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    Lost track of this during the summer over growth. Saw it on today's ride.
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    is that a mining car, or one of those hand-pumped rail cars? the small flanges on the wheels and the wood construction are throwing me off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    is that a mining car, or one of those hand-pumped rail cars? the small flanges on the wheels and the wood construction are throwing me off...
    Late 1800s mining car, you can tell the age by the old style "stuffer" boxes. I have seen these in Michigan's upper peninsula at the Quincy Mine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    Lost track of this during the summer over growth. Saw it on today's ride.
    That poor 68 cat!

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    That poor 68 cat!
    Was wondering what year it was. Thanks.
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    I've got a 64 so it pains me a bit to see it smashed up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poikaa View Post
    Late 1800s mining car, you can tell the age by the old style "stuffer" boxes. I have seen these in Michigan's upper peninsula at the Quincy Mine....
    Nice. Thanks for the photo. I remember my dad telling me about those stuffer boxes and how they could catch fire if they got hot. Those must have been huge mines to use cars that big, which certainly fits for the UP.

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    That poor 68 cat!
    No kidding. I was wondering if that bumper would have salvage value. Such a distinctive shape, it would be cool just as wall art for a Pontiac fan.

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    I seem to be the "king of the obscure" here, but WTF is this? Came across it during a hike on New Year's Eve. I'm not sure it even qualifies as a vehicle.

    The only clues I have are that it was located in Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, NY on "Red Back" trail. The topo maps I have show no indication of a mine, however the hiking trail (currently covered in snow) was pretty level in this area like a rail bed or mining road. There was also a deep/long cut in the rock between the rail bed and this thing. That "cut" reminded me of many other area mines I've explored.

    Because of the rock cut and snow, I really couldn't get closer without risking injury at this time. When I first saw it, I thought it was a boat or piece of an aircraft. My best guess is something mining related.

    Let the speculation begin!
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    Millstone VT?..

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    Allaire State Park, New Jersey

    I actually know what the farm equipment is this time (old hay rake), but not the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    I actually know what the farm equipment is this time (old hay rake), but not the car.
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    Dang - you're good! Shame that someone made off with that sweet AM radio with the push-button presets!

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    Just good google-fu, helped out by the fact that back in those days, auto makers changed the sheetmetal on their cars every single year, versus today where the cars go 7-10 years with only very minor body changes.

    The design on the door, and the dash clock were enough to go on - but it took a lot of Google image search to nail down a year/make/model.

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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...

    After the second world war, a LOT of equipment was disposed of for cheap, nothing, or outright destroyed in order to eliminate the cost of maintenance. Over a hundred PT boats were hauled up on the beach in the phillipines, stripped of obviously useful things and just set on fire. A B-17 bomber in flyable condition went for around the same price as a new car, etc. Lots of tanks and armored personnel carriers and amphibious vehicles ended up bought to work on farms as tractors or in the mining and forestry industries. The same thing happened with tanks after the first world war.

    As to why paint it yellow... probably because it was used by someone that didn't need to hide it in a forest while operating... and when it came time to replace the original paint, they went with yellow. I've seen lots of old lumber vehicles and such painted yellow.
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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...
    kinda looks like a personal carrier.
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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...
    from this pic:


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    So much for my first guess...
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    Blah - someone had already ID'ed I just saw - I was working thru the thread backwards. I wasted 25 minutes goggling that thing, lol.

    My local trail is on a riverbank that floods each year, but nothing interesting has washed up.

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    Six Mile Run, Somerset, NJ

    Fiat 600, best guess on year is 1958. And a Scorpion Stinger 340 snowmobile, best guess 1973.
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    From the ride today.
    I used to ride there. This one's from July 2008:

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    that Bronco has seen better days...

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    Boy, this thread has taken off great . Extra credit for all the pix with your bikes included! Keep it up!

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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357711430.775675.jpg not sure what model military truck this is in the background...M40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Boy, this thread has taken off great . Extra credit for all the pix with your bikes included! Keep it up!
    One of the best, great idea for an OP!

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    It looks like a deuce and a half, because it only has 6 lug hubs. (5tons have 10lugs)
    I use the axles outta those all the time to build mud trucks. Just the axles in that un-rebuilt state are worth $15-1750. And the transfer case if its airshift is usually worth around $12-1500. Looks like someone already borrowed the rear right hub which alone is worth $350.

