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Old 01-18-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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People at junkyards.

You guys ever have problems when you hit the junk yards? Besides the guys working the front gate going through my socket set thinking I'm sneaking parts INTO the junk yard, I've never had any issues with people. The occasional guy borrowing a certain size socket aside, I usually never even have people speak to me there.

Today was different. Vegas only has one pick-your-part style junk yard left as the other one "forgot" to pay for it's license. The last surviving one is usually pretty crowded and it's usually pretty hard to find parking.

Well, a buddy and I were after some random Z31 and S-chassis parts. I always leave empty handed as there's usually only 1-3 SOHC S13 at any time in there. We get everything we can find from Z31s that he needs and I get a IATS off the only S13 there today. We are headed for the exit when I spot a Q45 that had not been raped yet. I grab a tire tool from the Z31 next to it and bust the wheels off the thing so I could get the brakes.

Looking back, I should have had him go to the other side and start on the other front, but I figured if someone saw me after the brakes, they would leave well enough alone. Wrong. Some guy started removing the driver side front while my buddy and I were getting the passenger side brakes off. I told him we were after the whole brake setup and all I got was Spanish in return. I finished the front passenger side, went to the rear driver side and started there and the guy gets an attitude with me, starts yelling at me. This guy can go to hell. I ask a guy walking passed if he speaks english and I get him to tell this guy that he's not getting the parts I already pulled and he can get lost, with or without the caliper he already pulled.

This fucking guy had the balls to go get security and told them we were taking parts he already picked! Think the two hispanic security guys that came back believed an italian guy or a filipino? Hell no. When they told us we had to give this guy our Q45 brakes, I told em to eat a dick.

Not only did we get escorted out, we had to give our brakes up. Then, to make matters worse, I get outside to find Metro waiting for us. They say they have a report of two men trying to intimidate other customers out of parts. A half hour conversation/lecture from two asshat cops later, we get to leave.

Sorry for venting, just wanted to know if anyone else gets this, expecially in Vegas.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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I haven't had too much of an issue before. Sometimes I find ppl searching for the same parts but they usually let me get it and I help them find it from another car. I only saw one 240 hatch yesterday when I went for the front side marker sockets. Shit was gone. Selection sucks ass in that junkyard. I'm about to start going to cali and raping theirs.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
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the second i saw security coming i would have chucked the brake caliper or dismantled the bitch and scattered its parts
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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the second i saw security coming i would have chucked the brake caliper or dismantled the bitch and scattered its parts
ditto.................
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:46 AM   #5
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For the record, my first thought was to toss em, but there were just too many people there. I would have definetly hit someone with at least one of them.

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Selection sucks ass in that junkyard. I'm about to start going to cali and raping theirs.

Amen. A few of us might have to get together and take weekend trips to Cali for parts runs lol.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:07 AM   #6
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they would have had to take me out with zipties around my wrists if this shit happened to me. fuck.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:18 AM   #7
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the second i saw security coming i would have chucked the brake caliper or dismantled the bitch and scattered its parts

I was thiking the same thing too, That shit gay, I'd set the car on fire too hahaha
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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Wow. That's pretty crazy. I've never experienced anything like that before. Pretty fuckin lame.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:28 AM   #9
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if you're doing the whole buddy system you have to make sure one's the lookout on scavengers. people are ruthless at yards so this doesn't surprise me. not worth getting confrontational about in my opinion though.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:34 AM   #10
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A few years ago when I was 17 or 18, this old guy working at one of the local junkyards was always really nice to me and even gave me discounts. I just assumed he was a cool guy, until one day as I was already in the parking lot getting ready to leave, he ran out after me and handed me a really creepy letter he wrote to me.

After that, I haven't gone back there for at least a year. Luckily I don't think he works there anymore.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:45 AM   #11
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call the INS on them, tell them they have undocumented workers....
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:45 AM   #12
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A few years ago when I was 17 or 18, this old guy working at one of the local junkyards was always really nice to me and even gave me discounts. I just assumed he was a cool guy, until one day as I was already in the parking lot getting ready to leave, he ran out after me and handed me a really creepy letter he wrote to me.

