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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??
  2. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,923


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

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  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    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
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    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: 921


    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.
  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: 249

    from Winona, Mn

    Here's a couple in my yard.

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  11. 58 Yeoman
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
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    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
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    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!
  15. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 939


    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
  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: 841

    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: 1,131


    They are starting to congregate

  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.

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