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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350263781.905987.jpg I found this one while touring this spring in Utah. Couldn't help but lode up the bike and see if I could drive it!

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ID:	730718 I found this one while touring this spring in Utah. Couldn't help but lode up the bike and see if I could drive it!
    looks like bullet holes in the side.

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    Inclement weather, had to shorten the ride and missed it. Tomorrow?

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    One I ran across a while back.
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    Converted to narrow gauge

    This old truck was used to haul tourists on the abandoned, Gold Rush era Wildgoose RR, back in the 50s.
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    here used to be several more on down the trail (Breaks Interstate Park o the VA/KY border),some old Impalas (a '60 and pair of '63's),they're gone now,this one is still there,at least of my last riding there (this one would be hard to get out,it's pretty deep in,he Impies were close to the trail's end). Nash...

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    Abandoned Vehicle thread

    Here's a very cool shot from the "downhill" page on facebook


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    Abandoned Vehicle thread

    another from the same page


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    I used to be big into the 4x4 community and we would find vehicles all the time.. the newer looking ones we would report to state police.. All of them were either stolen or insurance scams....

    I'll start taking pics of the ones I find for yall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raigetsu View Post
    EDIT: Curious, do any of you look inside these abandoned cars?
    Of course, thats where some of my best photos come from


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    Not the greatest pic, but saw this beast at 6mr in jersey.

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    hehehe <snickering> this is a cool thread (c;

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    that top one has a story behind it.....

    It was a chopped hulk that was purposfully left by the state forest service roughly around 1980. It was part of their "Interperative hiking trail" that was set up to promote the forest back when the ranger station was something more than just rubble and foundations. It's purpose was the highlight the rampant use of the forest as a chop shop BITD. It was acutally contriversial amoung those who built the trail. The forest chief at the time for some stupid reason thought it was a good idea while my grandmother, who as a ranger at the time ran the youth conservation corp. and built most of the origional single track out there, thought it was just plain stupid. She continued to ***** about it for the next 20+ years. It used to make me smirk every time I rode by it. It was supposed to be removed in the late 90's but just got pushed to the side a little. As for the newer jeep, there are still a few cars dumped out there every summer. My all time favorite was a honda CRX that was dumped about 20 yards from the old wreck with a club still on the steering wheel. Ah the memories....
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    This one has been here a while.

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    Pardon the crap photo. My iPhone hasn't been taking the greatest photos lately. Think this is whats left of a Gremlin in the Vortex section at Santos. Not much left of it...my guess is based on the shape of what is left of the rear quarter panel.


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    I found this abandoned BMW. Figured no one cared about it so I smashed the window.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott O View Post
    I found this abandoned BMW. Figured no one cared about it so I smashed the window.


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    Here's another...up on "Stag Hill" in Mahwah, NJ...

    Aside from the bullet holes in so many of these abandoned vehicles, I've just realized that 95% of them have had the engines "plucked". Hmmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred View Post

    Awesome photo!

    There are a ton of abandoned vehicles in the woods near me. I will have to start snapping pictures.

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    not on a trail, but along a road I was riding to get to a trail today. Whoops!
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    It's been there about 2-3 years I think. A few others in different spots as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
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    My girlfriend does that too! She'll pee anywhere and doesn't care who watches.
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    i swaer i'm not peeeing! but my friend did moments before that, ON the car, which i then leaned into my accident
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    When I lived in San Diego we used to hit Mexico once in awhile. There is a spot along the coast between Tijuana and Ensenada, that there was a cliff that dropped on to the beach below. The drop was probably close to a 1000'. You could see tire tracks at the top that led to the drop. As you walk up carefully to the cliff and peer down you would see numerous dumped vehicles. They were hidden from any other vantage point other than walking up and looking down. Had they erased the tire marks you would never think about looking down there.This was back in the early nineties and there was 20 or more cars down there. All stolen I'm sure and probably from america, they were so far away it was hard to make out make and model. And I couldn't see plates on any of them. Definitely a pretty creepy sight and one I will always wonder what the true story was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    When I lived in San Diego we used to hit Mexico once in awhile. There is a spot along the coast between Tijuana and Ensenada, that there was a cliff that dropped on to the beach below. The drop was probably close to a 1000'. You could see tire tracks at the top that led to the drop. As you walk up carefully to the cliff and peer down you would see numerous dumped vehicles. They were hidden from any other vantage point other than walking up and looking down. Had they erased the tire marks you would never think about looking down there.This was back in the early nineties and there was 20 or more cars down there. All stolen I'm sure and probably from america, they were so far away it was hard to make out make and model. And I couldn't see plates on any of them. Definitely a pretty creepy sight and one I will always wonder what the true story was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Check out the end scene of "From Dusk Till Dawn"
    I watched the trailer from the link you provided but no footage of the last scene. It looks like a good movie but I don't think I will be renting it any time soon. Do you know of a way I could watch the last seen without renting the movie. If not please explain why I need to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    I watched the trailer from the link you provided but no footage of the last scene. It looks like a good movie but I don't think I will be renting it any time soon. Do you know of a way I could watch the last seen without renting the movie. If not please explain why I need to see it.
    I don't want to spoil the story, but just in case you never see the movie (which I think is a very bad idea) here is the best picture of the last scene I could find.

