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Like a kid in a candy store


Recently I added a couple of cars to the household. I bought my son a 2011 Malibu, under 80000 kms, great condition, he will have this car for a while. Then I bought my daughter a 2010 Journey R/T because she really wanted an SUV and as an "old beater" it was a good buy. Less than a week after she got the car, I had taken it to a shop to buy winter mats and a new set of wiper blades and when I went back to the car, one of the tail lights was smashed. RRRRRRRRR! So I went to Kenny U-Pull with my son a few days later. Got the tail light assembly for $34.00 and a couple of other small items. Let's just say it was a nice father - son outing; cheap entertainment with great enjoyment!

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Yup! That's me with the trolley and the tools.

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There's not much better than a day in a self-serve wrecking yard.

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I did the very same thing at a pick-and-pull here in London about a month ago.
I was looking for electric actuators for pop-up headlights to convert the vacuum ones I have.

I registered on line to be notified when they got a car in that would accommodate me and sure enough a 97 Firebird
came in and the next day I was stripping them out of the car. The lots are so well organized and the cars are easy to get at.

My daughter had totalled her Mazda 6 months before and she always wondered were it got to.
I found it in this yard, not prepped yet for stripping.

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Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



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LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

I did the very same thing at a pick-and-pull here in London about a month ago.
I was looking for electric actuators for pop-up headlights to convert the vacuum ones I have.

I registered on line to be notified when they got a car in that would accommodate me and sure enough a 97 Firebird
came in and the next day I was stripping them out of the car. 

 


 Have you tested them to make sure they are good? Those F body actuators are quite troublesome. The replacement part isn't even a crazy price to buy aftermarket. I had to replace both of them on our 97 Trans Am and also on a 94 Trans Am we had.



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LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

I did the very same thing at a pick-and-pull here in London about a month ago.
I was looking for electric actuators for pop-up headlights to convert the vacuum ones I have.

I registered on line to be notified when they got a car in that would accommodate me and sure enough a 97 Firebird
came in and the next day I was stripping them out of the car. 

 


 Have you tested them to make sure they are good? Those F body actuators are quite troublesome. The replacement part isn't even a crazy price to buy aftermarket. I had to replace both of them on our 97 Trans Am and also on a 94 Trans Am we had.


 

I did hook them up to a little 12 volt source I have and they did go back and forth, based on the polarity switch. I assume there is some sort of resistor in them to stop when
there is resistance (ie. when the headlight door stops at the rubber bumper) ?

Do you recall the replacement part #, if required ?

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)



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LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

I did the very same thing at a pick-and-pull here in London about a month ago.
I was looking for electric actuators for pop-up headlights to convert the vacuum ones I have.

I registered on line to be notified when they got a car in that would accommodate me and sure enough a 97 Firebird
came in and the next day I was stripping them out of the car. The lots are so well organized and the cars are easy to get at.

My daughter had totalled her Mazda 6 months before and she always wondered were it got to.
I found it in this yard, not prepped yet for stripping.

mazda.jpg

 

Regards, Scott (LandShark ...)


 I registered online too for notifications but fortunately I don't need anything else at the moment.



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If anyone sees a 92-96 Buick Park Ave I wouldn't mind the horns. They are a 4 note horn and have a really nice sound to them. I want to put a set on my truck.


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LandShark68_2+2 wrote:

 

Do you recall the replacement part #, if required ?

 

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  Yes, SK49120 and SK49121 from Rock Auto. At that time I think they were about $49 each, now they are $60. Still not awful though for brand new. 



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The problem on the Island is that they are getting rid of all the candy stores !!! Was a dozen in Langford....think Sandy's may be the only one left. Still a couple in Sooke...but most have shut down for rezoning and now town houses sit where they used to.

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There's one U-pick here in PEI but you pretty much need torches to remove anything lol


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Todd, there's a Park Avenue in Cornwall's Kenny U-Pull. I'd pick it up for you if it were closer to me such as Montreal or Laval locations but if I happen to go by Cornwall I'll let you know. I don't intend on going till 2023 when they host the next car show.

 



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"Which one?"                                                    "The red one!"

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'01 Montana            - red

'06 Buick Allure

'12    Japanese minivan



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Ok great. Thanks!

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