How To Get Free Car Parts

December 05, 2016 19 Comments

Nissan SR20DET Engine, Nissan Aftermarket Parts

So you've done it. You've gone out and you've picked up your next project vehicle. Whether it's your new project car, or your first car ever, chances are it's in need of some TLC. Maybe you're just missing some critical components, or maybe you’re looking for something a little more. So what are the options when going to look for a part? You could go to your local classifieds like Ebay, Kijiji or Craigslist, browse forums, look through online stores or go to a brick and mortar store near you. But chances are you're looking for a deal.

What if I told you, you could get these parts for free?

Across the world hidden in little inlets are junk yards, but don't take the words literally. These hidden havens house so many parts that sometimes it takes days to go through. Many of these local yards have “FREE PARTS DAY”, days where you pay a  flat fee and walk out with all the parts you can carry. From the smallest things like fuses, to the largest like panels and doors an entire new world is at your fingertips.

So what do you need to bring with you?  Well that's possibly the hardest question, and the answer really does come down to what you're working on and what you're looking for. Now for my example today, we are doing a budget swap of the extreme variety. The casualty is a Zenki S14, who is going from a dismal 2.4L auto to at 6.0 litre Gen III Vortec with Nissan's  very own Z32 manual transmission. So with this much variety one can easily get overwhelmed. So let's break it down.

First, let's start with exactly what we're looking for. We already have our motor plucked from a 2500 Silverado, the motor has the full Grassroots Performance treatment and we already have the car with tranny, so we're done!! No not quite. We were missing some critical components such as the fact that our donor was a 2006, which meant it was fly by wire. Yet the car and 102mm TB we wanted to use was cable. So we needed an earlier donor truck with ECM, harness and throttle cable. But we're also on a mission to find other randomness, so our goal is to grab as much as we can.

Second is tools. Number one thing to keep in mind is that the likelihood of the car you're looking for being the first one you come to, is pretty much zero. Because of this, you have to run a compromise of not having the right tool as well as not bringing every tool from your garage because remember YOU are carrying them. I always start with the basics. So a good set of lineman pliers (which also double as cutters), needle nose pliers, and 1/4" drive sockets. Then a knife, which I can't stress enough to make sure you have a NEW blade. They are designed to be sharp, not last a long time. If you get cut you want it to be with a sharp blade, not a dull chipped shitty one. You want a variety of drivers but you are only one person so why carry more than one handle? So I carry the multi tool type. One for regular, one for Torx.  Wrenches, are very helpful but very heavy. I only bring stubby ratchet type and although you are not supposed to, I interlock them for more leverage when needed.  All this and a bit more I carry in a backpack so that you still have both your arms free. Attached is a picture of the stuff out of my bag and blown up so you can see the stuff. Do NOT bring SnapOn, Mac or the like to the yard. Tools can grow legs and it's much easier to replace a $20 ratchet than a $100 one. That’s $80 that you can put into mods!

 

Last thing is people, you can even make it a social event.  If you and a couple buddies need bits then that's half the tools that you need to carry in!  If you are allowed to leave with a credit or cash if you don't find what you're looking for then you may be able to pile the parts on one guy and split the credit with him after you leave. Our local yard, Standard Auto Wreckers, has monthly free days where they charge $50 to get in.

On designated “Free Parts Day” Saturdays, customers have access to the entire self-serve part of the yard with their $49.95 admission fee. With up to 2,000 cars and trucks to choose from, up to 2008 models (and also newer models may be available), YOU CAN’T LOSE! If you don’t find the parts you are looking for, or if the value of the parts is less than $49.95, we will give you an in-store credit for the difference towards a future purchase or entrance fee for another “Free Parts Day”.

We typically go with 3-4 guys, and most times we can get 3 credits on our way out. That means that it only costs us $12.50 to get the hard to find bits that we need!  Now there is a chance that you may not find your car, but be creative because the manufacturers sure were not!  It is very common for companies to save money by using switches, buttons and the like across their whole line so just because your car isn't there doesn't mean that your part isn't. Have a fun time out there, and take your time!  You never know what gem you might stumble on!



