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Buick-Focused Scrapyard Wheatbelt Antique Auto Heads to the Crusher

Posted February 07, 2014 8:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: buick crusher junkyard scrapped

After 26 years of selling used parts to Buick collectors, Wheatbelt Antique Auto is closing its doors forever on Saturday, March 1. A mobile crusher will set up shop on Wheatbelt's Carrier, Oklahoma, property the following week, and in just a few days the fields of rusting Buicks and parts that once defined the dismantler's business will again be barren, with little evidence that a successful business once spent nearly three decades on the same spot.

See some of the scrapped and forgotten Buicks here.

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02/07/2014 8:59 AM

Nonsense. Just ship the whole shebang to Cuba!

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02/08/2014 8:37 AM

With the current local scrap price at $230/ton there is a lot of undervalued equipment headed to the crusher to be recycled...It cost me $1500 to save a 1942 Chevy 1 1/2 ton with a 2 yard dump bed. I think America is on its way to joining the 'third world', if we can afford them, we may be able to buy back some of the 'nice' things that they make offshore with our 'junk'.

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