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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. 33 Fordor
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  2. Looks like a very solid '53, even if nobody wants a Mainline 4 door, it's a great parts car with that grille, bumpers, front sheet metal, etc. According to the serial number plate, she was built at the Memphis TN plant on 10/24/1952.
     
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  3. Randy Routt
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    been driving past this house for over 20 years watching this Jag be reclaimed to the elements, no idea to the story
     
  4. Bandit Billy
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    I was recently informed of the passing of a local gentleman who spent his life time in the business locally. His widow is now resigned to the task of selling his indoor parts hoard and a few automobiles that where also housed in dry indoor conditions. I helped her out with one of those cars which is a thread for another day but for now a shot or two of the uncountable vehicles that outline the acreage where he lived and called home.

    As the title thread so implies, sitting and rotting... PacificNorthWest style.
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    Have you ever wandered through an old cemetery, reading the names on the graves and wondered about what exciting adventures and forgotten ambitions where buried there beneath the stones?

    Perhaps they too deserve their own epitaph;
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  5. DDDenny
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    Billy
    Those photos are a perfect representation of life in the great PNW.
    The land of clear air, green grass, and MOSS.
     
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  6. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^ my memories are fuzzy...and so are my cars.
     
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  7. koolkemp
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    [​IMG] even I couldn't find anything usable on this 55, old junkyard I used to visit in eastern Ontario.


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  8. No photo?
     
  9. chrisp
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    It dissolved ...
     
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  11. Its Willys not Willies and its not a 41 as the wipers are above the windshield. Cool truck though.:cool: JW
     
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  12. 045.jpg Sorry 26 T, about the Willys I was going by the 41 nose. lol He is going to build it with, and for his grandson. cool! Here is an old Ford that I spotted from the street. 044.jpg
     
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  13. chevyfordman
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    probably saving it for the 289 engine and 3 speed trans? DSCN2944.JPG
     
  14. philo426
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    Funny!Just threw the transmission on top of the hood! It is a 4 door so who cares,right?
     
  15. That's a '41 as indicated by the wide hood chrome and the rectangular Ford emblems. The '40 and '41 big trucks carried over '38-'39 front fenders, so the headlights and headlight stands will fit '38-'39 trucks. The headlight stands have little oval parking lights in them (which are '38-'40 car interior lights with a glass lens instead of plastic). The headlights are sealed beam from the factory, while '38-'39 truck headlights are the same as '35 car and are bulb and reflector with removable lens rather than sealed beam.
     
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  16. Nubs
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    Was able to buy the 37
     

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  17. Hey Ron, the Willys nose is a 40. ;)`JW
     
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  18. 33 Fordor
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    Looks more like they're keeping it for a storage shelf. Gotta keep those oil filters off the ground! LOL
     
  19. A couple that are definitely sitting AND rotting.... Picture 23700.jpg Picture 23709.jpg Picture 23720.jpg
     
  20. czuch
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    Glad I only have a few hundred dollars sitting and rotting.
     
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  22. DJCruiser
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  23. I am in the process of acquiring it.
     
  24. philo426
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    The green Austin Healy too?
     
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  26. butchcoat1969
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    I was 12-13 went for a stroll around my aunt's house in the bush and came across an old abandoned saw mill. The saw motor was model T and on the ground around it I found the crossmembers and springs. As I walked further I came to a place completely grown in with trees, so many you felt like an ant in grass, I came upon 3 old cars in a swampy area one was 38 ford sedan cut up and pilfered for sheet metal the other I don't remember but one was a '36 Ford 3 W coupe!!! upside down and covered with brush painted graffiti like "roach coach express" and "ass gas or grass" etc. The owner of the property was upset I was trespassing at first but when I explained I was interested in the cars he was more than happy to see them go! of course I planned and conceived every possible way a 12 yr old could to figure how to get the car turned right side up and cut about two miles of brush and tightly packed, 20 ft tall trees... even if I had I would've had nowhere to put it and I lived hundreds of miles away ....the second one was also a '36 3 W, my uncle told me a story of how it had belonged to the rich son of an equipment company owner. After hot rodding it around for a while, (for kicks) he hooked it to a massive crane and dropped it down a 200 ft gulley. I heard the story and went looking for it and found it 3/4s buried under rubble from the hill exactly like he said..... but I would have needed another crane to get it out of there....still weep a bit when I think of them:( given the type of environment they were in 35 years ago they are guaranteed completely rotted away now
    *not actual car (it was upside down)
     
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  28. That oil filter collection on the roof impresses me. The oil draining out of them prevents rust. And ya never know when ya might get poor and need to use them.
     
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