After that, I haven't gone back there for at least a year. Luckily I don't think he works there anymore.
what'd the note say?
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:06 AM   #13
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dude i had a bag of tools with me and i put them on the trunk of the car and climb under the car to check the rear-end and when i came up my mallet was gone
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:59 AM   #14
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AHAHAHAH..thats funny..my junkyards are legit..people are cool..there are plenty of 240's, Q45's, and J30's to choose from...and the yards are kinda low pro...Ive never had anyone act like a bitch to me..anyone need parts..i may be able to pull and ship..PM me if so
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:32 AM   #15
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that all most qualifies for a required ass beating. That kind of bullshit would never fly on the east coast. I would have flipped the fuck out if some body pulled that. English speaking or not, blood would have been spilled
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:49 AM   #16
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thats a pretty fucked up story man. i cant believe that you got the shit end of the stick like that. it makes it an even more ridiculous situation seeing as how the cops were involved...sounds to me like it was blown way out of proportion
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:43 AM   #17
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i would have done the jerry maquire movie freak out....
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corta mi gramma (mow my lawn in spanish) i would have definately been pissed and probably took a dump on the calipers i had to give up or just took a dump on pedro while he was workin on the last one.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:23 AM   #19
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Wow what bitches lol... skrew em man, i was at the nevada pic part a few weeks back, they had a sohc coupe(two tone, teal and silver) but it was pretty well picked thru, they didnt search my stuff either and i didnt even have to pay to get in lol... i did have my girlfreind with me 2 tho lol... her purse can hold alot of tools
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Dude that's fucked up and he couldn't even understand what you said to him.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #21
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I've only had one McAsshole try to pull a stunt like that.

I was pulling off a driver headlight assembly when all of a sudden this guy come out of nowhere and starts pulling off the passenger. I tell him what they hell and he acts like he couldn't hear me and just takes off with the part.

Isn't it junkyard etiquette that if someone is working on a car they basically have dibs on it?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:17 AM   #22
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haha i live in las vegas, and i believe youre talking about the craig and lamb one! thats happened to me before. when it did, id toss the parts. you can tell they were cursing me with obvious spanish words, but oh well. im filipino, and most of the people their are hispanic. they always try and speak spanish to me, while pointing to my tool box. im assuming they want to borrow tools and they say "seventeen socket" and i just nod my head.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #23
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Never happen to me
but then I again I'm Latin and speak the language,
am 5'11" with a decent build
and usually go with friends
People usually ask what else I'm taking when I'm on a car
Most annoying thing that happens
is people with radios blasting Rancheras and
sometimes being asked if X part will work with X car.
Lately I've been meeting more 240 people at the yards
and having a decent chats with them.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:19 PM   #24
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^ Dude, same here. Recently I keep meeting 240 owners left and right at the yards I goto. Funny thing is when I see them leave they're usually always in a CRX or an EG hatch lol.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:23 PM   #25
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Same deal over here.

They always ask what I'm taking(if I was there first).

Never had a problem.
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what'd the note say?
+1 what kind of pick a part do you go to

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:37 PM   #27
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Same deal over here.

They always ask what I'm taking(if I was there first).

Never had a problem.
Ditto. Never really had a problem.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:44 PM   #28
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I see that happen in yards here once in a while but personally I've never experienced it. Ours usually are flooded with South Africans more so that Mexicans, and they're all really small guys. I'm 6'2", 210, and I always have a pry bar in one hand no matter what I'm doing. If you come off as being a sonbitch they usually get the point and steer clear of that entire row until you're done. It's common etiquette to wait if someone is on a car but people get so ramped up over that one part they need they forget, being a dick about what you're doing always cements the message that you were there first.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:14 PM   #29
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you guys are lucky you even have pick a part type junkyards, over here in ct there arent any i know of. everything is done on computers and they never have what youre looking for. the shitty attitude is usually free though.
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You just have to stay on top of things at the yard.
Its like being in a shitty neighborhood.
Your safe, but keep your eyes open.
Make sure you can see your tools at all times.

And the mexican guys are there everyday and make a living selling or recycling parts or whatever the fuck they do with all that shit they pull.
so they will always win an argument.

That metro part is fucking rediculous though.
i would have had my authority issues arise and told metro to cuff me or fuck themsleves cause I am not listening to there bullshit.
"go get your fucking home life together and stop lecturing me you fucking hipocite" lol
yeah, I can loose it with the 5-0.
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