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    [QUOTE=Trail Ninja;9840658]I don't want to spoil the story, but just in case you never see the movie (which I think is a very bad idea) here is the best picture of the last scene I could find.



    Things that make you go hmmmm...
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    [QUOTE=DIRTJUNKIE,;9840710]
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    I don't want to spoil the story, but just in case you never see the movie (which I think is a very bad idea) here is the best picture of the last scene I could find.



    Things that make you go hmmmm...
    The similarly to my experience is uncanny. Now I must see that movie,
    thanks for your troubles.
    See the movie before you go back to that spot in Mexico. Anybody who's seen the movie will vouch for me on this.
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    My favorite movie.
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    Thats a great movie. When i saw this thread thats the first thing I thought of.

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    Hey, Jose', you got food here?
    The best in Mexico.
    I kinda doubt that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    My girlfriend does that too! She'll pee anywhere and doesn't care who watches.
    Awkward...


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    i swaer i'm not peeeing! but my friend did moments before that, ON the car, which i then leaned into my accident
    Well I can't speak for everyone else but the thought never crossed my mind. Anyhow, cool picture/abandon car find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    Awkward...
    Nope, not at all.
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    See the movie before you go back to that spot in Mexico. Anybody who's seen the movie will vouch for me on this.
    Don't worry I don't forsee any Mexico trips in today's world. It's a dangerous place these day's. I find it funny all this movie talk was sparked from my above post of my Mexico experience.
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    Don't worry I don't forsee any Mexico trips in today's world. It's a dangerous place these day's. I find it funny all this movie talk was sparked from my above post of my Mexico experience.
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    A place not far from my house is kinda eerie, abandoned wrecked cabin next to a rotted out oldsmobile delta 88 and a 58ish ford pickup. This is way back in the middle of nowhere, how that oldsmobile made it back there is beyond my guess. Just up the trail from there is a beautiful view looking off across this canyon, I can post a pic of it if you guys want me to.
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saddleupbike/8149236573/" title="Riding To COP by SaddleUpBike, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8149236573_1b899b9f35_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Riding To COP"></a>

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    As a long time mountain biker and classic car lover, this is a fantastic thread. Some of the cars in this thread believe it or not are worth a few bucks. I noticed 2 cars that could make someone some money. If I can get to my local trail in the next week or so, I'll have a contribution.
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    There are diffenately a few cars and car parts for sure worth some bucks. There is a plymouth grille that is worth at least $500 and some V8 emblems that are $250 each.

    The old pull grader from page 5 is a John Deere road grader/maintainer from the early 20s. My grandpa bought one,had it rebuilt and repainted and it is now in front of our shop as a historic display.

    The D8 on page 6 is a cat d8 from the early 60s, if it was running and cleaned up they regularly sell for 18-20k. And if the pony motor is there(its on the other side) just the block is worth $1500.

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    I'm not sure where the rest is but I found this today.



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    Pretty much unrecognizable except for a Pontiac rim, Santos FL . Edit: It's a Gremlin!
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    I think this.....

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    I think this is the same car at Millstone....located below the grout pile with the windmill on top? This one has been a pee spot for us too!

