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Massive Secret Mustang Junkyard found in Rhode Island Forest
Jalopnik ^ | 12/5/2008 | Andrew Didorosi

Posted on 12/06/2008 2:46:38 PM PST by taildragger

Imagine a secret junkyard frozen in time somewhere around the 70's with every bit of vintage hardware stretching for hundreds of acres. Classic Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillacs, Hemis; you name it, it's here. But not for long: The law man's saying to crush 'em. Massive mega-gallery below along with the location and what you can do to save them.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: cars; detroitiron; gearheads; musclecars; mustangs; rhodeisland
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Rhode Island authorities have ordered this illicit junkyard crushed immediately, but such an undertaking takes time. Word says that these cars are slowly marching towards the fateful crusher, but there is hope. The owner goes by the name of JR and he's willing to make a deal. For the address, you've gotta swear to not go trampling around this guy's backyard without his permission. That's uncool to start, but what's more, you might be on the receiving end of a rock salt salvo. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Now that we've got that out of the way, this dream junkyard can be found here, which is in the forests of Rhode Island. If any readers decide to purchase some vintage iron from said junkyard, drop us a few pictures at tips@jalopnik.com. Happy hunting.


1 posted on 12/06/2008 2:46:39 PM PST by taildragger
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To: taildragger

Bump!


2 posted on 12/06/2008 2:48:37 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: taildragger
Folks,

Go to the link and see all the Iron, Oh my...

Does anyone know Jay Leno and how to get ahold of him? The qustion is whould he or someone of his stature champion this...

Are these parts cars or worth saving is the big question. Either way, they deserve saving.

3 posted on 12/06/2008 2:49:39 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: taildragger
hode Island authorities have ordered this illicit junkyard crushed immediately

Sacrilege.

4 posted on 12/06/2008 2:51:04 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (An inadequately policed Conservative)
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To: taildragger

Mustangs are unibodies. IF they’ve been sitting long enough for the chassis to sink into the dirt and rust away, then they are ruined anyway. Salvage some of the chrome trim, lights and maybe some of the windows are still good. That’s about all. Otherwise it’s all junk


5 posted on 12/06/2008 2:51:32 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Yes it is, and 100 acres of them to boot.....


6 posted on 12/06/2008 2:51:44 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: taildragger

thar’s gold in them thar woods.. be a shame to just crush ‘em if they’re salvageable ..used to drive my brother’s 65 2+2 Fastback 289, sadly long since eaten away by road salt and rust ..


7 posted on 12/06/2008 2:52:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: taildragger

Mustangs are awesome. Why did they let all of those great cars go to waste?


8 posted on 12/06/2008 2:53:54 PM PST by mysterio
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To: taildragger

at the bottom of the pics page there is a google map link

zoom all the way in and follow brant trail and you can actually just see the cars in the woods


9 posted on 12/06/2008 2:55:29 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: taildragger
Massive Secret Mustang Junkyard found in Rhode Island Forest

Unbelievable! Who knew that they still had forests in Rhode Island?

10 posted on 12/06/2008 2:56:01 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: taildragger
There is nothing that will cure that itch to restore a great old car like actually doing it .
11 posted on 12/06/2008 2:56:09 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: taildragger

It’s too bad that they weren’t in the drier West, where they wouldn’t have rusted.


12 posted on 12/06/2008 2:56:27 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: taildragger
Are these parts cars or worth saving is the big question. Either way, they deserve saving.

No doubt some good parts, but a whole lot of rust for many of the whole cars to be worth much.

13 posted on 12/06/2008 2:58:04 PM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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Bookmarked


14 posted on 12/06/2008 2:58:14 PM PST by potlatch
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To: edzo4
and if the CIA is hiring I am available to interpret SAT photos

man there has to hundreds of them out there once you follow the brant trail for a while they are just scattered everywhere

insane

15 posted on 12/06/2008 2:59:13 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: edzo4
OMG....It is like a bacteria colony under a microscope their are so many.
16 posted on 12/06/2008 2:59:47 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: taildragger

According to the Left, all cars should be scrapped. Or at least those made before 2004. Detroit’s big 3 agree.


17 posted on 12/06/2008 3:01:21 PM PST by weegee (Sec. of State Clinton. What kind of change is it to keep the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton Oligarchy?)
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To: kbennkc

True dat!


