Junk Yards

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I love walking through Junkyards and collecting items that have been forgotten.... trouble is, it is hard to find junkyards that allow you to walk in and browse and buy! If anyone has any information in regards to junkyards that are friendly to visitors and salvaging please e-mail me. I am looking for yards that are located in Indiana and surrounding states! I primarly visit one in noblesville,IN ... but the owner is not always willing to allow people in!

Thanks Live Long Junkers! ~David

-- David Kleeman (MephDevil@aol.com), September 29, 2000


In response to Terry Larsen's question, you don't have to pay to compete on Junkyard. You get paid travel expenses and a daily allowance.

-- Andy Bell (andy.bell@rdfmedia.com), November 28, 2000.

Here's one place that has searchable database of Junkyards : http://www.junkyarddog.com/

Also an extensive recycled auto part database here :


-- Philip Olson (philip@theprojects.org), October 30, 2000.

I love the feeling of walking though and junk yard and seeing all of the possabilities of what I can do...Just I need to know what to do... I need the eguipment to everything...But I am really good at being creative...

And I am just wondering...Does a person have to pay for there tripp...

Thank you,


-- Terry Larsen (t_tom68@yahoo.com), November 28, 2000.

I live in paxton illinois and about 5 miles north of us there is an excellent junkyard. they still let you walk through it and you can pull your own parts. They closed earlier this year to do some cleaning and will be reopening jan 2.

-- Aaron Bertan (aaronpuff84@yahoo.com), December 20, 2000.

There is a Junk yard near Danville Ill. The name is Coultas Recycling. This is off of RT. 1 south of danville. You will be able to see it on the west side of the road after you pass the Toyota dealer. Hang a left at the next light. This is very good place to get mid 80's and early 90's parts. You can walk the yard. And best of all prices are reasonable.

-- todd gass (toddgass5@charter.net), December 04, 2002.

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