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    Old up side down car at Cliff Cave today.

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    Exploring a new area this morning and I found 3.

    The first was at the trail head in front of a "No Dumping" sign.



    The others were on the trails.




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    Weirdly enough - I can identify the bottom pic as a VW bug (or possibly a karmann ghia - both ran same running gear underneath) - 1966 or earlier, due to the "wide-5" bolt pattern wheels and link pin front suspension. That front suspension beam would probably get you $75-100 on ebay or a VW swap meet if it isn't rusted thru and is straight. Hell- I'd give you $20 for each front wheel if they aren't rusted out.

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    Six mile run nj, I think it's an old VW bug

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    Or if there's anything left of it put the rear end back together, borrow some wheels and tires, tow it home and start building a sandrail (takes alot of imagination lol)
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupob6 View Post


    Six mile run nj, I think it's an old VW bug
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxes88 View Post
    Or if there's anything left of it put the rear end back together, borrow some wheels and tires, tow it home and start building a sandrail (takes alot of imagination lol)
    Looks like the tunnel is gone/bent. Oh well - I've got 2 chassis out in my shop waiting for me to do something with them.

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    Abandoned car at the Purina trails in Lubbock was turned into an obstacle. Use whatcha got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
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    I agree. Early 60's Fiat 600
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    Some great pics being thrown up but I'm amazed at how sound some of those older abandoned vehicles are despite what you guys may think.
    The equivalent here would've disintegrated & rusted into nothing by comparison.

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    This beauty lives on the river trail south of Great Bend Ks.








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    This is a sweet thread! of all the forums i visit this is the coolest thread

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    so many cool pics!

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    Out XC skiing some of our trails .....

    ....hit the jackpot with these 2.....a F-150 and a F-350.....wondering the year of mfg.....
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    Here's an old Jeep located at Ramapo Mountain State Forest...
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    not a great picture... a mid-70s chevy shortbed pickup with trees sprouting up thru the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....hit the jackpot with these 2.....a F-150 and a F-350.....wondering the year of mfg.....
    My guess is 1978 +- a couple of years.

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    not often you see an f350 of that age. great finds, both the truck and the jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....hit the jackpot with these 2.....a F-150 and a F-350.....wondering the year of mfg.....

    Pretty hard to tell the exact year from those pictures. 1973 was the first year that Ford had the trim down the side inset. 1972 and older had a raised trim strip. So they are at least 1973. They went to square headlights in 1978, so they are no newer than 1977.

    So, somewhere between 1973 and 1977 for the black one.

    If you are really curious, write down the VIN numbers and look them up. Just Google Ford VIN number ID and you can find out what factory they came out of.
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    I thought this was a VW Rabbit, but after some googling, I'm pretty certain it is a mid 70s VW Scirocco.
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    This F150 has been in this spot for 30 years that I know of. I felt like a dummy taking pics of it all the time but obviously you folks are into this sort of thing. The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2012-10-31_1351725145.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2012-11-24_1353797309.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2012-12-05_1354751838.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2012-12-10_1355099733.jpgThe Abandoned Vehicle Thread-2012-12-20_1355961809.jpg

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    i thought the VW might be a dasher, but it does look more like a scirocco now that i look at pictures of extant examples.

    p.s. i think i'm cool for using the word "extant".

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    It was actually that sharp angle that made me think Scirocco (see pic below of 1974 Scirocco).

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    I like 11B's idea of the VIN grokker when you really want to know something specific.

    Here's a pic of a 1975. It has the same side marker light as the non-extant example in the photos from the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    My guess is 1978 +- a couple of years.
    Older than that, 1978 had square headlights.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Not much worth on this Kenworth...
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    Wildcat Ridge WMA near trailhead of Righter Mine Trail a couple days ago
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Hopp'in on a Rustical...
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    Bump......btw...thanks for the idea on looking up the Vin #......to id the year of the 2 F150's...
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    Came across this today on a ride in "Sterling Forest / Tranqulity Ridge"
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    abandoned farm


    same farm early spring


    same location old abandoned bridge foundation
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    i love that the old motorcycle is in an upright position.

    licious, old things like bridge foundations remind me how much the countryside has changed. there used to be a bridge there, and there used to be a road that led to it, and there used to be people who went across that bridge. all of those people's grandchildren now live in the city and have no idea how to grow their own food. now we drive a farther distance, at a much higher speed, to a much bigger bridge, and we never wonder if the big rain last night means that the bridge will be flooded this morning.

