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    Thread: Took some shots at a classic car graveyard in Montana, patina paradise.

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      07-30-2010 07:34 PM #1
      Was in Big Sky Montana for gear training and drove by this classic car boneyard and decided to take some photos. There were a lot of interesting things there. It was cool seeing what time had done to some of these cars, and trying not to get tetanus.

















      This was an odd creation. Points to those who can identify the donors.

























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      07-30-2010 07:54 PM #2
      I love the post - will come again!

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      07-30-2010 08:00 PM #3
      wow! many of those look like they're worth restoring! nice photography
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      07-30-2010 08:08 PM #4


      That one looks like it has a very good body.

      I've been around that area (Billings, Yellowstone, Butte, Bozeman, Livingston...), but I don't recall every being in Big Sky.

      When you drive around in that part of the country, you'll see a timeline of family truck and tractor ownership sitting the in field. They will be side by side just parked in the field. Weird, but cool.

      My uncle has a ranch near Fort Peck Lake.
      He found an abandoned model T truck sitting on his property while scouting it out back in the 90s.
      It didn't take much to get it running/driving, so he used it around the ranch for a decade or so.
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    5. 07-30-2010 08:11 PM #5
      While we're on the subject - how do you pronounce patina? "puh-teena" or "pat-ihna"

      I honestly love the word, but have never heard it spoken.
      Last edited by Elbows; 07-30-2010 at 08:15 PM.

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      07-30-2010 08:12 PM #6
      Part of me wants to buy everyone of these junkyards and move all of these cars inside so they can be saved. Every one.
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      07-30-2010 08:15 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      While we're on the subject - how do you pronounce patina? "puh-teena" or "pat-ihnuha"

      I honestly love the word, but have never heard it spoken.
      In Tennessee we say patina as "crud".

      "That thar old truck is covered in crud (patina)."
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      07-30-2010 08:54 PM #8
      I hate seeing stuff rot away like that!! Buy some freaking tarps!

      Alot of times people collect these cars thinking that they'll get to them someday as a project and 99% of the time they don't and it gets sold as scrap!

      History rotting away!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      07-30-2010 09:00 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Merc-MarkO View Post
      Part of me wants to buy everyone of these junkyards and move all of these cars inside so they can be saved. Every one.
      Bleeding heart car guy. I'm the same way...

    10. 07-30-2010 09:03 PM #10
      wow alot of those dont look to be in bad shape at all just need some blood and love put into them

    11. 07-30-2010 09:31 PM #11
      That's actually just a parking lot in a walmart in Montana.

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      07-31-2010 06:51 PM #12
      Thanks for all the comments!

      TCL should start an animal rescue type operation but for cars. We'd swoop in and snag these abused autos, rehabilitate them and get them to the loving homes they deserve. Who is in?

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      07-31-2010 07:41 PM #13
      great pics!

      I spy ... an XR4Ti

      if these were in a more populated area, definately would get scooped up for restoration .. I'm sure some day there won't be any classics left in these junkyards; they'll either have been bought and shipped to rich states, or rusted into dust and blown away with the wind ...
      << so it Hz >>

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      08-02-2010 08:38 AM #15
      bump for the weekday crowd

    16. 08-02-2010 08:48 AM #16
      I lived in Bozeman for a while. Don't recall a junkyard...this wasn't a "Antiques" dealer was it?

      I was always in awe at the old cars and trucks out there being from the rust belt myself. The cars may be baking in the sun, but definitely not rotting. No Salt in MT.

      When I lived there I always wanted to figure out a way to import Tacomas and Subarus from the East where they are cheap and then load the truck with unrusted treasures to send back.

      Really great job capturing them in pictures.

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      08-02-2010 08:49 AM #17
      that red truck looks fine to me

      excellent photos, thanks for sharing!

    18. 08-02-2010 08:55 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by VWRulez View Post
      that red truck looks fine to me

      You may need to scrape a little paint before you plug it in.....

    19. 08-03-2010 01:13 PM #19
      Anyone else getting a Brave Little Toaster vibe from those pictures?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqT2u...eature=related

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      08-03-2010 08:14 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      I lived in Bozeman for a while. Don't recall a junkyard...this wasn't a "Antiques" dealer was it?

      I was always in awe at the old cars and trucks out there being from the rust belt myself. The cars may be baking in the sun, but definitely not rotting. No Salt in MT.

      When I lived there I always wanted to figure out a way to import Tacomas and Subarus from the East where they are cheap and then load the truck with unrusted treasures to send back.

      Really great job capturing them in pictures.
      I bet these cars are off the 191 toward Big Sky. If they are, then yes it's a "dealer" and for sale. Last winter, the city of Billings was using salt.

    21. 08-04-2010 10:55 AM #21
      Love this post!!!

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