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    I hadn't gone with any intention of getting any pix, so I'm holding my phone as still as I can. This wreck is probably from the '30's(?) and is probably familiar to those who frequently hike the Buckeye Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Brecksville and Snowville Rd. To say it's been there awhile is an understatement.
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    Here is another

    This one is on an unmarked trail on North Beacon Mountain in Beacon, NY...
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    sad to see that, those old wagoneers are super cool. I want one so bad
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    What could've been...

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    sad to see that, those old wagoneers are super cool. I want one so bad
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    Yeah you could abandon that vehicle in my driveway anytime. Just leave the title on the seat and the keys in the switch in case I have to move it.
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    huffster that thing is beautiful, is it yours?
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    In my dreams. Sometimes I like to play the identification game when I see these old vehicles. So, I got it as a Wagoneer, but I'm guessing a little bit at the year. The sweet restored one is a google pic of a '70.

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    blimie i dont see any on my travels good photos

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    Heres some from this weekend.

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    Great pics haymaker

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    Those pics are awesome!

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    From the ride today.
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    This is seriously one of the coolest threads ever on MTBR, love it!! I have never come across an abandoned car, but I have seen on old washing machine in the woods. Not sure why someone would go through the effort of dragging something like that into the middle of nowhere.

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    Are you the McKusker. I saw these on POTN last night. They are great shots.

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    I could those things for scrap or parts a have more money to buy a good 29er with more to spare for savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m View Post
    Great pics haymaker
    + 1 love the tricycle shot

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    Here's a...
    ...nice white 1960s Buick convertible!
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    GelatiCruiser that is an old willys jeep wagon. You should google em, they're really cool
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    I guess boats can be vehicles to- here's some boats that have been scattered by "sandy' at the shore-this is just a small sample
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    Pity! I guess some people can afford to throw them away! Some look as if the storage plastic is still on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Pity! I guess some people can afford to throw them away! Some look as if the storage plastic is still on them?

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    Salvaging boats off the beach like that is expensive. They are probably waiting on their insurance companies to step up. They may also not be seaworthy after being beaten up and running aground during the storm. Being here in Florida for some bad storms, I've seen enough of this. Sometimes its a daunting task just to locate the owner, or for the owner to locate his boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    Salvaging boats off the beach like that is expensive. They are probably waiting on their insurance companies to step up. They may also not be seaworthy after being beaten up and running aground during the storm. Being here in Florida for some bad storms, I've seen enough of this. Sometimes its a daunting task just to locate the owner, or for the owner to locate his boat.
    So does that become "Finders keepers"?

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    I'm not familiar with all the maritime salvage laws, but in some instances, it most certainty does.
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    Thinking this might be a ....

    .....an old Saab....
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    I've been going through a ton of old pics and discovered a few I haven't posted before.

    The first one is not that old, but I liked it because it is a Mercury Montego wagon (early 70's). This big old boat is what my first car was. Paid $200.

    Any body know what the last one is? I don't. Found on Ringwood-Ramapo trail near Shepherd's Pond - if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    .....an old Saab....
    oh, good call. front drive, upright, curved windshield, bulbous roof. i think you are right.

    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    I've been going through a ton of old pics and discovered a few I haven't posted before.

    The first one is not that old, but I liked it because it is a Mercury Montego wagon (early 70's). This big old boat is what my first car was. Paid $200.

    Any body know what the last one is? I don't. Found on Ringwood-Ramapo trail near Shepherd's Pond - if that helps.
    awesome montego. you can see the kinship with the starsky and hutch-mobile.
    then, no idea. thought it might be a capri, but the c-pillar base has a 50's look.
    next, a 30's school bus. love that old grille.
    last one, is, i think, a ransacked one of these

    i may be wrong, and it might just be some kind of paving equipment. it's obviously an implement of some kind, but doesn't look suited to a field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    awesome montego. you can see the kinship with the starsky and hutch-mobile.

    last one, is, i think, a ransacked one of these
    i may be wrong, and it might just be some kind of paving equipment. it's obviously an implement of some kind, but doesn't look suited to a field.
    I added another pic on the Montego. Starsky and Hutch didn't have the rear jumpseat like the Montego did!!!

