Model T parts cache found

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 09:00 pm:

The extent of parts remain to be seen.
http://record-eagle.com/local/x1472216924/New-park-sits-on-a-pile-of-trash


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 09:29 pm:

The name must be short for "Clincher Park":-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 09:33 pm:

Dibs. I am an hour away :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 09:43 pm:

I remember the place and the story. There is at least 20 open valve blocks in that foundation pile.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 09:52 pm:

What value is the junk if it is buried and rusted to heck? When I saw this post's title, I thought maybe someone had found an old dealership that closed during the Depression and I could imagine boxes and crates of unrusted parts, sitting on dusty shelves. Instead it sounds like they need to use a large electromagnet on a crane; pick up the iron and steel and haul it off to the recycler.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 03:15 am:

Some of us like to fix old parts rather than consume them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 01:19 am:

Sounds like these were beyond fixing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:37 am:

After the excitement of finding a buried treasure of old T parts wears off reality should set in.
I didn't have a ton of parts but I had a pretty good pile I needed to make a decision on whether to sell for scrap or keep them for the future. I sold most for scrap for a pretty decent price by the way.
Most of it was just to far gone to restore. You can spend time and money on trying to renew and restore items instead of finding better ones.
Old eaten up sheet metal parts I save all the brackets from are the ones that get chunked You can always find some better. Extreamly rare parts would be keepers for patterns or reference but condition would be a big factor for trying to restore them.
To each is own but I agree with my fellow Texan in Katy that some parts get to the point of being beyond redemption.


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