19 Responses

kkiriray kkiriray
kkiriray kkiriray

January 07, 2022

https://casinotrickandnews.blogspot.com/2022/01/2-more-of-best-brands-of-cards-for-poker.html
https://joinlive77.com
https://onlinecasinonews23.blogspot.com/2022/01/3-tips-for-more-sustainable-gambling.html
https://www.vernis-halal.eu/en/blog/77_Une-manucure-aux-couleurs-estivales-avec-la-s.html
https://www.decorativeartisans.org/IDAL-Blog/7281296?anchor=12239110#12239110
http://kamma.or.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=job&wr_id=1&&#c_105
https://www.pandcboutique.com/blogs/news/14744469-how-to-wear-a-romper-this-summer?comment=129073053849#comments
https://paddletsra.org/conservation-updates/9963954?anchor=12239117#12239117
https://station.maincontents.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=event&wr_id=124&&page=2&#c_624
http://air.tium.co.kr/yc/bbs/board.php?bo_table=qna&wr_id=12&&#c_625
https://www.bandoec.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=download&wr_id=4&&page=5&#c_1496
https://efisd.net/blog/One.aspx?portalId=32050699&postId=32984674&portletAction=viewpost
https://newroadfoods.com/blogs/newroad-foods-blog/food-vs-feed-what-s-in-your-dog-s-food?comment=128945062055#comments
https://www.giessegi.com/blog/asics-gel-lyte-iii
http://klfishing.com/talk_new/bbs/board.php?bo_table=hole_info_1&wr_id=1041&&sca=%EC%A0%84%EB%B6%81&#c_1780
http://www.thecheekybeen.com/
https://www.noreciperequired.com/recipe/broccoli-soup-cheddar-croutons#comment-306387
https://eaglesonveterinaryclinic.ca/product/pet-classic-solid-dog-leash/#comment-19124
https://bupa.com.sa/en/privacy-policy/website-management-and-operations
https://hanoverchamberva.com/hello-hanover!/8702797?anchor=12242974#12242974
https://www.elanbyuri.com/blogs/designer-thoughts/accessorizing-your-sofa?comment=125176086682#comments
https://ggc.view.usg.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6621&ownerId=17111&entryId=348&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://fifty50foods.com/Low-GI-Diet-Options-Big-Game?saved=1
https://www.cmpadvisors.com/content/new-hampshire-champion-christmas-tree?page=12#comment-1465296
https://www.chinese-networking.com/apps/blog/show/49590843-donation-for-newspaper-anti-racism-ads?siteId=142124906&locale=en-US
https://mixxmix.com/article/dj/2/381442/page/1/#none
https://www.nibd.edu.pk/pediatrician/?unapproved=8502&moderation-hash=e987de94749fcb94e9414ed8cff5ce52#comment-8502
http://dcomz.com/dcomzbbs/bbs/board.php?bo_table=download&wr_id=2&page=&sca=&sfl=&stx=&spt=&page=&cwin=#c_859
https://tatouagetemporaire.com/smartblog/61_La-folie-des-tatouages-serpent—.html
https://bellamio.se/iframe-window/?unapproved=5528&moderation-hash=3733dfb1b6416fd508dadbd65150949a#comment-5528
https://artlis.com.au/studio-grow-art-therapy/?unapproved=73673&moderation-hash=8b195fcc1e4119aa9b18a5dde01c648d#comment-73673
http://www.katherinebull.co.za/blog/2020/03/31/wheredoibegin/?comment_id=6499143#comment_6499143
https://geopen.cz/smartblog/12_atback-minim-tempor.html
http://www.allprice.net/bbs/board.php?bo_table=sale02&wr_id=7&&#c_22443
http://thevwc.org/Photos-and-Videos/Photos/Membership-Show-and-Tell/2015-Member-Show-and-Tell-Pictures/emodule/605/eitem/673/edgmid/605/edgpid/670#.YdaDz2gzaUn
https://harleesangels.com/apps/blog/show/49836310-we-did-it-?&siteId=140793580&locale=en-GB
http://wiki.wonikrobotics.com/AllegroHandWiki/index.php/Special:AWCforum/st/id39/limit:1570,25/#post_18425
https://wealthcreationmastermind.com/blog/ideas-to-boost-retirement-income/
http://www.maxinc.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=A1000&wr_id=202&&page=2&#c_985
http://do.chem.uni.wroc.pl/Wyniki-kol-II-z-ocenami-koncowymi-chemia-organiczna-toksykologia#comment-form
https://www.peacemaker-solutions.com/apps/blog/show/44392488-what-is-deserving-of-an-apology-?&siteId=135008396&locale=en-US
https://gkmscience.com/mitochondria/?unapproved=55533&moderation-hash=6ebe6b1e6b417abe0276401c523971bb#comment-55533
https://vshelicopters.com/utility52/?unapproved=23204&moderation-hash=3703c7e060f00b2b075b34f39d4c371b#comment-23204
