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LP's day out - a Scottish scrapyard


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#1 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:09 AM

Supernaut offered some parts to help finish off my Berlingo TD so I headed Aberdeen bound, on a whim I decided to visit my favourite scrapyard, Sharpewood Spares near Huntly. It's great, the guy's a bit of a hoarder but friendly and not greedy (I don't think I've ever spent more than a tenner there), I didn't buy much but spent hours finding paths through the piles of cars, a lot of which you would never see at the typical high turnover scrapyards.

 

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Rusty Panda 4x4.

 

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Ex-British Airways Mk3 Fiesta van

 

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Overview of a small part of the yard

 

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Spotted some Talento.

 

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XM sandwich.

 

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They've rebadged it you fool.

 

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Some impressive patina on the cars at the back of the yard, moss, lichen and weeds growing out of them.

 

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Not in the Prima of its life

 

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One of two Mk1 MR2s

 

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I wonder how the original owner of this Corsa B funded their purchase.

 

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Racism dispenser (into the scrapyard overspill now)

 

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A series Maestro with an excellent sunroof repair, a sheet of metal and self tappers.

 

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Dead brand

 

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A spot on the way home from Aberdeen, the roughest Hilux I've seen on the road, it must be registered as an agricultural vehicle

 

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Large American cars dwarf small Moray town.

 

Good to meet Supernaut and thanks for the bits.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:19 AM

Nice, thanks for sharing.

 

Looks like the owner is going for the "return to nature" plan for the shells - suppose you never have to bother moving them to weigh them in if you just let them decompose naturally over 30 years or so.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:45 AM

Nice, thanks for sharing.

 

Looks like the owner is going for the "return to nature" plan for the shells - suppose you never have to bother moving them to weigh them in if you just let them decompose naturally over 30 years or so.

 

I've been going there for the best part of a decade and a lot of the stock has been there that long. He mentioned not wanting to weigh stuff in because the moment he does someone wants parts for that car. Sound.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

I like that place.
When I was a Mini licker my friend Brian and I used to regularly go there and kick the rotten front end of an MG Metro or a Vanden Plas, drop the 1275 onto the ground and drag it out the yard. The guy never asked more than 40 quid or so. There was usually at least 5 or 6 to choose from.

One time we spotted a load of MG Metro pepperpot alloys....we ended up bagging 20 of them to flog on in the ScotAds after a quick "refurb" with a few cans of Halfords wheel paint.

 

Right at the back amongst the trees it faded from merely old stuff to properly ancient and even a few pre-war things which were unidentifiably fucked even back then and probably just a smear of powder for future alien archeologists to ponder over now.

 

It was an old boy back then and I think his son, but thats probably 20 years back now....Wonder if the old guy is still around?


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:17 AM

It might be his son in charge now.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:20 AM

Get it bought!

https://www.aspc.co....ir-Wood/Huntly/

I wish I could.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

Love proper scrappies like me this, sadly disappearing quickly now.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:10 PM

Jesus christ! I could easily spend days in there!! 

 

There are some yards round here than extend into trees, quarries, foresty kinda areas and with some motors lying for ages, but nothing even remotely like this.

 

Wonder if he will begin crushing stuff when he runs out of space, I never understand when scrappies dont make the most of their space by organising them to fit as much in as possible, that yard from the pics just looks like stuff has just been chucked randomly on the ground. 


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:32 PM

Cracking pics. I have a massive fondness for 'traditional' scrappies, which are all too rare now. An afternoon spent wandering around the legendary Flynn's yard outside Cooma in NSW is still probably the highlight of my life so far.

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

Nice. Some interesting things tucked away there.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

The number on that XM looks oddly familiar.  Ex-CCC, maybe...


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

Get it bought!

https://www.aspc.co....ir-Wood/Huntly/

I wish I could.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:09 AM

I'd chuck in £4.25 for a 1/100,000 share in an Aberdeenshire scrap yard.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

The number on that XM looks oddly familiar. Ex-CCC, maybe...


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:38 PM

The number on that XM looks oddly familiar. Ex-CCC, maybe...

I wonder does it still have the suspension height controller switch

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

My XM was P232 PWP.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:02 PM

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Wow, two 5s! I see the "TADTS" rust along the right rear window lip is present and correct too.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:38 PM

You NE scots guys might know - is Leslie Fairfowls ( not sure of spelling ) place still open / he still alive ?
He had a similar place near Maud and I used to live about 3 miles away from there .
He used to go to all the farm sales and buy all the 20p lots at the time . Lovely bloke but a bit weird too .
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

Is that the place at Knaven that FOAD visits? I think the owner there is called Leslie.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:46 PM

That's the one

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

Still alive and well as far as I know.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

Wow, two 5s! I see the "TADTS" rust along the right rear window lip is present and correct too.

The other 5. e52f806b0da71e22f4dc1aff3c396fe4.jpg
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:10 AM

Looks pretty high-spec, colour coded door bottoms, mirrors and C pillar trim, opening rear quarter windows.


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