...at the local steak house provides some nice rain shields.
The price is perfect.
I could use a set of those radius rods!
Good idea about keeping rain out of the rear ends.
My Grandfather had a good one and stored it that way without something over the end. When we brought his stuff back to our place I eventually opened up the housing and needless to say it once was a good rear end.
I have a feeling many a rear axle got ruined because of not keeping rain out.
That's funny. My Maxwell takes a glass one.
I hope that is all you were doing with your dumpster diving. I'll send you a gift certificate to Bob Evans if you are getting that hungry.
I have a friend that went dumpster diving and came up with an orig.16 mil. black & white advertisement film for the 1930 Snow Bird, I have a DVD copy of it. You never know what you'll fiend.
Seeing those rearends like that reminded me of the T rearends converted for spraying the fields, as seen in Ken Burns' "Dust Bowl." The driveshaft was mounted vertically and it was towed behind a tractor. I went together with another guy on the Forum and bought a rearend that had been used for that. I think he got the housings and I got the axles. I don't think I got the shaft...
Rich, what year is your Maxwell?? I have a 1912/12 Model 30 touring car.
a co-worker found this in dumpster in his alley,might have come from apts across alley,name on back is german sorry no picture of name,the shape is as near to perfect as it can be,we can't find much about it,only it is from the 20's we think
One man's junk as they say. Hey Steve, you competing with the Haven or what? (Who am I kidding. If I had the room........)!
Is that a wood inlay, Ronnie?
Stan, My Maxwell is a 1915 25.
I found a Daisy Butter Churn in a dumpster and my former neighbor churned butter for about a year. It now resides on the top of my broom closet with several other item of interest. Would not part with it as it is a real collectors item. Can't get raw milk here but would be nice for butter again..
Bill D MTFCA 14079
I do the same thing with my differentials but I punch holes in the can and wire them under the radius rods so the won't blow away.
A few years ago I paid a guy $100 to let me dive in his dumpster. He was an upholsterer and had just bought a local auto repair shop that was originally a blacksmith shop. I heard he was cleaning the place out and throwing everything. By the time I got there his dumpster was about half full, most of it K R Wilson tools. I told him I would give him $100 if I could take anything I wanted out of the shop and dumpster, he said OK. I wound up with a heaping pickup load of T A, and V8 tools and NOS parts.
yes it is a all wood inlay don't know how many peices there are.
When I was working, Waste Management parked the big dumpsters there and a friend would go dumpster diving in the ones where, someone, had cleaned out houses possibly the family after someone had died or put in a nursing home, not knowing what they were throwing away. He found all kinds of old small toys and old bottles and once in a while he hit the jackpot. Nice past time.
Used to be more money to be made in dumpster diving than any other profession.
I know a guy that took great pride in the fact that he worked for minimum wage at the local transfer station on weekends.
His barn was full of stuff he brought home and he was talking about building another. He said that much of the stuff just needed a little work to get working correctly.
He said that he made enough from fixing up stuff and selling it that he didn't need a "real" job.
He stopped talking about building another barn when the town told the workers they could not take any of the stuff home so he quit! In fact all the guys quit. They even went as far as telling the town that they would work for free if they could still take stuff home, but some lawyer type insisted that they couldn't.
When I was younger many years ago (read high school age+) we did not have dumpsters or transfer stations. The city had the "town dump". To many of us it was known as "the exchange". Bring your discards then find some goodies to take home. People set relatively good items aside rather than heaving over the bank into the big pit. I used to find misc T
fenders & parts. Once even towed a complete
T truck chassis home; went back for the engine
later with a pickup. Most of the people who
used "the exchange" grew up in the depression
so were frugal. Many people "mined" all the
steel and other metals. Not much useful wasted. Now it's buried in landfills or in our county it goes to a huge incinerator. Times seemed simpler and better when I was a young guy. Just my 2 coppers worth. Dennis
I knew a guy that would take a load to the dump and bring a load home. LOL
Back in the 80's I worked at the main repair shop for N.Y.C. located at the enterance to the then active land fill on Staten Island. The "household dump area" was under a city contract to an S.I. family. They weren't there 24-7 so we'd go up there when they weren't there. The stuff was amazing. I particularly remember a set of beveled glass doors complete with the top fan window which I helped a friend install in his house. Household was later moved to the back of the district building with 4 collection trucks where you dumped you stuff. That ended that.
Not long ago i would never come back from the dump with less than i left with. Nowdays they insist that everything must be wasted in the effort to be "green". Obviously i know better than the "green" people.
My son-in-law called me a few years ago and said, "Hey man, I was taking the trach out and found an old Hot wheels set up in the box, in the dumpster that someone threw away."
Long story short, he accepted my offer of $300 for the red-lines that were in the box and over the next 6 months I sold them on ebay for a total of about $1000. A Camaro alone bringing over $300 by itself.
Gotta love dumpster diving....grin...
From the time I was born until I was 6 years old I lived in a part of town known as Skunk Hollow. It was where some of the people who didn't have much lived right after WW2. Before the war the town used the area between where my Dad built his house and the river as the town dump. During the war they cleaned the place up and used the iron for the war effort. How ever prior to that, during the depression people that lived in Skunk Hollow would scavenge lumber out of the "landfill". In the early 1960's my Grandpa was thinking about retiring and Grandma wanted a new house before he quit his job in the iron mines. But first they had to tear down the old house. I remember they tore the asphalt and tarpaper off the side of the house and the roof tarpaper and the whole building was made of old sign material. There were several railroad crossing signs. Bait shop signs, a great one from Mickeys Cafe that had Mickeys spelled with out the e. Grandpa had bought the house from an old bachelor WW1 vet who had a pegleg and moved in across the driveway with his sister. We lived between the River Road and the river. The other side of the River Road was known as Starvation Hill. As I recall the name Skunk Hollow came from the Lil Abner comic strip.
I've done my fair share of dumpster diving. This was my most memorable event-
Years ago(1998) I was up in rural Ohio buying semi trucks. We had a little layover before the paperwork was done so we went to town to find a place to eat.
Long story short, I saw a building being cleaned out across the street with 2 big roll offs parked in the lot. I walked over and peered in- loads of NOS Ford parts. I went and got the keys to the van and grabbed everything I could. One of the workers walked up and said "if you want more of that junk, there's some inside still". I filled that 15 passenger Ford van almost slap full with 1930s-early 70s NOS parts. It was impressive to setup at the swaps with nothing but NOS wares on the table while everyone else is peddling used wore out junk.
I own a small scrap metals business and pickup from various accounts. Get lots of good stuff that way too.
I too remember the days when you could comb through the dump for just about anything. I could spend hours combing for bike parts and anything with wheels especially. Now I can sit for hours and look at pictures of old cars in abandoned junkyards, dumpsites etc. on the internet the wife says its like my porn ha ha but I've found a couple too here are a few I found in an old site that was a 20's -30's junkyard that had been plowed under an apple orchard at the edge of a river for 200 ft down was a wall of 20's sheetmetalI pulled out everything T that I could recognize but at the time I was across the border of another country and limited to a pinto station wagon its taken 15 years or so but finally something is being made out of them so far 3 roadsters and a 4 door touring still have more panels and I sold and gave away a bunch too lets see some more pics guys in situ if possible!