The second stop was somewhat of a local legend but it turns out that the owner had passed away two years ago (information traveled too slowly to me apparently) and most of his stuff was sold at auction last year - right around the time I'd originally planned to make this trip. Terrible timing on my part. So that destination quickly evaporated - which was VERY unfortunate because I also heard that he had a LOT of Type 3 parts.
The third stop was physically present but the owner was not. I couldn't get in touch with him so I had to forgo that destination as well. Frustrating.
The fourth stop didn't happen for various reasons.
A lot of these spots where people have parts stashed away are evaporating and the owners of the remaining parts are more and more unwilling to entertain buyers. I get it. It's intrusive, people can be really unpleasant and some transactions just aren't all that worthwhile. I don't know that I'd entertain someone wanting to dig around in what I've got after I'd spent years amassing my collection.
So, what did I actually buy?
Not pictured: VGC ivory hood release cable/knob, NOS tail pipe mounting kit, NOS right side heater box (it's in a box on its way home right now) and the stuff shown below.
I've also scored a left side NOS pop out window frame and some other small parts for Nigel.