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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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    Wink

    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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    Getting my post count up so I can start a new thread...sorry for the inconvenience!

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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.

    -S

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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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