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Ohio Junk Yard Pics from 1950's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 41 C28, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
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    41 C28

    I was going thru my archives(junk drawer) and came across these photos. An old car friend of mine gave them to me a long time ago. They were taken on Manchester Ave. in Middletown, Ohio in the 50's so don't go looking for them.

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  2. monzadood
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,040


    those are cool as hell. thanks for sharing those.
  3. 31modelo
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,118


    Thats funny I don't see any junk.
  4. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
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    Bobby Green

    Can you give me an exact address. My time machine is almost finished.

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  5. 31modelo
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,118


    An old hot rodder I know was telling me Sun. about the days of buying a 40 ford coupe from down the street for 35.00. Those are gone
  6. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    It is funny what they concidered junk in the mid century.
  7. Junkyard Jan
    Joined: Jan 7, 2005
    Posts: 739

    Junkyard Jan
    Member Emeritus

    Awesome cars. Thanks...:) In Youngstown, Oh, there is a big yard called Cleveland Auto wrecking. They're into late model suff. But in the late '60s, a buddy and I walked the quarter mile or so to the very back of the yard and found a big cache of stripped Model A's, '30s Chevys, T pickups, etc etc. These cars hadn't been touched in years from the look of things but many appeared buildable. Like a dumbassed kid, I didn't ask about them that day. Later they started denying access to the yard. I wonder often if they're still there.

    When spring comes, I'll take the camera and get some pics from the 4 best boneyards around here. One is buying up '50s-'60s cars like hell! I had just finished looking at a Nailhead in a new arrival, a complete '61 Buick Invicta to see a tilt bed haul in a '69 Caprice.

  8. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,946


    Thanks for the pics.
  9. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,460


    yeap they are gone. my dad told me once that when he first started driving he had an old model A. he got it stuck on a big rock and told the junk man to take it. he gave him $15.00 for it but my dad had to help him get it off the rock. nice pics thanks for posting
  10. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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    MR. FORD
    from Austin, TX

    Awesome pics--Thanks.
  11. looks more like a used car lot-cool pics
  12. Trucked Up
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
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    Trucked Up

    Just imagine the stories those vehicles could tell............
  13. no wonder its so hard to find model A decklids... they were missing back then too
  14. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,165


    Ah man seriously, thats not fair.
  15. MattB
    Joined: May 10, 2004
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    In the bottom picture on the left, what car is that on the left? I've never seen those "solid" appearing wheels before? Desoto? Neat pics!!
  16. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 3,721


    Some of those cars still have a shine to the paint...
  17. MIKE47
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 987

    from new jersey

    [​IMG] Can someone tell me what this is? The car you see most the f. end of in pic. 2.
  18. To have that choice of junk to choose from. Cool pictures.
  19. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 12,594


    You beat me to it. This is photographic proof that Model A and Model T trunklids were all abducted by aliens sometime in the 50's never to be seen again.

    What happened to all the trunklids? Why were they always missing?
  20. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
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    41 C28

    the car on the left is a Packard maybe a 28-29
  21. MattB
    Joined: May 10, 2004
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    I believe it was because of gas rationing, and if you had a pickup(farmer), you were entitled to get more gas at the pumps, so people took off the trunklids and made makeshift "beds" on the rear to qualify as a pickup.
  22. Frosty21
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 960

    from KY

    My 31' Chevy had no trunklid, and had a wooden bed nailed into the structure inside. Its hard to imagine it driving back and forth through oil fields like that.

    Then again, they were the Chevettes of their time also.
  23. houseofhotrods
    Joined: Mar 16, 2005
    Posts: 673


    I get all misty eyed looking at that stuff. Lots of iron we just don't see today - whether rare, overlooked or no one cared. Makes me long for a time that I was never around in!! I really dig the hood louvers and bumpers, original wheels and such. Cool to think these were around twenty years old at the time. Kinda like the 'Pick a Parts' of today. Thanks for the pics :)
  24. A lot of stuff has been hard to find for a longer time than most people realize. I was reading a 1955 Hot Rod, in the article featuring a deuce, the guy said he built it fenderless because good fenders were impossible to find....even in 1955 ?
  25. TT66'
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 227


    Those pics rock! Thanks for sharing.

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