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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jesse1980, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Wait a sec, what happened?!?! Seemed like something was gonna happened, now it's lost it's frame and is in a junkyard again?
     
  2. halfsack
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    halfsack
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    My dad and I rediscovered the car today right around the corner from my house at pauls auto yard in westville. Im the one that took the picture
     
  3. halfsack
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    halfsack
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    The frame is still under the car
     
  4. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 772

    DERPR30
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    from HARVEY LA

    They ought to bring it back to the junkyard
     
  5. is this a sad end for a car that, was on the way to be a "back to life survivor"?
    did jesse1980 sell the car?
    how did the car end up in a junkyard?

    Curt R
     
  6. damn! thats crazy to see the story as it played out. I wonder how it got back in the junk yard. seems it must be a serious turd for someone to scrap instead of save.
     
  7. J scow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
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    J scow
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    from Seattle

  8. J scow
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    J scow
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    from Seattle

    Looks like he is still active here.
     
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    The o/p;

    9/21/10-states he ' found the car in a field' and has car for sale on Craigslist.
    11/1/10-states car is still for sale
    11/1/10-states car for sale is 50 Plymouth, not the 55 gasser.

    2 years later the car is found in a junkyard. I'm guessing the o/p couldn't get a clear title and/or couldn't sell it and scrapped it.
    Weird deal. The car looks to be rusty but saveable. A 55 that should probably be saved.
    Any other info from the junkyard....
     
  10. an update from the op jesse1980 is needed
    Curt R
     
  11. cb1
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 396

    cb1
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    from Wisconsin

    "i found it in a field in northern wisconsin"
    "Sheboygan"

    Well if Sheboygan is "northern wisconsin", I must be in the arctic circle part of Wisconsin.

    cb1

    p.s. something goofy about this story...
     
  12. todztoyz
    Joined: Jun 21, 2008
    Posts: 176

    todztoyz
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    Unbelievable! We need answers. Or maybe just a happy ending!
     
  13. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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    Jay Tyrrell
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    Weird? So is someone going to get the car?

    My thinking is that the car was maybe too far gone so the guy documented everything stripped the rear end out of the car and front end and might be starting with a better body? Just throwing a fly in the ointment!
    Jay
     
  14. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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    Jay Tyrrell
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    Well went to that US 30 facebook site. Look at the pic I found there!

    Guess this car will not be saved! I guess the guy wanted a wall hanging more than a 55 chevy with true racing history.

    So if we see this car show up in a few years on the site we will know that it is a clone and not the original car. POS

    Jay
     

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  15. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    Pictures are on my profile. I sold the car and wanted it back. A friend said he found it in a junk yard in westville Indiana wrecked or something. I moved on now.
     
  16. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    jesse1980
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    I found it in a field off i43 in Wisconsin north of Sheboygan
     
  17. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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    Jay Tyrrell
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    Really too bad that the car wasn't saved. When you sold the car was it complete? Was it just too far gone to save? I wonder what happened what happened to it after you sold it and how it ended up in a junk yard?
    Jay
     
  18. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    The car was a full body. Rolled and was too far gone In my opinion. I had immediate regrets and wanted to just get it back and let it live out the rest of its life as colletable item. Too late now.
     
  19. luckys8ba
    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 483

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    The car is beyond far gone! I have the 1/4 panel! Came off with my bare hands,I figured that was better than the crusher where it is headed to:(
     
  20. This pic just showed up on my facebook page.
    10425486_1417522115211205_8415185177342814925_n.jpg
     

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