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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Junkyard Find - how to post on forum?
I would like to start a discussion on how to best report junkyard finds on the forums. There are many approaches to this and maybe it doesn't matter, but I think that we could improve the process and visibility if we came up with a set of standards:
1. Where to post? Choices could be A) Vintage B) For sale / wanted c) model-specific forum D) model-specific forum for those models that HAVE a specific forum, vintage for everything else E) a new forum that is just for junkyard finds.
2. Subject line of post - I think it is useful for the subject line to contain all of the information necessary for someone to see if they want to read the thread, for instance: Location, Model, minor descriptor. For instance, a subject line might be "Junkyard Find - W114 couple, Los Angeles area, mostly complete", and then the body of the original post can contain as much description as the poster is willing to include about the car (and of course the specific location of the car).
3. Life of the thread - The forum thread could be ongoing additions of new findings, which I think isn't so good, or a new thread for each find. If there is a new thread for each junkyard find ideally it would be good for others to post updates (if any) on that particular car until it is NLA and then the thread could be closed or purged...
One of the down-sides to posting junkyard finds is that people sometimes ask you to go salvage parts for them. I think it is important to realize that by merely posting the find, the individual is doing the forum a favor, and if the individual is not interested in getting parts for someone else we should all view that as completely reasonable. (In other words, I'm not pulling a dash from a car and shipping it to Portugal for you)
I would appreciate comments from those of you who frequent junkyards - what do you think would be the most useful way to convey information about the cars we find....?
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...