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"What can I say? I’m a sucker for 50’s fins. I just picked up another '59 last week from a great guy in Washington. He was the second owner, and the first owner lived at the next farm house down the road! It's a six-cylinder with 3 on the tree, Snowcrest White with Roman Red interior, and 69,000 original miles. All original and could have driven it home if it would have had better tires. It will make a great addition next to my El Camino and Brookwood and custom 59 trailer projects."


is this guy a member? If you've never checked out the website "cars in barns.com" , do yourself a favor and check it out. Grab some tissues first. You'll cry ata ll of the cars you see just rusting away.
 

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Cars in Barns is an interesting site , could easily do a version of this website with all the cars out in this area , amazing how lots of people look at old vehicles as scrap metal instead of classic cars.
 

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In Montana on the Flathead River banks I think when someone's car breaks down on the side of the road they just push it into the river. I have never seen so many old cars and trucks nose first half under water rusted out from being there so long. There everywhere . Not newer ones these have been there for many years and probably excepted back in the day. Every ranch has at least two autos rusting in their fields.
 

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I had a 60 Impala in high school wasn't a Elky but it was cool, I like the fins also. Have you noticed that when there is one in the field there will be more 'growing' in the future? Pretty soon there will be 3 or 4.:nanawrench:And you might be a redneck if you mow your grass and find a car.
 

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In Montana on the Flathead River banks I think when someone's car breaks down on the side of the road they just push it into the river. I have never seen so many old cars and trucks nose first half under water rusted out from being there so long. There everywhere . Not newer ones these have been there for many years and probably excepted back in the day. Every ranch has at least two autos rusting in their fields.
Part of its on the Flathead Indian Reservation and around Dixon, Montana/when the native Indians get some government check each year, they go down to Missoula, Montana and buy another car and the old one ends up in the river. I know the area since I lived in Western Montana for 28 years. It's a very small area of that large and long river since it starts up above Bigfork,Montana and the Park. As I recall it's on the way to the National Bison Range which is all on the Flathead Indian Reservation but they of course don't do that anymore (I think). Michael in South Boston, Virginia
 

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Part of its on the Flathead Indian Reservation and around Dixon, Montana/when the native Indians get some government check each year, they go down to Missoula, Montana and buy another car and the old one ends up in the river. I know the area since I lived in Western Montana for 28 years. It's a very small area of that large and long river since it starts up above Bigfork,Montana and the Park. As I recall it's on the way to the National Bison Range which is all on the Flathead Indian Reservation but they of course don't do that anymore (I think). Michael in South Boston, Virginia

We had a ranch 2 miles off hwy. 2 west out of Kalispell towards Libby. Nothing like jumping in the truck with the golden retriever's and be fishing in any direction in fifteen minutes without a soul in sight. Now talking to some people who I sell to in Kalispell said it's totally packed. The people we sold the ranch to sub divided we had 65 Acers with 35 of it alfalfa field. I don't miss the ten foot three inch alum. pipe for watering twice a day. Wish I never came back here what a waste. I don't care how much extra money you can make in L.A. it only cost 1/2 up there as long as your working. For people that never lived in that type of place wouldn't understand.


Back in the day the big thing in Missoula was WalMart . You should have seen the people when Taco Bell came they thought they were styling Mexican food!!!!!!!! they lined up for it .
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I agree Robert, nothing like living the country life. I make my living in Houston and do my living 50 miles away. And on the weekends its to the ranch another 100 miles away. Nothing like going out and spending all Friday morning mowing the hay fields then raking and baleing. I'm building more corrals now to make it easier to vaccinate and worm the cows. Ahh, the smell of fresh manure.. beats the smell of the city.
 

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My grandpa used to use cars pointed upwards on the edge of the intercoastal canal in louisiana to control bank erosion. I remember seeing those 1940's & 50's chrome bumpers still shining at low tide.
 

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Years ago when I was in Mississippi there were old cars everywhere .They were all on the side of the road .It looked like when there was a crash they just pushed the cars on the side of the road or when they broke down they just left them on the side of the road .The strange thing was all the tires and wheels were gone all the cars were on blocks ? No tires or wheels anywhere !
 

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We had a ranch 2 miles off hwy. 2 west out of Kalispell towards Libby. Nothing like jumping in the truck with the golden retriever's and be fishing in any direction in fifteen minutes without a soul in sight. Now talking to some people who I sell to in Kalispell said it's totally packed. The people we sold the ranch to sub divided we had 65 Acers with 35 of it alfalfa field. I don't miss the ten foot three inch alum. pipe for watering twice a day. Wish I never came back here what a waste. I don't care how much extra money you can make in L.A. it only cost 1/2 up there as long as your working. For people that never lived in that type of place wouldn't understand.


Back in the day the big thing in Missoula was WalMart . You should have seen the people when Taco Bell came they thought they were styling Mexican food!!!!!!!! they lined up for it .
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Hello Robert, The bigger thing before Wal Mart came was Eddy's Bread since we had a bakery right in Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Billing and then a large corporation came and that was the END of Eddy's Bread. First house I ever bought was down in Florence, Montana 1969. Only five acres, stix house built, approx. 1800 sq ft. Paid $19,750 3 bedroom two full baths, Then I lived in Polson. NOW Michael in Virginia:neutral2:
 

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Years ago when I was in Mississippi there were old cars everywhere .They were all on the side of the road .It looked like when there was a crash they just pushed the cars on the side of the road or when they broke down they just left them on the side of the road .The strange thing was all the tires and wheels were gone all the cars were on blocks ? No tires or wheels anywhere !
come on now :poke:

Wish I could find them laying around I'd scrap them all
 

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Nothing like open spaces......I couldn't live in a city. I'm five miles away from one, and that's close enough...

I envy you jarhead !!:beer:
Hey Bill, don't envy me. There's lot of work involved with living in the country. My 3 kids hated living in the country when they were younger since they all had chores to do no matter what the weather or when we got home. So it made me think about selling the farm and moving to town so the kids would be closer to their friends. Now that my 2 girls are married and they both married city boys, They are all buying land by me and building their houses. Their husbands are always over at my house helping me do things because they never had a chance to rip the roof off a house and re-shingle it. They never had to castrate a pig or wring the neck off a chicken then clean and cook it. They never were able to step out the back door and shoot a couple of dove for supper that night. My son has been working on the farm all his life and now is working at a summer camp as a counselor. He's showing the maintenance man how to tune and adjust the carb on the mower and rebuild the brakes on the Jonh Deere tractor. So, yeah, its been a lot of work but according to my NOW brilliant chillren.. it's where they want to raise their kids. Who'da thunk it?
 
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