Ecology pull n save questions
So I went (December 8th) and wandered around to get an idea of if I would be able to find a tri coat pearl (WR) Cougar or Thunderbird, 94-95 or 96-97. I only found a couple of WZ crystal tri coat Thunderbirds, and no WRs.
How often do they turn over vehicles? Are they there for awhile or like some places around here a couple of weeks then crushed?
I didn't go into the premium area, what Ford vehicles do they have there? I only saw one Lincoln in the regular Ford area, any Mark VIIIs in the premium area, or are they mainly newer stuff?
I didn't know I needed a drivers side door handle for a 97 Mark VIII at the time, and didn't check the Continental to see if the door handle was there. I did buy an interior door handle for my Grand Marquis, I only saw 1 Panther, a few Taurus, and mainly Thunderbirds and Cougars. I might have just been focusing on them, but it seemed to be 75% of the Fords.
I hopefully will be going back with tools the day after Christmas. I am still not sure if I am fixing the 97 Cougar (hood, fender(s), bumper metal/foam/cover, core support, airbags) but I need/want a grille support for 89 Cougar, DPFE and silicone hose for V6 89 Cougar (60 bucks new!), drivers door handle for 97 Mark VIII, standard 93+ brake calipers/mounts (have too many vehicles with Mark VIII/Sport brakes and a set of 15 inch wheels).
If I need to cut off the front of the frame to replace the bumper (as it is welded to the frame) can I do that?
Has anyone ever just bought bolts (I lost every single bolt used to attach the top of an 89 dash to the firewall)?
I have called to get prices on a few things they don't list on their sheet (35-40 for airbags, 15-20 for brake calipers) but I haven't had much luck getting ahold of them regularly, I had to try 10 times to find out price of calipers and if they would sell them.
Are there any other big/good places to get parts for our cars? Ecology does seem like a mecca for the MN12, but I really want to match the paint code as tri coat painting is pretty expensive to get done. I don't care about a minor mismatch or some chips in the paint.
97 Mark VIII LSC/Silver/Gray leather
97 Cougar 4.6 Sport/White Opalescent Tricoat Metallic /Gray leather down but not out?
89 Cougar LS 3.8/Oxford White/Gray velour/HG need replaced AGAIN
00 Grand Marquis LS/Vibrant White/Gray velour
63 Falcon 302/black and rust/shed isn't moving
82 F-150/Oxford White/dumb VV carb doesn't pass emissions