https://hulladek.in/recycle/attachment/123456/?unapproved=22017&moderation-hash=1a9daf603306b6978627422eccba3aaf#comment-22017
https://batstate-u.edu.ph/extension-ceafa-coe-8/?unapproved=219790&moderation-hash=5b3ba49daca06796583213bca0056e16#comment-219790
https://lauraschicago.com/product/orange-juice/?unapproved=96150&moderation-hash=352bed183489b71b375eccb7b4c3e8bb#comment-96150
https://zevenlogistics.com.co/logistics/?unapproved=14834&moderation-hash=cd221a5d58a6365d40abd46eea53b8bf#comment-14834
https://www.atlanticacoffee.com/en/weekly-report-brazilian-coffee-market-april-12-16-2021/#comment-7512
https://volunteerparktrust.org/daffodil-and-tulip-bulbs-planted-for-spring/?unapproved=24&moderation-hash=a50ba9ad87c7d3ec0a7ee9ec25f77775#comment-24
https://www.pool-agri.com/mcconnel8/seedaerator/?unapproved=24271&moderation-hash=7635d8c6b0645061f7b9fd6afb41976c#comment-24271
https://mpha.net/News/7879994?anchor=12243310#12243310
https://www.sasiofficial.com/blogs/sasistyle/5-style-guide-for-this-february-2019?comment=126757077152#comments
https://bgcsm.org/video-how-the-power-of-community-voice-transformed-our-organization/?unapproved=122971&moderation-hash=5dfb2044469e5d6f3958a5425382c6b1#comment-122971
https://www.davidbowmanart.com/blogs/drawn-in-reviews/check-back-for-reviews-on-drawn-in?comment=129491140826#comments
https://shacksaustinranch.com/tackle1-dark/?unapproved=484247&moderation-hash=bfe130fedce1ce9edcc42632b77a3958#comment-484247
https://theeveninghatch.com/the-invisible-imaginary-skwala/skwala-2-2?unapproved=317872&moderation-hash=8abb6782db945673c20900522e47f5dd#comment-317872
https://www.zerowastebulk.com/blogs/blog/were-not-perfect-but-were-in-this-together?comment=127518900387#comments
https://www.wilsontrollope.com/blogs/news/7071880-its-christmas-time?comment=127601475750#comments
https://www.lasombrastudio.com/blogs/news/the-student-bubles?comment=123857174587#comments
https://shop.anchorcoffeeco.com/blogs/articles/the-way-back-a-very-short-film?comment=127045664881#comments
https://feast.wildapricot.org/news/6279230?anchor=12243347#12243347
https://www.beat-bowl.de/2014/10/02/platzhalter/
https://tcecserangan.jimdofree.com/2015/10/01/eco-tourism/
https://shop.homesteadhouse.ca/blogs/news/how-to-wax-milk-paint?comment=129540653311#comments
https://kxlnewyork.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-n95-face-masks-diy-ppe-mask-best-materials-to-use-for-most-protection-places?comment=127994232943#comments
https://digclothingco.com/blogs/dig-dispatch/remembering-the-imba-world-summit-a-catalyst-for-the-land-of-oz?comment=126050992314#comments
https://ilearn.canadorecollege.ca/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ownerId=102638&entryId=3240&ou=9722
http://spacer2sky.zohosites.com/blogs/post/Information-Technology-IT-Trends-To-Watch/
https://www.silverstagwinery.com/blog/2016-Harvest-Update
https://sheabath.com/blogs/news/pop-up-shop-event-saturday-3-16-19?comment=126589206603#comments
https://elearning.wmich.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6606&ownerId=14167&entryId=448&ec=0&expCmd=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://dsafnebraska.org/Blog/7844084?anchor=12243377#12243377
https://nutcasehelmets.com/blogs/news/see-your-art-on-heads-around-the-world?comment=126412947510#comments
https://theinappropriategiftco.com/blogs/making-life-fun-again/the-5-most-inappropriate-toys-you-could-buy-children?comment=126348951594#comments
https://ggc.view.usg.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6621&ownerId=75796&entryId=333&ec=0&expCmd=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://sheabath.com/blogs/news/georgia-entrepreneur-expo?comment=126589173835#comments
https://franklin.gbaps.org/blog/One.aspx?portalId=5749829&postId=6105396&portletAction=viewpost
https://hamaila.com/blogs/news/accessibility?comment=119051452545#comments
https://learn.radford.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6606&ownerId=2831&entryId=1048&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://www.shopaandjbakery.com/blogs/news/54337156-get-ready-for-thanksgiving?comment=127550062635#post-comment
https://brockow.neocities.org/guestbook.html
