money, I would have gotten some.

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:44 am

Where in NC Bill? Theres one in Charlotte that had a DGGM Impala SS! I was shocked ! I tried to buy the whole car.
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:45 am

Tomz9C1 wrote:
Where in NC Bill?  Theres one in Charlotte that had a DGGM Impala SS!  I was shocked !  I tried to buy the whole car.
It is just off I-85 in High Point NC.
AAA Auto Salvage
5791 Clayton St
High point, NC 27263
1-800-672-5810
AAA Auto Salvage web site

All those cars, and there were three grey headliners. They were all junk. So the search continues.

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:56 am

Why not just re-cover the headliner you have?

I went out to Colorado Springs last year, was pretty cool to see all the old junk they have out in the desert. I visited a truck wrecking yard and grabbed a couple things for my C10

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:18 am

Cool story, bro. Smile

Glad you had a good trip! And brought home a cool souvenir! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:25 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Cool story, bro. Smile
LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:27 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Tomz9C1 wrote:
Where in NC Bill?  Theres one in Charlotte that had a DGGM Impala SS!  I was shocked !  I tried to buy the whole car.
It is just off I-85 in High Point NC.
AAA Auto Salvage
5791 Clayton St
High point, NC 27263
1-800-672-5810
AAA Auto Salvage web site

All those cars, and there were three grey headliners. They were all junk. So the search continues.

I stayed at one of the hotels on the road to High Point, but went to the LKQ salvage yard in Greensboro. There were a few B and D bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:10 pm

Tomz9C1 wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
Tomz9C1 wrote:
Where in NC Bill?  Theres one in Charlotte that had a DGGM Impala SS!  I was shocked !  I tried to buy the whole car.
It is just off I-85 in High Point NC.
AAA Auto Salvage
5791 Clayton St
High point, NC 27263
1-800-672-5810
AAA Auto Salvage web site

All those cars, and there were three grey headliners. They were all junk. So the search continues.

I stayed at one of the hotels  on the road to High Point, but went to the LKQ salvage yard in Greensboro. There were a few B and D bodies.
I was going to go there, but they said they destroyed headliners moving vehicles, so chances are they were going to be no good.

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:43 pm

Did you get a set of '91 tail lights or a subaru hood?
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:35 pm

Billy, if you can get the board out of that car intact, I'd seriously try just covering it with that gray fake suede stuff. It actually looks real nice when done, I think you'll like the result.

Funny seeing those B-bodies with just oil and road grime on the frames.
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:13 am

Matt Trakker wrote:
Billy, if you can get the board out of that car intact, I'd seriously try just covering it with that gray fake suede stuff. It actually looks real nice when done, I think you'll like the result.

^^^^^This.

Joanne fabrics. Like 20 bucks for the materials. Get some good 3M trim adhesive. Peel off old felt, brush the dust off, spray cardboard and back of fabric with gorilla snot. Merge. Trim. Reinstall. Easy peasy.

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:38 am

Done this numerous times in many different fabrics. I have a red headliner you can have for free if you want to pick it up and give it a shot.
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:11 pm

Or you can pickup headliner fabric from an auto upholstery shop if you want the factory look. It comes with the thin foam padding attached.
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:59 pm

So does the headliner fabric at Joann's
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:34 am

MalibuSSwagon wrote:
Why not just re-cover the headliner you have?

I went out to Colorado Springs last year, was pretty cool to see all the old junk they have out in the desert. I visited a truck wrecking yard and grabbed a couple things for my C10

Utopia!

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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:30 am

I feel like I've seen a similar picture of that place before, but I can't remember if Eric posted it lol
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PostSubject: Re: My summer vacation   Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:24 pm

I may have. It's cool seeing wrecking yards outside of the rust belt, you see stuff that was all crushed here 15 years ago.
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