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It amazes me what folks throw away.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Scrounger, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Scrounger
    Joined: Dec 31, 2010
    Posts: 14


    I have gotten in pretty good w the local recycler and since hes just two miles away I stop in about everyday to see whats been brought in.I got there about 45 min before closing,made my round and was headed back to the truck when I spotted this.

    It not perfect by any means and its missin a few things but for $4.60(23 lbsX.20 per lbs) I couldnt pass it up.I was barely thru the door w it before my 12yo laid claim to it.I cant believe anybody would think its a good ideal to scrap it.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  2. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,011

    Slick Willy

    Ya but is it a real "SS"??:D:rolleyes:
  3. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,458


    You can find the hubcaps and windshield frame for that fairly easily.Cool score!
  4. Fighter-of-Wars
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 294


    Holy awesomeness. I would of loved to had one of those as a kid.

    But like you said it's crazy what you find in the trash.

    When I was in school, the autoshop got all the reject from the school so everything to get throwed out got sent to the autoshop first. Needless to say, everyweek I came home with a pickup truck load of stuff.

    The best thing I grabbed was about 100 service manuals. Brakes, suspension, engines, trans. Anything on a car I got a service manual for, all the way from 60's to late 90's. Even a dozen or so machine shop tech manuals. They had multiple copies of them but I grabbed a copy of each because that was all that would fit in the truck bed. The rest went in the dumpster...Kind of sad really.

  5. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    from Greeley Co

    titling it could be a problem,:D
    cool- never the less!
  6. Camaro Mike
    Joined: May 12, 2006
    Posts: 374

    Camaro Mike

  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


  8. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    Please just don't put those 20" wheels on it! I like it.
  9. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    numbers matching???
  10. Is that a stick shift on the right side...COOl...
  11. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 439


    open headers and stick shift cool!
  12. My neighbor makes his living recycling "crap" people throw away. He picks up and re sells working appliances all day long. I mean people just chunk stuff thats still works, it amazes me.
  13. bentbaggerlen
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 3


  14. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Along time ago One of my neighbors about a block up .Throwing a 55 chevy car hood away,300 dollar score,Post some more guys,And nice toy car ,,,
  15. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    That is amazing. Doesn't even look beat up! The beat up ones go for over $100 here! my brother and I are currently hauling piece by piece an entire pedestrian overpass to the scrap yard. It was put on a farm, all stacked neatly over 20 years ago. I'm talking I beams, channel, plates and even the fencing. The guy that owns the property now wants it all gone.
  16. Bart78
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 717


    I run the landfill for our city We take no household trash but everything else and people throw away all kinds of crap.
  17. Keep
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 662


    That thing is pretty sweet. Nice save and yeah it amazes me as well at what some folks will toss.
  18. Man, that will be sweet when refinished.

    I picked up a "taco bandit" scooter at a scrap yard when i was around 12, of course that was a long while back. But it amazed me anyone would scrap it.

    P.S, didnt take a whole afternoon to get running either!
  19. hammeredcoupe
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 509

    from Tacoma,WA

    I like the way they used to add details like the side exhuast, luggage rack, and stick shift. Very cool. Nice score!
  20. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Fred Sanford would have kicked Lamonts ass for passing that up.
  21. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    Damn...Nice score! I've been watching those at auction for years now for my kids and I've seen ones in that condition go for over 200 dollars on a good day! That being said I'll give you your money back for it! :0
  22. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    They weren't throwing it away. China made the best offer.
  23. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    I blame guys wives for thowing perfectly good stuff away. They always want the latest new thing. Buddies of mine have given me stuff they don't want to throw away like ceiling fans. light fixtures, 2 year old sectional couch with fold out bed & recliner. I'm not real poor, but free is good.
  24. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

  25. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,561


    What makes it even more unbelievable is that fact that we're saturated with shows like Antiques Road Show, Pickers, Pawn Stars, etc. You'd think John Q. Public would be wise. It's quite unbelievable. That's a helluva find....good for you!
  26. Scrounger
    Joined: Dec 31, 2010
    Posts: 14


    Ill never tell.:D

    It'll be a wall hanger,my sons already got a spot picked out.
    It's gonna get a soapy bath and thats all.

    I deal in used 4wd parts for a livin so Im always lookin for stuff to buy/sell but I always keep the good stuff for myself.
    Sad to say but my moneys more on somebody needin a pill versus the wife sayin it has to go.

    Brand new as last Oct.

    Yeah a few years ago before pickers and PS came on my son showed an interest in antiques and anything that could potentialy keep his interest and keep him out of trouble Im gonna encourage so we've gotten into the antique thing pretty heavy.He's wanted one for a while but the price was never right.
  27. thechopperguy
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 149


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