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Why would someone let this rust away?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50 weight, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. 50 weight
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 18

    50 weight

    I just wanted to share my neighbors 'yard ornament'. This old chopped 32 has sat outside on the east coast for over 20 years. I've pleaded with him to sell it to me or let me store it in my garage (lol, it was worth a shot) or put a tarp over it or build a building around it, or something. It breaks my heart that someone would do this. It doesnt make any sense. Has anyone else encountered this?

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  2. That sucks, what a waste!!! But that is just how some people are!
  3. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,729


    wow, just, wow

  4. stevechaos13
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 419


    You should at least talk him into getting it up off the dirt. By the time he finally decides to give it up, it'll be shot (if it isn't already).

  5. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,661

    Larry T

    Isn't that the body someone was asking about a few days ago?
    Larry T
  6. youngster
    Joined: Feb 26, 2006
    Posts: 533

    Member Emeritus
    from Minnesota

    I always get "I'm gonna fix it up someday".

  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,819


    I honestly think that is how some people get their kick. The I've got it and no one else can have it syndrome.
  8. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john

    .....WOW....what a waste......guess some people are just stupid...
  9. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    Run in to stupidy all the time, favorite saying...Nope! Gonna fix her up! Sure buddy....:mad:
  10. Wow! A 32 Murry body Ford. Just a pile of money or a great project disintegrating.
    I see it all the time. Ya think they'd want to at least preserve it. I found a 66 Mustang FB that had set in a neighbors shed next to my parents house for many years. When I started restoring my 66 Hertz Shelby I talked to the home owner about the car. He said in was his sons. Had sat for 20 years. I looked the car. it
    was sunk into at least 18 to 24 inches of mud. The bottom half was toast. Really a shame
  11. Have you shown up with a stack of $100s and pulled them out in front of him...? Seeing the green changes some people.
  12. 52pig
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 436


    You sure 3/4's of it doesn't fall on your property line, it may be yours all ready. If not, slowly shift it over, and when it is put a lein on it, per removal off your property.
  13. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    breaks my heart. It seem there are so many of those guys that won't do anything with it and won't let anyone else have a shot at it either....
  14. Junk Hunter
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 290

    Junk Hunter
    from The Ozarks

    When you talk to him about it, does he give you a reason? Is he a car guy? Does he really know what it is and what it is worth? I can understand the situation if he is ignorant...I can't if he is not.
  15. shoeboxdoc
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 41

    from OKC

    What a shame!!!
  16. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 894


    He is just getting that patina that everybody loves,he will be the talk of the next car show season:p.............Don't give up yet just keep reminding him that you want it.Like they say money talks.does he have a hobby find something he wants more.
  17. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560


    I went so far as to take the owner of a similar "I'm gonna fix it" unchopped 3w a Brookville catalogue with the parts and prices of what it would take to save it underlined, along with my stack of "C notes" to no avail.
  18. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
    Posts: 581

    from 71291

    Go show him "MORE" real money!

    If that don't work tell him you are going to pant it PURPLE and put LSU on the side of it! :p
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  19. rockyfarmer
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 130


    ^^^^^ a Large stack....that looks to be in pretty darn great shape......or better his wife! :p
  20. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    Go "borrow" it. If he doesnt have a title he cant prove it is his. posetion holds up more than him saying it is his.....
  21. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,248


    Give him $5000.00 cash and take it home. It's worth that if the other side is good.
  22. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,036

    from California

    how much did you offer him?
  23. another stab at Patina eh, and you are right he prolly would be the talk of the next car show and for good reason. It don't look like everyone else. Shit is unique. Funny how that would cause more debate than what engine or frame he would be running.

    50 weight, at least make a tombstone for the thing.
  24. 48reo
    Joined: Feb 21, 2008
    Posts: 299


    yeah there is a 57 chevy hardtop rotting in the backyard next door to me. but Im not giving up! Im going to help light a fire under my neighbors ass! becouse I believe that with a little help he WILL fix it up someday.
  25. Try a midnight intervention. It could just vanish some evening. The hot rod elves took it.
  26. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,729


    Close, but no.

    Stogy likes this.
  27. Stealing is never matter what. But I bet if you showed up with a big enough stack of $100s and showed his wife what it's worth....she'd say take it away.
  28. Junk Hunter
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 290

    Junk Hunter
    from The Ozarks

    Really, really bad advice......
  29. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 376

    from london

    agreed.....if you showed up with $12-15K thats gonna be hard to turn down i'd have thought...especially in the current economic climate.

    the $5000 posted earlier is just not realistic for any kind of 32 body in this day and age

    .... if i knew where there was something like that i couldn't sleep, eat or do anything until i got hold of it.
  30. 48reo
    Joined: Feb 21, 2008
    Posts: 299


    if he says he is going to fix it up offer to help then you will have a new hot rodder friend. the more the merrier!

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