Re: Why do we keep the junk we do?
The old parts I keep are a reminder to the ones still in the jeep. It is more of a parts heaven/Hell system good parts are placed on shelves, and enjoy the after life. The very luck get reincarnated as other parts and return to life. The bad parts are smashed, melted, left in the rain, and given an unceremonious trip to the garbage can.
For example spun 2 piece AMC 20 axles are cut apart in front of other axles as a warning. Non spun axles are displayed as a reward for not failing despite design flaws.