…and the hits just keep on comin’!
Normally we’d start off with an introduction of some sort. But this week, we’re just going to jump right in.
Live from the U-Pull, here’s this week’s number one hit!
Despite the demolished roof, the left doors on this Impala must have made it through unharmed.
Not much else was spared, though.
At least someone got a good-running motor out of the deal. (When you see a crashed car in a junkyard, it’s usually somewhat safer to assume its drivetrain was good at the time of the accident… thus, motors and trannies tend to disappear quickly from wrecks like this one.)
Sweet ride, bro!
Uh-oh. Looks like somebody was bro-ing this one a little too hard…
…and eventually bro-ed it into something large and immovable…
…all within days (or perhaps even hours, for all I know) of owning it. Bummer, dude.
This Aztek isn’t wrecked now, but it once was.
Sweet repaint, man! (The cellphone picture doesn’t quite capture it – long story short, this one’s rear hatch and bumper covers had orange peel like you wouldn’t believe.)
So it’s agreed, then.
Moving on to vehicles that aren’t cracked up, here’s a set of 5-spoke alloys for your early 2000s Monte or Impala.
The caps are even present. As for the rest of the car’s contents… I suspect that the less I know, the happier I’ll be.
This Cougar, like many today, is looking pretty sad.
Is there anything special about a “Special Edition” Cougar? I have no idea.
Yup, this one’s been rode hard and put up wet.
You can’t spell Grand Marquis without Grandma – perhaps that’s who last owned this one.
Um-hmm, that’s a motor under there.
And these would be seats, and a dash.
That’s all I have to say about that.
As we wind down our tour, let’s take a look at this rather unremarkable Chevy pickup.
It may not be much of a standout from the outside, but this custom bench is rather interesting. Wonder how it came to be?
Last, but not least, we have one of the final full-size Blazers. These have been showing up with alarming frequency in this yard as of late.
Most arrive with more rust than steel, thus curbing much of my sympathy… but this one seemed to be a little above average (second and third resprays aside, and ignoring the strong possibility that there’s lots of Bondo underneath). My guess? Probably transmission failure.
Big things are coming to the Junkyard Outtake. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more backroads junkyard action than ever before! Here’s a hint: among many other things, there may be wagons with illuminated Indian chiefs on their hoods.