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Old 07-13-2009, 07:13 PM
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I have seen that upper pic before, and even if the car looks a bit sad, I realy like the picture. Itīs a great shot.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:35 PM
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Wow!! That place looks familiar.

Yea, after I look at that car compared to a stocker its not so mild. I DO dig that chop though. I've got the wide whites and some 57 Lincoln caps w/bullets already. Gotta an eye on a set of 59 Bonneville taillights. Paint it pearl white to match my truck.

I'll look and see if the other plate it in the car somewhere.

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Mild Custom, eh... that's not what I would call mild....

What are you going to do with those CA black plates? Did the car have two of them?
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:53 PM
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I have seen that upper pic before, and even if the car looks a bit sad, I realy like the picture. Itīs a great shot.
Thanks, but I will say I didn't spend alot of time composing it.

This photo of it will give you a true abandoned car feel....

Took two wheels off the other tbird to get the 59 on the trailer

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:53 PM
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ok very cool 2 more squares gettin saved but aside from the surface rust and the rusty hood how does the first one posted earn the name of rust bucket?

it allways puzzeles me when i see what outwesterners and calipornia guys call rusted junk

personnelly id almost kill to have rosies quarterpanels as intact as those seem to be

im all for customs and hotrods im going for a mild mid sixties customish look with rosie ... someday
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ok very cool 2 more squares gettin saved but aside from the surface rust and the rusty hood how does the first one posted earn the name of rust bucket?

it allways puzzeles me when i see what outwesterners and calipornia guys call rusted junk

personnelly id almost kill to have rosies quarterpanels as intact as those seem to be

im all for customs and hotrods im going for a mild mid sixties customish look with rosie ... someday

Yeah, no kidding Keith....we northern - folk see the road through the floor boards, holes big enough a cat can run through and get into the trunk, and its still a "go" for us...as in repairable/rebuildable - Coral has all kinds of issues, but never once uttered the word rust bucket, LOL
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:17 AM
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I live in MA. In 1973 I was given a 1961 Ford Falcon. It was my first car. I was driving in heavy rain near Albany, NY and went through a big area of water. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a geyser come up from the rear of the car, bounce off the ceiling and go down my back! The next day I pulled up the carpetting to find a hole I could have lost a basketball out of. The front under my feet was more interesting...had a nice collection of vintage license plates keeping it from being a true Flintstonemobile.

Second car I had did not look bad...then I was driving along, hit a bump and saw the rear bumper simply fall off the car and go skidding down the road....kinda spun around and around like a helicopter blade with no helicopter...

Third car was a Subaru. not bad until one day I dropped my keys in front of it and while picking them up noticed the front wheels no longer parallel. The area of the body where the strut mounts had disintegrated...

Bought a van. Put my foot in the gas one day to accelarate fast (well...as fast as vans do that) only to have the drivers seat do a wheelie of sorts and I almost went over backwards since it only had a couple of places in the rear still hooked to anything. That's why they brought in seat belt laws...

FYI: "Northeast" is Latin for Sheet Metal and Pop Rivets.

.. and you guys out West think you know about rust.... ha!

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I live in MA. In 1973 I was given a 1961 Ford Falcon. It was my first car. I was driving in heavy rain near Albany, NY and went through a big area of water. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a geyser come up from the rear of the car, bounce off the ceiling and go down my back! The next day I pulled up the carpetting to find a hole I could have lost a basketball out of. The front under my feet was more interesting...had a nice collection of vintage license plates keeping it from being a true Flintstonemobile.

Second car I had did not look bad...then I was driving along, hit a bump and saw the rear bumper simply fall off the car and go skidding down the road....

Third car was a Subaru. not bad until one day I dropped my keys in front of it and while picking them up noticed the front wheels no longer parallel. The area of the body where the strut mounts had disintegrated...

Bought a van. Put my foot in the gas one day to accelarate fast (well...as fast as vans do that) only to have the drivers seat do a wheelie of sorts and I almost went over backwards since it only had a couple of places in the rear still hooked to anything. That's why they brought in seat belt laws...

FYI: "Northeast" is Latin for Sheet Metal and Pop Rivets.

.. and you guys out West think you know about rust.... ha!

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... Third car was a Subaru. not bad until one day I dropped my keys in front of it and while picking them up noticed the front wheels no longer parallel. The area of the body where the strut mounts had disintegrated...
Back in HS in the mid 80's my sister decided a Subaru Brat would be cool. She found an older (at the time, ancient now) one for $800 so we went to look. It was a little rough, but when we popped the hood, there, where the spare tire should be (yes, under the hood, over top the engine is where Subaru used to put the spare) was a 2" x 12" with a notch at each end wedged between the shock towers keeping them from collapsing in on themselves.

We passed.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:15 AM
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perhaps the installer used Pressure Treated lumber...
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Iowa winter are tough too. Back in 1970, I was headed for work in a '60 Starliner. While going over a set of railroad tracks, the gas tank fell out and was skidding down the street behind me. I retrieved it, threw it in the trunk, fed a chunk of 3/8 hose down the filler neck, connected it to the gas line. And went on to work.
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