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Hi this is an idea of mine to do a community build for junkyard runners. A junkyard runner is a car that is used to get around a junkyard to get parts. If this goes ahead there will be only two rules which is that the car must not be utility based and to have fun.

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Brayden

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Me 1969 chevelle

Michael ford truck

joseph 1977 GMC flatbed

David?

chuck?

Benjamin Chevy citation

Jeremy ed Roth pick up

Riley 56 Chev shop truck

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That's fine join in I am doing a 69 mustang with a custom made tray and Pontiac engine

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Here's where I am so far. I screwed up the paint pretty bad so I'm gonna sand it down the best I can, shoot it flat black, and add some weathering, maybe some dents. Then I might throw some old decals on there.

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Wow looks good this doesn't have to be road legal just enough to function to get around the junkyard

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which is that the car must not be utility based

I'm confused by this. A junkyard runner by definition is utility based. Please explain further.

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Yeah I didn't think about it much the rule is that the vehicle you start with must not be based on a utility but be adapted to one however with MustangGuy23 entering with a truck I might relax this rule.

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I knew what you meant, but I already had this started. My local junkyard uses a station wagon as a parts runner.

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The parts runner I was familiar with was an old 60s Valiant (chrysler) four door with the rear sheet metal cut out.

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Yeah that's what I am talking about regular cars being adapted to a utility

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Here is what I am building it is a 1969 mustang with the roof and rear sheet metal cut off with plans to install a Pontiac motor and put a custom tray with weathered paint

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I'm way ahead of everyone, but I'm trying to finish this up to get onto the next project. I got the body resprayed in flat black and mounted to the chassis. I scratch built a push bar to push cars around the junkyard. Then got it mounted along with the door handles, mirrors, and wipers. All I have left is the wheels! Oh and as I was typing this out I decided to build a construction rack for it. Thought it would fit. My ideas never stop.

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Wow that looks great love the idea of the push bar is anybody joining in on this or is just me and michael

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Got a rack mocked up and the rear tires on. The rack is made completely of shaved down sprue. Still need to add some cross braces and more supports. Trying to decide if I want to try adding another rail on the sides.

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Most of the yards I've ever been to used small 4x4 trucks to get around tight spaces, one of em used old Suzuki Samurai's and Bronco II's and the other place I usually go, had a lowered ranger w/ the roof chopped off (was a custom truck that was towed in and adopted as the yard truck)

Sounds like fun if I can finish what I have going on

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Join in mate even if you have an old gluebomb lying around you could use

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Got this one all wrapped up minus the ladder rack. It'll be awhile before I get that done. Just moved so I'm having to recreate my workbench. Also lost my "spray booth." The car on the trailer is a '69 Mustang. It was a glue bomb that I stripped apart, painted, and threw back together. I should've tried adding rust and dechroming the wheels (one of them is painted black). The car also doesn't sit on all 4 wheels because I cut one tire trying to make it look flat. Doesn't look good.

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Whoa that's looks really cool

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Can I be a late entry? I just saw this, I have a few messed up, lost intrest, or gluebombs I could use, if I can join it will probably be either a 77 gmc or a 67 corvette. if you are fine with me joining late plz tell me so I can get started :D thanks!

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no worries join in glad to have you on board there's no finish time or entry time it is just whenever you want

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I was wondering if I opened this build up to shop trucks as they are exactly the same as junkyard runners please share your opinion

it will really help

Brayden

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Years ago in NE Ohio we called them "goats" "mules" or "dogs" and they would usually have cutting torches or makeshift hoists grafted on to them.

Sounds like it could be a fun project- I'll have to see if I can find some time to build something.

David G.

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I'm in. When or with what I don't know, but I'm in. :D

I'm confused by this. A junkyard runner by definition is utility based. Please explain further.

Not always, Rob- a local junkyard used to use a Cutlass Ciera with the trunk lid and back seat removed to carry a cutting torch and transport parts- nothing really in the way of "utility" about a Cutlass Ciera, but it worked okay for them.

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