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Cars as lawn art...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by exshelby, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. exshelby
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 44


    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 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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  2. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    A couple other threads on this... I've showed my yard art before...

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  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    There is a T as front lawn art, not more than 3 miles from Ct. Maybe it's a Ct tradition? :)
  4. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    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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  5. Dave50
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
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    I like this 1

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  6. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 920


    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

    Smok'em, If You Got'em....
  7. Bud Reynolds
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 69

    Bud Reynolds

    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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  8. 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.

  9. hahaha, that's exactly how I knew I was in the right place!
  10. Mikeszcz
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 290

    from Winona, Mn

    Here's a couple in my yard.

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  11. 58 Yeoman
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 463

    58 Yeoman
    from Lacon, IL

    My buddy and I would play in a couple old 30's cars behind the local DX gas station (owner said it was okay).
  12. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 315

    bill s preston esq

    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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    It looks like someone left the lights on and the battery is almost dead
  14. amphicar
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 153


    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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  15. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,115


    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.

  16. hankthebigdog
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 144

    from oklahoma

    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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  17. 33Mopar
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 2

    from Ill.

    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. :)
  18. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,170

    from dayton

    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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  19. 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

  20. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,482


    They are starting to congregate

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  21. NoRodFXR
    Joined: May 7, 2012
    Posts: 6


    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.
  22. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,630

    from Commack NY

  23. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,305

    Atwater Mike

    My pal Dick's brother Dave lived in Felton, (Santa Cruz mountains) had a big old spread with a magnificent 1890 barn, quite solid.
    In the front yard, there was a flathead V8 engine, the 'dudes' would be over there drinking beer, and most would 'whiz' on the poor old flathead.
    I went up there to visit with Dave, and to ask if I could store my just-bought Karmann Ghia there for a month. I took a look at this flattie everybody had been relieving themselves over...Mostly complete, it was a '47-'48, but a 59L!!! (Canadian)
    Dave said I could leave the car, but would I please remove that damned engine for him?
    I took it, steam cleaned it, and tore it down. Trip up to Modesto and had Rettig Bros. bore it to my new JE 5/16" pistons, and deck it .020".
    Great runner, 5/16 by 1/4. (276) My '29 Hiboy loved it.
    "Aren't you worried about all that urine that thing saw?"
    My answer: "Piss on it,"
  24. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
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    uncleandy 65

  25. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,028

    from wareham,ma

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  27. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,180


    If free I’d entertain it. Otherwise no.
  28. mrharley51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 223


    boogiewall.png IMG_20200620_195940017.jpg hudson pickem up.jpg This old Studebaker pickem up truck is siting in the front yard, just north a couple miles of Cedar, MI, on E. Gadzke Rd. A historic flower pot
    My son's Murrey T-bird pedal car impounded and turned into a flower pot after being
    caught drag racing Teddy Z .
    Boogie Man's trophy wall in his backyard...lots of kool cast offs hanging here
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  29. MO54Frank
    Joined: Apr 1, 2019
    Posts: 388


    Seems a waste of a buildable AD truck.

    Still cool. Rather it be there than crushed.
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