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Old junk yard in the woods (pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by good_ol_boy, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. A friend of mine owns alot of land, mostly woods. Yesterday he asked me if I wanted to go out rabbit hunting with him. I really wasn't into it... but then he said there's alot of rabbits out there, they hang around under some old cars. I asked him what kind of cars... but he's not really a car guy, so he didn't know. He just said there's an old junk yard out there with a bunch of old junk cars and parts, but most of the cars are upside down. So, I figured I would go along anyways, just to check out the cars. I brought my camera along... here's what I saw.


    I spotted a Merc in the pile-


    the bottom of the door didn't really look too bad... surface rust, but it's solid and straight-

    I turned around and damn, there's another Merc-





  2. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,951


    Well!?? We're waiting! Did you get any rabbits?!?!:confused:

    J/k looks like fun! Thanks!
  3. I noticed this old W block peeking out of the snow-

    the valve cover was just sitting on it-

    Everything out there was mostly scrap, but there was some good trim pieces and stuff. Everything has been out there since the early 60's. The latest plate I saw was from 1962. My friend said I could take anything I wanted. I'll probably grab a few parts. I just figured I would post these pics for the guys that like to look at old junk in the woods.

  4. hotrod-Linkin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 3,382


    no we don't like junk...but the snow is exciting.
  5. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    It appears that you have an awful lot of cotton laying around up there.
  6. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    season ended over a month ago. :) But yer right, alot of them are upside down. I'd be all over that panel truck. I'm not far away, I'll come get it this summer.....seriously.
  7. Midnight 50
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 568

    Midnight 50

    I see grill and trim pieces that are worth saving. ..... and that Pontiac hood emblem... I want it. :)
  8. Quite a bit of pocket money there for you and your buddy.
  9. Damn, you're right... I'll have to turn him in for poaching.;)
    There's actually 2 panel trucks. I don't think you'd be able to get them out easily, they are way back in the woods.
  10. FormerFueler
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 410


    I tried to resist! FAILED

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  11. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,867


    So what are you getting... better get all those cool hood ornaments!!
  12. No, junk is exciting... but I don't like snow.
  13. Still Runnin
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,287

    Still Runnin
    from VA & FL

    I'd be hunting alright, but not for rabbits !
  14. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    cool pics ! tried the phome # on the truck door but no one answered !;)
  15. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,933


    I would buy the grille surround out of that Merc, it looks like it's all there. I see quite a bit of good stuff there, actually.
  16. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    My dad has been looking for that trim on the green Pontiac hood EVERYWHERE! There it is!
  17. vertible59
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,058


    Thar's gold in them thar hills! Seriously, I love posts like this. Reminds me of when I lived in north central, North Carolina. We were about 15 miles from the Virginia border, and a bunch of the guys from our club explored the area most every weekend, when there wasn't a show. We found stuff that was truly amazing! It looks like you might have backed into a nifty enterprise that could help finance other projects. Good for you, and thanks for the post.
  18. Jesus H Christ I,d be all over that junk in a minute! There are a ton of great parts left there if you ask me!!!! Nice finds...
  19. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 458

    from Pahrump nv

    If it wernt so dang far and cold I would bring my tool box and go hunten rabbits with you
  20. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,506


    Grab that W motor. It's probably siezed, and may be cracked, but it didn't look too bad under the valve cover. Also, get ahold of the guy in Iowa that just posted about the 51 Merc out in the woods. Might be able to build one good Merc out of the three.
  21. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,466



    Something comes to mind....
    Cool find,now get a big trailer and score those Mercs!
  22. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,648


    yep, save that W motor!
  23. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,226

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Get whats left of the Merc, W motor and hoods before someone else does!
    Go back again once all the snow has melted; there may be some good trim and other small parts hiding under the snow.
    I love posts like this-thanks for sharing.
  24. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 560

    lanny haas
    from Phoenix AZ

    Wait untill he brushes the snow off that 348/409 and see's a 3 carb manifold!
  25. jeenyus
    Joined: Mar 9, 2009
    Posts: 8

    from MN

    Yeah, I need that head on top of that Pontiac hood also. I'm in MN so if he ever wants to sell anything, please please let me know, lol.
  26. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Notice that all of the cars that are upside down are missing the frames? My guess is someone built a lot of trailers or grabbed the heavy iron to scrap it out.

  27. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    Up here, that'll be July at this rate, lol.
  28. jivin jer
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 3,062

    jivin jer

    There's my grille shell!!!!
  29. Best time to get that W motor out is now - if it's not frozen into the ground, roll it into a doubled up pair of plastic kid's sleds, one guy pushes, one guy pulls - as long as you don't have too much of any hills to go up, you should be able to pull it right out. Given the stupid money those bring it might be worth the trouble.

    Those Mercs I'm pretty sure no one makes the quarters for, it would probably be worth taking them off even with a little rot to them - small holes are a lot more fixable than ones with the wheel arches gone and great big rot holes in them -

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