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« on: October 23, 2012, 12:38:02 PM »

I was reading some posts about the all mopar salvage yard in Aurora Missouri. I thought I would share the pics I took in the mid 90's. I don't have a picture of it, but the thread was about a burnt charger 500. I rmember the car being burnt to a crisp. The A pillar and roof was caved in and the door had 2 holes where the hemi emblem would have gone. I took a video camera with me and taped the cars in the mopar building. Still looking for the tape.


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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 01:16:57 PM »

i would love to see that tape. i had a few pic's from the yard in the charger section, plus a couple original post cards from the yard.  that building was pretty cool with all the cars in there. also had the sox cuda next to the counter when i was there on one of my trips. 2thumbs
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 01:27:29 PM »

I think Mopar city in Oregan IL got much of the inventory from R+R when they closed.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 02:50:09 PM »

I was reading some posts about the all mopar salvage yard in Aurora Missouri. I thought I would share the pics I took in the mid 90's. I don't have a picture of it, but the thread was about a burnt charger 500. I rmember the car being burnt to a crisp. The A pillar and roof was caved in and the door had 2 holes where the hemi emblem would have gone. I took a video camera with me and taped the cars in the mopar building. Still looking for the tape.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 05:46:34 PM »

Was that the place owned by a guy named Ron Slobe (spelling may be off)?  I remember calling him once in the early 80's, I think he had an ad in Hemmings or somewhere, I probably talked to him for 20 minutes- he didn't have what I wanted but seemed like a nice guy!
There was one other place I wanted to visit and never did, a yard called Thunder Road in Kentucky (Lodisburg?).  Another place that sounded like Mopar Nirvana!
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 06:08:10 PM »

Been there a few times, remember seeing the cudas.  Grabbed a couple doors for 50 bucks a piece.  Mopar Collector's guide reported they crushed the cars.  One was a black 68 4spd Charger complete. icon_smile_dissapprove The Il place got at least the phone number.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 07:14:17 PM »

Was that the place owned by a guy named Ron Slobe (spelling may be off)?  I remember calling him once in the early 80's, I think he had an ad in Hemmings or somewhere, I probably talked to him for 20 minutes- he didn't have what I wanted but seemed like a nice guy!
There was one other place I wanted to visit and never did, a yard called Thunder Road in Kentucky (Lodisburg?).  Another place that sounded like Mopar Nirvana!

Yes! Ron and Cathy Slobe. He was going to hire me as a 3rd parts puller before he died of cancer. John was the other guy who ran the place with Ron. They moved to the building next to the main junkyard building. There were 2 junkyards there in the 90's. The other was ford and chevy. The Sox and Martin cuda was in the newer building. He had one bulding with just engines, one building with nothing but interior, and then there was the "mopar building." one side were six pack cars and the other side were hemi's. There were 2 rows of cars down the middle, which included the 1972 six pack charger and a later 60's white dodge truck with a 426 super stock from the factory. It was a shortbed and John said it reminded him of an altered wheelbase.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 08:34:16 PM »

The "Mopar Building" from my friend Scotts files.

That's the red 72 V-code charger on the left







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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 06:29:23 AM »

Those are nice pics. Here are some more. The red roadrunner was a hemi. That is me in the rt/se.


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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:17:11 AM »

my buddies 72 charger had a fire from his uncle welding on the car with the interior in it. we made the trip down there and got windows, windshield, cut a roof off a car, complete interior for 400.00, then i got a rear seat, front bumper with complete grill,and a few interior parts for 125.00. that was toward the end of the reign.  the time i went to get my windshield was the time he took me in the mopar building. he had a windshield just inside the door and when we walked in i about dropped. he said go ahead and look around. it was a nice moment in time. drool5
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 11:33:28 AM »

Ron Slobe was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. 

I met him at the Nat's in '88 and bought a '70 SuperBee project car from him a few months later.

In '89 we stopped at his place and got the grand tour, he spent all afternoon with my family like he knew us forever.

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 01:02:06 PM »

Was that the place owned by a guy named Ron Slobe (spelling may be off)?  I remember calling him once in the early 80's, I think he had an ad in Hemmings or somewhere, I probably talked to him for 20 minutes- he didn't have what I wanted but seemed like a nice guy!
There was one other place I wanted to visit and never did, a yard called Thunder Road in Kentucky (Lodisburg?).  Another place that sounded like Mopar Nirvana!

