1986 Eddie Bauer 5.0EFI AOD Full length headers Y pipe into single 3" Magnaflow 3" factory exit
Mention of the tangent made me realize I never really answered the OP, i'd just said it was my DD.
Around here, most junkyards have cleared out the old stuff. I go in and say "'89", and they'd just start laughing. I've heard radio ads for "pick n pull", but not in some time now, so I suppose there was at least one somewhere, at one time. There used to be a dedicated ford junkyard, but idk if it's still there. Several have scrapped it all and closed up. So i'm generally limited to what I can order. I suppose places like lmc could sell out, and end up shrunk to uselessness, or closed, time will tell. I know there's a concerted effort, particularly amongst those pushing "green" to get all the older vehicles off the road, not sure if they can pull it off, at least not as long as they have a large following. Which comes to another angle, said following. There are a lot of things that were once highly collectable that now aren't simply because the collectors age and die off, and the younger generations have no interest. Yes, i'm sure there are younger folks here, but i'd bet far fewer young people are interested in fixing up vehicles than there used to be. This is prob the the biggest danger to the hobby. We may not have too much to worry about, but it may fade off sometime in the future.
As for me, i'm generally too broke for it to be a hobby. I'd really like to restore the '93, and build the '89 into a project idea I have, but I have no idea when, or if it will happen. My tinkering is to keep them going.
The junkyards here have huge amounts of turnover on cars, but they only stay in stock about 30 days, then it's right to the crusher, so you gotta keep a close eye on their inventory. They keep a real good online inventory, which says year, motor & even a picture of each car. It's the same yard that formerly named "Warhoops" which was famous for having all of GMs concept cars from the 50's-60's that they never crushed (but were supposed to). They get tons of F150's & some Broncos in there.
As far as the generational changes, and things that were collectable, becoming not collectable, I am seeing the same thing somewhat in the Corvette community. The die hard purists are all getting up there in age, and the forum is getting a lot of young bucks that are buying high dollar cars, and just ripping out all the original drivetrain & suspensions, and building just over the top resto mods, (which I love) and the purists are just losing their shit over it every single time, which is great entertainment hearing them whine about ruining a car. To each their own, I can appreciate them all. Just like lifted Broncos, yeah they look cool, but I always recommend against it, cuz they suck to live with every day when lifted, ride, fuel economy, ect...
What was this post about again?? Lol