http://www.skfas.edu.my/blogs/post/KEJOHANAN-MERENTAS-DESA-2018/
https://lalita.com/blogs/voices-of-lalita/dirty-little-beauty-secrets?comment=123630190763#comments
https://www.ski-running.com/2010/08/11/teamcheck-alex-erneut-verletzt/
https://durhamcollege.desire2learn.com/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6606&ownerId=12761&entryId=95&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://vimyridgeps.ocdsb.ca/blog/One.aspx?portalId=3581883&postId=3581898&portletAction=viewpost
http://webomat.sprinx.com/Blog/Leden-2015/Testovani-predmetu-u-emailovych-zprav.aspx?saved=1
http://www.sounz.harmonysite.com/dbpage.php?pg=guestbook
http://montrose.ss4.sharpschool.com/blog/One.aspx?portalId=4564801&postId=4881039&portletAction=viewpost
https://www.booketybookbooks.co.nz/blogs/reviews/june-bookety-club-review-of-the-girl-with-the-louding-voice-by-abi-dare?comment=126930354231#comments
https://typoart.world/blogs/vintage-cars/60971971-bugatti-type-50t-coupe-profile-1932?comment=127994364015#comments
https://iconsinart.com/blogs/rocky/artist-john-rivoli-continues-rocky-balboa-s-story-with-icons-in-art?comment=125362831535#comments
https://elearn.roanestate.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6726&ownerId=980214&entryId=7531&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://classroom.aspen.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ownerId=6107&entryId=19&ou=6606
https://d2l.oru.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=46087&ownerId=104261&entryId=992&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://csgemsjewelry.com/blogs/news-1/cold-shoulder-ruffle-top?comment=125845733574#comments
https://purevitality.co.nz/blogs/news/what-are-deer-placenta-supplements?comment=127385665605#comments
https://www.districttaco.com/blogs/news/amidst-pandemic-stress-district-taco-gives-back-to-local-school?comment=129201045761#comments
https://www.healgel.co.uk/blogs/blog/the-science-behind-biodynes?comment=126615191726#comments
https://www.thefrenchie.co/blogs/speed-cockpit-updates/update_2?comment=127385698373#comments
https://elearning.wmich.edu/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=6606&ownerId=86384&entryId=407&ec=0&expCmd=1&sp=&gb=usr
https://www.reidsgold.com/blogs/events/test-event?comment=126983667881#comments
https://pisapelle.com/blogs/daily-life/unmissable-accessory-the-leather-backpack?comment=129441792238#comments
https://colombianas-hats.com/blogs/news/the-power-of-indivual-style?comment=127771705421#comments
https://www.samenmetenaanluchtkwaliteit.nl/vuurwerkexperiment-20172018#comment-4871
https://ksta.org/professional-learning/11132872?anchor=12243410#12243410
https://cedarburgthreads.com/blogs/news/storytime-part-3-family?comment=121180782762#comments
https://lushra.com/blogs/partyinspo/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-to-party-with-lushra?comment=129511260408#comments
https://gfca.org/Environment-Parks-Trails-News/5685753?anchor=12243412#12243412
https://nzoffroader.nz/blogs/news/safari-4×4-engineering-armax-explanation-video-by-larko?comment=123857207355#comments
https://rajyalakshmi.co.in/blogs/by-rajyalakshmi/food-santa-feeding-the-hungry?comment=123788165167#comments
https://burnsandmccoy.com/blogs/recipes/reaper-verde-black-bean-plantain-stew?comment=126668898370#comments
https://canyoncoffee.co/blogs/journal/morning-rituals-with-david-kitz?comment=127738183779#comments
https://www.convivence-samenleven.be/2016/10/11/prime-pour-l-embellissement-et-la-r%C3%A9novation-des-fa%C3%A7ades/
https://odgkids.com/article/product-qa/6/607/#none
https://freedmanharness.com/blogs/bits-of-advice/everyday-equestrian-style?comment=125491249329#comments
https://stlmotc.org/Public-News/6709502?anchor=12243440#12243440
https://dirooutdoors.com/blogs/news/5-signs-outdoor-group-adventure-is-your-soulmate?comment=128165019726#comments
http://www.pijapins.com/2015/10/guia-rapida-de-servicios-y-albergues-del-camino-baztanes/?unapproved=94988&moderation-hash=465b678703b7808448a4edb641d35de2#comment-94988
https://www.tetesaclaques.tv/ginette_et_tony_vid132_serie111?abus=129679

