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Crushed and Scraped but they didn't get them all

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Verbal Kint, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. This yard has been on my list for a couple years but it was always 9 hours in the other direction from where I was headed. Well I was too late, only a couple 40's cars saved off the side. From google map pics this yard covered several surrounding hillsides with farm equipment and vehicles. I knew it was bad when I called the week before we left and the phone number was disconnected, after driving all night we rolled up to the place and there they were semi trailers loaded up with balls of vintage tin. I was depressed for the next couple hours of the trip. Comparing with 2 year old satellite photos, its nothing like it was and most of what dots the hillside is farm equipment. Look real close in the first pic and you can see remains on the hill in the background.




    On the way home we stumbled through a couple small towns and ran across this collection. Moral of the story... get your wallet out if you want it because you may be back but the crushed only comes once!


    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
  2. its sad... that just happened to a private yard a block away from us. there wasn't too much useable stuff.. but at least the guy that bought the whole yard kept the cool stuff for him self... but he will never sell anything unless ya give em 3 grand ohwell.. I have enough stuff in my yard anywhoo...
  3. Ravenwood
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 237

    from Texas

    To help put this in pespective: Of the wounded coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many will never have the limbs or the mental ability to work on some old car.

    As of today, 5,599 came/come home in boxes.

    I like old cars. Hell, I love old cars, but in the larger frame of things they don't amount to much. I have a '41 half ton that has been in my possession for forty-three years. I would give it in a heartbeat for just one GI to have back his arm... or the half his head that's missing.
  4. :confused::(

  5. oldcarfan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
    Posts: 315

    from missouri

  6. calvinh
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 176


    Where did that come from?
  7. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,620


    damn that was pretty heavy stuff...
  8. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,162


    damn, i'd love one of the phonebooths...
    make a great place for a air commpressor....

    ravenwood,you must be pretty young....cuz that ain't shit compared to vietnam/korea/both world wars/civil war #1/etc...
  9. HRod 50
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 760

    HRod 50

    Hey Man, Puff Puff Pass!!
  10. Wow.
    Talk about killing a thread.

  11. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    I think what he's saying is, put things in perspective, not every old car in the world is gone, yes it's a sad day, but things could be much worse. salute those young soldiers in the process while you are at it.
  12. I like the air compressor in a phone booth Of course you'd prob have to ventilate it to cool it, or at least let the heat out, mine makes a hella lotta heat....
  13. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,501

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    perspective ?? Politics

    these things are in no way related

    and yeah those phone booths are pretty cool
  14. 62nova
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 340


    When my brother in law comes back we're HOPING we can find something OLD to work on.
  15. hotrod56cars
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 466


    He's had a '41 half ton for 43 years, that is not "pretty young".
  16. hotrod56cars
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 466


    That has nothing to do with old cars, take your politics away.
  17. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,642


    The phone booths are cool, especially seeing that they are over here. They make great shower cubicles as well.
  18. harrington
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 421

    from Indiana

    I would love to have one of theose phone booths, would look great in my shop.
  19. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery are out of your element!!
  20. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,165

    Automotive Stud

    I wonder if the vibration would knock the glass loose? That's a cool ass idea though.
  21. 66Coronet440
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
    Posts: 367


    I want one of those phone booths.
  22. Fordguy321
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 422

    from Arizona

    so they cleaned up all that old tin, then in the second pic there building a housing development in the background! uhg
  23. Jax2A
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
    Posts: 352


    Great, thanks for giving me another idea to obseess over!
  24. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,321


    Hey! Someone can make the Brit version of the phonebooth car with a Tardis. I'd love to have one of those painted blue!
  25. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    Hey, Is that one of those gas station eagles that the "Nose Pickers" were after a few episode back?? (next to the phone booths)
  26. No the "background" is the far edge of the yard covered in old farm equipment that was likely too big to wad up with the excavators.
  27. younggun13
    Joined: Mar 6, 2009
    Posts: 160



  28. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,363

    from Ks

    Call me on my compressor phone. LOL. We'll have to wait till it kicks off to talk though. I think that eagle is maybe from an old Case tractor dealership. Some said CASE on the lower part. Cool booth's. Lippy
  29. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    compressor phone would never work, remember in a lot of the old ones, there was a fan at the top, they get so hot without one, it's unbearable. if they get that hot from a person, a compressor is going to overheat quick.
  30. Just remember this before bitching about the price of something else in the future, the scrap man will always buy stuff and he doesn't give a damn if there's something wrong with it.

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