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29-05-2007, 20:19   #46
 
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Thanks for the info superboy, I love hearing stories about old classics especially old hearses.
@Spit62500, its actually a Reilly Pathfinder, my mistake.
@AMHRASACH, I don't think so, I don't remember seeing it there anyway.
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29-05-2007, 20:37   #47
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Project, anyone?

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I've no pics as my camera is broken. But recent spots include
-derelict Fiat 132 in a yard in Longford
-collection of derelict Fords (Cortinas, Escorts and at least one 105E) in Cavan

Would be interested to see pics of the Opel graveyard in Nobber that someone mentioned.

One sad/mad idea i've had for spotting abandoned classics - on some country routes Bus Eireann and other operators use double decker buses, must be a great view over the hedges from the top deck of one of those revealing abandoned cars that woud otherwise be hidden from sight!

Of course a helicopter would be better still Junkyard?
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What the Hell is that thing, a cannon!?
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What the Hell is that thing, a cannon!?
no it's a portable boiler...would have been horse drawn around the farms to provide steam to power machinery....might have had its own power unit attached (cylinders etc)...sort of like an un-powered traction engine.
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That sheep looks in good nick.
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A chevrolet hearse in Carlow town? If im right, I have a picture of one taken in I992. The reg was XYI 35. A RHD Biscayne I think. I dont know if it is still in service or not.
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Just got got texted this pic of a Pagoda on the side of the road.

The reason I've posted it as an "abandoned" classic is that I saw it yesterday with the owner standing beside it looking perturbed. As it seems to be parked on a random grass verge where I've never seen it before I wonder if he was forced to "abandon" it for the night...
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I think I saw that car for sale recently on Carzone.ie.
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Just got got texted this pic of a Pagoda on the side of the road.

The reason I've posted it as an "abandoned" classic is that I saw it yesterday with the owner standing beside it looking perturbed. As it seems to be parked on a random grass verge where I've never seen it before I wonder if he was forced to "abandon" it for the night...
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.............I passed that car on Friday when heading to Wexford, about 5.00PM

I havent seen it before, unless it was the one at Dermot Wallace, actually I think it is !

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.............I passed that car on Friday when heading to Wexford, about 5.00PM
Could have - it was gone from that spot this weekend.
Someone must have got her up and running again.

It was dark brown in case you can't tell from the pic.
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2 nsu prinz

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Thanks overdriver, I thought so too! Here are a few more I came across to get the ball rolling.
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I was wondering about the location of th e little nsu prinz ,and if its for sale as I have a friend who is restoring one of them.
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Superboy,that 62 Chevy biscayne hearse was near Rathdowney Co,Laois.
I say 'was' because its now gone,it has been banger raced I believe.

Junkyard dog,there is a 51'Plymoth hearse in Grange mockler,Co Tipp needs restoration,Its been a couple of years since I saw it but I think its still there.
He was looking for about €700 then,should take a lot less now?

G Luxal,was that hearse in Carlow a 59 chevy belair? If so the reg is XYI 41.
Its currently undergoing a big transformation,the body was completly rotten as was the wood frame fitted by Duffy for its conversion,the thing was full of filler.
It now sits on 20 inch rims,air suspension,disc brake conversion,dressed and built small block V8,plus hundreds of hours of bodywork.
Im taking a break from it for the moment as im doing a quicky resto on a 65 mustang 289 coupe.

http://www.irish-customs.com/eventre.../target20.html

http://www.irish-customs.com/eventre.../target32.html
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Wow that looks like super work hi5 !

Where is that venue, was thera show on ? I would be interested to hear more dteails about the custome work/website/shows etc.....!

.......ahh I see there was show last August, I was away at the time so never saw it !

Will there be one this year, hope so, and hope I am here for it !
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Thanks mercmad,

Yeah that show was held in Swords last August,no there is'nt one this year,I dont really know what the story is,something to do with lack of sponsorship and not enough money made.It was organised by the kitcar /custom club and sponsored by buy and sell and someone else.nearly everyone at it said it was one of the best shows they'd been at .
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