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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #140 on: May 25, 2013, 10:26:23 am »
OOOH!!!!!  LEM.....

Very close boet.

It's a 1949 hudson commodore sedan.

They came in straight six and V8 models.

Was miss Daisy's car in "driving miss Daisy"

Was apparently a brilliant car in its day.

I absolutely love the lines of this Hudson. Even a bit different for its time when it was new. Like today you get the Merc CLS range, Audi A7, or the Aston Martine Rapide or Porsche Panamera. Sort of four door coupe style.

Yip, I tried to do justice with the photo,s, but in the flesh, even though it is a rusted shell, it is one very impressive car, massive actually, with beautiful lines.

The Hudson Hornet was a different model that came later, '53 or'54 I think, and absolutely trashed the opposition (Ford, Chev etc) at the race track, apparently the Hudson's had a "step down" body and chassis (not entirely sure what that means) which lowered their centre of gravity and gave them far superior handling.


I really love that it's nicely positioned on that "boxed in rock bed" :thumleft: Looks really cool the way you kept the "rusted" colour of the car & made everything else B&W :thumleft: :thumleft:

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From what I could tell the Farmer made that rock bed just for the car, I'm glad he had the foresight to share it with us and not leave it rusting in the veld where no one can see it.

I used a little app called "colorsplash" on my iPhone to grey out the background, pretty sure if you have any smart phone you will find a similar app you could download.
Or Photoshop.
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #141 on: May 27, 2013, 05:14:43 pm »
Actually guys its actually a Hudson Hornet One of the best of its time...
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2013, 11:45:54 am »


Fouriesburg, Free State. Clost to the Lesotho border.
The sign says:-
1941 Ford Mercury.
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2013, 12:01:45 pm »

Fouriesburg, Free State. Clost to the Lesotho border.
The sign says:-
1941 Ford Mercury.
"Ek is in my moer in gery. Nou geniet ek die rus wat ek nooit gehad het nie. Pensioen was nooit vir my blangrik nie. Nou moet ek hier in die son staan en my aftrede deur brand. Ek vra jou asseblief moet my nie miskyk of jammer kry nie. Laat dit net vir jou 'n les wees. Maak voorsiening vir jou ou dag."
Love the picture in sepia like that.  :thumleft:
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #144 on: June 04, 2013, 03:55:18 pm »
Nice one Airguitar.

looks almost like it could still be saved, but probably long past that stage.

Actually guys its actually a Hudson Hornet One of the best of its time...

Nope... Commodore.

Did my research thoroughly, bonnet and grill the give aways, '49 different to'48 &'50. Hornet only came out in '52, I think.

Still, the hornet was an absolutely fantastic car for it's day
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #145 on: June 04, 2013, 04:19:00 pm »
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #146 on: June 04, 2013, 06:46:16 pm »


Fouriesburg, Free State. Clost to the Lesotho border.
The sign says:-
1941 Ford Mercury.
"Ek is in my moer in gery. Nou geniet ek die rus wat ek nooit gehad het nie. Pensioen was nooit vir my blangrik nie. Nou moet ek hier in die son staan en my aftrede deur brand. Ek vra jou asseblief moet my nie miskyk of jammer kry nie. Laat dit net vir jou 'n les wees. Maak voorsiening vir jou ou dag."

That really is a cool sign. Also like the Sepia effect  :thumleft:
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #147 on: June 05, 2013, 01:44:35 pm »
Ou geroeste wrak oppad na my plaas. Nie 'n idee wat se motors dit was nie
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #148 on: June 05, 2013, 02:07:20 pm »
Lyk of hy 'n lap dak gehad het.
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #149 on: June 05, 2013, 02:23:18 pm »
Lyk of hy 'n lap dak gehad het.

No, I  think its a 1942 Chev Fleetline. It looks like all the big 'flat' panels have been cut off. Look at the front door and bonnet too. Probably flatened out and form a huts roof somewhere close by.
 

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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #150 on: June 05, 2013, 03:20:52 pm »
You right, the flat sheets were removed and used for huts
Here is another old rusted truck on the same farm road near Rehoboth
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #151 on: June 05, 2013, 04:03:53 pm »
OOOH I wish I could make something out of that pick-up  :drif:
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #152 on: June 05, 2013, 09:06:41 pm »


looks almost like it could still be saved, but probably long past that stage.


Alli, when I took the pic the owner's wife told me he starts it up every 6 months or so..  :eek7:

Just loved the interior on this one:- Tractor Seats!!
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #153 on: June 06, 2013, 06:20:29 pm »
Wow!!! It still runs..

Sacrilege, leaving it in the field to rot. Bet you if he advertised it, he would sell it fast to someone who would love to restore it, maybe get hold of the piston ring club and see if there is interest?

Man, i would love to see that mercury restored and on the road.
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2013, 08:26:01 pm »
Wow!!! It still runs..

Sacrilege, leaving it in the field to rot. Bet you if he advertised it, he would sell it fast to someone who would love to restore it, maybe get hold of the piston ring club and see if there is interest?

Man, i would love to see that mercury restored and on the road.

He apparently doesn't want to sell as it attracts a lot of customers to his shop.
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #155 on: June 07, 2013, 08:46:36 pm »
Some I came across some years ago during a ride from Denver to LA
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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #156 on: June 07, 2013, 08:48:30 pm »
This one WAS rusted when my dad bought it 25 years ago.. Things have changed...


Now you know why I love restoring old things..  :biggrin:  .. Runs in the family!
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« Reply #157 on: June 10, 2013, 08:25:19 am »
The person who put those mags on that Chev BelAir should be tared-n-feathered.   >:(
 

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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #158 on: August 03, 2013, 07:35:14 pm »
The person who put those mags on that Chev BelAir should be tared-n-feathered.   >:(

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Re: Old rusted car wrecks
« Reply #159 on: October 04, 2013, 09:09:20 pm »
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