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brickyard92 09-10-2021 05:11 PM

No bricks to be found at junkyards!!!
 
So I was wondering why I am not getting any more alerts from Pull-apart here in Atlanta.
The reason is that there are no Bricks at any of the 4 locations in GA and haven't been for a while now.
I've never seen this in my 20 years of owning Volvos.
It's was pretty cool to be able to get small cosmetics parts instead of trying to source them out! I hope this is not a bad sign of the death of the BRICKS.:-(

Cwazywazy 09-10-2021 05:16 PM

Is it not a sign that they're being preserved more than crushed?

I haven't seen an rwd in a junkyard in a long while, I kinda gave up looking.

white855T 09-10-2021 07:17 PM

Sometimes its slow. There are 3 yards in my area that have 1 240 each but I go all over my state. I have 15 different junkyards that I go to.

122power 09-10-2021 08:52 PM

Hah, well pay the hoarders for parts or dont get any parts pretty much, lol.
Even here on the west coast there is only a few 240's in yards if at all. My local yard pnp only has one like every 3 months now or so.

carver 09-10-2021 09:56 PM

Last two years have slowed down here as well. By the time you get an alert they've pretty much been gone over.

sheepbleat 09-10-2021 10:58 PM

Agreed for the Northeast. I’m new to the brick game, but every time one pops up in a yard around here it’s pretty picked, even if I hustle.

Friends tell me it didn’t use to be this way. Makes me grateful for this board when I’m looking for something specific.

HiSPL 09-10-2021 11:20 PM

Low demand for parts and lots of high quality steel to be made in to chinese bulk freighters. Yards aren't holding on to them for any reasonable amount of time. Last one I saw only stayed in the yard about a month.

white855T 09-11-2021 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by HiSPL (Post 6214724)
Low demand for parts and lots of high quality steel to be made in to chinese bulk freighters. Yards aren't holding on to them for any reasonable amount of time. Last one I saw only stayed in the yard about a month.

It use to be 3-4 months, now its 4-6 weeks for turnaround.

2manyturbos 09-11-2021 02:07 PM

There are several reasons for that. Number one, there aren't as many on the road anymore. Those that are don't have collision insurance on them, therefore, they don't end up in the insurance pool which is where wrecking yards buy most of their vehicles from. Occasionally, I'll see one that a private party sold to a yard that has been sitting in their yard for the last 2-10 years. Fresh kill is rare now.

DD Ranch 09-11-2021 04:19 PM

Rare around here these days too, So much so that I had stopped regularly checking the LKQ website and missed a couple that had to have been stripped by the time I saw them. One was a 242GT with good looking seats and GT dash/trim; chrome mirrors - now gone.

The other was this decent looking 92 244 listed on 6/4/21 with black grill, cloth seats and a 7xx armrest! Looks like newer lenses too.

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/loca...992-volvo-240/

https://pypimages.azureedge.net/carb...240&quality=35

https://pypimages.azureedge.net/carb...max&quality=35

I have been checking every week since.

boostdemon 09-12-2021 10:21 PM

i mean its a vintage car now... better stock up on parts

fatcatbestcat 09-12-2021 10:48 PM

They've all been turned into washing machines.

propav8r 09-13-2021 09:34 AM

I drove 7 hours round trip to Winston Salem this past weekend because the Pull-a-Part there had two on the yard.

Broke4speed 09-13-2021 09:38 AM

This is no surprise to anyone north of warmer places. I'm in Canada, north of NY state...and we get maybe one 240 a year in the local yards, if we're lucky. The odd 740 and MAYBE a couple 940s...but it's been a long time since any useful cars popped up in the pick'n'pulls.

brickyard92 09-13-2021 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by propav8r (Post 6215186)
I drove 7 hours round trip to Winston Salem this past weekend because the Pull-a-Part there had two on the yard.

Wow 7 hours!! May I ask ,What were you looking to find ?

JohnMc 09-13-2021 09:47 AM

Yeah, the wave of 240's dried up (around here) years ago. The wave of 700/900 cars dried up more recently. It's almost all FWD era cars hitting the yards now.

propav8r 09-13-2021 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by brickyard92 (Post 6215190)
Wow 7 hours!! May I ask ,What were you looking to find ?

