Junk Yard Rescues


Stories and tips about old truck restoration.

An Old Truck For Sale

I saw this a few weeks ago, when I went on a trip to Colorado. This is a 1951 Ford F100 FOR SALE in a junkyard near the Colorado and New Mexico border

This truck needs a junkyard rescue. It would look real good after a makeover. How much was it? They wanted $4,500 for it.

Be prepared to put a lot of time into making this look like a fred g sanford truck.

Sand, sun and slow-rusting classic trucks can be found in the desert junkyards of the United States.

The dry, desert air has preserved the F100's bare sheet metal along the Colorado and New Mexico border. There are plenty of vintage trucks ready to be plucked from along the Colorado and New Mexico border desert. This 1951 Ford F-1 1/2 ton pickup is a mostly complete classic truck ready to be restored or customized. The body has solid and dry western desert sheet metal. The box looks good. The dash and gauges are all there. The floor is solid. The 226 CID L-head inline six cylinder 95 HP motor and four speed manual floor shift transmission are all there.

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There is a danger involved in restoring old classics

Restoring classic cars and trucks is a fun hobby that can be profitable as well. However, there is a danger involved in restoring these classics. When they were manufactured, people knew a lot less about the dangers of certain hazardous substances.Many materials used in the manufacture of classic cars and trucks can lead to severe health problems when individuals are exposed to them. The following is a guide to the dangerous substances that people need to be aware of when they are restoring vintage automobiles.

Perhaps the scariest substance found in old classics is asbestos. Asbestos is used in old brake pads, drums and clutch plates. It was used for its fire resistance. However, exposure to asbestos is now known to cause mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an extremely deadly form of lung cancer. It is imperative that restorers exercise caution when working with classic cars. Oftentimes, 15% of the dust found around the wheels and brake pads of vintage automobiles is made from asbestos! It is best to always wear a dust filter mask when working, as well as using a shop vac to suck up as much as the harmful dust as possible.

Another scary chemical found in older cars is lead. Exposure to lead can have serious health consequences, including brain damage, nervous system damage, kidney problems, reproductive health issues, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Lead is found in the electrical connecting areas of most classic cars. Also, many times lead was used as a filler for cracks and dents in body work on older automobiles. All that lead in the body of a car is released into lead dust when restorers sand the body.

Again, the best protection against lead exposure is to always wear a protective dust mask when working on an older automobile.
Many of the older paints used contain toxic substances as well. Cadmium was the chemical of choice to achieve the color yellow back in the good old days. Unfortunately, exposure to cadmium can be fatal in a very short period of time. The lungs absorb cadmium particularly effectively, so it is again imperative to work with a proper dust mask at all times. Lead chromate is also found in some older paints.

As well as the chemicals used in the manufacturing of older vehicles, they accumulate nasty chemicals over the course of their life. Dirt, oil and grease collect around the engine, drive shaft, transmission and axles. This dirt, oil and grease compound is full of nasty chemicals. Restorers should protect themselves at all times with proper safety gear. Wearing latex gloves and a proper dust filtration mask will prevent exposure to toxic chemicals, lowering the risk of health problems down the road.

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Salvage yard full of great looking classic trucks

If ever you had to look for GM truck parts you certainly know of Jim Carter Truck Parts, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of parts for Chevrolet and GMC light trucks made between 1934 and 1972. The company is located in Independence, Missouri.

Among other things, Mr. Carter owns a salvage yard full of great looking classic trucks, a place that he calls “a hidden treasure”. There are hundreds of trucks there.

Here are some pictures I found at their Website.


GMC Chevy truck restoration tips

A great place to begin the junkyard rescue restoration process is with the truck’s exterior.

Remove Rust in GMC Chevy Trucks:

Water, age, chipped paint, and exposure may cause rust to build up on vintage GMC Chevy junkyard rescues. Removing this rust in the beginning stages of restoring both the interior and exterior of the automobile is a the best place to begin restoring your Chevy truck.

Purchasing a professional rust remover solution is an effective method of safely accomplishing this without damaging the vehicle. Using sand paper or a soft wire brush in this procedure.

It is important to make sure that all rust is eliminated from the entire truck, including the body, engine, and the bed.

Cleaning and Upgrading the Engine and other Internal Parts during GMC Chevy Truck Restoration:

One of the best things you can do when restoring a Chevy truck is to clean or upgrade the engine and engine-related parts. Installing a new, updated engine increases the speed, endurance, and look of the truck, while contributing to its longevity, productivity, and fuel efficiency and not to mention its value!

Be sure to check the battery, thermostat, fuel pump, electrical systems, and transmission when restoring a GMC Chevy truck, in case they need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced.

Body Repair and Restoration of Chevy Trucks:

The exterior of a Chevy truck can be fun to restore. When it comes to restoring the body of a Chevy truck, there are lots of choices available. One of the more instant ones is getting a professional, customized paint job. This is always a good idea.

Choose your favorite color. Take it a step further by adding designs to the body’s paint job.

The 1950 GMC picture at the top of the page is the "color" I like. :)

Replace old body panels with new ones is a good idea.. Additional ways of GMC Chevy truck restoration include upgrading with the following:

  • Floor pans
  • Tailgates
  • Hoods
  • Fenders
  • Door Skins
  • Grille Supports
  • Running Boards
  • Front Bed Panels
  • Bed Wood Kits
  • Exterior Trim
  • Chrome and Plating

Interior Restoration of Chevy Trucks:

Restoring the interior of a Chevy truck can be very beneficial and rewarding. Here are some ideas on making these upgrades:

  • Reupholster Interior Fabric.
  • Replace Safety Belts with Seatbelt Kits.
  • Replace Carpet.
  • Upgrade Audio Equipment.
  • Be Prepared To Put Out Some Money

There are many ways to restore a Chevy truck. Finding the perfect accessories, parts, and ideas for your particular vintage job can take time. Attending car and truck shows, museums, shopping online, and going to swap meets or salvage yards are the best ways to acquire parts for your junkyard rescue project.

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Junkyard Tips:

  1. Never ever ever, just walk into a junkyard without permission. No exceptions. Even if you “know” them.
  2. If you get denied permission, don’t get huffy with the yard guard. Understand, they have to deal with theft and legal issues. Always be nice.
  3. Be sure to mention the project you are working on. They can steer you in the right direction.
  4. If you find something you want or need — always talk with them before you go removing parts.
  5. If you do remove the part, assure the business that you will NOT hack up everything that needs to be removed to get what you need. 
  6. If you do break something, tell them and offer to buy it. This is their business and they will appreciate the offer.
  7. Thank them for letting you look around. They don’t have to do that. It makes for a good relationship and raises your chances of doing good business in the future.