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Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:17:02 AM »

I usually grab quick photos osf odd things I find in the hills and have built quite a collection :P this was last night's find, which I'd heard about for years but never gotten to. Turns out it's just close enough to be easy access and just far enough that most people miss it, which is probably why it's still there!






I don't know its history, but as it's at the bottom of a hill off what would have been a very well-traveled road in the 1920s it may have just taken a tumble and been left where it landed.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 01:34:10 PM »

HOLY SCHNIKES!
I know of folks that wouldn't mind hauling that beauty out of there and repairing it /rebuilding it.
Wood spokes on the wheels? 
That's a very old Truck frame - my best guess from vehicles I've seen folks working on is circa 1920's-1930's.  So it's in to 90-100 year old range.
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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 05:47:11 PM »

I remember seeing a '27 Chevrolet coupe stored in my uncle's garage .It wasn't his.  It had wood spokes in it's wheels. It only had 29K on it. This would have been in '62.
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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 06:36:09 PM »

Not sure if anyone has come accros this one in Graham Pass Southern CA.   Of course people have used it for target practice for ages.  I actually thought it added to the old thing and really made it look like Bonnie and Clydes end.

Not sure how it will show up here.  I did some photo work on the car and added some flames from my campfire to the image and gave the car some reds to make the look.  The original pic is 33 inches wide printed as a mini poster.

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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:41:43 AM »

Nice one!

We think this one was a 1924 Buick, http://www.collectorcarads.com/Buick-Touring/33471?fbclid=IwAR1JvV1c5uYoqjOWDoiRY3jSI41eMdHtjZaZ7RIGuv4v4Vq4Dl6ZaKSsAhM based on the dashboard configuration and remaining body.
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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #5 on: Today at 10:26:23 AM »

I'm taking a risk, but I'd place my guess for the coupe to be a 37' Chevrolet, based on the overall configuration of the body.  Alas the missing grill and hood would confirm or eliminate this supposition.  I courted my wife in a 37 Chevy.
The touring car would appear to have a short block for a buick, which I would guess would have been an 8 cylinder.  I can't see the entire exhaust manifold but it looks to be a 6. Now I'll have to go look it up. 
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Re: Things you Find in the Hills - Old Car Edition
« Reply #6 on: Today at 10:30:05 AM »

Whoops, I guessed wrong, Buick was sporting a 6 cylinder in that time period. Live and learn. 
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