Found In The Painted Desert NM

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: Found In The Painted Desert NM
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks NY on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 10:15 am:

"When we let the Park Service know we had made it out alive at the end of the trip, I asked the ranger about the car. She said the car is a mystery, but they believe it may be the broken down wreck of a bootlegger. One of the rangers found the identification number from the engine block and sent it to the Henry Ford Museum back east, who is apparently researching it to try to determine the history of the car, and maybe who it belonged to."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 11:21 am:

:-) :-) That would be an easy restoration... :-) That would be fun to see if a person could get some wheels/tires, a head and intake/with carburetor, a few hoses and belts and a can of gas and water and drive it out of there :-) :-) Where its located it may not even be stuck.... Oh well the feds would not allow it anyway .... :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 11:25 am:

It's a mystery less because of what's there, but mostly because of what's missing !! I'd guess it's been picked for parts, probably back when the trail it traveled to get there was still in use ? Gone with the wind ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Rhoads on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 12:18 pm:

Ran when parked!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm:

The mice got to the interior!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm:

There really are some good parts there, and yes, some of us have brought worse back to life. It's kind of a shame that it has to sit there and become nothing but iron oxide; its not part of any natural history of the place, and obviously not a piece of known human history either. So why not lift it out of there, perhaps preserve it in a headquarters museum for the desert--or even restore what's left to function??
Well, the first answer to my question is "Federal Regulations: and the second answer is "Money."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James G Fisher III Peachtree City, GA on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 12:43 pm:

That one will probably be around longer than some of the ones in our garages.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Neil Kaminar on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 01:26 pm:

In the early 50's you could find a lot of this stuff in the California desert. A lot of it was good and became the starting point for hot rods. The desert is a lot kinder to the steel than the east coast high humidity and constant rain. Free for the picking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 03:13 pm:

Patina!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eckensviller - Thunder Bay, ON on Friday, September 07, 2018 - 10:25 pm:

Id have had a hard time not bringing a piece of it home to put on mine. That crank may come off without too much fuss.


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