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Old 05-04-2015, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pick N Pull Quality

On the hunt for the famous Ford HP60. Everyone that is selling them out of there garages want 700 and up. Looked at Pick N Pull pricing online and its only 300 bucks after core and taxes. Sounds like a good deal to me.


Question is, should i trust a Pick N Pull axle or not? I know to look for the obvious stuff like bent tubes or brackets for any type of potential accident it might have been in.
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd trust a Pick-N-Pull over some dude in his garage.

Most have a short term warranty.
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I'd trust a Pick-N-Pull over some dude in his garage.

Most have a short term warranty.

Im sure there warranty dosent cover the axle after i turn it from a driver drop to a passenger drop and a redo all the brakes, axles and hubs. Hahaha
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Then why are you worried about it?
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Then why are you worried about it?
Not really worried. Mainly wanted to see if anyone has had any bad run ins with there stuff looking good but then finding out they arent good.
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If you find a HP60 anywhere for $300 buy it. Good luck with that.
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Same quality as a guy in his garage. Either way you are going to want to go through it.
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Everyone that is selling them out of there garages want 700 and up.
Yeah, that sounds about right. $700 being the low end of what you can expect to see.

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If you find a HP60 anywhere for $300 buy it. Good luck with that.
Yeah...that ^^^.

I've seen ONE before, that we luckily got to.

That's combined between 4+ yards in Colorado, over the last 8 years or so?

Even if the junkyard had/has one...many know what they are and pull them. I've seen many that pull them and are listed as "premium" for upwards of $1300.
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I'm sure most guys in their garage is just pulling it from the junk yard and reselling.
It's what a lot of do.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm sure most guys in their garage is just pulling it from the junk yard and reselling.
It's what a lot of do.
X2...goodluck finding a HP60 in a Pick N Pull..if you did..it got thrown in the yard the night before or the day before.
I've literally saw them put what looks like one being hauled out before they opened back in like 2011....got in..walked over...sure enough there was a guy there already ahead of me...and it was one. He was waiting..came back by about 20 mins later..friend was back with tools and they were already rippin it out.
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I got 1 Ford BJ D60 for $125, 2 Ford BJ D60 for $250 each, 1 Ford king pin D60 for $250.

3 of them was from one junkyard near me. The kingpin one was buried under some overgrown weeds, already pulled, ready to be paid for and have their tractor to put it in back of my truck. The other one was in FAR other end from the truck section in what look like it got misplaced in a "rear axle pile", grabbed that one too. All the 3 BJ ones I got was the 92-97 units.

It depends on where you live. Here in NYS trucks go to junkyards pretty much from rust death so they do go through junkyards here. If you're in the south, more are still on the road. Of course I have fun busting my ass to get the spindle off the knuckle haha
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I've bought two of them in the last year from area junkyards for $300. These were the early 90's ball joint variety with the bolt-on calipers.

I'd be surprised if you could find one at a pick-n-pull.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for helping me to come to reality of my imagination. Thats what i thought you all were gonna say. But ive still got plenty of time ony hands to hunt one down.
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I have heard stories of pick-n-pull employees buying them and flipping them for a profit. they know what people will pay.
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Where are you located KTM?

Here in the PNW they are as rare as unicorn farts in the JY and going rate is $8-$1300 private sale. Around here you have better luck finding one in a truck and parting it out. Then you can recoup cost from scrap price.
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keep your eyes open for an entire truck, occasionally the whole thing can be had for less than just the axle, then you make money and get what you're after
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Then you can recoup cost from scrap price.
At $20-$30 a ton right now?
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At $20-$30 a ton right now?
Where are you taking your scrap? That's crazy low. Add another zero and you'd be closer.
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That is current for Nv. We're not much better in Utah. $.020/lb this morning. I feel it's only that good since we have Nucor right up the road in Plymouth. You can thank China for fawking with the market. Not that I'm very pleased with the idea of the scrap market when we should mining and producing our own steel.
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How could someone possibly comment on the quality of an axle at a junkyard that you haven't even found? I doubt that your going to just walk into a pnp at your leisure and pick out a KP 60.
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A jy doesn't change the fact that its a used axle. As long as the tubes aren't bent and diff housing isn't cracked in half, take it home clean it up, stuff with new parts and enjoy . That simple.
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I can't remember how many 60s I've bought over the years and sold them here. AFAIK, no ones complained. I picked up a 78/79 HP60 for $150 last year, truck rotted and guy pulled drivetrain and junked rest. He had no idea what it was...I've gotten 2 60s at a local yard, one HP and one GM. Paid $125 each. Same yard just had a dually GM, but truck was toast so never even got to the yard. Batteries died in sawzall so couldn't get it. I still look for 60 when I go to yards. Another yard close to me has a shit ton of them.
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If you find a HP60 anywhere for $300 buy it. Good luck with that.
Every day 'round here for balljoint axles.
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Every day 'round here for balljoint axles.
I had to spend more than $300 for the busted up D50 that I just wanted the outers for here. Hell, the JY wanted more than $300 for the 99-04 knuckles out.
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It really depends on where you live.

Up here in the northeast, the trucks rot out and end up in the JY long before anything mechanical is really wrong with them.

Myself and several of my friends have all found HP60s (kingpin and balljoint) between $200-400.
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