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Exploring Arizona- abandoned, wrecked cars & trucks, old hiways, etc

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by applekrate, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. cac646
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    Dog and I went to check out the airflow in more detail. We hadn't walked that far down the wash last time. Here's a few more pics.
     

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    A few more
     

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    Most of the stuff is pretty rough. Couple nice door handles. No guages, emblems etc. No engines in most of the cars. Did find a decent '49 licence plate.

    Couple pics of the hot rod on the way home. Cars are in the washes across form the car. Had a good time and Sprocket (dog) especially loves to go for hikes and hot rod rides.
     

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  5. 1967gtafb
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    Great pics guy's thank's
     
  6. need louvers ?
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    All of this stuff on the AZ & NM border off of hwy70?
     
  7. cac646
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    All of it is right in Morenci / Clifton. We're about 40 miles north on the 191 which intersects the 70.

     
  8. mechanickeith
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    Wow!!! Of all the places to find a Pontiac V8 motor!!!
     
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    Just looked familar... 'Course, I have dug around up there too. I do know where there is the non reastorable remains of a Airflow coupe in that neck of the woods.
     
  10. wagonwheel
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    wagon with green roof nose in to the left
    chevy?
     
  11. cac646
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    Is that what the motor pic I posted is? I knew it was GM but not sure after that. Motor is in horrible shape. Most of the side of the block is missing.
     
  12. mike hohnstein
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    I wuz thinkin' about all the dollars in scrap for the Chinks. WTF would a B-52 be worth in aluminum, wow.
     

  13. no i mean the one between the 60 chevy and i think its a59 merc the merc is pointing straight up and leaning agaisnt the car im refering to
     
  14. Chrisbcritter
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    Go back to Page 1, post #6, first photo - '53 Chevy wagon.

    Same place, second photo - you can see the end of the Ford's rear bumper but not enough to see if it has guards.
     
  15. mechanickeith
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    Yep,,, Pontiac,,, 45* angled timing cover, oil filter on right rear. Its a Pontiac!
     
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    The motor is most likely a '65 or '66 389 Pontiac.

    Will have to make a trip out there soon.
     
  17. EARLYHEMIBILL
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    You're right! The guy's name is Milo. That place is loaded!
     
  18. mechanickeith
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    Our next outing is tentatively scheduled for wed the 4th of April. We will be heading back to the salt river canyon area for some more exploring!!
     
  19. need louvers ?
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    I'll do my best on this one guys! Things are finally slowing just a touch.
     
  20. mechanickeith
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    Hey!! If you can make it, the area we are going back to is GREAT!!!! Pictures just dont do it justice!!! Allready have several places to explore that we didnt get time to look at last time. We have been commuting in a couple of cars to save on gas. Sure we will have room for ya if interested!!
     
  21. 56sedandelivery
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    I'm actually kind of surprised some scrapper has'nt hit upon the idea of hauling this sort of stuff out for profit. There are places like this all across the country, free for the pickens. "Most" of it looks to be too far gone for the most part anyway, some good parts could be saved. Clean up the country while making money. Now, don't anyone get upset by that idea. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  22. mechanickeith
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    Butch,,, Not upset & understand where you are coming from,,,, A lot of the stuff we find here are down in very steep ravines/canyons off of old highways. We hike in to these areas. The roads are usually no longer passable or accessable by vehicles unless its a motorcycle. You would need a very long cable with a winch to get most of it out. We find these, photograph for the enjoyment of others & us & leave for the next passers by to enjoy. If it was all drug out & scrapped, there would be nothing for us or anyone else to see. I belive its part of the history of the area & should be left alone.
     
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  23. All of our group will be at the Nostalgic Show & GO! this Sunday at Speedworld. Be sure to look us up as we plan our hikes for the next several months.

    Steve

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  24. 33 Fordor
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    I really like this thread, it would be a shame if the country was "cleaned" of all this history. JMHO
     
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  25. flat top austin
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    If I weent where that 60 impala is i would find out how to get it out of theree
     
  26. mechanickeith
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    Our next outing will be this thursday. We will be returning to the Salt River canyon area to explore some mines & old equipment we didnt get time to see last trip. If anyone wants to tag along, drop us a line so we can meet up!!
     
  27. HotRod60F100
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    VEERY cool thread!
     
  28. need louvers ?
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    Unfortunately I'm going to have to miss this one as well. I have a pile of stuff to louver before next week's trip to round up, a '34 p/u to finish wiring before the Bethany Bible Church show this weekend, and more stuff coming in this morning. I love being busy, but I sure miss the "old days" with far more time to have fun than work! Enjoy guys!!!
     
  29. Another great outing. We found yet another early 30s car! Had a fisher body tag so, probably GM.
    Then explored several mines. Went way deep inside a few of them. One was exceptionally cool with things inside, misc. Then explored a very old pull trailer with a huge diesel engine powering a huge air compressor. That dates we could find on it were as old as 1917 and as new as 1948.
    pics coming
     
  30. HamD
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    I love seeing old tin in ravines and such that I know wouldn't be reasonable to fix up, but I maintain hope. I can only think of one on the way into Tonto Nat'l Forest (from the E Phx Valley) and another on the way to a museum place up north but now you've all given me reasons for road trips! Thanks for the thread.
     
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