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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_town_huntress View Post
    Wow, I haven't been here in awhile. Been down with surgery and recovery. I'm finally starting to feel better. Anyway, does anybody besides me wonder how, and more perpexingly, why half these old cars end up upside-down? There's the question of the day.
    Hmmmm, I'd venture to guess that by flipping the cars upside-down, it's easier to strip the chassis that way (not that I've ever done it, mind you...). All it would take is the reverse of some off-road recoveries I've performed: attach a "snatch strap" to the opposite side from your vehicle, make sure the wheels closest to your vehicle are blocked so they don't slide, and then just pull away until the vehicle rolls over.

    Just guessing from the tactics I've seen car thieves here use when they want to quickly strip chassis components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campp View Post
    This one's out behind the Vulture Mine:
    Did you just say "Vulture" in the "Abandoned Cars" thread??? Isn't that some sort of foul???

    Vulture is probably drooling over all these "fixer-uppers"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstate55 View Post
    Did you just say "Vulture" in the "Abandoned Cars" thread??? Isn't that some sort of foul???

    Vulture is probably drooling over all these "fixer-uppers"....
    Huh? Whatcha mean. fixer-upper? Those are Vutlure's main set of wheels. He'll be out on his Sunday cruise tomorrow in this one.
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    This thread reminds me, I have to get back to an infamous ghost town in Northern Nevada to get some more pictures of a car cemetery I know of. I wish I could just download them from my brain

    Here's some outside of Pioche, NV

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    The Gold King Mine is now a touristy mine thingy in AZ, but it does sport the largest treasure trove of big dead trucks I've ever seen. There are hundreds:

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    Default not a car

    but definately abandoned
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    Keep the great pictures coming everyone!

    Time to return to the Northwest for a few more of mine.

    1950's International in Hamilton, Washington:


    1950's Buick near Clear Lake, Washington:


    1963 Ford Galaxie 500 next to Clear Lake, Washington:


    1957 Chevrolet sedan in Newcastle, Washington:
    Easily distracted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campp View Post
    The Gold King Mine is now a touristy mine thingy in AZ, but it does sport the largest treasure trove of big dead trucks I've ever seen. There are hundreds:
    OOOOH!! I just LOVE old truck photos!!! MORE PLEASE!!!
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    I took this pic for my old boss since we were a sweeping crew, thought he'd like it. I believe it to be a '50's International, built by Mobil street sweepers, parked in a field in McDermitt, NV on the Orygun border.
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    How about an old airplane??? This one stands guard over a now closed brothel in Beatty, NV.



    Or an old fire truck, this one is in Goldfield, NV;




    A stripped Scout in Saline Valley, DVNP.



    An old (Ford?) truck, Rhyolite, NV:


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