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  1. cptcorn
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    I just very recently purchased a homestead/farm and stumbled upon some goodies... Not sure exactly what each are. I think on might be a 1940 ford pickup, old dirt track car is a Plymoth, and not sure what the other is...

    I had a 1946 Ford and this chassis cab looks a bit older. Looks like it was used for target practice at one point.
     

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  2. The only one I can identify is whats left of a 55 Chevy.
     
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  3. 3wLarry
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    the one with the green dash is a '55 chevy

    and Don beats me by 36 seconds...I give up :D
     
  4. wide 5 wheels on the Ford pickup, so 1939 or older
     
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  5. Katuna
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    How/why in the hell did the truck end up upside down.

    Looks to me you found some little bits of gold. Hard to tell with all that white stuff but at the very least there some good repair panels for the right person that needs them.


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  6. Mr48chev
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    I'd think that someone who lived there in the past raced at the local dirt track. You will probably find a bunch of broken parts around there when the snow clears.
     
  7. Terraizer
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    The one with the Cage looks to be a 1951-52 Plymouth
     
  8. There are some parts to be had. A restored '55 chev steering wheel is worth a few bucks. The p.u. rear end and misc parts too.
     
  9. A lot was hard to make out, I'll take that old helmet if you are throwing it away though. its not DOT but it will go nicely in my collection of non legal helmets. ;

    The one dash is '55 Chevy as has been mentioned it will be easier to tell once the snow is removed what everything is
     
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  10. Dick Stevens
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    Why would they leave the old full face helmet sitting out there too?
     
  11. It won't pass muster in any racing venue or on the street. It is out of style and no longer of any use to anyone except someone like me who is dead set against helmet laws. ;)
     
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  12. Hamtown Al
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    If the truck is a 39 (hydraulic brakes), the clutch and brake pedal assembly on it is a much sought after item and worth $200, plus or minus. Works well when going to a 5 speed, too!
     
  13. Dick Stevens
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    I fully understand it not passing muster, just seems strange to see it setting out there like they wore it and when the vehicle they were in came to a rest there, they pulled it off and walked away. Just seems strange to me. :rolleyes:

    I am also in the camp of believing the helmet laws are BS. They aren't our mothers for Christ's sake. STF out of my personal life and let me live with the consequences of my choices.
     
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  14. Jimbo17
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    Not much left of any of the cars or trucks.

    I always wonder why people keep this stuff until there is nothing left to really sell.

    Jimbo
     
  15. alchemy
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    The upside down carcas is not a truck, itsa a '39 Ford deluxe coupe or sedan with the back portion of the body missing.

    Proof: pickups didn't have stainless side molding; it is deluxe because the cowl side fits a deluxe fender but not a standard; it's '39 not '38 because there are juice brakes

    There is a 38-39 pickup door leaning up against it though. The one with three ribs at the beltline.
     
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  16. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    One dash looks 50's Plymouth


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  17. cptcorn
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    Here are couple more photos. Tried to get the pedal assembly. Hard to get around them, damn trees.

    The rear portion of the Ford is missing, there is no metal behind the seats, and a makeshift bed was made out of wood.
     

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  18. hydraulic brakes , so must be `39
     
  19. 302GMC
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    The '55 was a 3 speed - check for pedal ass'y, clutch linkage, etc.
     
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  20. draider
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    Alchemy is right, 39 Deluxe. Looks like the frame is good, probably a 3.78 banjo. Tranny is there, pedal assembly, garnish moldings, most of the dash, windshield rollout mechanism, some trim pieces. Lots of good parts in that old girl.
     
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  21. texasred
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    I never understood the sexual attraction of shooting old cars..
     
  22. fuzzface
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    flip the '39 deluxe back over and build a woody! :)
     
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  23. There are a lot of deviant sex practices (and some not so deviant) that I will never understand.o_O

    I think that alcohol and other mind altering substances have a lot to do with shooting up old cars, or even cabin fever. I had a '57 Chevy once that had no title and I had no idea how to get one that was used for target practice in the winter when we were snowed in and a lot of white liquor and other things were floating around the house.:oops:
     
  24. fuzzface
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    "I never understood the sexual attraction of shooting old cars.."

    some people are not into old cars but are into guns and other things. they don't realize how much they can be worth even in parts car stages.

    my dad's best friend brought a farm up north and had an auction for some of the items left there. the auctioneer told him to drag the car from over the hill with the bulldozer and put it in the line up and he thought the auctioneer was nuts. he was just going to call a scrapper to haul it off because it was just a bullet ridden rotted out station wagon but if the auctioneer wanted to sell it, so be it if he gets $50 or $100 it goes towards his fees. well that old wagon sold for $3500, it was a 57 nomad. He had no clue and didn't even let me know until the auction was over.
     
  25. 31Apickup
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    Tons of good stuff on that 39. The frame itself is desirable for a 35-40 car or 35-41 pickup.
     
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  26. BJR
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    The other dash is a 50's Cadillac.
     
  27. Squablow
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    Lots of good on the Ford for sure, as has been mentioned, I'd bet a good parter-outer could get a grand for what's left, in pieces and properly listed. The 55 Chevy dash would sell too if you cut it out in one piece, I've sold a couple bare 55-56 Chevy car dashes for $250 each, when properly cut out. Probably some other good pieces on that one too. If it was a convertible, even better.
     
  28. The door is a '38. '38 and '39 doors will interchage, but '38 has laminated cardboard inside door panels, same material as the headliner, and '39 has stamped sheet metal inside door panels.
     
  29. wvenfield
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    My buddy searched quite awhile for a 55 Chevy three speed column. Too bad about the helmet. The early full face style are pretty cool.
     
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  30. cptcorn
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    Cleaning up the basement (they left most everything) last night, I believe I found the clock for the 39.
     

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