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Buried treasure in Hollywood

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

  1. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    Na, you can buy a new one from Bob Drake! :D
  2. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 844

    from garage

    ha ha ...good one!!

    Funny thing is though,a lot of those safes are crap and the bottoms could be bashed open with a hammer easier than trying to make a hole in the side.
    But why drag a safe all the way up there to dump it in the canyon? weird alright!
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,648


    If that stuff was here on the east Coast the safe would be the thing I'd drag up first or is scrap metal bringing a lot less closer to China? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
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  4. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,832

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Don't cut it up, get the whole car out if you can.
    If the El Portal 35/6 Coupe will save, this 40 might too!

    Get a HAMB treasure dig gathering going. A dozen guys with shovels would have that unearthed in no time.

    The drivers quarter, cowl and floors look good. If the passenger quarter is saveable, you might be able to find a front roof portion donor to put this thing back together. For Socal, the rot below the dirt line might not be bad, Also figure the frame might be useable. It is a 40 Coupe after all!

    I'm amazed that something like this was found in suburban Socal.
  5. KSLeadslinger
    Joined: Nov 16, 2009
    Posts: 70


    I would say that regardless of wheather it was there from a bank heist from years past or a movie car of some sort just laid to rest it would be intresting to hear the story because of the safe being with it...
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,390

    from Ojai,Ca

    Get it out, restore/rod it, register it then have CHP confiscate it because the vin# shows it was a stolen in 1941. Now it will be returned to the owner in fine shape and you are out big $.. Could happen.
  7. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,168


    gotta get a hippo involved in the grab somehow!:D
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  8. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,313


    Hippo :p That was a wild save

    Somebody needs to save the 40:D
  9. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,714

    junk yard kid

    I would drag home whatever i could. I found an old cash register in a wash while driveing my model a, it was busted open. I came back with a hand truck and draged it a couple hundred yards to my RPU and took it home and put it in the garden.
  10. fleetbob50
    Joined: May 1, 2006
    Posts: 306

    from Waco,Texas

    probably has a damn old columbia under it too, that'll get er dug up!
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  11. jokerjason
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 356


    I will try and head out there this weekend!! evil shinanigans!!!! JOKER JASON.
  12. Wheres Geraldo when you need him to open a safe. just cut off these exposed hinges and find out
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,390

    from Ojai,Ca

    It's not the Driving Off The Cliff that kills you, it's the SUDDEN STOP that gets you.
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  14. lordairgtar
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 416


    When I lived in California, it amazed me the stuff at the bottoms of ravines. There is a trail that goes to Refugio Canyon from Santa Ynez valley. Not really driveable but we did it in a beater 74 AMC Matador ex Santa Barbara detective's sedan. Saw a 58 Rambler all shot up and a few other neat old cars plus a Ford Falcon being driven by a hippie chick over huge boulders coming the other way...the same boulders that punched out a hole in my gas tank. Interesting run when we finally got to a smoother part of the trail to see if I could get to the highway before the gas all ran out. Ah the innocence of youth.
  15. RG49MERC
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 272


    Doesn't seem like It would take to much work if 12 people dig out...i might go up there over the weekend see I could salvage something..

  16. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, that would be a good day to rob a few parts...and probably a HAMB meet and greet. lol
  17. If all you guys show up you are gonna attract the LAPD for sure!
    That's going to blow it for everyone. Just because it's on public land doesn't mean you can take it.
    Not my fault!
  18. yellow wagon
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 612

    yellow wagon
    from WI

    Anybody been back over there to check it out???
  19. Well with the safe and all ..... looks like some handywork of the man who used to RUN L.os Angeles. back in those days. .... Mr. Bugsey Segal . He was very involved in whatever was happening in L.A. especially Hollywood during that time.
  20. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 844

    from garage

    Same here, a lot of Hazara refugees have cornered the market in scrap metal and will pay 20c/kg for steel scrap which means a safe is probably worth $50-$100 depending on how heavy it is. A 4wd with a small warn winch,a trailer and a few free days could be quite profitable . drag all the steel and other metals up the canyon and do the right thing for the environment :rolleyes: and fund some car parts. :cool:
  21. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,470


    i don't believe its on public land,i recently read that Hugh Hefner bought, along with others, the land in order to save the Hollywood sign from developers.
  22. Old safes are lined with concrete. Metal's relatively thin, so not really worth the trouble to extract it for scrap ;) I think the 'cut the side off the body and hang on the wall' idea's the best :)
  23. Buck Sharp
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
    Posts: 224

    Buck Sharp
    from nebraska

    2 handyman jacks and you can get it up high enough to look it over.
  24. ponchopowered
    Joined: May 27, 2010
    Posts: 438


    jason if its the same place i know of i have a whole photo gallery full
  25. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    hey we could just call it a keeping our city clean group!!! the city would probably help!!! and yes its on private land, what are they going to do throw you in jail for cleaning up someone else junk?

  26. Ratroddude
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,027


    Well, we're waiting .....:rolleyes::D
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,648


    So how come none of the HAMB artists have done a cartoon of the the '40 being winched out with a cable attached to the HOLLYWOOD sign?
  28. So far as I know it's true... I met a contractor in the 70's that purchased the building and it's contents for the land value and he had a crew clean out the contents before demolition and there were a couple of cars on different levels of the building that were in various levels of dis-assembly so they weren't considered valuable until the 1940's Cadillac was unburied from a pile of rubble.

    This is where the story gets fuzzy... apparently the low mileage Caddy had empty money bags inside and was hidden inside the building on the 12th floor and buried under a pile of junk.

    It was assumed that the car was stolen and used for a bank heist and then ditched in the building by driving it unto the freight elevator up to it's final resting place...!

    Whether it was true or folklore... It's still a good story!:cool:
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