Wrecking yards near Phoenix

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by racenu, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I am looking for some leads for wrecking yards within 3-5 hour drive from Phoenix. I really need some parts from a 2 door 69 wildcat or Lesabre. Any leads so I can call before driving would be appreciated. I know of Desert Valley Auto Parts, they have moved their big Buick inventory to Black canyon city from 7th street and won’t sell me anything until they open the new location. Thanks
  2. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

  3. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nick, that’s an awesome link. Any other leads appreciated
  4. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    What are you looking for ??
  5. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    The filler between rear window and trunk. My car had a vinyl roof and when we removed the top the section underneath was full of holes.
    So really looking for the section from a non vinyl top car as they all seem to be bad in that area, Thanks
  6. lrlforfun

    lrlforfun Well-Known Member

    OK Racenu: DVAP? Never EVER EVER EVER. A fun place for the gate fee if you don't mind the heat, otherwise no. Mitch
  7. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mitch, I got a few good deals & picked myself but usually buick stuff is priced as if they are rare Chevelle SS parts...very pricey.
  8. '65softtop4

    '65softtop4 Well-Known Member

    did you try Speedway Automotive in Phoenix
  9. bballsam

    bballsam SoCal Gran Sports

    If you go to speedway (Phil) and spend $1.00 you got taken...
  10. Bill Nuttle

    Bill Nuttle Well-Known Member

    DVAP On the north side of Phoenix sucks. The one down in Casa Grande different story. I was allowed to wonder around and pull my own parts in that one.
  11. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I’m going to casa grande tomorrow and speedway. Thanks
  12. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    I do believe Speedway is history.
  13. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    DVAP bought Hidden Valley Auto parts in Maricopa to the best of my knowledge. Maybe? that is the Black Canyon location you speak of?
    Valley Auto in Safford is largely crushed out, but may have some loose bits on their racking.
    Fort Auto parts in Huachuca City appears closed, you may have to do some local investigating to find out if it can be accessed. Azchevs may know more it is less than 10 miles from him.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2020
  14. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Just got back from hidden valley in Maricopa and desert valley in Casa grande. No luck on 2 door 69 so I’m heading to Black Canyon city tomorrow. DVAP said I can’t access that location yet but I’m going to look anyway. The big Buick’s have been moved there in the last month. I did see a 63 convertible Riv, at Hidden Valley, I didn’t think they made them? Might be a custom 1 of none car?
  15. 69 GS 400

    69 GS 400 Well-Known Member

    That Riv might be worth taking a look at.
    Believe I seen a factory black and white photo of a prototype. Probably a later custom but you never know. Rarest Hemi convertible was found in a wrecking yard in Ontario.
  16. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    I am going back there to get a gas tank for my wildcat, I will ask about the convertible Riv, on the drive back from Maricopa I thought I should have had a closer look at it and asked what the story was on it?
  17. racenu

    racenu Well-Known Member

    Found all my wildcat parts at Black Canyon City, DVAP is relocating the Happy valley yard, unfortunately I paid a premium but needed the parts. Thanks for all the replies and leads, Gordon
  18. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Okay, so the Hidden Valley (HVAP) stash is going to Black Canyon. Black Canyon is the area north of Phoenix Metro, the 17 Freeway heading N towards Flagstaff is the "Black Canyon Frwy". Remember walking Hidden Valley 2 1/2 to 3 years ago, they still had some great stuff - saw '70 Chevelle stuff littered about as well as plenty of late sixties BOP cars. Like DVAP, their prices were hit or miss - guess they depended on the mood of the counter person that day.

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