Harry Hilton
Harry Hilton

August 27, 2021

Need help making my 2005 honda accord coupe v6 3.0 what it can be.. please. Help

David
David

August 13, 2021

I could really use the help finish my Dodge Charger just need a couple of little things I just lost my job and everything the charger the only thing that keeps me going everyday

Dakota Enman
Dakota Enman

March 18, 2021

Got my first vehicle to my self it’s a 1967 ford courier and I’mlooking forward to creating a rally/drift/lowrider truck.

Dakota Enman
Dakota Enman

March 18, 2021

Got my first vehicle to my self it’s a 1967 ford courier and I’mlooking forward to creating a rally/drift/lowrider truck.

cash for cars sydney
cash for cars sydney

February 24, 2021

Hello!
We made the most of your content and teachings. The address of your site was sent to me by a friend of mine. Sometimes I visit your site. I really enjoy it. It is great and wonderful. I introduced your site to my friends. I was looking for such information together.
Good luck shining like always.
For information about all types and types of second-hand and old cars, visit our website.
Thanks
https://cash-cars.sydney/

Sean Baird
Sean Baird

January 10, 2021

Im unemployed due to covid 19 im about to start back to work w rent a family of 3 to support and alot of issues w my 2000 Bonneville i cant afford to do anything im about to lose everything honestly ive been to churches everything i need assistance i need breaks rotors calipers new radiator heater core water pump and head gasket its my only transportation i have no family or assistance can any one help i also need all the control arms rear n front pls sway bar links inner and outer tie rods i dnt know what else to do and im stressed about everything plus bills and other nessicities and …..idk i apologize for my rambling if anyone can assist id greatly appreciate it aswell as my family

Michael Hosmer
Michael Hosmer

January 09, 2021

I would love to have help build my 69 chevelle drag car need some front end parts some trans parts 3rd member for my ford 9 inch fuel cell fuel pump brake parts control arms

Mitsubishi Parts
Mitsubishi Parts

December 26, 2020

Here you will get to know about how to get free car parts. You will get the best review over here. It plays a vital role in taking us through. It can be really great for people like me who are looking for grabbing more knowledge about it.They offer same information here Belairmitsi.co.nz one must check them also.

Max
Max

September 23, 2020

I would like for help getting high performance engine and transmission gears for my 1999 Chevy 4×4 shortbed.

Car wreckers Auckland
Car wreckers Auckland

September 01, 2020

Here we get to know about how to get free car parts information in detail. It helps us to decide that which one is best among its types. I enjoyed reading this article and would suggest others it as well. Thank you for this article! This is really very informative for us. I have seen similar information at one place, you can also see onhttps://www.cashforcar.co.nz/

Mitsubishi Parts Nz
Mitsubishi Parts Nz

August 10, 2020

This article tells you about from car parts to face shield. You would get the best review over here and would suggest others too. I like how you have researched and presented these exact points so clearly. You have done an excellent job with this content I must say.Found an another website Belairmitsi.co.nz it has lots of valuable information for everyone.

Michael barrentine
Michael barrentine

July 22, 2020

Hi I’m trying to get good performance parts for my ford focus and I’ve got this car and three others to rebuild and it would be nice to finally do something with them

Michael
Michael

April 19, 2020

Hey I’m Michael I really need csr parts for a build I am building for a friend who passed away

Damien Cannon
Damien Cannon

March 09, 2020

Hi I’m Damien Cannon. I have a 1996 mustang gt need parts to build to the top performance out of anything I get neef help. Please get back at me.

Thomas Marion
Thomas Marion

February 25, 2020

I can’t pay for my part I desperately need for my truck I’ll lose my job and my truck. Please help me I just lost my j from being sick 😷 I don’t even have rent money this month 😢I’m trying to get a job asap but I have to have my truck running.its a 2000 Ford f 150 4.2v6 thank you thomas

Scott Heaysman
Scott Heaysman

February 06, 2020

Hello I’m building a 1980 ford f100 2wd shorty. Looking for anything I can get to help with my project.

Kyle
Kyle

January 17, 2020

Needing to get a sponcer starting my first build on my eg coupe

Blake Scott
Blake Scott

October 02, 2019

Hi looking for input on my hardbody pickup ..tech tips, vendors, KA-t builds (single cam) or hi comp /cam is better.

Leave a comment

Your comment was posted successfully! Thank you!

Coming Soon
Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out