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Pontiackid87 06-09-2010 05:44 PM

How common is it to come by a TJ in the junkyard?
 
As the title states I havent really gone to the truck/SUV section of my local junk yard so i was wondering how often/commen it is to come by a TJ in the junk yard. My one reason i want to find one is i want a set of hard doors. Anyone ever see one in a yard?

Vaultzz 06-09-2010 05:55 PM

If you ever manage to see one, the first things to go are the top, windshields, doors and axles :p I saw a fully running YJ with a bent rear cross member come in one day but they were only selling it as a whole lol

Pontiackid87 06-09-2010 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 649357)
If you ever manage to see one, the first things to go are the top, windshields, doors and axles :p I saw a fully running YJ with a bent rear cross member come in one day but they were only selling it as a whole lol

i figured so... my junk yard is in ther boonie's so hopefuly i can find a set there. i already have a hard top and soft top so thats not an issue.

GroundHawg 06-09-2010 06:48 PM

TJ's are all over the local boneyards here. But never in 1 piece. The tops and engine are hot tickets. I've seen a few with stock doors. What state are you in?

jwm1986 06-09-2010 07:12 PM

I have never seen any Wranglers around here! Wish there was...

97'wrangler 06-09-2010 07:34 PM

I went to three of my local junk yards in that past 2 weeks, and found 3 of them total. I have been looking for full doors my self. so i went and found 3, 1 of them had nothing left on it, and the other one only had a windshield and one dented door. the 3rd had everything, from a hard top to D44 rear and D30 front, ( somebody must have changed the rear axel out) and went back the next day to take some stuff, and everything, EVERYTHING was gone. FML!

burton160w 06-09-2010 07:44 PM

Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market is your best bet for finding Wranglers in your area. One near mine, I got the soft top for $100 complete. :flipoff:

Pontiackid87 06-09-2010 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GroundHawg (Post 649434)
TJ's are all over the local boneyards here. But never in 1 piece. The tops and engine are hot tickets. I've seen a few with stock doors. What state are you in?

I'm from PA

burton160w 06-09-2010 08:02 PM

What part of PA? Trevose yards have quite a few yards. Plus, always scavenge on Craigslist

Jsquared 06-09-2010 08:07 PM

Common not "commen"

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sorry...

Pontiackid87 06-09-2010 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by burton160w (Post 649551)
What part of PA? Trevose yards have quite a few yards. Plus, always scavenge on Craigslist


Im from around the west chester area.

jtraider 06-14-2010 02:49 PM

there's one in tulsa that has a bunch of them.

T-BONE N BIXBY 06-14-2010 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jtraider (Post 654883)
there's one in tulsa that has a bunch of them.

Where would that be, jtraider? I'm in the Tulsa area.

Jerry Bransford 06-14-2010 03:19 PM

I've never seen a TJ in a junkyard here in the San Diego area. I think the Jeep specialty junkyards up in Los Angeles County buy them all up to sell parts off them at premium prices.

TexasSam 06-14-2010 04:56 PM

No TJ's in Junk yards in Tx ! .

pokey 06-14-2010 04:59 PM

Like Jerry said, scarce in SoCal. But I did find a passenger side sun visor for $25. Better than $79 which the dealer quoted.

Bobthegod 06-14-2010 05:43 PM

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Pontiackid87 06-14-2010 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Bobthegod (Post 655077)

It figure's id look on there and also find an 86 Fiero GT. A very clean one at that.

motokeen 06-14-2010 07:19 PM

No wranglers here in IL at all of any make. It doesn't matter if its a rust hole on 4 wheels someone will drive it. I have looked. I was thinking of selling my hardtop and full doors sense I'm beating the body up so bad. I just can't bring myself to do it even thought its just sitting in my garage collecting dust.

530ktm 06-15-2010 10:30 AM

Scottys in Fontana, CA has all the Jeeps from salvage. You can get about anything there.

deathphoenix99 06-15-2010 10:34 AM

I've only seen two jeeps in junkyards that I've been to, both were in Flint MI, one was a CJ? and the other was a YJ, both were stripped of almost everything and in bad shape.

mrcarcrazy 06-15-2010 10:37 AM

They are non-existent here...people just rebuild them rather than junk em.

Ageless Stranger 06-15-2010 04:34 PM

To Whomever fixed the title: Thank You. :wavey:

ebeale 06-15-2010 06:59 PM

Not a one in miami


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