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Took a trip today, and look what I found.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lazer5000, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 729


    Those of you in the Northern California area probably already know of "Big M" For the rest of you here are a few pics. John is a hell of a nice guy and he's got A LOT of 50's and 60's sheet metal, engines and restorable cars. This is the first time I've ever been there. Enjoy.
    1929 Franklin. Air cooled.
    Cadimino anyone?
    Th vicious junkyard dog that kept us at bay by licking our shoes.
    Wing tank. (sorry for the sideways pic.)
  2. Shoprag
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 724


    where is this exactly???
  3. Elvisaurusrex
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 401


    You can have my first born!
    When I have one, that is!
    (That won't be long.. Fathers, lock up your daughters, Elvis is crusin' the town.. ;) )
  4. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 729


    It is called Big M Automotive. It is in Williams Ca. (juncture of I-5 and Hwy20). You can see it form I-5.
    To Be technical:
    271 7th Street.
    There are actually two separate yards. There is way more than I took photo's of.

  5. Lazer5000
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 729


    What is it exactly you see in the pictures that got you so excited?
  6. Elvisaurusrex
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 401


    Easy, I like old cars, don't you?
    And I'm planning a trip up there soon anyway..
    Also, thanks for sharing.
  7. Redneck Smooth
    Joined: Apr 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,344

    Redneck Smooth
    from Cincinnati

    Will he ship? I need some parts...
  8. wowsers-nice find
  9. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

    More! Please.
  10. That dog looked thirsty even before I read it licked your shoes.

    Nice photos; saw a sliver of a convertible that looks promising.
  11. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,348

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    I need a wing tank! :D How long was that one? :rolleyes:
  12. <FANG>
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 531

    from W.L.A.

    No such thing as a Convertible Hearse
    Technically referred to as a Flower Car
    Typically would follow behind the hearse
    I had a 56 Cad Hearse for about two weeks in about 1960
    My favorite grandma mentioned it made her uncomfortable
    And that ended what I viewed as my Caddy Station Wagon
  13. The Cap'n
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 117

    The Cap'n
    from Kansas

    I want the Franklin! And of course the matching wing tank to go with it
  14. TexasDart
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 853


    Big M will ship, basically anywhere in the world. He also has a lot of Finned mopars. Great guy to deal with. He will sell whole cars.
  15. Fairlane Dave
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 634

    Fairlane Dave

    Good to know that people did f$cked up work back in the day, too!

    Man, I could spend days (and dollars) out in that yard...
  16. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,427

    from El Paso TX

    That air cooled Franklin is cool, I'd love to see more pix of that if you took em.

    The "Cadmino" is probably a flower car. The rough welding was probably originally covered with a padded top so it didn't need to be very nice.
  17. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,418


    man i wish that place was nearer to home its got some cool stuff
  18. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,760

    Angry Frenchman

    at least it was A 4 door lol
  19. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,490

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

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