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    Thread: ID these vehicles - hippie commune edition

    1. 10-08-2012 07:37 AM #1
      Norcal - so the story goes...
      This used to be some sort of hippie commune. There was trash and cars all over the place. The guy who bought it was clearing everything out - the cars and trucks could be had for $100 each.



      Most are easy, some not so much...
      TCL, I challenge you to name all vehicles, down to model, year and trim.

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      Quote Originally Posted by George Carlin
      Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

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      10-08-2012 09:38 AM #2
      I'd buy a bunch of those for $100 each and start my own commune.

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      10-08-2012 09:43 AM #3
      I'd give $100.00 for that Single Cab VW so fast the bills would catch fire.

      Oh, it's impossible to pin down, but it's between a '68 and '71.

      Actually, I'd take any of the 3 trucks. All look good/cool to me! I do have a bunch of parts/knowledge for the VW, though.
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      10-08-2012 09:55 AM #4
      Ill take #16, where do I send the cash!
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      10-08-2012 09:56 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Vr6CoRRadO420 View Post
      Ill take #16, where do I send the cash!
      I already have dibs on that one, buster!
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      10-08-2012 12:07 PM #6
      Yep, I'd buy a handful of those. I see #3 and 5 are split windows, #6 is a 5 window truck..and the single cab of course. Damn, if I could have any one of those for $100 it'd be my lucky day.
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      10-08-2012 12:30 PM #7
      they could make some pretty serious yurts with the cash collected by selling all those gems to TCL...
      i see some sweet aircooled stuff

    8. 10-08-2012 12:36 PM #8
      Whoever these hippies were, someone had great taste in aircooled VW's!

    9. 10-08-2012 12:47 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      they could make some pretty serious yurts with the cash collected by selling all those gems to TCL...
      i see some sweet aircooled stuff
      Don't we see rusted heaps turning up at thesamba.com and then going for real money? I'd say that's a better bet -- nobody on TCL buys things anyway.
      call it potatography

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      10-08-2012 12:53 PM #10
      thats a good point, TCL is pretty flakey/broke

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      10-08-2012 12:58 PM #11
      The single cab and the wagoneer, SOOO quickly.

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      10-08-2012 01:16 PM #12
      #18 looks like a Chevy van.

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      10-08-2012 01:19 PM #13
      How is it that the single cab has a perfect top, and the rest look like they've been sitting outdoors since 1967?

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      10-08-2012 01:25 PM #14
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      10-08-2012 01:29 PM #15
      im in nor cal, where is this? ill buy one, or two or 3. where did u find this magical vw grave site?

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      10-08-2012 01:29 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Cubster View Post
      #18 looks like a Chevy van.
      x2.

      There were a few hippies around here, so there's a few bugs, buses, and pickups left. My dad had 11 at once. My dad had 4 or 5 Wagoneers too.
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      10-08-2012 01:42 PM #17
      I'm going to try some of the harder ones:

      8. horse trailer
      17. ~1975 Ford LTD station wagon
      18. definitely a Chevy Van of sorts
      19. ~1975 240TD

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      10-08-2012 02:14 PM #18
      Good luck figuring #15 out from this angle.
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      10-08-2012 02:18 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Don't we see rusted heaps turning up at thesamba.com and then going for real money? I'd say that's a better bet -- nobody on TCL buys things anyway.
      Don't say that, I buy just about anything apparently.
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      10-08-2012 02:29 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Don't we see rusted heaps turning up at thesamba.com and then going for real money? I'd say that's a better bet -- nobody on TCL buys things anyway.
      Thats because none of these are rare....

    21. 10-08-2012 02:34 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      Thats because none of these are rare....
      Okay then. Push 'em into a pond and wait another 20 years.
      call it potatography

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      10-08-2012 02:37 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by turbo_nine View Post
      Okay then. Push 'em into a pond and wait another 20 years.
      Even that wont satisfy TCL (I was being sarcastic, I think anything I dont see commonly to be rare)

    23. 10-08-2012 02:40 PM #23
      This picture is old news... The bay window single cab is what the people who found all these were driving.
      Last edited by zuhaelter_82; 10-08-2012 at 02:45 PM.

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      10-08-2012 02:51 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by IntrstlarOvrdrve View Post
      Yep, I'd buy a handful of those. I see #3 and 5 are split windows, #6 is a 5 window truck..and the single cab of course. Damn, if I could have any one of those for $100 it'd be my lucky day.
      I think #6 as well as #12 are circa late 40's/early 50's Dodges. Also, I wonder if this is the place near Manchester. There were a bunch of VW's on our craigslist and Chattanooga's from this property (if it's the same).

      1: Too hard to make out, but maybe a GM G-Body?
      2: Jeep Wagoneer, mid to late 70's
      3: Early 70's Type 2 Bus (I'll let the aircooled guys get this one)
      4: Some kind of 50's school bus
      5: A split window Bus, again I leave this one to the aircooled folks.
      6: Dodge Truck
      7: Bug, early 60's?
      8: Horse trailer
      9: Baha Bug
      10: Bug, mid 60's?
      11: Same
      12: Dodge Truck
      13: Dunno
      14: ???
      15: Mid 50's Suburban?
      16: Type 2 pickup
      17: '72 or '73 Mercury wagon?
      18: Chevy/GMC Van
      19: Mid 70's Dart or Valiant
      20: Mid 50's International Pickup, 4WD, but could be on a newer chassis
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      10-08-2012 03:32 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by PJA View Post
      7: Bug, early 60's?
      9: Baha Bug
      10: Bug, mid 60's?
      11: Same
      I think #7 is a '64, as it looks like a smaller back window (pre '65) and if that paint is an indicator of the license light, it's a bigger style that started in '64.

      #9, The Baja, is older than a '71, as that was the first year for the crescent shaped vents behind the rear quarter windows. The rear tires are perpendicular to the ground, so I can't tell if it's a swing-axle or not.

      #10 looks like a fat post and it looks like it has the smaller "peanut" style turn signals on the tops of the front fenders. If so, it's between a '58 and '63.

      #11 has big windows but the taillights stopped being used in '67, so it's narrowed down to a '65-'67.

      Last edited by Air and water do mix; 10-08-2012 at 03:40 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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