Something about old machinery.....

quads Posted By quads, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

  1. quads

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    There is something I like about old machinery, sitting in the weeds, covered with lichens. I have to practice more pics of that kind of stuff.

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  2. firefighterjake

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    Very cool pics . . . nice looking old steel. I see folks in Wisconsin do the same thing as folks in the country in Maine . . . stuff that may have some possible use some day end up in the Back 40.
     
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  3. Jags

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    Quads - whats up with the vehicles. Is this from the family farm?
     
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    With the price of scrap metal lately, those sights are disappearing.
     
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    In some areas you don't want to pay for cleaning up a drop of battery acid or oil, either.
     
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    I went to my senior prom in one of those! It was 29 years old then. My buddy scrapped it about 5 years ago.
     
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    Those are some great pictures.
     
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  8. quads

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    Thanks! Yes, those are just a preview of stuff on just one of the farms (so far, in going through paperwork, we have found a stack of vehicle titles two inches thick and NINE POUNDS of car keys - we weighed them just for fun).
     
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    That was my uncle Floyd's. When he died my cousin parked it out behind the shed and it has sat there ever since.
     
  10. Jack Straw

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    #1) Keep all titles and registrations( even if you don't have the car), they are in demand w/people who make hot rods, jeeps, etc...

    #2) I am trying to figure out what kind of car is on the left in the 3rd pic. Is that a pinto, vega, or something else? I've seen something like that b4
     
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    Dodge Omni maybe?
     
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  12. Jack Straw

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    That's no Omni......I had 1 of those as my 1st car;sick Lots of great memories in that car .....
    "ay Mrs. Straw?" ........A little paradise by the dashboard lights:cool:
     
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  13. quads

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    Yup, we are getting everything together and then there are going to have to be several auctions. Sheds full of cars, and he had cars stored all over the state. It's going to be a very very big job and we have only scratched the surface. He was also a hoarder, so you can probably imagine what the inside of all the buildings, 5 houses, 3 farms, an auto parts store, and an auto body shop look like!

    And about the car to the left in that pic. There are at least a couple Dodge Omnis around the place, but I don't think that is one of them. I will take a closer look sometime, but I believe that is a Vega station wagon. It is a little station wagon for sure, and I thought it was a Vega, but maybe not.
     
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    Its a Ford Pinto. Vans were the thing in the 70s.
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    Yes...Exploding vans:ZZZ
     
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    Love the pictures quads. Some bring back memories as you can tell by the other posts.
     
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    Man oh man, they aren't lying when they say a picture is worth a thousand words..............!
     
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  18. quads

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    And you are the winner Steve! HAHA! I was just out for an evening walk and took a couple pics of it:

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  19. rdust

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    Awesome pics! I love the old cars, hate seeing them just rotting away though.

    Any old muscle cars from the 60's/70's?
     
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    My favorite is the 30's? truck.
     
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    Lots of those. Sheds are full of them, setting out in the woods, in the hedgerows, in the yard...... Rumor has it that one of them is an $80,000 car, but I am not even sure which one. It's either one of the Cobras or a Fairlane/Galaxy. Guess we're going to get an appraiser to look at some of the cars and stuff.
     
  22. quads

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    I like that one too, the old dump truck. There is another dump truck, about 1950. There are several really old trucks in the sheds too.
     
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    I'll bet that Pinto is even worth something. Somebody may just want it for the "ick" factor! Keep anything around long enough and it becomes a "collectors item". I'd love to come and have a look at the collection.
     
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    Love these pics. When I stumble on old heaps in the swamp or on a trail it gets my mind going about the folks that bought them/used them. I particularly like it when there's trees growing up through farm equipment. Symbolic on a lot of levels.
     
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  25. nate379

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    I'd rock the heck out of that Pinto! I've always wanted to set one up with a stupid big engine, something that can barely idle... just cause. :)
     
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