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    I'm pretty sure that the old motorcycle is a yamaha judging by the indentation on the gas tank. Not sure which model though, I'm sure a guy who knows old yamahoppers could id it from the twin cyl engine
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    Here are two I found while biking in the Land Locked Forest in MA last summer. There were quite a few others but I'm unable to upload the photos.

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    Allaire State Park, NJ

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    Came across this a while ago. Seems abandoned vehicles are a bit rare in Southern California. This one is in a creek bed off of some new trails in the Thousand Oaks area. I think it might be an early '60's Mercury Comet.
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    Came across this a while ago. Seems abandoned vehicles are a bit rare in Southern California. This one is in a creek bed off of some new trails in the Thousand Oaks area. I think it might be an early '60's Mercury Comet.
    Judging by all the holes, maybe it's Swiss?

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    Both in Fair Hill, Maryland, in the South Park trail. The first one is a little ways off the trail and might only be visible in the cold seasons.

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    So, I'm riding at Blue Mountain in NY and well off the trail I see this bike sitting by itself. I wonder "Is there a rider? Is someone hurt?" As I go to check it out I see nobody, so I think "Did I just score a bike? How will I carry this bad-boy?" And then I get close...

    Well, at least I can contribute another abandoned vehicle to this thread.

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    Rode some remote stuff near Foresthill, CA today... noticed this old dirt bike about 50 yards below the trail. Makes me wonder again, what happened?



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    a saw this on on a friend's FB page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    a saw this on on a friend's FB page

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    I guess I have some pics to take...

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    Some abandoned cars in Maine, didn't take the time to figure out what they were...
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    good stuff, everybody. keep them coming.

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    The "Free Tibet" truck is at the beginning of the truck trail where we ride in CT
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    unfortunately, someone started to dismantle it last year. they've been doing some logging in the area this winter, so I fear the whole thing may be gone now
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    This is a repurposed bug that was left to die in another CT area. I haven't been there in a few years, but the last time the woodwork was getting a little rotted. It sure was fun to ride before that though!
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    Saw this over the weekend:

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    Instead of abandoned vehicles in a bike thread, how about abandoned bikes in a vehicle thread? Saw this bike on Saturday and it was still there on Sunday.


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    ^ where? I'd strip that and turn it into a full rigid single-speed. I kind of like the GF frame and its in my size too. A PM would be just fine in case it is in my neck of the woods.

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    Abandoned Buick

    Found this one in a marshy area on the edge of some power lines.
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    dude, we could build a WICKED go-kart out of that!

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    You just GOTTA believe that every abandoned car has a story to go with it . . . I'd love to hear them.
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    Model T 1927ish???

    Southern Maine
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    Theres an old fighter jet/helicopter graveyard a couple miles behind my house. I can try to get some pictures next time I go by it

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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-dscn0449.jpgI found this abandoned vehicle on a bike ride a few years back

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    Boy, you east coasters sure have lots of trash on your trails!

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    Your women sure are filthy out there in Oregon, huh?

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    I came across a couple of wrecked Citroen 2CV on a trail close to my former house and I have a scar on my leg as a reminder of my curiosity. Dunno if they are still there.

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    Looks like Fred Flintstones long lost car!
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    wow, that is great! that car is TOTALLY full of rocks!

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    i think you are right! THAT one ain't gonna roll over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    is that a covair?
    No clue, but here is another view...
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    Re: The Abandoned Vehicle Thread

    I don't get the rocks? That's a lot of work, to pile rocks in a corvair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybkr View Post
    I don't get the rocks? That's a lot of work, to pile rocks in a corvair...
    I don't get it either. The amount of rocks has steadily grown over the years. Lots of kids in the area, with the trails surrounded by neighborhoods and three schools. Thankfully, there is plenty of rocks to go around.

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    My buddy found this in the harbor on block island (illegal scuba adventure) I rode it around for a few hours.

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    are you willing to sell the bar ends?

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    Near a quarry in Caledon, Ontario

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    Passed by this on a recent 'out of town' ride at Patapsco State Park in Elkridge, MD. Seems to be an old golf cart:

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    It's on one of the snowmobile routes in my area

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