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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. Barn Hunter
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  2. Barn hunter, great finds. There's lots of vintage tin still out there, I spotted this Edsel more door this week. Looks to be in pretty good shape. It would make a Cool, and cheap family driver. Ron...... 20191001_224703.jpeg 20191001_224722.jpeg

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  3. Barn Hunter
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    Hey, Ron....they are out there if you just look. Asking prices....Edsel more door 5000, 58 and 56 Fords 6500 each, both trucks for 5000. I can find much better deals. These are going to sit for quite a while.
     
  4. pontiac
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    This Chevy has been sitting in the same spot for over 5 years. It was a really nice truck when it was parked there. Still looks decent for now from a distance.

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  5. sevenhills1952
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    Is that in WV? Friend of mine's Dad had a 55 truck he bought new same color in Virginia.

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  6. pontiac
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  7. chop job
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    1. WISCONSON HAMBERS

    Saw this in Iowa in front of a retirement home. 20191009_093900.jpg
     
  8. Here's another photo of the same truck I found on the web. It's sitting in Guttenberg Iowa.
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  9. chop job
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    Found some more stuff just waiting for that right person. 20191010_132644.jpg 20191010_133033.jpg 20191010_132707.jpg
     
  10. 33 Fordor
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    On other one at the local self serve salvage yard. Been sitting somewhere for a long time. 20191011_085507.jpg 20191011_085437.jpg 20191011_085600.jpg
     
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  12. egads
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ If that front seat is original, its worth a good buck.
     
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  15. tennesseecouchpotato
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    50 Ford Pickup hood up stuffed man.JPG
    Passed this scene going the opposite direction a week ago - thought that was a real guy under the hood - told my wife it was not unusual to see a Ford with the hood up

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    Wish I could have gotten a better photo of this one - that is a coupe

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  16. ...nice day for a drive, took all these today...
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  17. Yes. The holes for attaching trim are different but the doors are otherwise the same.
     
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  18. Sporty45
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    That right there is the original shade tree mechanic!

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  19. 4speed411
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    '40 Chevy found posting No Hunting signs for a friend IMG_20191018_130102545.jpg
     
  20. Barn Hunter
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  21. rudestude
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    Spotted this today , its along Hwy 30 in Oregon, the guy just saved it from where it was sitting and rotting .
    It is now parked in front of his roadside antique shop , where it's going to become a flower planter. 20191020_154957.jpeg 20191020_154942.jpeg 20191020_155019.jpeg 20191020_155031.jpeg

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  22. Flower Planter, not really saved was it.:rolleyes:JW
     
  23. Burnout ruined the rear tires.
     
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  24. rudestude
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    I guess a flower planter is better than seeing it hauled in for scrap.
    Worse yet would be seeing it turned into a ...aaa... , damn I hate to even say this...aaa.."Rat Rod"
    Sorry.

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  26. Chief 64
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    So a friend of a friend of a friend has a GTO he bought in 1967. Drove it until 1978 and parked it in a barn until 1998, then moved it outside to a nearby field. We rescued it! My wife said no more cars until She gets new countertops ...so my son bought it.
    This is the story dragging it out of the field. I post this for inspiration in case someone is thinking about dragging home a “sitting and rotting” Hot Rod. Since not really a Hamb Friendly car I won’t post anymore on the car after this.
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    It was unbelievable, the keys still in it, no broken glass, no one ever jumped on hood or trunk lid.

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    It took awhile to get her out of the mud. It was sunk to frame.
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    Once we got the car up out of the mud I got all excited, I thought the car laid a GTO egg....but it was the shifter. It must have been under the seat and when the floor rotted out it just fell to the ground.
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    Once we got her out of the mud our excitement was short lived. All 4 wheels were locked up as we expected.




    We brought a generator and an angle grinder and had to cut the drums to allow wheels to spin.

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    After we got the front loose it started to rain so we decided to see if we could just drag the car with back brakes frozen. It worked, we dragged it all across the field and winched it up into the trailer.
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    From when we got to the car until it was loaded was about 5-6 hours and we had 4 people. But the feeling of rescuing the car and taking it home was a great feeling. I hope this provided a little inspiration for my fellow hammers!!
     

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  27. BuckeyeBuicks
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    As far as I know 65 and below is H.A.M.B. friendly, right?
     
  28. Chief 64
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    Yes, correct, this car qualifies by year but as a muscle car not so much, I have picked up a little animosity towards muscle cars on the hamb ...which really is Hot Rod forum and not a muscle car forum. I have a Hot Rod buddy that even refers to the Hot Rod timeline as “pre and post GTO”. I am really on the Hamb for traditional and traditional inspired Hot Rods. A build thread on the GTO would probably be best on a GTO forum.
     
  29. Latigo
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    Good save and inspiration as you said. I’ll look for more on another forum.
     
  30. Jalopy Joker
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    Winfield & Watson Gathering-Mojave 012 (Small).jpg Winfield & Watson Gathering-Mojave 154 (Small).jpg 2nd Winfield & Watson Show - yes, that is who you think it is
     

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