Old cars rotting away on your route?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 65Goat, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. 65Goat

    65Goat Member

    I was thinking it might be a good topic to post pictures of old cars rotting in fields. You know, the ones that are "going to be restored when I get around to it". I have several in NWA, here is the first. Looks like a '57 Chevy Bel Air.
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  2. jason67rs

    jason67rs New Member

    Got to love the people that won't sell because they are going to fix them. My dad got chased with a pick knocking on a door in WV to ask about some cars.
  3. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    That'll buff out.
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  4. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Looks better then my first car.
  5. Mine too 71 Vega...need I say morre!!!!!
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    71 Vega...... fine car...
    Here is a modified one:

  7. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    So Ironic you say that. In Central PA I know a person that has 6 Studebaker Larks
    with trees growing through them. A relative of mine lives there, and I saw them in his yard.

    You ask him, may I buy one? Answer....NO I am going to fix them up.

    He is 88 years old. Sigh.

    They have been for at least 40 plus years rotting away.
  8. mine had more bondo,tigerhair,and roofing tar...than metal...But that was the only car I didnt go to the bar..to buy a sticker!! My sticker was legal!!!lol..The owner of the autoparts store loved me (my money) and my 71 rust bucket
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My first car was a hand me down '72 Vega that my big brother destroyed the 4-cylinder engine in it. I replaced it with a smallblock 350 and put a narrowed 12-bolt Chevelle rear end under it. My best friend worked in his father's garage so thats how I learned to work on cars.

    I see a lot of cars just sitting around waiting to be restored, it doesn't look like it will ever happen.
  10. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    A rare panel wagon model of the 71 Vega:
  11. your brother disliked you so much....he gave you a Vega!!!!!!!!lol poor messed up(s) guy....no wonder you drive a big brown truck....You were born driving crap!...just like me!!!!!lol
  12. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Here is a 72 Vega with a 350 and a few tweaks.
    A V-8 Vega is a favorite for those who loved Power to weight.
  13. jason67rs

    jason67rs New Member

    Hey Texan I live in Central Pa and it does seem everybody is older who says going to fix them up. I asked a guy about a '56 Buick really rough just wanted the weight and some stainless. He said his wife couldn't stand it if it was restored. It had no floors and sunk in yard.
  14. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    No matter what, let us not forget the Cogsworth Vega.
    One of America's first attempts, with British help, for a super tuned 4 cylinder.
    American Automotive history.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Just make sure you beef up the subframe or the windshield is going to pop out. Guess I need to change my avatar. This one looks good to go with the cage.
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid


    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Cosworth. A very rare one

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Is this car for real? You never see 2door BelAirs sitting around anymore. Everybody has to settle for 4doors these days.
  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Mine was great in a straight line, it would lift the front wheels off the ground. You could buy a conversion kit back then that had headers and engine mounts in it. The Vega was actually designed to take a V-8, I just had to go to the dealer and order stronger front springs because it added about 300 pounds to it. The unibody construction couldn't handle the power though. Last time I saw my car, the guy that had bought it had busted the headers on speed bumps and the door was hard to shut because of the body twisting.
  20. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    This in not a PA thing, just a human nature of "I do not want to let it go".....

    Nothing is better than the center of PA. So beautiful, and a wonder of our early fore fathers.

    Mountains, beautiful farm land, corn, cows, chickens, and very nice people.

    The PA Dutch, the farm land everywhere. I love to visit PA. It is one of many areas that are
    original American, and hold to the past, the root of America. (Values, Respect / and a history lesson)