Yes! Ron and Cathy Slobe. He was going to hire me as a 3rd parts puller before he died of cancer. John was the other guy who ran the place with Ron. They moved to the building next to the main junkyard building. There were 2 junkyards there in the 90's. The other was ford and chevy. The Sox and Martin cuda was in the newer building. He had one bulding with just engines, one building with nothing but interior, and then there was the "mopar building." one side were six pack cars and the other side were hemi's. There were 2 rows of cars down the middle, which included the 1972 six pack charger and a later 60's white dodge truck with a 426 super stock from the factory. It was a shortbed and John said it reminded him of an altered wheelbase.


I would love to see any video you have of this building back in the day.  I have one of Ron's cuda's that was plucked from this famous building.

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »

Was that the place owned by a guy named Ron Slobe (spelling may be off)?  I remember calling him once in the early 80's, I think he had an ad in Hemmings or somewhere, I probably talked to him for 20 minutes- he didn't have what I wanted but seemed like a nice guy!
There was one other place I wanted to visit and never did, a yard called Thunder Road in Kentucky (Lodisburg?).  Another place that sounded like Mopar Nirvana!

Yes! Ron and Cathy Slobe. He was going to hire me as a 3rd parts puller before he died of cancer. John was the other guy who ran the place with Ron. They moved to the building next to the main junkyard building. There were 2 junkyards there in the 90's. The other was ford and chevy. The Sox and Martin cuda was in the newer building. He had one bulding with just engines, one building with nothing but interior, and then there was the "mopar building." one side were six pack cars and the other side were hemi's. There were 2 rows of cars down the middle, which included the 1972 six pack charger and a later 60's white dodge truck with a 426 super stock from the factory. It was a shortbed and John said it reminded him of an altered wheelbase.


I would love to see any video you have of this building back in the day.  I have one of Ron's cuda's that was plucked from this famous building.



I'll try and find it. I have another picture of my step Dad and I sitting in the back part of a cut in 2 satellite. I am holding a video camera. I remember watching the tape, but that was in the mid 90's. I have to go through a bunch of tapes. ugh!
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 02:20:23 PM »

 remember his ad in hemmings in the late 80s  having hemis  & six packs  etc  for sale  ,


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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 07:43:22 PM »

I remember that John left the shop back in 1999/2000. By the time a lot of the six pack and Hemi projects were already sold.
I remember a 70 v-code Coronet RT CV in EB5 and a 70 V-code RR CV in FY4. Outside was a 68 Hemi Charger RT in UU1 blue. From Ryans pics the 70 Charger RT was a v-code car in FK5 with V1G gator roof

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2012, 08:42:34 AM »

I took a day off work in 1999 to drive down there, heard alot about this place and the great people that work  there and buy parts from. anyway this was on a Monday and they were closed on Mondays. Never made it back. I missed out.

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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2012, 10:18:02 AM »

yep you did. we would head down there on a friday afternoon. 4 1/2 hour drive. there was a hotel a few miles away headed back toward springfield that we would stay at. the next morning we would hit the yard and shop. it was a good memory. 2thumbs
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 11:26:26 AM »

Is there any other mopar salvage yard around the center of MO?  I'm in the west central part, and used to drive down to Aurora a few times.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2012, 08:22:25 AM »

Is there any other mopar salvage yard around the center of MO?  I'm in the west central part, and used to drive down to Aurora a few times.

There is a guy near Buffalo Mo. that has alot of B body stuff, not a salvage yard per say, not open to the public, but he does place ads on Springfields craigslist selling parts, engines, trans. sometimes car bodies. Most is 68 and 69 Plymouths and Dodges. Good guy to buy from but a little high.

What city in western central Mo?

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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 01:43:43 PM »

Is there any other mopar salvage yard around the center of MO?  I'm in the west central part, and used to drive down to Aurora a few times.

There is a guy near Buffalo Mo. that has alot of B body stuff, not a salvage yard per say, not open to the public, but he does place ads on Springfields craigslist selling parts, engines, trans. sometimes car bodies. Most is 68 and 69 Plymouths and Dodges. Good guy to buy from but a little high.

What city in western central Mo?

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