Historically, Scrap yards has been synonymous with a dog, chain around its neck, running on wire, lots of banged-up vehicles, rusting on a heap.
Not anymore. Scrap yards have become a place to shop for second hand parts that can save you massive amounts of money or getting hold of a part on a repair job of a vehicle that can only be imported, arriving three months to late.
It is also an interesting place to visit. Sometimes you need something visual to jog your innovation. Getting your project pass the dreaming stage to make that Chevvy a reality, dragging black lines over a 400m straight, tyre smoke hanging in the air.
Maybe it is that wilderness trip you can’t do with your wife’s Kia Picanto. You need a rough stuff 4X4 to get there and back but your wallet doesn’t allow a third vehicle over R120,000. Scrapyards can really turn your mind onto a hobby that can become a great pastime.
They will keep parts on most vehicles you find on the South African roads. Kalahari Wiele is such a scrap yard. Situated in Upington, Kalahari Wiel has been a great source for many repairs and project vehicles. They have a fantastic website with photos of what is available. Visit Kalahari Wiele from the comfort of your office.
Scrap yards in South Africa
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