I apologize if this youtube vid has been posted before. First time I saw it. There's plenty of Model T & A tin to spot. The real fun for us 'old timers' is seeing how many old heaps makes/years you can identify, (I think I did pretty good) there's some tricky ones. My workshop's too cold today so this was a great distraction! Enjoy.
WOW. That is fantastic. We had a salvage yard next to my Dad's business in the 40's and 50's, like that. We took a '41 Studebaker hood and made a soapbox cart, using it for the front.
What's amazing is when you see several of the old rusted cars from the 20's and 30's how bright the nickel plating still is. Love the old panel trucks, I always wanted to rebuild one. Still might do that some day.
Great video. A lot of salvageable stuff. Looks like gold when you're from the rust-belt.
Dennis, I share your love of panel trucks, attached are pics of my 50, before and after. In the eighties, I used it to tow my 14 to T meets. The original Flathead would tow it down the highway at an easy 65mph. Hope you end up getting one. Very convenient vehicle to have.
I've seen the video or still pictures before. If I remember correctly, It is someone's private collection in the middle part of Canada.
Thanks Dennis. Thats always been part of my motto,KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL,RESTORE AN OLD FORD.
There was a place similar to that just west of St. Clair MO along I-44. Acres and acres of cars like that. It was called Pike's Junkyard, and was most easily accessible in the winter. In the summer, it was so overgrown it was hard to get around. I went there once with a friend who was looking for stuff for a number of cars. All I wanted was a heater for my '41 Dodge (heaters were optional that year and the cheapskate who bought the car originally apparently decided against one). I found one in a '41 DeSoto. I think I paid $10 for it.
Pike's has been gone for years, and I see it on an EPA Superfund list in Google. The EPA appears to have decided that it was not a hazard, but either the state or the county decided to clear it all out. Lotta good stuff was wasted when they did that.
I lived in Tucson, AZ from 1971's to 1984. There was a private 'junkyard hoard' on the far outskirts of town that had Model T's & A's just lined up and piled up (even stacked) everywhere. A good couple acres of Henry tin. It was owned by an old timer who always wore shorts & a pith helmet. He wouldn't unlock his gate or talk to you and it was said he wouldn't sell a single bolt to anybody. I always wondered what happened to it all.
To date, nobody on the forum recalls this guy. His hoard was pretty well known in the Pima County old car circles back then.
Jimmy (now freezing in the Midwest)