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Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard
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cobra3073


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    Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

    Well, I made a run to the Salvage Yard today and found a 1970 Mercury Marauder. Someone had already gotten the engine but in the trunk was the air cleaner denoting a 429.

    A check of the VIN showed it had a 31 spline traction lock rear end which was still there! Did not have my tools with me so am going back on tomorrow or Monday to pull that puppy!

    While the engine was gone, everything else to include a very nice interior is there. I am sure the Marauder folks would love to have the interior which has the console and some very nice seats, dash and other pieces. It looks like it was hit in the back but as I said everything (other than the motor) is there. I hate to see it go to the crusher without at least the parts being saved - - such is life!


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    Offline 10-23-2010 08:06 PM
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      RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

      Its amazing what gets wasted and crushed as scrap metal.Probably too big a job to restore I guess.At least that 31 spline 9' won't go to waste!I've always had a soft spot for those old big block Mercury cars.Such a sad end to a great automobile!
      Offline 11-03-2010 02:21 AM
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        RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

        Just had a guy in the next town over offer me a 64 Galixy 500. The car has been in storage for the last 18 years. I looked at it and about the only thing it needs is bottom right quater. The paint job is late 60's early 70's. Thinking of getting it. Only asking $500.
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        Offline 11-23-2010 05:02 PM
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        cobra3073


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          RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

          Now that sounds like a GREAT deal!!

          I would be all over that deal. A buddy of mine had a '64 with a 390 and toploader. That was the car that first got me interested in Ford products.

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          Offline 11-23-2010 05:30 PM
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            RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

            (11-23-2010 05:02 PM)coilwire Wrote:  Just had a guy in the next town over offer me a 64 Galixy 500. The car has been in storage for the last 18 years. I looked at it and about the only thing it needs is bottom right quater. The paint job is late 60's early 70's. Thinking of getting it. Only asking $500.
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            We don't get those deals here in East Tn Angry
            Offline 11-23-2010 07:31 PM
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              RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

              Will post pics of the car. May have to get my grandson to show me how.
              Offline 11-24-2010 07:54 AM
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                RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

                These are the pics of the 64 Galixy.
                Another pic of the Galixy


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                Offline 11-24-2010 09:15 PM
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                  RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

                  It appears to be in pretty good shape, considering its age. It is just "begging" for a nice FE motor, toploader and 4:57 gears.

                  THANKS for sharing!

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                  Offline 11-25-2010 11:24 AM
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                    RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

                    The car already has a top loader. Just needs a beefier motor. It only has a mild 302.
                    Offline 11-25-2010 08:20 PM
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                      RE: Bi-Weekly Visit to Salvage yard

                      Did you decode the VIN? If it was a FE motored car buy it!
                      Offline 11-25-2010 08:27 PM
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