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Old November 23rd, 2009, 14:59
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Junkyard in Austin?

Do you guys know of any pick a part type places around Austin? I Googled and searched and all I can find are some reviews ripping on yards for not allowing you to pull your own parts and for not knowing what rigs they have in the yard.

You'd think with C4C that finding some front end parts for a '97 would be a piece of cake.

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Or if anybody is getting rid of some of the banged up parts in this pic, let me know:
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 16:22
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Re: Junkyard in Austin?

briggs (i believe thats the name) way up north on 183 comes to mind. its about a 30 min drive from here. i havent been out there in a long while. they let you pull your own stuff. i dont know about their prices, id call.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 16:42
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briggs (i believe thats the name) way up north on 183 comes to mind. its about a 30 min drive from here. i havent been out there in a long while. they let you pull your own stuff. i dont know about their prices, id call.
Thanks for the recommendation. I have a friend that needs some F250 parts so we might have to make a mini road trip out of it.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 22:11
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Re: Junkyard in Austin?

Its called Harolds in the Town of Briggs
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Old November 24th, 2009, 13:05
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Its called Harolds in the Town of Briggs
thats it thats for straightening that out!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 16:26
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Re: Junkyard in Austin?

Budget Wrench a Part outside of Belton on 190. Its much better than Briggs. Get off at the G Wilson exit. Everything is dirt cheap there, tons of XJs and ZJs. Abunch of older 2wd F250s but nothing 4wd.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 19:35
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Budget Wrench a Part outside of Belton on 190. Its much better than Briggs. Get off at the G Wilson exit. Everything is dirt cheap there, tons of XJs and ZJs. Abunch of older 2wd F250s but nothing 4wd.
Excellent. Do you know if they keep track of the rigs on site?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 20:31
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Re: Junkyard in Austin?

i have a 94 that im parting out, have the pass side parts...
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:58
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i have a 94 that im parting out, have the pass side parts...
Thanks for the offer, but I'm pretty sure it has to be '97+ rig for the parts to work due to the front end update that year.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 18:18
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Excellent. Do you know if they keep track of the rigs on site?
No, they don't. If you call them, they say they have no idea and you have to come look for yourself. They don't inventory jack.
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No, they don't. If you call them, they say they have no idea and you have to come look for yourself. They don't inventory jack.

So how does that make them better than Harolds. He at least knows what kinda cars he has out there and has them sorted into groups.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:20
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Because I have been to both, and left extremely disappointed with the prices of one place and return enthusiastically to the other time and time again.

All their stuff is sorted, import cars left side, chevy trucks, ford trucks, dodge trucks, and jeep are in the back 3rd. Domestic cars front right. $2 to get in, $100 bucks any axle, $150 any motor, $100 any transmission. Almost anything else is between $5-$50. Did I mention they have about 20 xjs? None of them have a fan shroud BTW. A bazzillian Exploders if anybody wants some 8.8s. And an air conditioned checkout counter, open 7 days a week.
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Re: Junkyard in Austin?

The yard in Briggs is higher on there prices than the one in Belton, but if you are looking for post 97 parts I recomend Briggs. I was at the Belton yard about 2 weeks ago and only found 2 or 3 late models, Most had front end damage and had been picked over hard. The yard in Briggs had about 7 or 8 and most were CFC cars that had no damage at all. Just my 2 cents. If you go to Briggs and see a light blue driver side fender for a 97 let me know. It will be about 2 weeks till I get home and have a chance to go look.
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The yard in Briggs is higher on there prices than the one in Belton, but if you are looking for post 97 parts I recomend Briggs. I was at the Belton yard about 2 weeks ago and only found 2 or 3 late models, Most had front end damage and had been picked over hard. The yard in Briggs had about 7 or 8 and most were CFC cars that had no damage at all. Just my 2 cents. If you go to Briggs and see a light blue driver side fender for a 97 let me know. It will be about 2 weeks till I get home and have a chance to go look.
Thanks for the '97+ heads up. I'll pm you if I make it up there in the next two weeks.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 14:06
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Did you ever make it to Briggs? I was there this morning, it was almost to cold to be pulling parts. They had 2 complete 97 and after xjs that are white and 1 front clip that is white. The clip and 1 of them were not on the big lot but at another site just up 183 between the turn off and the store. The completes hadn't been touched...yet.
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