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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Junk yard pickin'   Tue May 26, 2015 1:51 am

The junk yard gods smiled on me this weekend. I got some parts from a fresh 96 RMS, and a fresh 93 Caprice wagon showed up. The one exemplary part I got is a wagon gas tank. The preppers at the yard forgot to punch it to drain it, and I just happened to spot it while going for the sender. On top of that, it was 1/2 price weekend at the yard. I would have pulled more parts, but the heat, and sun were brutal. I spent about $150 on some really nice parts. The tank is not for sale. It is my spare. They are too difficult to find, and a PITA to ship. I could not get the tank straps, because the footwell for the tailgunner seat was all bent up, and trapped one of the screws. Next time I go, I may take a BFH to adjust the footwell.
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PostSubject: Re: Junk yard pickin'   Tue May 26, 2015 2:44 pm

The last Roadmaster wagon in the yard here was being held off the ground at the rear by the gas tank. That tank is definitely NOT designed to hold that much weight! The tanks also get punched to drain around here, and the rear seats get bent to heck and back in anything with a trunk to keep someone from being trapped in the trunk.
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PostSubject: Re: Junk yard pickin'   Tue May 26, 2015 11:23 pm

So gas tanks are a hot commodity? The yard I go to never punches holes in them.
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PostSubject: Re: Junk yard pickin'   Wed May 27, 2015 9:19 am

Grab one while you can. I have a spare tank for when needed in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Junk yard pickin'   Wed May 27, 2015 10:33 am

95BRMW wrote:
So gas tanks are a hot commodity?  The yard I go to never punches holes in them.

Try to buy one on line...ain't happenin'. They are difficult to get someone to ship as well. You have to make sure they are clean, sealed, and boxed, or the shipper will not take them.
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PostSubject: Re: Junk yard pickin'   Fri May 29, 2015 12:52 am

They are hard to come by. Last one I needed cost me 120. Wish I had a spare. I need to start checking when I do go.
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