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Found a 57 Chevy in the woods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiat128, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,428

    from El Paso TX

    I found this in the woods of NC a while back and thought some of you'd like to see it. It's in a creekbed and half buried in ground. It's in really rough shape but there's alot of good trim still on it so I'll be going back to scrounge parts.



    Best part is that the steering wheel is not cracked so I'll be getting that first.


    When I was looking inside it, I saw something odd


    Oh, OK - Now I know how it got in the ravine:D

  2. Okay, which one of you Hambers was going to go back and restore this one?
  3. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459


    Funny looking candleholder?
    He he he

    Cool find! Lotsa neat pieces on the old girl yet.
  4. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

    from Atl Ga

    If it has the original jack, grab that--they bring decent money.

    An uncut radiator support is good too. Though that one look burried.

    Electric wiper motor, too.

    And obviously, though nearly impossible to check, if it's got an original P-stamped posi case, those are all "Corvette Posi" on ebay! And priced accordingly.
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  5. TbirdGirl
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 85

    BANNED was like "aww thats so sad to see that there and ruined" then I saw the bong pic...lmao Thanks for posting this!!

  6. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,753


    what?!!?! The bong!?!?!?!?
  7. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,319


    The belair dash trim and window surround stainless is worth grabbing too, good to see that it'll go to good use.

    Just make sure you have permission from the land owner to be pulling parts off of the car. Stealing ain't cool even if the car was abandoned.
  8. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,499

    from covina CA

    ill give ya ten buck for the neat-o vase!... and get the steering wheel.
  9. oh yeah.the fact of stolen "joy ride" cars in the 70s........what no 8-track player
  10. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,611


    Shit man.........I can fix that..:D
  11. rustycarr
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 188

    from TX

    umm, how about who's car is this? good way to get shot where i live..
  12. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,428

    from El Paso TX

    The car is located on private property (belongs to a museum) and I have permission to take what I want.

    Having been on the receiving end of car part pilferers, I don't think it's too cool to go around swiping other people's parts.

    I'm not going to get to the rearend or the radiator support without alot of shovelling. It's buried up to the top of the front fenders! It's real wet there too so I'm pretty sure anything not sticking up is toasted.

    Squablow, what's the best way to get the trim off the driprail and windshield without screwing it up? I can't get the doors open on this thing and I'm too fat to do a "Dukes of Hazzard" anymore.
  13. it can be done , im not admiting anything:rolleyes: im just sayin!
  14. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,428

    from El Paso TX

    Steering with the knees while looking down all stoned eh? Yep, easy way to end in the creek:D
  15. I can rebuild that bong..
  16. i didnt say it was a perfect plan:D
  17. That reminds me..... Cheech and Chong are doing a tour again! Does Tommy have parts? Or did the feds get them all? Were Harold and Kumar in on the bust? Oh, the questions,the questions!! AND on top of all that,DAVES NOT HERE!:D:D
  18. Midnight 50
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 567

    Midnight 50

    old car in a creek facing nose in coming off a steep hill...... I don't think you found a chevy, I think you found the scene of the crime.
  19. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    Please dont do a post on whats my Jack worth...
  20. Look out for them local guys(? )..... Think "ya got a purty mouth"..... Squeeel like a piggy now.........
  21. check out the 57 i found last week!
    look closely in the middle of the pic.
  22. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,365


    There is a 57 2 door post sitting on its roof in a rivine near a very popular lake a little south on me,I found it in 78 when we stopped to pee after a day on the lake and it was still there back in the mid 90s. Jeff
  23. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,319


    I think the windshield trim you can take off by cutting the windshield rubber out, then if you have to, punch the glass out. Should come off. As far as the stuff on the doors and such, you might want a cordless sawzall to whack the tops of the doors right off. Without being able to open the doors, I don't know what the easiest way would be.
  24. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,044


    What a 2 door post worth all stripped? I was told of one out in the woods that I need to go check out.

    Good ole Corp of Engineers work. How many old cars were buried for those projects. Ouch!
  25. Trent_A
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 95


    I could use the Vin tag if you get the door open.

    On second thought maybe I don't want to mess with it, my luck it's a stolen car.
  26. I think that i could get those cars with my winch truck. Lots of good parts on those time capsule,s:eek: OldWolf

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