A steering rack. I mean I also wanted to hang out with my friends so I had ulterior motives, but yeah, sourcing parts is getting harder in general.

patrickstar 09-14-2021 01:30 PM

A 93 245 landed in the Vancouver WA pick-n-pull this last weekend. I went out there on Sunday and there was still a ton of meat left on the bones, including a full R134 AC system, good black dash, black doorcards, black cloth back seat. I didn't pull anything because I didn't have my full tool kit and didn't really need much, but I bet most of it is still there!

That being said, I don't see RWD Volvos in the yards too often anymore, and I'm in the mecca of RWD Volvos.

brickyard92 09-14-2021 01:43 PM

I don’t go to the Yard as often As I used to when I started driving Volvo‘s . Every time I went to a yard I always had my full tool kit which included my power tools! ��

JohnMc 09-14-2021 01:47 PM

For a long while 3rd gen 4Runners were rare in PnP yards. even wrecked, I guess they were above the prices they like to pay. Then a few years ago it's like the dam burst, now you can almost always find at least one if you go by 2 or 3 yards.

2manyturbos 09-14-2021 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickstar (Post 6215586)
A 93 245 landed in the Vancouver WA pick-n-pull this last weekend. I went out there on Sunday and there was still a ton of meat left on the bones, including a full R134 AC system, good black dash, black doorcards, black cloth back seat. I didn't pull anything because I didn't have my full tool kit and didn't really need much, but I bet most of it is still there!

That being said, I don't see RWD Volvos in the yards too often anymore, and I'm in the mecca of RWD Volvos.

I think I know the car you are describing. If it is the same 240 it sold through IAA 2-3 weeks ago. I was tempted to buy it, however, it was at $600 before the auction even started. It didn't come cheap.

patrickstar 09-14-2021 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2manyturbos (Post 6215596)
I think I know the car you are describing. If it is the same 240 it sold through IAA 2-3 weeks ago. I was tempted to buy it, however, it was at $600 before the auction even started. It didn't come cheap.

Light blue on Hydras?

white855T 09-14-2021 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DD Ranch (Post 6214862)
Rare around here these days too, So much so that I had stopped regularly checking the LKQ website and missed a couple that had to have been stripped by the time I saw them. One was a 242GT with good looking seats and GT dash/trim; chrome mirrors - now gone.

The other was this decent looking 92 244 listed on 6/4/21 with black grill, cloth seats and a 7xx armrest! Looks like newer lenses too.

https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/loca...992-volvo-240/

https://pypimages.azureedge.net/carb...240&quality=35

https://pypimages.azureedge.net/carb...max&quality=35

I have been checking every week since.

I always hear people say 'This car has been stripped' but I never understand why they say that. Even after the initial first week of picking, there are plenty of parts leftover. The local junkyards that have the only 240s, I've gone back like 10 time at least. If you're looking for special parts like floor mats or gauges, I think those days are long gone unless you're in Cali. I travel to junkyards all over the place. Some as far 300 miles. But I always end up finding cars that haven't even been picked.

white855T 09-14-2021 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patrickstar (Post 6215586)
A 93 245 landed in the Vancouver WA pick-n-pull this last weekend. I went out there on Sunday and there was still a ton of meat left on the bones, including a full R134 AC system, good black dash, black doorcards, black cloth back seat. I didn't pull anything because I didn't have my full tool kit and didn't really need much, but I bet most of it is still there!

That being said, I don't see RWD Volvos in the yards too often anymore, and I'm in the mecca of RWD Volvos.

Yeah, the idea that parts aren't out there is kind of ridiculous. You just have to be willing to look. I won't be surprised if that car doesn't get picked very much. If that car had been there on the half off sale, you would of got all the a/c parts for $80. I got lucky on the half off sale and got a whole setup(not like I needed it) but I couldn't pass it up.

white855T 09-14-2021 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2manyturbos (Post 6215596)
I think I know the car you are describing. If it is the same 240 it sold through IAA 2-3 weeks ago. I was tempted to buy it, however, it was at $600 before the auction even started. It didn't come cheap.

If it was wrecked, I wouldn't pay that much but I've been paying 400-500 for parts car(I know its way too much but that's just what I have to do these days).


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