Abandoned, retired and rusty relics...old vehicles

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by BackRoadNomad, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  2. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That would make a bad assed custom!
  4. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Looks like a pirate fish. Cool photo!
  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Or an eel.
  7. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  8. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Ive been driving past this Russian sidecar outfit for years. Called it up on Googlemaps today and realised just how little has been done to it over the years. If you wind the years back in the top left hand corner you'll see what I mean

    https://www.google.com/maps/@52.733...4!1sXP-Kuw6D3v8BcQSSeIsGVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?p...844!4f-5.339788802336869!5f0.7820865974627469" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  9. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :eekers:cry
  11. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin Rollin an Eldo and a MV

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  12. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    No shit.................how could they? :waysad
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    I enjoy his channel, some of the bike stuff will make you cringe.....like jamming a screwdriver between the case half to get it apart....
  14. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I have a bug story for you....YEARS ago....like 30 the wife was working at a stand alone book store....the entire building was the one store. And it was getting stormy.....like hail. The parking lot fills up as people want to run in from the store.....one is an old split window vw bug....I am thinking oh god it is dead.

    This hail smashed out car windshields, it was that big, and destroyed the air conditioning unit in the strip mall that her store was in the parking lot of....bottom line here big fucking hail. My car was in the loading dock....good for the wife to be the manager I guess....plus I was moving fixtures for her.

    Anyhoo..

    The bug did not get one dent not one busted window, but all the chome strips (I think all) are beaten off the car...as in knocked off. Dude was pretty happy it did not take more damage.....everything else looked like it was parked at a golf driving range and was a target for golf balls.

    real metal in those cars.
  15. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    I'd like to think this thing was parked when it was just a useless old car, long before it became the collectible it is now. Looks like a job for those French guys who did the microbus rescue. There are other rescues done with helicopter assist.

  16. Nailhead

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    In high school, a buddy and I considered buying a European car rescued from a similar situation: it was an Alfa 6C.
  17. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    0205001048.jpg This was taken about 7 years ago when I was on a hike not too far from my house. I think its a 55 Chevy but not sure. I need to go back and look at it again one of these days.
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  18. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Wow. That would have turned out to be a nice investment! :getiton

    If only we could have seen the future of the "classic car" market. :becca
  19. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

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    It was in very rough condition, and the guy who had it for sale wanted a stake in it after we restored it. I didn't like that deal, and I didn't think we stood much of a chance of restoring such a rough & rare car.

    Boulder, CO was an interesting place in the '80's.
  20. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Not much left.There was one here right on the property line.Not much left but that.Been a while but I think 53.

    20180105_064359.jpg

    And the bumper is hanging on my shop.All I find on my property are bits & parts from a late 20's Ford.Maybe more will appear in the spring when I hire a buldozer for some landscaping and stumps removal.
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