I WENT TO A NEW MOPAR SALVAGE YARD TODAY -PLEASE READ

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  1. Not Right

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    This place was a New Discovery for me, but I'm sure that someone else has already been there and done that...so let's assume that this is a REDISCOVERY.
    NEWTON'S GARAGE
    1452 LEE HWY. S. (RT 11, PARALLEL TO I-81 IN ROANOKE, VA.)
    ROANOKE, VA. 24019 (Actually, more locally known as Cloverdale)
    540-992-2351
    newtonsgarage@gmail.com
    MARK NEWTON
    Lots of mid '60s to Early '80s C Bodies,
    Loads of A Bodies
    Couple of dozen B Bodies
    Just a few E Bodies
    Lots of early to mid '60's Valiants and Baracudas
    (some gm and some ford)
    He has lots of other stuff too.
    He had never heard of FCBO or any of the other F_BO Divisions. I told him I'd put the word out and maybe he would become an international star! He is no Murray Park, but he HAS got a lot of stuff. He runs a small, old fashioned, neighborhood garage and is covered up with daily customers, so you have to be patient. He seems like a good guy. Tell him you belong to that International Mopar Club that Richard, "the '68 Fury Guy", was telling him about -for that SPECIAL TREATMENT!
    Mom said to always share....so there you go...
     
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    crv Senior Member

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    Did you take any pics you'd like to share?
     
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    No, I sure didn't. It was my first time in there. I was on a mission to find some specific parts. My head was on a swivel trying to locate certain models of a specific year range. I was kind excited and overwhelmed all at the same time. It was like the "Find the Hidden Items in this Picture". Half of the yard was in a heavily wooded area and pretty grown up with briars and such. Whenever I spotted a possible donor car, I had to work my way to it to look at it. It was not a nice, neatly laid out yard, like in the plains. The terrain was a challenge. The other half of the yard was like a savanna. The cars where in rows and just ever so slightly up in the dry. The dead grasses where all tufted up and the thaw water and flow from the adjacent highland had collected in the driveway areas between the rows of cars and had created bogs in the tufted tall grasses. I was wore out just from the trek and had just enough energy left to pull the 3 parts I had joyously found. Taking photos just fell off the list. But, it was a junkyard....you get the picture. :thumbsup:
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Maybe one we haven’t seen before so no we don’t get the picture....:poke:
     
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    Okay DetMatt, since you put it that way...I really wanted to keep these photos a secret but...okay. Attached please find the secret honey hole of 68-73 Cbodies I happened upon yesterday. There are 23 vehicles in this photo. More photos are available upon request. I hope you see some you like. Compliments, Y-T, Not Right. :poke:backatcha! Picture0127181222951.jpg
     
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    Nice forest....those must be Corpusluteum of the Cranium Elms....:poke:
     
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    That’s better and I think to the right of that one tree towards the center I see a ‘67 so next time you’re there maybe you could bother to get good pics for us, eh?
     
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    You got it. It would be my pleasure!
     
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    Nice score! :thumbsup:
     
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    Sure looks promising.
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    I've been through that before... for me, the best is usually to pick my way through, without many tools, to take pictures and scout the yard... keep a pocket notebook to make sure that you get back to everything you want, and 2-3 trips hauling parts and tools... but it makes for a very long day.
    That looks like the kind of place that is better to dig through while the brush is dead and the bees and snakes are sleeping...
     
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    Looks to be all Mopar out front.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Does the owner have any kind of a formal inventory or even generally know what he has? For example, if you asked him if he had a 68 Monaco would he know and point you in the right direction?
     
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    Well, Mark does not have a formal inventory list published...But he has been in this business at this location all his life. It was his Dad's place before it became his place. Mark is 60-ish. When I told him '67 thru '71 Furys and '69 thru '73 C Bodies (for the Reservoir), he stood there at the entrance to the yard and proceeded to rattle off each and every '67 thru '71 Fury in the yard and its location, and as for the more general request of '69 thru '73 C Bodies....he replied, "there all over the place". So, this yard is in Mark's memory, from a lifetime of working the yard. I will venture to guesstimate he has 200-230 vehicles. Of that, I will guess that 70% are Mopar. Of the entire inventory, I would say 80% are pre-1985 and I would say that 98% of the Mopars are pre-1980, most of the Mopars are , say 1963 to 1975. You guys need to know that he made an exception for me.., he usually doesn't allow pickers on the yard because they tear up more than they purchase...or steal...or trip & fall & sue....you've heard this before. So, if you go there, you'll have to talk your way into the yard....he'll have to feel good about you before he let's you in. I recommend the Business approach. Call ahead and just talk to him for a few minutes, you know...Who you are...Where you'll be coming from....What you're looking for....and What day you'd like to visit -if that will work for him......He's old school, and so are we. Gaining his respect shouldn't be too difficult since we are starting from the same page. Secondly, he has a busy little shop with very little customer parking. I had to park right in the way of everything when I first arrived & addressed it with him first thing. He had to move a vehicle to create an out-of-the-way space for me to park. You must take the second fiddle position with him. His first responsibility is to his shop. If you barge in on his scene and demand immediate customer satisfaction, my take is that you with get disappointed. I know he loves the Old Cars too, like us.., but like us, it is more of a hobby to him and not so much of a Revenue Generator. His shop is where he earns his living. I hope we at FC-A-B-E BO make a positive difference in his business and I hope a lot of us can find what we need. I fear he may come at me with a baseball bat the next time I visit him. He did say that he would appreciate any extra business I could help him find...but, if we blow up his smartphone and desktop, .........well - he'll just have to step up, Right? "NO CRYING ALLOWED!" I hope this gives you all a better idea. C-ya
     
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    Nice, that he keeps the riff raff out. One of my favourite yards around here is like that. I've also been to a yard where the nephew at the front desk needed to get his uncle to answer my questions. He came out half in the bag and belligerent but I eventually talked him into letting me look around. You never know what you will run into at those places.
     
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    It's not out in the sticks as I imagined reading the previous posts, but no, I'm not in the habit of patting snakes.
     
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    Like Gump says, "Life is like a box of chocolates,........." Well, if you are ever down this way, I'm sure he would be impressed and honoured that you came all the way from Canada to visit! Heck, on that note, I'm sure he'd be taken aback just to get a call or email from you. Don't forget now, tell him Richard sent ya! Seriously though, it would be nice if we can build a repor with him so that when a Caller announces to him, "I'm a member of FCBO -TAHDAH!", it means something to him. (Murray's gonna kill me, I hope he's not monitoring all these messages.)
     
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    I didn't see any snakes. But I think thick rubber "mud boots" and not wearing any deodorant for a few days prior to your visit should keep you safe.:rofl:
     
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    sure... nothing will want to be near me...
     
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