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Art & Inspiration Sitting and Rotting.............picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Royalshifter, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Auto Doug
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
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    here are a few that didn't make it! a few years back near Lincoln, Ne. 276 hidden-a-way old cars sold at auction lots of people, few buyers average price $200.00 to $400.00 i bought 7 that day but near 60 some just went straight into the crusher that was brought out to the site. it was a very sad time, the guys crushing didn't care for me filming must have thought I was with the EPA? The daughter of the guy was on hand and just in tears over the whole ordeal she loved the cars but two other siblings had none what so ever! so it was all to be cleared to sell the grounds.

    I bought the 1951 Tin Woodyfor 275.00 the trailer load for frt clips average of $17.00 per, and the 49 Ford frt clip for the last $18.00 I had. I even just for the heck of it sent in for a title search on the Tin Woody the state sent back info on the last registered owner in 69. We found him in NC. now a doctor he remembered the car and was thrilled to hear it was still around! He said he last see it when he and his college buddies where headed to Omaha from lincoln, for the weekend, the tranny? started making a bad noise and smell so they hitch a ride and never seen the car again. He sent in for a duplicate title and sent to me all on his dime! I got it running clean it up, sanded down some of the wood and clear it WOW looked like new! Sold it to a guy in KC. who willl restore it with his two sons, So it is worth the effort to get out and save them. google Maxwell Nebraska auction to read of another large yard that sold out and I tried to save what i could.
     

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  3. 33 Fordor
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    That pic of the Chevy in the crusher with the Ford bed on top of it is probably the worst thing I've seen today.
     
  4. Wow is right Doug, you are doing more than your share! Thanks for the other info too.
    Merry Christmas,
     
  5. janbuick
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
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    sad pic's indeed

    :(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  6. ol'chevy
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    I NEED the stainless fender dividers from this one....
    [​IMG]
    Also a passenger side cowl trim.....
     
  7. texkbc
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    I tracked down the owner today, he told me that he drove this 41 coupe in and parked it there 30 yrs ago. Has not touched it since then. Good news is he has to move all of this stuff as the property is up for sale. He thinks he will be ready to sell in the next few months.
     
  8. ol'chevy
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    Ask if he will sell parts. I am restoring/ building a cherry 41 and need trim pieces. I can pay you to buy/pull/ ship them......
     
  9. texkbc
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    I think the 41 is going to be for sale. He wants to keep the model a stuff.

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  10. birdman1
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    this old 1939 Ford deluxe coupe was beyond help, but it had been a 50's hot rod, with a engine swap and 12 volt conversion done by a long gone hotrodder. I wanted one of these since I was 10 years old. My dad bought a 40 ford coupe when I was 10 years old, to get the engine for his 1941 Ford 2 1/2 ton farm truck. he made me pull the coupe to the crick and push it in. so I bought this 39 deluxe because it is as close as I will get. My sons and grandsons help with it and it has become a thing we all enjoy. I am teaching my grandsons about fixing cars and making memories they will have the rest of there lives. Not many things do that any more.
     
  11. Good on you birdman1, old stuff and families rule!
     
  12. Schreibs
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    I officially feel sick to my stomach.:mad::mad::(
     
  13. Dan Greenberg
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    Where are these in Texas? Thanks..
     
  14. MrModelT
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    I'm with you.......I almost puked reading Auto Doug's post. My wife cried over that nice '55 Ford Wagon.

    I don't understand some people....

    I honestly think this sort of thing (crushing and destroying good vintage iron like this) should be a crime.....or at least a heavily fined offense.

    Like $10,000 to $20,000 per car...... :mad:

    Sure...there would be exceptions to the rule....but this is B.S.

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  15. 1955IHC
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    The problem is the people who know about these auctions and keep it to themselves. They don't want any competition. They want to be able to buy the stuff cheap and turn a a profit, but then they will whine and cry about all the stuff that crushed or scrapped because no one was there to bid.



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  16. johnod
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    What's the tow truck in your pics?
     
  17. SouthUrn
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    ^That is one of the lamest spins and assumptions on the HAMB yet. Couldn't disagree more. Don't try and turn that around placing blame on auction attendees. If there aren't enough bidders, that is solely the auctioneer's fault through lack of advertising and nothing else.
     
  18. [​IMG]....and a rare one there....
     
  19. merc-o-madness
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    i'd take that and the 57 link convert in the backround
     
  20. Am I understanding this correctly? This 57 Olds wagon got crushed! I have been looking for one of these or its Buick cousin for a while and I think I'm either going to get sick or break something.
     
  21. Rusty Heaps
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    After seeing the ones that didn't make it I too feel ill. Especially the '46 Chevy. It looks like it could have at least made a good donor car for mine. Or the other way around!
     
  22. janbuick
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    I am trying to get this one
    how do you think I feel when I saw those pic's

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    I have no words for it

    jan
     
  23. merc-o-madness
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    lol no your not. must be desperate out there. looks like it came from that big yard in the woods
     
  24. LN7 NUT
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    My daily driver 36 GMC.
     
  25. RareRodder - look in the crusher - at the blue Buick - looks like a Cappellea?...
     
  26. low budget
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    Not that it matters but Im pretty sure that 55 is a 4 door with the pic taken at a angle to make it appear to be a 2 door.
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  27. 58 Yeoman
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    I think that's the Ford wagon in there, if we're both looking at the same pix. Either way, it's a loss...
     
  28. janbuick
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    it didn't came from the yard in the woods

    and yes I want it as yard art
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    jan
     
  29. ...now that I look at it again, you are right, the front door rear post is too far ahead for a tudor sedan; good eye!...still looks like a solid car, maybe for a tudor conversion.
     

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