Georgia Firebird Folks,
I've been stalling on writing this one up because there is a great deal of information to convey (I am getting tired of typing). This will likely take a few posts to convey everything. There are some important tips that will make your hunting easier and keep some extra money in your pocket....Let's get started.........http://www.pullapart.com/
First of all the three ATL area yards are all operated by the same parent company. In addtion, there is another GA Pull-A-Part in Augusta. Although I have never been there, I am sure it operates pretty much the same. Those of you in South-East Georgia that have been to the Augusta Yard...Please chime in!
These guys have about the most organized yards you will EVER find. Although they do make an occassional error and call a Camaro a Firebird (and vice-versa), that is pretty rare. Every vehicle in inventory is accessible from your home computer where you can search for the Year, Make, & Model you need. They also indicate when the car was placed on the yard and this is VERY important information for those of us with older vehicles. A 1st Gen is fairly uncommon (but not unheard of), 2nd Gens are similiarly getting more hard to find, but not impossible. Finding 3rd Gen & 4th Gen parts in very simple as there are always multiple units of each on the lot.
Each of the Atlanta Yards has a different turn-over rate. The South-Side rate is exactly 70 days. Honestly, anthing there that long won't have much left on it anyway. The East-Side yard is pretty new and they tend to keep their vehicles a good bit longer. I assume that once they get their feet truly planted in the ground, the East-Side will start turning cars (rows) over a little faster. The North-Side seems to be on about a 60 day rotation. These guys dont' care what's left... a row gets cleared and crushed on the due date like a swiss clock.
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