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Buried treasure in Hollywood

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bumpstick, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    ^Already got the rear window.
  2. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    grab what u can the steering bell and oil canister ,wheel dah and garnish moldings save what you can ,,,,,,,,,,,,
  3. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,311


    Be cool to get the whole thing, be one hell of a story to go with the car.

    Next time you see the guys up there cleaning up, ask them. Bet that they would let you have it, likely just a rusty old car to them.
  4. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    Man that is just too cool! Oh the stories those things could tell us if they could talk. Of course if they could talk that would be really weird.
  5. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,600


    look for Ted Kennedy's business card under the seat...
  6. new plugs wires and oil, I bet it'll fire right up...hahaha oh ya and a carb!
  7. Kustomline54
    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 397


    Not if they were a transformer haha ;)
  8. SlamIam
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 401


  9. AJofHollywood
    Joined: Oct 3, 2008
    Posts: 640


    Car are all over the canyons here. An acquaintance of mine salvage the top half of a 32 5-window coupe in a steep Griffith Park gully only 3 years ago.
  10. My last serious cruise on Mulholland, I'd spy wrecked cars that went over the edge that were impossible to retrieve. Some looked "new" compared to your find, there's probably a little bit of everything in the canyons.

  11. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    There is also a 60's Pontiac Tempest and a 80's Nissan Z that looks like someone could have died in. Ugly crash!
  12. exartist
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 50


    fascinating post. thanks!
  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,581

    from Michigan

    James Cagney (sp) He was one of the greatest!....
  14. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,327

    happy hoppy

    thanks E!

    this is going into my secret custom project....

    I fell twice going down.

    it had these interesting brackets coming up through the floor? extra shocks?

    and diamond plate in the trunk,


  15. Darn moonshiners!
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  16. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    That is pretty neat. Shame it couldn't be saved.
  17. A little digging and a shitload of cable and you can save anything. Around here, anything below the dirt would just plain be gone, so you wouldn't have to do much digging.

    That whole left side might be worth cutting off, even if you just hang it up on a wall somewhere, but it looks straight enough and solid enough to be used to save some other car.

    Wonder if the rest of the body parts are scattered down the side of the hill?
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  18. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    thats cool,better E call me next time ill go with you on these Scavenger Hunts!
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121


    OK, now who can HONESTLY claim that a part off of this coupe ended-up on their running hot rod? Pretty obvious that this poor ol' coupe has given-up most of what could be unbolted...just about picked clean. DD
  20. I'm amazed the LAPD hasn't swooped in on you. I'd be careful if I were you!
    The city is desperate for money, if they can get you they will!
  21. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    ^ Hahaha... We heard a siren come up the road when we down there! We straightened up real quick.
  22. Always neat to find things like this. About 25 years ago we found a couple of cars that went over just north of the Cliff House in SF, not much left of then because of the salt water but you could tell they were Chryslers of some sort because of the flathead sixes in each of them.
  23. Of course the rear trunklid is gone! Somewhere there's a burial ground for old Ford trunklids.
  24. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    what a difference a saw makes

    cool thread
  25. Tech @ BG
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 319

    Tech @ BG

    That's pretty cool! The safe would make a neat conversation piece.
  26. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    Seeing that diamond plate and those brackets I would guess it was a movie car. It's in Hollywood afterall
  27. Kustomline54
    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 397


    thats for sure :(
  28. I might point out it used to be considered big fun, particualarly in rural ares, to get juiced up and push junker cars off cliffs! I remember a sheer drop into a desert canyon, maybe 100+ ft deep and 50 wide in the Columbia Gorge that had a ton of rusty hulks, including a Hudson Hornet! Not to mention a bunch of other junk.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
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  29. That must be the cliff on the "chicken run" in Rebel Without a Cause film,,,guy in the 40 didnt stop...LOL
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