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Old February 27th, 2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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So I've started a new job, I'm either in Owosso or Webberville daily. Usually I worked in GR, so I could run to LKQ or Wellers Self Serve on my lunch and grab small stuff and scout for big stuff.

I've found "U pull an Save in Mason", but otherwise I'm coming up empty on self serve junkyards in the area. Is there anything? Or am I going to have to travel to GR on weekends lol.
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So I've started a new job, I'm either in Owosso or Webberville daily. Usually I worked in GR, so I could run to LKQ or Wellers Self Serve on my lunch and grab small stuff and scout for big stuff.

I've found "U pull an Save in Mason", but otherwise I'm coming up empty on self serve junkyards in the area. Is there anything? Or am I going to have to travel to GR on weekends lol.
About 20 minutes East of Webberville in Howell there are a couple. Michael's Auto Salvage and Regal Recycling. I haven't spent much time at either but I go by them all the time.
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About 20 minutes East of Webberville in Howell there are a couple. Michael's Auto Salvage and Regal Recycling. I haven't spent much time at either but I go by them all the time.
If they let you go out and roam around they are my kind of place. Alot of places think they're all professional now and won't let you do anything.
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If they let you go out and roam around they are my kind of place. Alot of places think they're all professional now and won't let you do anything.
Both Regal's and Michaels will let you wander around the lot as long as you check in at the front desk. I've had good luck with both of them and just took a car to Regal's last weekend. They're running about $100 a ton for vehicles currently
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I have had good luck in the past at Regals but the last time I went the guy working the counter was pretty high on his prices. They donít have a set price list so itís pretty much whatever mood the counter person is in that day.


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Back in my GM days (sorry it was 20 yrs ago) there was a junk yard in Laingsburg just west of Owosso...R&R Salvage I think...that place was pretty good, cheap, you pull and had lots of old Jeeps and military surplus.

Have no idea if it is still that way today, but maybe worth a shot.

Another place I used to hit was Cat's in Lansing, don't remember much about that place other than a kind of crazy lady ran it....
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Back in my GM days (sorry it was 20 yrs ago) there was a junk yard in Laingsburg just west of Owosso...R&R Salvage I think...that place was pretty good, cheap, you pull and had lots of old Jeeps and military surplus.

Have no idea if it is still that way today, but maybe worth a shot.

Another place I used to hit was Cat's in Lansing, don't remember much about that place other than a kind of crazy lady ran it....
I found it on the map, it still shows up in satellite view, so I'll definitely be swinging by.
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If they let you go out and roam around they are my kind of place. Alot of places think they're all professional now and won't let you do anything.

We are professional. I use to have your attitude, then I went to work for one of the closed door facilities....really opened my eyes to why things are done like they are.
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We are professional. I use to have your attitude, then I went to work for one of the closed door facilities....really opened my eyes to why things are done like they are.
Why are thing's the way they are?

I'm perfectly happy pulling my own stuff.
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Why are thing's the way they are?



I'm perfectly happy pulling my own stuff.
People pulling there own stuff dont give a crap about anything but what they are looking for. Wires get snipped, drive shafts get sawzalled, body panels get beaten and dented to get at something, etc. Lots of parts that end up being worth nothing but scrap metal could have been sold for more if care was taken. I'm sure there is a lot of stealing going on by hiding small things in tool bags too at a pull it yourself junkyard.

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People pulling there own stuff dont give a crap about anything but what they are looking for. Wires get snipped, drive shafts get sawzalled, body panels get beaten and dented to get at something, etc. Lots of parts that end up being worth nothing but scrap metal could have been sold for more if care was taken. I'm sure there is a lot of stealing going on by hiding small things in tool bags too at a pull it yourself junkyard.

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I definitely sawzall and cut everything

I'm pulling crap from 2002 Silverados with 230k and a busted frame though, it's all scrap if I don't pull it.

When I swap my wifes Olds 98, I'll probably use a nice "salvage yard" engine with a warranty, but for my crap, LKQ is outstanding, and I wouldn't have a turbo LS C10 without them. Besides, they're really in the scrap business at the Upull, selling a few parts before they melt it is just a bonus.
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I wouldn't have a turbo LS C10 without them.
Need pics and a burnout video!!

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I think I have a build thread on here somewhere I abandoned lol, it's all junkyard, Chinese, or home built parts. Definitely not SEMA quality but I enjoy it just the same.
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but I enjoy it just the same.
And that's all that matters

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I have been to the two yards in Howell. It has really pissed me off when I see guys break good items to get to the part they want. I have seen where some people appear to hide some good parts in other vehicles so they can come back and get it when they can. Like a perfect Ford pick up tailgate stuffed in the back of a Chevy van under the seats.
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There is a yard just south of Owosso on M52, I haven't been in years because the guy working the counter was an ass last time, and they were expensive. If you go, let me know how it is. Looks like they have older stuff maybe still.

I usually go to Flint or Lansing, there is a couple scrapyards in Owosso, but it's not places you can usually buy stuff from, my uncle has though.
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Why are thing's the way they are?

I'm perfectly happy pulling my own stuff.

For us at least everything is computer cataloged, every car is sitting in a specific location, we know what has value, whether or not it's good, any existing damage the part has ect. Our cars (2000+) are all inventoried, dismantled, then yarded. We don't have enough warehouse space for everything so cars become storage containers for their parts that were removed in dismantling. We ship parts nation wide all day everyday, we have to be organized....turning customers loose in our facility would be a disaster and end up costing us staggering amounts of money.
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