    As for this thing that might be a tank, I haven't been on this trail in a long time. Now I'm gonna have to find my way back there sometime for a closer look. If/when that happens...I'll add more pics. Its not too far from a recreation area, so it could be an abandoned paver of some kind.
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    the back seat was the best place to ride. look out the window and watch the world go by.

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    Nome AK aircraft and gold mining history

    Dredge # 3, a large bucketline dredge, last operated in the 30s. I suppose you can call it a vehicle, a barge, that traveled under it's own power with cables and winches, moving it's pond as it went. The twin engine aircraft is one of two of this type abandoned in Nome. I know nothing about them, but suspect they were used to carry passengers and freight in the 40s and 50s.
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    Ran across these pix in my collection this evening. Both vehicles were recently abandoned.

    We ran into the guy who had abandoned the Jeep pickup as he was hiking about three miles down the trail. Apparently the previous night had involved some drunk 4-wheeling on an unfamiliar road.

    The skid marks were still fresh and the radio still playing in the Ranger pickup when we came upon it, but a 30 minute search turned up no occupant, so he must have thumbed into town.
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    wow, fresh-picked abandonments!

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    i KNEW something was missing!

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    figure i would add to the all the jeeps that are broken down..




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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Any body know what the last one is? I don't. Found on Ringwood-Ramapo trail near Shepherd's Pond - if that helps.
    That is an amphibious landing craft vehicle from WWII called an "LVT' The track rollers and that round piece are a dead giveaway.
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    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    they were built by a company called FMC which still makes the pea combines that work the fields by my house every summer
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    I viewed all 12 pages and there are a couple missing with national recognition. I have photos of my bike and friends with the first listed below on my hard drive but would have to do some digging.

    1. MOAB, UT. Kokopeli entrance to Porcupine Rim. Photo Op #1, there is an old beat down Model T. I've ridden Porc Rim a couple times a year, every year since '05. Each time, that beater is being photographed by like minded mtbr's.

    2. Alaska. Don't know this exact location but there was a thread on MTBR some years back about guys who journeyed up to the spot using rafts and Pugsleys. The bus from Into The Wild.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Abandoned = YES!...
    ...Vehicle = Porcelain Bus!...LOL
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    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
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    Another odd piece of equipment...

    ...your guess is as good as mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
    So I was going to come clean and say, oh, huffster, i was just joshing with you, of course that isn't a tank, it's just some kind of paving equipment. But then, look at all those photos, and then watch Saving Private Ryan. It looks like an amphibious landing craft, albeit fairly small. That ramp is made to drop down so people can jump out, and close up when it is imitating a boat. As far as being yellow, yeah, that is weird. Maybe some kind of tourist company bought it and rode people around in it? Or it was used at a base for training exercises?

    http://www.gijoeinformation.com/imag...ing_craft2.jpg
    http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/LVT-4.jpeg

    That other thing is a conveyor belt.

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    A lot of very cool pictures, who'd of thought that junk could be art !? LOL. Cool to see the Chevy from Millstone Quarry show up a few times....we've all pissed there before !

    I am shocked NOT to see the Wise Potato Chip aluminum Grumman box truck complete with the Wise "OWL" still in tact from Exeter, NH not on here !? Next time I'm out there, it is a classic !!

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    oh sweet thread, I have one to add


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    same car, different day:

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    lol thats crazy nice pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    ...your guess is as good as mine.
    looks like a farmers conveyor belt type thing'a'ma'jig


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    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?


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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?
    Because it was easier to cut than the lock was
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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?
    stolen by a seat tube transplant smuggling ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
    It was likely bought by a tour-ride operator offering amphibious rides around the lake, and was painted yellow as a result.

    Abandoned when it stopped working and was cut up for steel scrap.

    A similar example is the GMC Duck (DUKW)

    In WW2


    converted to an amphibious tour ride



    That's my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    ...your guess is as good as mine.


    That's the frame of a conveyor belt system. The rubber belt has probably rotted away and all is left is the frame, rollers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    stolen by a seat tube transplant smuggling ring.
    That does seem to be the most likely reason.

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    Failed early attempt at rear suspension?

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    This is an amazing thread. If I ever find myself on a trail which has abandoned vehicles I will surely add to it. Otherwise, I'll continue to enjoy what's already been posted.
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