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Swamp find in washington! (lots of pictures)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 122wagon, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. 122wagon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2004
    Posts: 532

    from nowhere

    well my buddy started working out of a new shop for a guy he hooked up with...out behind the shop we saw a couple old cars peeking through the brush.

    upon further investigation (machete's and rubber boots trudging through a swamp) we discovered around 25-30 cars..I forget the exact number. Apparently they have been sitting for 30-40 years, and it shows unfortunately.

    some of the cars...

    63 riviera
    two 1961 2dr hrt top caddy's
    1957 cadillac (fleetwood?
    1929 A truck
    64 or 65 GTO
    348 or 409 mounted on the back of a 40's military truck
    65 belair
    63 belair
    64-65? wildcat
    40's? powerwagon
    55-57? GMC suburban
    42-47? ford truck
    two late 40's chevy 2 dr's
    mid 50's ford F1
    mid 60's pontiac four door
    1959 oldsmobile 4 dr flat-top
    some crazy early 20's or late teens complete frame with wood spoke wheels (S on centercap? studebaker?)
    some front end (one of the last few red with a fine bar grill)
    tons of early suspension parts...I beams, wishbones, leaf springs, spindles, drag links, etc...

    We will be pulling a bunch of parts out for ourselves, but then we will pull out parts for others if there are particular things of interest. It will be almost impossible to extract whole cars due to the access...or lack there-of

    here are some pictures, please help me identify the vehicles which I did not date accurately.




















  2. 122wagon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2004
    Posts: 532

    from nowhere

  3. Man, that's a shame.
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,515


    good lord. where she lies, there shall she be buried.
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  5. Bullington
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 289

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Fun Stuff! I have a rig with a PTO winch if you need help yanking shit out..
  6. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,674


    the hubcap with the S is probably from a Star vehicle... nice find!
  7. 64krusty
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 227


    looks like yer gonna be real busy for a while,good score!
  8. Okievoodoo
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
    Posts: 253


    This is just sad... to see the ol' girls put out to swamp like that... :(
  9. Parts48
    Joined: Mar 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,655

    from Dry Heat
    1. Hot Rod Veterans

    The red fender looks like a 50s Jaguar sedan..
  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,406


    Save those 28-29 Pickup doors. That S hubcap is on a Studebaker.
  11. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,188

    from OKC, OK

    Looks like they need some goats or sheep to eat those vines down! The power wagons are cool!
  12. 37CoupeE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 87


    The Hubcap with the S and wood spoked wheels is for a 1930's Studebaker.
    My 1930 Studebaker/Erskine has the same type.

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  13. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,261

    from Florida

    thats cool....I'd be finding the prop owner and striking a deal for parts at teh very least, I saw alot of usable parts still present....

    Thats almost as good as a free lot of boobies... not quite, but close
  14. Talk about camoflage!

    If the sheetmetal is all shit, the glass and stainless should be good.

    Cool find.

    I'll take one of those free lots of boobies.
  15. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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  16. 122wagon
    Joined: Mar 21, 2004
    Posts: 532

    from nowhere

    forgot to say we traded a single used edelbrock 4 barrell carb for the entire lot of cars and parts. My buddy spoke directly with the land owner in person

    thanks for the info on the studebaker. I Figured as much.
  17. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

    Member Emeritus

    Very cool!

    Too bad that phonebooth cab is so trashed!

  18. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,835


    I don't get it...where's the swamp?!?!?


    wow man that's a real shame but a *really* cool find...thanks for the pics and keep em coming if you can!!! That's gotta be about the toughest location to remove parts that I think I've seen posted here...I
  19. It's Studebaker 28/29
  20. moses
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,101


    ah the swamps in bothell eh.i think i know where that is......jeffrey
  21. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,004

    from Atl Ga

    Painted valve covers, low-horse heads and the small exhaust manifolds--the W motor is more than likely a 348, but still something nice to find.
    The front seats in that Suburban are a decent find too.
    I'll take the sliding window latches from the Suburban if they're still there--need the pieces on both pieces of glass.

  22. Spark Plug
    Joined: Apr 9, 2002
    Posts: 110

    Spark Plug
    from Duvall, WA

    Nice score. If you do need help yarding shit out i'll come lend a hand. I've been looking for an old rusty truck for yard art and it looks like there are some potentials there.
  23. g-lover51
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 587

    from Dallas Ga

    Thats a great find. Although not much left, but what there is would make a great collection and a pretty cool story behind it
  24. Acey_Deucey
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 745


    If you decide to dump the GTO...let me know. Depending on what you want for it i could either pay or trade ya some crap.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  25. GlenC
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 757


    I'd be in there in a flash pulling out all the guages, lights, trims, grilles, anything that would make a few bucks on Ebay or at a swapmeet.

    Cool find!

    Cheers, Glen.
  26. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    That's a swap meet (swamp meet?) gold mine! Man, have fun getting that stuff out of those briers. That's like the biggest, coolest, most dangerous Easter Egg hunt I've ever seen!
  27. Looks like a lot of good stainless steel trim there. Was it allways a swamp ?
  28. chrisser
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 132


    This looks like a '63 FS Pontiac to me.

    What's odd, IIRC, the only model with the bars across the center of the grille is a GP - '63 was the second year, but it was a trend setting model year in terms of styling for the rest of the decade.

    Thing is, a GP should have driving lights inside the grilles (could have been removed)

    Could also be something else with other model parts added.

    Here's a '63 GP.

  29. 31ACoupe
    Joined: Nov 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,408


    There is only one thing to do, get a big rig or rent a crane---pull it all out, hose it down, strip it, sell or trade it, you will have enough for a good ride or project. This is really a crazy deal but that just makes it more fun.

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