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Old 04-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Cars as lawn art...

I remember as a kid in the 60's, my cousin lived in 'farm country' of Ct. One of his neighbors had a T bucket stripped and buried in the ground to the running boards..it was in in his side yard and momma farmer had planted a garden around it. They let us kids sit in it and play 'car'..

Another farmer friend had a 'dump' way out past the barn and there sat a 40 Ford Pick up we played 'truck' in...

Anybody have any memories of 'lawn art'....

Is there any still out there??
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cars as lawn art...

A couple other threads on this... I've showed my yard art before...
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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in the 60's, my cousin lived in 'farm country' of Ct. One of his neighbors had a T
There is a T as front lawn art, not more than 3 miles from here...in Ct. Maybe it's a Ct tradition?
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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My front yard. Just to let people know they must be in the right place. I planted the tree after I built the house.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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I like this 1
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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Dave,
Snow pic has'ta be one of my most favorites...............It goes with a picture I took Yrs ago at our club house( Early Ford v-8 Club , East Tenn R.G. )......about that much snow on our "about to fall over " Outhouse "..........
What ? ..........No, We had Indoor Plumbing by then ! (ha ). Thanks fer tha' Pic

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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As a young boy I recall going fishing with my father in the mid to late `40's. Across the creek there were several old car shells lining the banks to prevent corrosion. As I recall they were teens/twentys vintage.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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I set this up in my back yard for a party once. I put the keg in the engine compartment. Stayed there until I moved.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:55 AM   #9
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My front yard. Just to let people know they must be in the right place. I planted the tree after I built the house.
hahaha, that's exactly how I knew I was in the right place!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #10
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Here's a couple in my yard.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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My buddy and I would play in a couple old 30's cars behind the local DX gas station (owner said it was okay).
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #12
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my dad was just talking about this yesterday. grew up out in the boonies in far northwestern missouri. said there were several 1930's cars down in the woods back in the 50's and they used to play in, on and around them every day.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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It looks like someone left the lights on and the battery is almost dead
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #14
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If I had a large enuf place, I have always thought that a large (like the Spartan in "The Long long trailer") travel trailer could serve as guest housing. I'd have an old pre-war truck hooked up as if it's pulling it, left turn signal slowly flashing and running lamps and headlights on for yard illumination. Of course flowers or veggies growing in the bed!
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #15
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Here is my backyard.... the junk positioned in the yard is a nice transition to the projects parked in front of the garage. It kinda make them look like intentional yard art also...31 pickup, 50 ford coupe and 59 land rover.

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #16
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my wife seems to tell me that all of my projects are yard art. If only she could understand this addiction
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #17
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My NEW girlfriend said I had 17 in the back yard, but I don't think she got all the way to the back of the property.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #18
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Got a couple planted out by the road.Wanted a tank but this was all she would allow...the AD truck.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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Another snow photo..



And this is what the old sedan yard art looked like after we put it together around a tree several years ago before I installed the lights.HRP

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #20
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They are starting to congregate

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #21
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OH! It's yard art!

I've seen cars and trucks like this for years. From Maryland to Florida to North Carolina.
I always thought it was called "Nope it's not for sale. I'm gonna restore it someday."

Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #22
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