18 posted on 12/06/2008 3:01:23 PM PST by Don Carlos (You can touch a nun once or twice, but don't get in the habit.)
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To: taildragger

they just keep going and going they must cover acres


19 posted on 12/06/2008 3:01:23 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: taildragger

1968 GT 500 KR BUMP!!!
1969 GT 350 BUMP!!!


20 posted on 12/06/2008 3:01:40 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not why the ship was built." by The First Gal of AK)
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To: All

Looks like all are basket cases beyond the stage of restoration.

Sad, but it could have been worse - they could have been Corvette’s, the only true American sports car.

OK, the Dodge Viper counts as an American sports car, but doesn’t have the history of the Corvette and are still too new to be “classics”.


21 posted on 12/06/2008 3:02:21 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield (It's mourning in America...)
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To: taildragger

I hate to bring politics into this but, Pelosi, Ried, Waxman and Obama all want us in an uninspired “peoples car’ and they would kill restoration and modification via Taxation if they could....


22 posted on 12/06/2008 3:02:42 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: taildragger

I imagine that would be heaven to some.


23 posted on 12/06/2008 3:02:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: taildragger

Wonder if they’ll find a few Iraqi aircraft buried there, too?


24 posted on 12/06/2008 3:04:24 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: taildragger

I’ve been watching OverHauled all this afternoon........Wow, those guys would have a field day!


25 posted on 12/06/2008 3:04:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (What size shot works best on 4 calling birds?)
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To: TheConservativeParty
1968 GT 500 KR BUMP!!! 1969 GT 350 BUMP!!!

bump indeed, but don't see those in the pic.

26 posted on 12/06/2008 3:04:59 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (making full use of an unfair advantage in the marketplace of ideas)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Don’t know if any of that rare metal is their, but I did see one 68’ Torino. I wonder how many “big block” cars are in their.....


27 posted on 12/06/2008 3:05:09 PM PST by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012.....)
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To: taildragger
it looks like there are way more out where the sat resolution is not as good


28 posted on 12/06/2008 3:06:57 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

There isn’t a whole lot of anything in Rhode Island, but there is plenty of forested land. The mansions near the beaches are quite nice, too


29 posted on 12/06/2008 3:09:07 PM PST by RaceBannon (We have sown the wind, but we will reap the whirlwind. NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Professional Engineer; alfa6; SAMWolf

Holey moley! Bookmarking for the guys.


30 posted on 12/06/2008 3:12:28 PM PST by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: taildragger

speaking of bacteria colonies check out this video of worldwide air traffic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2144199/posts?page=1


31 posted on 12/06/2008 3:16:39 PM PST by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: mamelukesabre
Salvage some of the chrome trim, lights and maybe some of the windows are still good. That’s about all. Otherwise it’s all junk

Amen. All there is of worth are a few trim pieces and the VIN plate. Literally everything else can be bought from Year One.

32 posted on 12/06/2008 3:18:02 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: taildragger

100 acres in Rhode Island is a county.

You could carpet the whole state for very little money. (Apologies to “Arthur”)


33 posted on 12/06/2008 3:19:07 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: edzo4

This is where all the cars buried in the “Blizzard of 78” ended up, thankfully with Global Warming they can returned to their rightful owners, once their bodies are found too.


34 posted on 12/06/2008 3:21:28 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: taildragger

That green fastback looks just like my first car.


35 posted on 12/06/2008 3:23:05 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: weegee

We will need those cars after the terrorist nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack, and all the essential computers in the modern cars are wiped out.


36 posted on 12/06/2008 3:37:17 PM PST by dr huer
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To: taildragger

Rhode Island has a forest??


37 posted on 12/06/2008 3:47:20 PM PST by KrisKrinkle
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To: taildragger
Oh, God, just looking at that takes me back to high school. I hope someone can salvage some of that; it would be a travesty to see anything in restorable condition head for the crusher. Even saving spare parts would be a victory. I used to own a '73 Plymouth Duster and a '72 Chevelle. That Mustang fastback brings tears to my eyes.


38 posted on 12/06/2008 3:59:14 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: taildragger

I know someone who has been there....A crazy old coot owns all those cars. Most if not all of them are nothing but rusted out junk. You would have to put twice as much money in them to restore then they are worth....


39 posted on 12/06/2008 4:03:32 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: taildragger

I’m going to ignore the potential symbolism of finding a dream-like realm of tens of thousands of weather-savaged US autos.


40 posted on 12/06/2008 4:15:43 PM PST by dangus
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To: edzo4

That satellite picturelooks like my neighbor’s back yard.


