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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-vw_zpscw2mmdvu.jpg


    The namesake of the Rusted Bug trail in Frederick, MD!

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    Early morning 12 miler discovery. Name that tank boys. Hidden trails ABERDEEN NC.


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    We need more tanks abandoned on trails. that's one of the better abandoned vehicles I've ever seen.

    FYI, bottle on the bottom side of the frame is a bad idea if riding off-road. All the dirt/horse droppings end up on the water nozzle if it doesn't have a cap. I know most full suspension frames don't offer a better place, just pointing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my40thz View Post


    early morning 12 miler discovery. Name that tank boys. Hidden trails aberdeen nc.
    M48 or maybe M60

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    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    A little dirt and poop makes a man out of anyone


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    Yet to see a tank or a fighter aircraft. Did score these two today though.





    Been there some time I suppose judging by the condition of that plastic over the red one.. and the tree growing from beneath the other vehicle.

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    that's plastic? I thought it was a crazy carpet to protect the car from rust. HA, I kill myself.
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    Yeah. A thin plastic mat of some kind with a little moss growing on it. That car was completely camouflaged and I didn't even notice it from the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    Yeah. A thin plastic mat of some kind with a little moss growing on it. That car was completely camouflaged and I didn't even notice it from the other side.
    Hmmm makes you wonder why it was covered and camouflaged purposely.
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    I did lift that skirt of moss a bit, took a flash shot from underneath, but nothing remarkable to my eye. A pile of metal, some of it quite shiny though, maybe aluminum.

    Here's another one I found a while ago.




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    We were buiding trail today and found an abandoned car


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    I'm sure a dollar or two could be made from the hub caps via Ebay.
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    Off the side of old farm road in Bridgehampton NY.
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    Wow... buried 150'+ under Folsom Lake (CA) for 60 years...

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    (Courtesy of a buddy who saw it today. He says it is a car frame, complete with wood spokes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    M48 or maybe M60

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    You got it with M60 (earlier model than shown here based on the more rounded turret). M48s didn't have bore evacuators that I remember. The easy id is the front of the hull. An arc between the fenders means the hull was cast - M48. A straight line between the fenders means it was welded from plates - M60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We were buiding trail today and found an abandoned car


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    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.
    good call!
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    I cannot resist getting into the driver seat position in old wrecks of it is possible. Much of the time there is too much debris damage foliage or vermin.

    And I have to wonder about the circumstances of the abandoned wreckage. Was there carnage, regret, drugs crime and drunken madness? Was it fraud, emotion, passion, anger, fear, injury, or death?

    I wonder if psychic experience could detect trauma? Nah

    But it is creepy. Always takes the ride into another dimension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    good call!
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    And I have to wonder about the circumstances of the abandoned wreckage. Was there carnage, regret, drugs crime and drunken madness? Was it fraud, emotion, passion, anger, fear, injury, or death?
    Welcome to my world! Although I think stupidity, bad luck and/or crime are the primary culprits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
    Good eye for detail DJ. If it weren't for the hubcaps I wouldn't have known the model of car. The 3 other wheels are buried but Chris is planning to dig... might just be rotted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Good eye for detail DJ. If it weren't for the hubcaps I wouldn't have known the model of car. The 3 other wheels are buried but Chris is planning to dig... might just be rotted out.
    Did he dig it out and restore it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
    Ooh, missed the reflector recesses. The hubcaps were 71-73, not how you narrow it from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Ooh, missed the reflector recesses. The hubcaps were 71-73, not how you narrow it from there.
    Both of which made it a 71-73 and not a 70. Sorry I'm a pain in the ass with old car years.
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    I was thinking I might see some old friends from Panamint City in this thread, though I guess that's not MTB territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Both of which made it a 71-73 and not a 70. Sorry I'm a pain in the ass with old car years.
    No worries, I should have picked up better on that, just not sure what makes it a 73 rather than a 71 or 72.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    No worries, I should have picked up better on that, just not sure what makes it a 73 rather than a 71 or 72.
    Nothing that I know of. I just spurted out 73' knowing it wasn't a 70'. The 71' through 73' were basically identical. So it could be any year from 71'to 73'.

    Back to some abandoned vehicles > I got nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nothing that I know of. I just spurted out 73' knowing it wasn't a 70'. The 71' through 73' were basically identical. So it could be any year from 71'to 73'.

    Back to some abandoned vehicles > I got nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
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    Which tells us we were right in that it's a 71' to a 73'. No visable signs in those photos to decern which exact year it is. But it definitely "is not" a 70' which Forester originally quoted it as. And which brought us to this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Which tells us we were right in that it's a 71' to a 73'. No visable signs in those photos to decern which exact year it is. But it definitely "is not" a 70' which Forster originally quoted it as. And which brought us to this point.
    Yes, but now I'm only (potentially off) by one model year, which potentially means it could have been manufactured in 1970 (since the model year changes in the fall), so in my own mind, I'm potentially less incorrect than I was. Some days that's all it takes to make me happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Yes, but now I'm only (potentially off) by one model year, which potentially means it could have been manufactured in 1970 (since the model year changes in the fall), so in my own mind, I'm potentially less incorrect than I was. Some days that's all it takes to make me happy.

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    To answer your 3 year old question...it's a Beech 18 aircraft.

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    Finally adding to the thread, State Park in Santa Cruz. Pretty funny as someone repainted it. Its been there 30yrs+, I would miss it if it was removed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRider View Post
    To answer your 3 year old question...it's a Beech 18 aircraft.
    And who was this in response to? I'd hate to scroll back through 634 posts to find it and be disappointed.
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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread


    This is a cool old truck I found today about 50' off the trail into the woods with big trees all around it. I'd say it's been there a long time!!

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    This is from the Five Points trail system in GA.
    No idea how that car got there without being dropped by a helicopter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    This is from the Five Points trail system in GA.
    No idea how that car got there without being dropped by a helicopter!
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    Will it not let you click on the link? It's weird; showed when previewing the post, but it wouldn't show it in the actual post even after I deleted and reloaded it.
    Trying again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Will it not let you click on the link? It's weird; showed when previewing the post, but it wouldn't show it in the actual post even after I deleted and reloaded it.
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    That worked!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And who was this in response to? I'd hate to scroll back through 634 posts to find it and be disappointed.
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    A couple of the cars on my after work loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp08865 View Post
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    DJ, I'm thinking #384 ?
    Thank you for that I didn't have the energy to scroll back searching.

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    A couple of the cars on my after work loop.
    Nice!

    I'm glad to see you took my suggestion to post those over here.
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    Slightly used Volkswagens in the woods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nice!

    I'm glad to see you took my suggestion to post those over here.

    Didn't know this one existed. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Just stumbled upon this thread and it has made my morning. Now I need to find some old vehicles in the woods.

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    Found another one today
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    stolen i would say


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    Quote Originally Posted by theMISSIONARY View Post
    stolen i would say

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