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Art & Inspiration Old cars used for fill

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mikeszcz, May 7, 2020.

  1. Mikeszcz
    Joined: Apr 5, 2011
    Posts: 290

    from Winona, Mn

    My wife took these pictures last week of a local creek bed that used old cars for fill for a railroad bridge and I wanted to share it. No politics, no opinions just a couple pictures of old cars. Wish I could have been there back in the day to save a few of them!
    creek.jpg creek 2.jpg
    Last edited: May 8, 2020
  2. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,899


    The Good Ole Days...:eek:...That would be worth a shake your head walk but there was so much of it, what to do...I'm sitting here thinking of the genious who saved all them rocks by suggesting using ole jalopies instead...Thanks for sharing, again it would be great to go back for another would be bittersweet no doubt...Thanks for sharing... @Mikeszcz
    Last edited: May 8, 2020
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  3. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,875


    Just a bunch of Chevys. Nothing to cry about. ;)

  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,899


    The Fords are trailing Behind...:p
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  5. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 150


    I remember seeing the old car bodies being used to shore up the creek sides. In the 'OL" days there were lots of old car bodies and no one wanted them. It was just a good idea of how to get rid of the old cars away from the barns and fields!
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  6. Bummer
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  7. Thats a cryin' shame...:(
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  8. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,840

    Kiwi 4d

    The poor old chevys were just too darn slow and got caught by the council to shore up the bank.
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  9. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
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    Bandit Billy

    The only time I can reckon when a body by fisher was successful stopping water rather than soaking it up.
  10. Country Joe
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Posts: 249

    Country Joe

    Drove my Chevy to the levy.
  11. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,732


    Dubious engineering achievement.
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  12. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Staff Member

    I changed the title. this is supposed to be a place to get away from the problems caused by the virus
  13. inspiration for the ad campaign "like a rock....."
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  14. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 325


    Not used for fill but in a similar situation. This is a local car, it's been there as long as I can remember. The story goes it was winter and the guy went out and started the car then went back in his house. A few minutes later he heard a loud crash and came out to see this... e59b8f2064e18c126374333146a9e7b4.jpg
  15. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,373


    I have been able to strip parts off of some cars used as landfill
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  16. unfinished
    Joined: Jan 8, 2020
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    Kinda makes ya wonder....what are we doing now, that in 75 years or so, folks will look at with the same sense of bewilderment.
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  17. Toqwik
    Joined: Feb 1, 2003
    Posts: 1,306


    That Chevy has a rock crusher in it?

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  18. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
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    Fun thread until some snowflake gets all political on us...Is that a Studebaker President?..Looks more like a Commander.:)
  19. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,166

    uncleandy 65

    I remember when I was a kid dad buried a 40 Dodge sedan delivery for a storm shelter. It's probably still in the ground.
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  20. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,347

    Model A Gomez

    I worked in the Oklahoma panhandle in the late 60's and there were a lot of old cars in the ravines, shoved in there to stop erosion . I knew a guy that ran around the country side with a cutting torch salvaging what ever he could.
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  21. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,411


    That's where all the '32 Fords went!
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  22. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,621

    from Michigan

    And the town had a great celebration. Music, clowns, TV cameras. Da people's came from far and wide to witness the unearthing of the classic cars they had buried 50 years previous for posterity.

    Oh.............. crap.
  23. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,256


    And I thought we were bad as kids empting our .22's into those abandoned old cars.
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  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,545


    That was pretty standard procedure around here for erosion protection on the creek bank. On the ones here the chassis had been stripped from them and it was just body shells that got put out there. Word was that the bodies didn't bring any money for scrap then and the scrap value was in the engine and running gear. I used to see old car bodies get burned out by the guys who worked at the dump up about 4 miles from my house so they could strip the bare copper wire out of them when they cooled off. Guys would roll them off the frames and haul them up there and dump them in the early 60's. The dump guys stripped and burned them out and then shoved them over the bank with the rest of the garbage. They let me buy some parts off one that they had that they hadn't burned yet when I was 16 and saw a guy haul it past the house on the back of a truck.
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  25. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,234


    The old auto wrecking yard was within the city limits. When they moved, a lot of old stuff got buried under the new hotel and parking lot. Was my favorite place as a kid.

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  26. The state of Connecticut used many old cars for erosion control when they were building Interstate 91. I remember going to the river bank in Wethersfield, Connecicut, about 55 years ago, and I was surprised what showed up at low tide. Lots of early 1930's bodies, but hardly anything was salvageable. I felt then as I do now, what a waste.
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  27. I'd say it wasn't running when he got back. About a '70? '71? off-brand.
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