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Old 11-20-2001, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Do you mix and match or do you buy a kit?

After a discussion with a few people in a chat room the other day it occured to me that there are a whole bunch of people out there who would rather buy a kit than try to mix and match something from the junkyard. For me it is more fun to scrounge around the wrecking yards with a tape measure than it is to go buy something shiny and new. What do you prefer?
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Old 11-20-2001, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i prefer to scrounge junkyards as well, i think its fun but it does stem from lack of funds for the shiny new stuff.
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Old 11-20-2001, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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why not just scrounge the junk yards for shiny new "kits". : ) I love finding packs in the junk yard that work well....but it does take allot of mix and mach time. I guess it depends on how much time you want to spend taking leafs in and out.
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Old 11-21-2001, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm a cheap bastard. With that said, sometimes is much more efficient to buy new. Some things just aren't worth using old parts either.
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I probally would cruse the junkyards a lot more if I had the time, and it my area had any decent junk yards. both the yards in my area are geared towards the racecar croud. Meed a Pinto, they probally have it, need a Toyota, what is that.
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Old 11-21-2001, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Picking the yards can be an ispiring place

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Old 11-21-2001, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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junk yards for me
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Old 11-21-2001, 06:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Do you mix and match or do you buy a kit?

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After a discussion with a few people in a chat room the other day it occured to me that there are a whole bunch of people out there who would rather buy a kit than try to mix and match something from the junkyard. ......What do you prefer?
Depending on what I'm doing - for axles = junkyard and rebuild yourself. But there are some things its just easier and cost effective to buy a kit.
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Old 11-21-2001, 09:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Junk Yards all the way, it's funner to find stuff that works awsome off of another truck and is way cheaper than the store bought stuff, i spend at least 4 hours a week seraching the local yards, sometimes i come up with some cool stuff other times come up with nothing.
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You can almost always build it stronger then buying it ..IMO

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