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Chet18013

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Found in the desert in SE AZ
« on: January 03, 2016, 11:53:54 AM »
I've been doing a lot of 4x4 running around in the desert here in AZ. We have lots of mines and ghost towns to visit. Then every once in a while you find something different.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 12:02:03 PM »
You will have to watch the movie Rat Race and wait for Woopi Goldberg's scene where she tries the shortcut in order to understand what you are looking at.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 12:07:58 PM »
Did I see an Edsel?
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 12:26:38 PM »
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 12:29:54 PM »
Not much salvageable there. I do think I see an old suburban body though that may be.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 05:10:36 PM »
Looks like littering to me.
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 06:29:51 PM »
Some consider it art.
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Besides things were different back then. Things weren't just tossed away back then. There was value there for a generation that eked out every usable bit of what they owned. Those hulks look to have been scavenged for anything useful in keeping other things operating. Now they are a haven for small animals that are prey for larger animals, kinda like an ocean reef. Then there's the possibility that there was a town there that dried up and blew away, before that generation got a chance to sell as scrap.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 09:23:05 PM »
Howdy Chet,

I've been doing a lot of 4x4 running around in the desert here in AZ. We have lots of mines and ghost towns to visit. Then every once in a while you find something different.

Where was that? We've been to the area (briefly) and liked it, and are planning some extended 4WD exploring in the future, so we're curious.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 07:56:13 AM »
Howdy Chet,

Where was that? We've been to the area (briefly) and liked it, and are planning some extended 4WD exploring in the future, so we're curious.


It's about 5 miles east of Benson, on the south side of the UP tracks, up a large dry wash. If you've never been to the SKP RV Park on AZ 80 just south of Benson, come an stay for a week. The park is running a first time visitor offer of a week for $50 plus electric. I'd be happy to show you where this location is and I also found another pile of cars I can show you as well.
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 08:05:25 AM »
Looks like a 'few' of the cars my three sons trashed in their growing up years.  Some have still not grown up even at age 52 - he trashed one in 2015.
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 08:33:47 AM »
Here's another one I came across in UT.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 09:52:25 AM »
Here's another one I came across in UT.
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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 10:26:05 AM »
That front grille is probably worth a few bucks. Bet it's made of unobtainium or at the very least obsoletium.

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Re: Found in the desert in SE AZ
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 01:40:42 PM »
Now that's a serious bumper.  ;D
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