41 posted on 12/06/2008 5:19:26 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: edzo4

Here’s the low-res area for folks to take a look at. It’s loade!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=60+weaver+hill+rd,+west+greenwich+ri&sll=41.648064,-71.626031&sspn=0.007536,0.013819&g=60+weaver+hill+rd,+west+greenwich+ri&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=41.641746,-71.639032&spn=0.000974,0.001727&z=19&iwloc=addr


42 posted on 12/06/2008 5:26:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: taildragger

When I saw the headline, first thoughts were P-51’s!

OTOH, these are good, too.

As to the noseys, I know a few places in Northern California & Southern Oregon that would get a few land owners in trouble, if anybody ever cleared away the blackberry vines. Those aren’t hillocks or hummocks making the lumps in the berry patches.


43 posted on 12/06/2008 5:32:54 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: taildragger

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

The dude has a couple million dollars of OEM parts there.

And not much imagination if he can’t figure out a way to capitalize on it!


44 posted on 12/06/2008 5:34:39 PM PST by djf (...heard about a couple livin in the USA, he said they traded in their baby for a Chevrolet...)
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To: taildragger

From the ‘40 on, when there was a derailment on a major RR line, little or no effort was made to salvage freight, including automobiles. They couldn’t shut down a line for that long. There are dozens of sites where RR cars full of new automobiles were bulldozed into trenches and covered up. The insurance companies paid off and the cars are still buried in the middle of nowhere. Most were probably banged up pretty good but old RR hands told me that some were buried without a scratch. In arid areas, they probably still don’t have a lot of rust.


45 posted on 12/06/2008 5:57:21 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: taildragger

From the ‘40 on, when there was a derailment on a major RR line, little or no effort was made to salvage freight, including automobiles. They couldn’t shut down a line for that long. There are dozens of sites where RR cars full of new automobiles were bulldozed into trenches and covered up. The insurance companies paid off and the cars are still buried in the middle of nowhere. Most were probably banged up pretty good but old RR hands told me that some were buried without a scratch. In arid areas, they probably still don’t have a lot of rust.


46 posted on 12/06/2008 5:59:58 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: taildragger

Lots of vintage tin there.

There must be 100 pictures of the junkyard at that site.

Lot’s of junk, but some goodies there also.

A few 65-66 Mustang 2+2 GT fastbacks, a “Christine” car, a couple of ‘57 Caddies, a ‘56 Caddy, a ‘67 Camaro, a ‘40 Ford body, a ‘57 Chevy Apache pickup; some 30s and 40s pickups, a ‘58(?) Chrysler 300; a fairly complete ‘46 Chevy Fleetmaster 4-door in decent shape.

The work trucks and dump trucks would have parts that could be used on some pick-ups.

The cars are pretty much goners but could yield valuable parts or rear and front assemblies, fenders, hoods, grilles, etc.

Lots of junk that the owner should have scrapped earlier this year when scrap steel was high.

They’ll probably stage a portable crusher there and cube the cars and truck them away. There’s still a small fortune in scrap steel there.

Hard to imagine,but there was a day in the distant past when each of these vehicles were first driven off the showroom lot to the thrill of their first owners.

Most of these bodies are only good for parts


47 posted on 12/06/2008 6:08:03 PM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Cool photo with lots of cars. True: the parts are salvageable.


48 posted on 12/06/2008 6:21:13 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
We used to drive into the Mojave and dig out '20 & '30s frames and complete cars if you wanted one; needed a cutting torch and most came out with some damage. Ours wound up as dune buggies prior to the "VW rail or nothing" thing.

FDR had the CCC string them together to form sand dunes, flash flood channels, or something, out there.

Sort of balanced off the breakwaters he had built where it was wet.

As to this 'secret' junk yard; seems an enterprising state could contract with someone to collect and sell off the good stuff to at least partially cover cost of cleaning up the rusted out hulks.

(They are not all mustangs; some nice stuff in there; '46 Ford, IH Pickemup, some F100s, couple of Mopars, Torino and Gran Torino, some '49-52 Chevies, Econolines, at least one vintage trailer, etc. Even the 'stangs have good fenders, top bows and hydraulics, back seats ($500 for just the wires for a convertible) and other very hard to find parts - and all [yes, even Mustang] are better quality than any repop.)

And, someone wrote about where all those Mustangs went - NO BODY, in the entire world, Ford or Ford owner, thought ANY Mustang would last more than about ten years...they wren't built to go any farther.

49 posted on 12/06/2008 6:25:51 PM PST by norton
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To: potlatch

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Recycling is old cars trucks and vehicle parts is conserving valuable natural resources and incredible amounts energy

Destroying them is wasteful and criminal

It requires over 15 barrels of oil to build a new vehicle

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50 posted on 12/06/2008 6:51:28 PM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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