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Access to wrecker's yards

Calaber

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With the risk of people being injured and suing their business, I have found that all wreckers in my area now don't let you loose in their yards and you have to get the parts you want over the counter. If the parts are small, or the wrecker is a dipshit, like some of those in my area are, they won't even bother getting the parts off a wreck for you.

I was told it was because of OHS laws in NSW, which are absurdly stringent. Do you guys in areas away from the Central Coast in NSW still enjoy access to your wrecker's yard or do you have the same probs I have?

Visiting the wreckers used to be the best fun I had when I needed hard to get or obscure bits. Bloody government....
 

SAV_117

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yeah u pull it is good
 

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At Harveys wreckers they charge a dollar and they say its to cover their insurance for when you go in and dick around in the cars...

I think its to cover the fact people go in and pinch so much sh*t lol
 

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Most wont let you get into the cars :) - but I have found that I spend lots of money at the same places (2 wreckers) - now they give me the tools and say go get it (and no it's not U-Pullit). I've even stated pulling VR dashes out to get the dash looms. But I do cook a few BBQ's for them after the boss there made a smart ass comment about getting some one to cook on such a nice day. I turned up the next day with some snags and bread)
 

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most of the ones i have been to in brisbane are lazy pricks and just point you in the direction of the model you want and tell you to go find it yourself.

there's one wrecker in brisbane that charges an admission fee
last time i went there it was $2 apparently half went to charity and the other half went to upkeep of the yard
and they don't take any parts off for you either.it's all self serve
 

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i love going to the wreckers the one in waycole charges a buck or two you scribble on the sheet they let you into the yard and its a free for all everything that can fit into your pockets is yours :D
 
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is there not a u-pull-it in NSW?
In Blacktown (western Sydney) there's Pick n Payless. Been a few years since I've been there but was $2 to get in. Once I needed a Fan speed resistor for a VS exec A/C. Pulled it out and went to pay at the window on the way out. The guy looked confused as to what it was and just said I could have it free.
 
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