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#11622447 - 05/24/16 10:04 AM Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area
urchin Offline
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Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 6
Looking for boat salvage or junk yard in DFW area or up to two hours east of DFW. Need to replace a stainless steel grab bar that mounts to console of 21 foot fiberglass deck boat. It got crushed against roof of boat dock when the water was up a few months back and can't be repaired. My internet searches only find Houston area salvage. I think I will have to have a physical look at replacements to know if they can be adapted. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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#11622578 - 05/24/16 10:49 AM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
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Loc: Emory
There's a big boat yard on I30 like Royce city area .....not sure of exact location but you can likely find it
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#11622677 - 05/24/16 11:38 AM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: txmasterpo]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Originally Posted By: txmasterpo
There's a big boat yard on I30 like Royce city area .....not sure of exact location but you can likely find it


I believe it is between Royse City and Caddo Mills....closer to Caddo Mills

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#11623173 - 05/24/16 02:35 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: bronco71]
urchin Offline
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Registered: 05/23/16
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Thanks to both of you. I think I know where you are talking about but it didn't look like much of a salvage yard. I will pay closer attention next trip, it is right on the way to the boat. I can't post pics from work pc, I will try and remember to post some tonight in case anyone else has any ideas for replacement options.

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#11623200 - 05/24/16 02:48 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
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urchin: There's a guy in Alvarado, just west of I-35W that has over 150 boats, mostly for parts. I think his name is Steve, but I've lost his number. He used to advertise a lot on D/FW Craigslist, with old derelict boats for sale. I went there once and looked at his piles of stuff. As you head west from I-35W, there's a railroad overpass and a pond next to it, on the south side. His place is just behind the pond, in the woods, but you have to go to the next left turn, go down across the tracks, and take a left. Wear long pants and watch for snakes! Good luck!
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#11623208 - 05/24/16 02:51 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: IslandJim]
urchin Offline
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Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 6
Thanks IJ

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#11624836 - 05/25/16 07:32 AM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: bronco71]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 467
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: bronco71
Originally Posted By: txmasterpo
There's a big boat yard on I30 like Royce city area .....not sure of exact location but you can likely find it


I believe it is between Royse City and Caddo Mills....closer to Caddo Mills


I think this place is closed, from about two months the gate has been locked and I tried to call and the number is out of service, if anyone knows anything about it please let us know.
Thanks.
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#11627655 - 05/26/16 09:18 AM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1069
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff

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#11628198 - 05/26/16 12:32 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 467
Loc: Lake Fork
Ok, I was by caddo mills today and the previous owner passed away back in October.
Now Bassman Boat Repair has the shop, he has some used parts but NOT like before, he seems to be a good guy answered my questions and I will be back.
His number is 469-222-1807
I-30 and FM 36
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#11630526 - 05/27/16 12:42 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
urchin Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 6
Here is the grab bar that I am trying to replace


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#11631834 - 05/28/16 09:11 AM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: urchin]
IKELEVI Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 186
Loc: Lavon, Tx
Check around some weld shops. I bet someone could fab that fairly inexpensively.

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#11641570 - 06/01/16 09:35 PM Re: Boat Salvage/Junkyard DFW Area [Re: IKELEVI]
urchin Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 6
Yep, found a couple to start with in Dallas but they were both closed last weekend for Memorial Day

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