Hoarding parts

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  1. 1970BlackBird

    1970BlackBird 1970 Buick Skylark Sedan, "Rosaline"

    Anyone else hoard parts? I have this awful addiction to hoarding 4 dr parts just in case. I have doors,fenders,hoods and trunk lids all painted and ready just in case a part is damaged beyond repair. Boy scout motto!
     
  2. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Many if not most have issues, lol. Stems from Buick parts not being so available I think.
     
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Parts hoarding? Never heard of such a thing
     
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  4. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Have any '68 fenders? (Sorry should be in "Parts wanted")
     
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  5. 1970BlackBird

    1970BlackBird 1970 Buick Skylark Sedan, "Rosaline"

    I only have 70' to 71' parts unfortunately. They are painted.
     
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  6. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Doesn't sound like a problem then.
     
  7. 1970BlackBird

    1970BlackBird 1970 Buick Skylark Sedan, "Rosaline"

    I mean I have them in Regal Black just in case. If I had a few others or these were not painted, I'd be willing to sell.
     
  8. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    When buying body panels repaint is assumed.
     
  9. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I have lots of parts but not for hording. Will pass them onto help other Buick guys in need
     
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  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    If I've learned anything since getting back into this hobby a few years ago, it's that I'll never discard or turn down the opportunity to acquire parts again.

    I had a lot of stuff that I sold with my other Stage 1 back in 2011 that would (now) make great bartering chips and when I think of all the hoses, belts, clamps, nut and bolts that I tossed in the trash back in the day, I get a little sick.

    I guess that's the long answer. Short answer is yes - but I'm in the same boat as Briz.
     
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  11. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    I've tried to limit myself to parts for the one car I own. Specifically, parts that are difficult to source if I need them.
     
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  12. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    As soon as my last two cars are done I will sell any leftover parts so someone who needs the stuff can get it. I think some of us tend to keep everything too long and our heirs wind up trying to sort through piles, boxes, and bags of stuff.
     
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  13. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Silver Level contributor

    Max, I have one--the original, unmolested passenger side fender from my '68 GS350. Unfortunately, it's currently on my '69 and can't leave until I locate a '69 fender in similar condition that doesn't cost (including transport) an arm and a leg.
     
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  14. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    You can't believe how many parts I HAD. I through away so MANY things, especially after I sold the property my shop was on, BUT I still have 3 40x9 trailers Stock FULL of parts & shop equipment.
     
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  15. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    I gave up on hoarding parts. I used to buy just about anything with a trishield on it. After moving it all twice I realized how much of a waste it all was. I have been trying to sell it off. I can't imagine a scenario where I'd need 5 455s or 3 spare distributors. My new motto is to keep the spare parts at the other guys house, i'll keep the money in my wallet.. between this board and ebay there are no hard to find parts for a skylark..
     
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  16. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    "between this board and ebay there are no hard to find parts for a skylark.."

    Can you spare a nos LH Headlamp bezel for "70? I just need one.

    Thanks, in advance,

    Matt
     
  17. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    Haha, wise guy! Let me rephrase- no hard to find parts that meet my standards!

    I know i've seen 70 nos bezels for sale recently on this site, you'll probably have to buy the pair though!
     
  18. trodwen

    trodwen Active Member

    I have a few parts only since I don't have a huge garage.
     
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  19. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    I also am space limited, but I do have some extra's. No engines or transmissions. Mostly little stuff. Instument panels? Yes. Trim? Yes. Mostly It's mentally designated for a particular purpose, not just sitting.

    Although I do have 5 of the "California" logos now. Hoping to share some of those soon.
     
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  20. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    For a while, I had run out of sheds. Then I sold the car and realized how much money I had wasted. Of course when I was selling all those bits and pieces they just never seemed to be as valuable as I first thought when I bought them and I lost my shorts.
    Now I have next to nothing and am very selective with what I buy, because if this car gets written off, I'm stuck with a pile of useless junk again.
     
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