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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-19 10:50 PM (#246267)
Subject: Road trip to a salvage yard today



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It was a beautiful day for a road trip to a local salvage yard today, together with another forum member (Crusader).

Overall a very neat yard, well organized and maintained. Lots of excellent parts cars. Here are some samples of what we found:


The row of finned Chryco cars:





This is what's left of a 1957 Chrysler airport limo:

















And this 1958 Dodge Regent sport coupe really caught my eye... It is complete, but partly dismantled, and the motor runs. It comes with a lot of extra parts. It was a well-optioned car, and an original red and white one: rear antennas, padded dash, radio, sportone, solex glass... Could make a really nice project:






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tnlowrider
Posted 2010-10-20 4:38 PM (#246358 - in reply to #246267)
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Looks like a decent steering wheel in the crunched down '57 airport limo...and is that a radio delete plate I see in it as well? Hmmm! Pretty good parts!
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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-20 4:41 PM (#246360 - in reply to #246358)
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tnlowrider - 2010-10-20 4:38 PM

Looks like a decent steering wheel in the crunched down '57 airport limo...and is that a radio delete plate I see in it as well? Hmmm! Pretty good parts!


Yes, it's a radio-delete plate. Is this rare for a '57 Chrysler? I might go back and get a couple of parts out before the winter.

There were at least two of those sought-after 1958 Plymouth trunk handles too.
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d500neil
Posted 2010-10-21 5:37 PM (#246514 - in reply to #246267)
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Radio delete plates were not un-common, in Canada (or, in the Uppa You-Ess), due to the lack of AM radio stations
in those parts.

Heater/defrosters, however....




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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-21 6:29 PM (#246522 - in reply to #246514)
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d500neil - 2010-10-21 5:37 PM

Radio delete plates were not un-common, in Canada (or, in the Uppa You-Ess), due to the lack of AM radio stations
in those parts.


Neil, where did you get that information? I ask because I doubt it. Montreal being the largest city in Canada and one of the largest in north America in the 1950s, it had as many AM stations as anyone would ever want... In fact, one of the world's oldest radio stations was from Montreal: http://factoidz.com/the-closing-of-the-oldest-radio-station-in-the-...

Same goes for Toronto and for the northern USA (I mean, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc...). All those northern cities certainly had lots of stations to offer. I think the difference was more rural areas/urban areas.. but not as much north/south.

Now, maybe people were a bit more frugal than in the southern USA, that's possible though, but even that is probably more a rural area/urban area difference.




Just sayin', eh!
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big m
Posted 2010-10-22 12:16 PM (#246597 - in reply to #246522)
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soiouz - 2010-10-21 3:29 PM

d500neil - 2010-10-21 5:37 PM

Radio delete plates were not un-common, in Canada (or, in the Uppa You-Ess), due to the lack of AM radio stations
in those parts.


Neil, where did you get that information? I ask because I doubt it. Montreal being the largest city in Canada and one of the largest in north America in the 1950s, it had as many AM stations as anyone would ever want... In fact, one of the world's oldest radio stations was from Montreal: http://factoidz.com/the-closing-of-the-oldest-radio-station-in-the-...

Same goes for Toronto and for the northern USA (I mean, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc...). All those northern cities certainly had lots of stations to offer. I think the difference was more rural areas/urban areas.. but not as much north/south.

Now, maybe people were a bit more frugal than in the southern USA, that's possible though, but even that is probably more a rural area/urban area difference.

Thats right, David!

I grew up in southern Michigan, and we could listen to CHUM out of Toronto, and the station known as 'motor city rock' CKLW actually broadcast 50,000 watts from over the border in Windsor, Ontario.

---John




Just sayin', eh! :)
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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-22 12:32 PM (#246602 - in reply to #246597)
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big m - 2010-10-22 12:16 PM

Thats right, David!

I grew up in southern Michigan, and we could listen to CHUM out of Toronto, and the station known as 'motor city rock' CKLW actually broadcast 50,000 watts from over the border in Windsor, Ontario.

---John


Cool!

And I might add too that the junk yards and 1950's cars I know around here don't show this general radio-delete trend at all. On the contrary, I'd say the ratio is the majority of cars had a radio in them. For example, in the yard pictured above, only two FL cars didn't have a radio: the 1957 Chrysler airport limo and the '57 gold and white Dodge Mayfair.




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toddst
Posted 2010-10-22 3:13 PM (#246625 - in reply to #246267)
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I grew up in London Ontario and there was 3 AM stations dating back to the early 1950's. We also had an FM station in the 60's. London was kind of leading edge. We were also the first city in the world with Cable TV.

