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Scrap yard, circa early 1970's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nostalgic Dave, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Nostalgic Dave
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    Nostalgic Dave

  2. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
    from AZ

    Great picture!
    Lots of 58 and 59 Chevies.
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Wow there's some good parts in there!!

  4. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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    from Texas

    I see some angled headlights I'd like to get my hands on. Makes you sick looking at all that "treasure".:(
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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,183

    from California

    :( I see $250,000.00 worth of ebay parts in there.
  6. Pontiacres Ranch
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
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    Pontiacres Ranch

    I only see one 1956 Pontiac! Where's that Yard? I need the rear End! LOL
  7. drock6570
    Joined: Aug 11, 2006
    Posts: 413


    I have seen HELL on Earth!!!!
  8. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 6,094


    They dont look very rusty so it has to have been somewhere in the south or west,there looks to be at least 2 convertibles,a 55 ford and a 58 olds. Jeff
  9. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
    from AZ

    I like the line in the ad : "Old Volkswagens have a habit of becoming other things. Like new dune buggies."

    From their mention of "24 years ago" I'd guess the ad is from 1973.
  10. El Caballo
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    El Caballo

    That pic makes me weep....
  11. what a shame all thats long gone ..
  12. KY Boy
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    KY Boy
    from Orlando FL

    Man it hurts to look at that
  13. buckeye_01
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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    That's an understatement. Not to many more doors either. I'm sure China got a lot of use out of those old soldiers. :rolleyes:
  14. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    from OKC, OK

    I see 58 caddy eldorado. All you could make out of it in the photo is a couch.
  15. porsche930dude
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
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    I think theres just no vws in that pile because they dont stack well
  16. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    give me a box of tools and one good day to get what i can............
  17. Eightydeuce
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    At least 2 55 fords:mad:. Even if you had just the trim off those vehicles imagine how much it would all be worth.
  18. Chebby belair
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    Chebby belair
    from Australia

    Oh, the humanity!!!
  19. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
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    Well fuck me to tears........:(
  20. Actually there's two '56 Pontiacs if you stare close. 2 '59's, too. And I bet you could pluck enough good pieces of trim out of that stack to bring double or triple in today's dollars, what the whole pile brought as scrap metal in 1973. (I have a buddy who told me of buying rough roller 5-6-7 Chevies out of junkyards in the mid-80s, saving them from being crushed, for $5 and $10 for the whole car).

    The 58-59 Chevy, 61 Chrysler, the '59 Pontiac side spears... lots of expensive trim pieces or lenses on those. And that's just stuff I've priced out or sold myself.
  21. and thats only one picture of one location at one given time.. lord help us...
  22. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
    from AZ

    That metal probably started out as Model A's, then became WW2 Tanks and Ships, came back as these '50's cars, returned in the '70's as Toyotas, then became Hyundais and is now Chinese bikes from Wal-mart.
  23. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
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    from El Paso TX

    What is the wagon with the oval bumper and downward facing spears? That thing is seriously cool.

    I could see that bumper getting modded and stuck on the front of a custom.
  24. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
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    Shifty Shifterton

    What's the 2 door wagon just to the right of center? Mopar maybe? GM?
  25. Hot Rodz R Us
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    Hot Rodz R Us
    Member Emeritus

    I think I see Buddy Hollys car in there
  26. Kustom Komet
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
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    Kustom Komet

    '59 Pontiac.

  27. Advertising at its finest....several 55-59 Fords, several 58-60 Chevies, even a couple of 58 Caddys. Pontiac, Olds, and Buicks, oh my!
  28. Kustom Komet
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
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    Kustom Komet

    I'm thinking Studebaker Commander.

    1961 is the newest year I can see there. If those cars were in rows instead of a pile, you could damn near retire off of them. It's a shame, but then it's what makes the survivors rare and the parts valuable, good or bad.

  29. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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    Volkswagen always had the coolest ads....
  30. 53dodgekustom
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
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    I want the 61-62 Chrysler!

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