Back to basics – A 1977 Corvette

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Corvettes, Shop Time | By

We’re parting out a 1977 Corvette. Lots of useful parts on this one! This one suffered a passenger front corner hit, and then sat in a barn for several years afterward. The front clip is (as expected) a basket case and the interior is rough, but with it having originally been a southern car, doesn’t have a whole lot of rust. I’ll be listing parts on eBay as they come off the car.

1977 C3 Corvette to be parted out.

What can I say, my floor jack is oh so thankful that we didn’t bring in another 4 wheel drive vehicle or an 18 foot long land yacht. 🙂 While we originally had planned to make this into a restoration project, it had more significant damage that we noticed once we dug into things further.

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I am ready for Spring. Who is with me?

March 4, 2015 | Posted in Shop Time | By

My secondary storage area has been impassable for a while now because of all the snow. The end result is…I have waaaaay too much stuff in my hair here at the moment. (I am not kidding…I’ve been running sales to clear out entire racks on shelves. Even with two new large shelves!) In fact, I’ve also been going through the older inventory and creating fresh new listings with new pictures

Fortunately, I was able to clear out enough space to work on this 2001 Oldsmobile Alero we got just recently. It’s unofficially for sale at the moment. I’m still working on a few things (nothing major) before advertising it. Including washing it….indoors.

That’s all for now. In anticipation of some new projects coming up, I’ve been doing some pre-spring cleaning of some old listings, our website, and some other general maintenance stuff. It’s good to have a relative lull in the action sometimes.

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Those are some funny-looking sports cars!

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January 30, 2014 | Posted in Humor, Shop Time | By

Sometimes, I look around the garage and see (or trip over) stuff that is decidedly not sports car material. WJ Jeep parts. An ATV. Maybe a dirtbike or two. Eclectic collectibles. And more.

PT Cruiser. Definitely not a sports car.

In what language does “Sportscar Salvage” translate into “PT Cruiser?”

We definitely speak barter. In dealing with small business owners and others in the community, sometimes cash is at a premium and we get items in exchange for goods or other services. This doesn’t bother me; in fact, sometimes I uncover some real treasure troves in the process. 🙂

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I will say, though…Speaking of PT Cruisers, I don’t always encounter rear seats, but when I do, they weigh 100+ pounds. I’m glad I was able to sell those to a local customer in need of new rear seats.

Visit our eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/sportscarsalvage and you’ll see many of these “funny looking sports car” items online. The “Oddities” and “Other” store categories feature the more obscure items. Happy shopping, and stay warm!

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Happy Spring and welcome to our new fans!

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

After a seemingly endless winter, I was glad to air out the garage!

One of our recent finds was an Allied Fiberglass Astra GT fiberglass body. Somebody please, please, PLEASE buy this before my husband gets any more evil ideas for projects. Please? 🙂 It’s in our eBay store and has quite a few watchers.

We’ve begun buying parts for our Mercury Capri project. When I started cleaning out the car over the winter, I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the parts were already in the car. It was a project where its previous owners ran out of money and motivation midway through. I’m sure you’ve seen a few of these before! We just got a great deal on a rebuilt Mustang engine.

I’d like to offer a warm welcome to our new fans from Home on the Range in Mantua, Ohio and Mike V’s Corner. HOTR is running a contest. I not only run Sportscar Salvage, but I also do Internet marketing. My page is here: http://www.facebook.com/MktgMarisa. Here is how to participate:

Like and share this post from Home on the Range.

Like both of my pages on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MktgMarisa and http://www.facebook.com/SportscarSalvage

Then, comment on both of those pages, “HOTR sent me.”

You could win two brand new in plastic Butler Creek Hot Lips Ruger clear 10/22 25 round magazines. The contest will run until April 15th or when any of the pages hits 1000 ‘Likes.’ Happy participating!

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Corvettes and Mustangs and pieces parts, oh my!

January 8, 2013 | Posted in Corvettes, Mustangs, Shop Time | By

Mustangs and Vettes and parts, oh my!

Mustangs and Vettes and parts, oh my!

A lot of folks like to hear what we’re up to, and a picture is worth a thousand words, right? In the foreground is a 1974 Corvette we bought to strip the remaining parts off of… It had the two WORKING headlight buckets we needed for our Project77. Behind that is a 1985 Mercury Capri 5.0L. Classic case of started project, ran out of money. Since the car was dealer undercoated, everything underneath is pristine. The original doors and hatch were rusty but the owner had sourced replacements and they came with the car… We got basically everything except for the heads and intake. This one will likely go back together for sale. Too hard to find a nice fox body that is affordable. My husband has some evil plan for it, we’ll see. And then WAY in the back is a 2003 Mustang Premium Coupe that was my husband’s ex-wife’s car. It need a bunch of little stuff. We’re doing that stuff and then selling it.

Oh… Husband… Yeah, Jerod and I got married on December 15th after a little over 5 years together. I decided that if I drop a car on my head I want him to be the one to be there to make sure my wishes are respected. Not that I don’t love my family, I just KNOW that he will do what *I* want. The same goes in reverse. He’s stood by me during this crazy dream, provided finances, countless hours of instruction, and backs me up 100%, all day, every day. He’s kinda cute, too.

We’re working on getting more items up on the eBay store . We’re also actively posting on our Facebook page and we’re on twitter as fastwrecks.

We hope all is well for you!

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