I recently placed an add locally for the 2 complete axles with backing plates,newish 12" brakes and drums and the electrics that go with them from our Trade Wind in a local paper. I, of course, said that the torsions were bad but anyone building a utility trailer w/springs could use the b-plates etc. Not one bite. As for 'one man's treasure' I keep around 2 donor cars to feed our '71 convertible TV. Each time I start to 'get rid of them' I find that I need another very hard to find part. A few weeks ago the speedometer/odometer went bonkers in the convertible. I pulled one from a donor and rebuilt the convertible's. As for 'being made up of old parts I have new hips (3 years) but they are still only as good as the old parts that I have. The new hips are great but my knees are getting junky!