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Buick 57
Posted 2010-10-24 7:35 PM (#246886 - in reply to #246267)
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Hi Soiouz
I got a buick 1957 in another country, 2 days ago receive the news the steering box is broken, I am flying in 10 days so I would like to find one, 5 years ago I visited one of the salvage yards you visited (the one with less organized one) but forgot place and the phone number do not find it anywhere. I would appreciated if you give me some info where to go, this one seams well organized, do you have the phone number?, I hope you or someone can help me out. Thanks a lot in advance.
Fernando.
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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-24 7:58 PM (#246888 - in reply to #246886)
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Buick 57 - 2010-10-24 7:35 PM

Hi Soiouz
I got a buick 1957 in another country, 2 days ago receive the news the steering box is broken, I am flying in 10 days so I would like to find one, 5 years ago I visited one of the salvage yards you visited (the one with less organized one) but forgot place and the phone number do not find it anywhere. I would appreciated if you give me some info where to go, this one seams well organized, do you have the phone number?, I hope you or someone can help me out. Thanks a lot in advance.
Fernando.


Sure! It's not a secret place! ;-) And there were a lot of 1950's GM cars: Buicks, Oldsmobiles and Chevys in particular.

This organized yard is:

Mario Labrosse, Recyclage de métal et pièces d'autos
Address: 2367 Rte 323 N, Lac-des-Plages, Québec, Canada J0T 2L0
Phone: 819-425-8400


It's pretty close to the famous ski resort Mont-Tremblant, and about an hour and a half north of Montreal.




Edited by soiouz 2010-10-24 8:00 PM
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Buick 57
Posted 2010-10-25 10:38 AM (#246971 - in reply to #246267)
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Thank you, I just called them, I will wait they call me back. and I see myself making a field trip.
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Buick 57
Posted 2010-10-26 5:42 AM (#247072 - in reply to #246888)
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Thank you Soiouz, they got my part so will be going to pick it up, I would of not get it with out your help, I appreciated it. Thanks again.
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soiouz
Posted 2010-10-27 7:49 AM (#247220 - in reply to #247072)
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Buick 57 - 2010-10-26 5:42 AM

Thank you Soiouz, they got my part so will be going to pick it up, I would of not get it with out your help, I appreciated it. Thanks again.


You're very welcome and I'm glad you found your part.

Where are you located? Are you near Montreal?


I plan on going to three different yards on the same day with a couple other members of this forum in a couple of weeks, all within an hour from Montreal. If you need other parts or want to join, let me know.
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Buick 57
Posted 2010-10-28 3:16 AM (#247368 - in reply to #246267)
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I am in Montreal, next week going on vacation to Cuba where actually I have my car and I will be back by the 11th if you are going after that I would love to join, e-mail me with the info and thanks again.
Buick 57
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hemidenis
Posted 2010-11-02 12:41 PM (#247964 - in reply to #247368)
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I think that limo is rusted to the ground not crushed. Seems like Canada weather is unforgiving with FL cars.
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soiouz
Posted 2013-08-30 7:43 AM (#394365 - in reply to #246267)
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Went back to this yard last Tuesday to pick up some parts for my car, and quite a few FL cars have been added to it, including an incredibly solid 1958 Imperial (look at the floor pics I took!!), and a very restorable and complete 1960 Desoto.

The 1960 Chrysler is not a weird truck conversion, the pickup cab is only stacked there, the car is a 4 door sedan and in good shape underneath it.

(Sorry about the quality of the pics, only had my cellphone)




















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ttotired
Posted 2013-08-30 9:29 AM (#394376 - in reply to #246267)
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I like how the cars are all sitting on roofing iron sheets

Would make crawling under them a bit more pleasant

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soiouz
Posted 2013-08-30 10:07 AM (#394379 - in reply to #394376)
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ttotired - 2013-08-30 9:29 AM

I like how the cars are all sitting on roofing iron sheets

Would make crawling under them a bit more pleasant



The owner of the yard loves these old cars and has a lot of respect for them. When he has time off from the regular modern car yard activities, he takes each one of them, lifts them up from the ground, brings them to his main garage, removes critters, junk and weed out of them, oils the underside, brings them back in the yard, and then parks them on iron sheets, lifted high from the ground, so they don't rot. I don't know many other salvage yards that takes that much care to preserve old iron (except for Big M of course!!). I say hats off for these guys that really help a lot for the hobby!

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DIF-RNT
Posted 2013-08-30 10:59 AM (#394386 - in reply to #246267)
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Lots of treasures out there...thanks for posting
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soiouz
Posted 2013-08-30 12:23 PM (#394397 - in reply to #246267)
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There were also other FL cars (and hundreds more non-FL 1950's cars) that I did not take pictures of, including a very complete and probably restorable 1961 Plymouth Fury 4 door hardtop. It was in another section of the yard that I saw just as I was driving away.
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60 dart
Posted 2013-08-30 5:54 PM (#394465 - in reply to #246267)
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looks like most or all are cribbed up off the ground , nice idea -------------------------------------------------------later
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Windsor59
Posted 2013-08-31 5:19 PM (#394606 - in reply to #394465)
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Wow more pics frome the yard, and yea super nice floor in 58 IMPERIAL
thanks fore pics posting
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