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13 hours ago, High Jetter said:

119  to Croydon might be a while, then?

I used to walk down to Hayes Road, when I lived in Bromley, to catch the 119 to Croydon to spend my hard earned paper round money at Our Price records. I still have the Ian Dury, Elvis Costello and Blondie albums that I got from there.

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3 minutes ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

I used to walk down to Hayes Road, when I lived in Bromley, to catch the 119 to Croydon to spend my hard earned paper round money at Our Price records.

Small world. My gran lived on Links Road, West Wickham and my other parents on Pickhurst Lane Hayes. We were on Queensway, in Coney Hall. The only 2 bus routes I knew were the 138 & 119.

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41 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

Small world. My gran lived on Links Road, West Wickham and my other parents on Pickhurst Lane Hayes. We were on Queensway, in Coney Hall. The only 2 bus routes I knew were the 138 & 119.

I lived off Westmorland Road and used to catch the 138 to go to Bromley High Street. My older brother went to Hawes Down School, that was on Hawes Lane, and used the 138 every day. The school changed it's name to Spring Park Upper.

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Tow balls on bumpers used to be common, but they all consisted of a shaped proper bar that fitted behind the bumper. Two holes were drilled in the bumper blade, and the tow ball was bolted to the bar behind the blade. It gave a neat finish and made it appear that the tow ball was bolted just to the bumper. Used to have a few, will have a look see tomorrow if it ever stops raining!

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Got this photo this evening. 

Fenton car parts Limerick Ireland circa 1990/91 This pile was awaiting the crusher.

Takes me back,as this was dad's favourite place to get bits to keep the family chariot mobile.

I ended up working there for 14 years until it closed in 2007.

Real blast from the past for me.

Apparently the guy I got this from has others.

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On 7/14/2023 at 9:57 PM, junkyarddog said:

Got this photo this evening. 

Fenton car parts Limerick Ireland circa 1990/91 This pile was awaiting the crusher.

Takes me back,as this was dad's favourite place to get bits to keep the family chariot mobile.

I ended up working there for 14 years until it closed in 2007.

Real blast from the past for me.

Apparently the guy I got this from has others.

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Wonderful picture. Please share more like this. I’m my mind I’m scrambling up there like Tarzan in oily jeans, pilfering trim and hunting bits for crap old Vauxhalls.

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14 minutes ago, motorpunk said:

Wonderful picture. Please share more like this. I’m my mind I’m scrambling up there like Tarzan in oily jeans, pilfering trim and hunting bits for crap old Vauxhalls.

Is there anywhere left in the UK/Ireland that you can still do this? Around here you're not allowed to take off parts yourself. Saves me a fortune as I'd go in for some piddling, little bit and walk out with half a car in pieces.

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2 hours ago, EyesWeldedShut said:

Is there anywhere left in the UK/Ireland that you can still do this? Around here you're not allowed to take off parts yourself. Saves me a fortune as I'd go in for some piddling, little bit and walk out with half a car in pieces.

Two reasons I suspect you can’t get you own parts off. Health and safety of course plus I would imagine serviceable parts get ruined by people trying to get to the parts they want and just destroying anything in the way.

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19 minutes ago, Steviemillar said:

Not quite, RGS Hutchison at Persley Quarry in Aberdeen still allows you to remove your own parts. Its a few years now since the cars were stacked but its still open for the public to wander around.

Just googled that, I'm passing there in a couple of weeks time, I wonder if they'll let me in for a wander around for old times sake. :D

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On 4/16/2019 at 11:46 PM, morrisoxide said:

That's Balby Doncaster it's an absolutely ace yard. Believe it or not the back wings of that hammered A55 mk2 are now on my Oxford Estate (see avatar)

The chap who owns the yard has some right rare old chod a rare Mazda Estate iirc. Think there was a Vauxhall Victor Estate with a Jag V12 and running gear in the yard. I'll see if i can dig some pics up.

Looks like I never got around to posting some pictures up, better late than never I suppose. 

I'm sure I posted a link from Balby yard that @mk1_4dr and I went to years ago but can't find it now?

Anyway have some of my potato cam pics from 2011.

The Jag V12 Victor Estate as mentioned.

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More pictures to follow.

EDIT I found a pic of the rear wings from the A55 Mk2 I bought.

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From this.

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