Random car spotting on my drive today....

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 1972Mach1, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Shhhhhh........don't tell anyone, but you can spot this kind of stuff up here just hanging out......went for a 1/2 hour cruise today and this is a sampling....

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  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    That's impressive. Your area is what Long Island used to be like 30 years ago. You could go down any sidestreet and see at least two or three old cars just sitting. This areas has been picked clean. The best you'll find around here is a Geo Storm or a Hyundai Excel sitting in a driveway nowadays.

    Years ago Jen and I were on horseback on this trail that ran behind a block of houses. Behind one garage was a blue 73 Q code Mach. If you drive by the house, you would of never seen it. And yes, I asked about it. Wasn't for sale :(
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  3. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    The south has been picked pretty good. Used to look similar down here but not anymore. And what is aggravating is when I did stop in the past, owners would prefer to let them rot into the ground than to sell them to be saved.
  4. man o man I miss Montana and Wyoming. it's like going back in time
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Boy, what stories that old MGA could tell!
  6. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    This is literally about 25% of what I saw today. The place with the '55 Chevy had about 15 other cars out back...it makes a random drive fun just to go Easter egg hunting.
  7. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    I like the '67 Tempest! ws
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  8. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I know a place like this around me. I'll never tell. Lol
  9. There's a wrecking yard in Deaver Wyoming full of stuff like that and all rust free. I already cleaned the one out in Frannie Wyoming back in 2005
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  10. OHC JOE


    Ahhhh were are the Hyundai excels hiding I thought I was the only one who had one.

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  11. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, the early Excel... I was at the same duty station with a guy that bought one of THOSE cars. Poor guy should have saved for a few months to have a nice down payment on ANYTHING, but no-ooo, he HAD to have a car THEN. He financed that car for I think it was 4 years. Stripper basic model; If I recall correctly it had shoulder belts that came down, but not actual seat belts. I hated that car from day 1, and I think he hated less than a month after he got it...and he got married, and his wife hated it. (Car did not have A/C, was a stick-shift, etc)
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  12. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Here is today's take. Went about 25 miles out of town to look at some Ford pickup parts for a '72 F100 473" drag truck we're building for my buddy. Guys house is a mecca of Ford truck stuff, also has an original model a with a few hop ups he drives a lot, some street rods, a few random 67-72 trucks, and some other cars. Both white trucks are factory big block a/c trucks, one 4wd one 2wd camper special. First pics are from his place. Next ones are just some of the stuff along the side of the road. REO truck and bubbletop Pontiac probably my favorites from this outing. Kaiser probably the rarest. Couldn't get all of everything, probably 20-30 more interesting things I didn't get pics of.

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  13. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

  14. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

  15. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Dang a bubble top Poncho
  16. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Wow, I need to look out there for a Chevy Pickup to use as my weekend work truck!
  17. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    What year are you after? As an honest offer if you're interested, I guarantee I can find you 10 in under an hour if its from 63 on up. The wraparound windshield models are a little more difficult but I bet I can find 5-10 that arent in a big geoup per day if its all I did. Usually find groups of 10 or 15 in one guys yard though. I know where there's 30+ 60-66s in one lot.
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  18. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Ford's, honestly, are a lot more common out here as classics where they actually got put to work. And they're a lot easier to find running and rust free. Take that for what it's worth.....I do still think 67-72 Chevys are the best looking trucks ever though :)
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  19. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    I think your just in a Ford state or part of town, I feel each state and some towns have a loyalty to a specific brand.
  20. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    All those cool old vehicles around me, and I'd be wanting to 'rescue' them all.

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