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 I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...

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PostSubject: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:56 pm

So yeah, I was, like, out screwing around, and stumbled upon a '62 Cadillac 4 door hardtop...the car looks pretty straight overall but definitely needs work, interior is a little musty, back window is broken...but it's free. However you might have a little bit of trouble getting it home, probably need a cinch strap? I have pics I can post if anyone's interested... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:27 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
So yeah, I was, like, out screwing around, and stumbled upon a '62 Cadillac 4 door hardtop...the car looks pretty straight overall but definitely needs work, interior is a little musty, back window is broken...but it's free. However you might have a little bit of trouble getting it home, probably need a cinch strap? I have pics I can post if anyone's interested... Wink

Damn. I love the 62's lines, too... Smile

But I already got me a new caddy. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:31 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
So yeah, I was, like, out screwing around, and stumbled upon a '62 Cadillac 4 door hardtop...the car looks pretty straight overall but definitely needs work, interior is a little musty, back window is broken...but it's free. However you might have a little bit of trouble getting it home, probably need a cinch strap? I have pics I can post if anyone's interested... Wink

Damn. I love the 62's lines, too... Smile

But I already got me a new caddy. Wink

new caddy, wait- what?
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:32 pm

Are you sure you don't want this one?

It's really not that bad...











































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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:42 pm

Oh geez! LOL!!!! Very Happy

I'll be right over!

I'd be real wary of opening that trunk though...

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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:10 pm

Holy crap! You found Jimmy Hoffa! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:40 pm

Lol wow were the he'll Is that car?
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:43 pm

No Moa wrote:
Lol wow were the he'll Is that car?
Sitting on a rock in water..... Duh! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:56 pm

I'm guessing it's in one of the quarries on the north shore. Malden or Everette, maybe? Car's probly been there since '62...

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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:47 pm

Quincy Quaries?
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:02 pm

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Quincy Quaries?

Very Happy

I've always been OBSESSED with abandoned cars, cars in weird places, etc, abandoned salvage yards in the woods. Whenever someone mentions one I want to go see it. My dad used to take us off-roading when I was little in Lynn Woods Reservation, and it was full of burned cars that Cons high-top wearing and mullet-possessing 80s Massholes dumped out there after joyriding them off of cliffs, etc. There used to be a car stuck in a tree out there. Anyway, that's probably got something to do with it.

Saturday I met up with one of my friends down in Quincy to check out a quarry with the recently exposed rotting hulks of erstwhile Americana (and a sprinkle of Teutonic flair, as you will see) dumped decades ago by Massholes for a cheap form of short-lived entertainment.

This quarry was one of the smaller cousins to the gigantic Granite Rail Quarry- there were probably 10-15 quarries of different sizes in the area, filled with junk after being abandoned for decades. It was technically a park, and still is, but the place was a disaster- a dumping ground just for fun, or to actually make something go away. It was also used as a swimming spot, although I don't understand why anyone would want to, the water was full of oil and gasoline, rust colored, and had telephone poles floating in it.

A few years back, Boston dumped fill from the Big Dig project into the Granite Rail, and I believe Swingles Quarry, along with some others. Before they did, the had to drain the water. An estimated 40 or so cars in the Granite Rail turned out to be like three times that, and some were so deep they could not be retrieved. These days it's a pretty popular rock-climbing spot, the walls coming up above the fill are still covered in graffiti. I remember finding a pic of the cars all lined up they had pulled out, and it was surreal. I remember clearly a 72 Coupe Deville covered in grime next to a torched crew cab 73-87 Chevy truck.

This quarry was never drained or filled, and the water still in it is used to run sprinklers for the grass on the golf course nearby. This summer, we experienced a drought, and that combined with the water level dropping from the sprinkler use exposed what was under the water...

With that brief synopsis out of the way...I sat through the horrific traffic on 93 to get down to Quincy and see this. After some wandering around, fencejumping where we shouldn't have been, and bushwhacking, we stumbled upon this absolutely haunting surprise after almost stumbling over the edge:


1960 Plymouth Savoy, likely dumped in without being torched, but it almost looks like melted safety glass in the windshield area, and the roof/dash are badly rotted compared to the rest of the car, so who knows. I think that rotted carcass crumbing over the Plymouth is an early 60s GM X-framed B-body, I just haven't figured it out yet. Probably has a Powerglide trans, (or a standard) there's no transmission pan I can see and I don't think they had one.




You can make out a 1969 Impala upside down in the top left corner of that picture.



VW Bug:


Late 40s/Early 50s GM/Chevy sedan???



1955 Ford:


This one was bugging me. The car has an X-frame so I figured early-mid 60s or older GM, it's got dual exhaust with both mufflers and resonators, which surprisingly haven't rotted, that weird lima bean looking gas tank next to the spare tire well...what the hell is it?




It's a 66-69 Buick Riviera. Likely a 66-67 though. I figured this out because in my high-res pic, the car clearly has a TH400 in it (you can see the trans. pan), and that didn't come out until 1964 in Buicks and Cadillacs. The X-frame was used in 1961-64 Chevys, same year Buicks, some late 50s B-O-P cars, different variants with and without perimeter frame rails, etc. In 1965 all full size GMs went to perimeter frames, or so I thought. After digging around, I found out that for some reason, GM kept the Riviera on the X-frame all the way until 1970. It used that strange gas tank and the off-center spare tire well too. You can see in this photo that it wears the same back bumper:



My favorite of them all, 1962 Cadillac. It doesn't look bad from far away up on the ledge, but it's probably about to crumble:




I think this is a 1964 Chevy convertible, probably an Impala. You can see the ram's horn exhaust manifold. I compared the corner of the bumper on the back driver's side to a pic of the same spot on a '64 Impala in a picture, and it's the same. Also compared the windshield frame, etc. If you look close, the car still has a grille with headlights I think as well. I couldn't see them from my vantage point though (it was a real PITA getting these pics, I was laying on my stomach on the edge, about to fall in the quarry, and we couldn't get to the other side, that's why I had a hard time ID'ing that Riviera too...)


Valve cover is rotted through, haha


More to come...if you want. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:11 pm

Damn man that's crazy. That's just one spot in this country all these cars rotted to shit.. imagine the rest of the country how many rare and desirable cars ended up this way.
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:30 pm

GasTT wrote:
Damn man that's crazy. That's just one spot in this country all these cars rotted to shit.. imagine the rest of the country how many rare and desirable cars ended up this way.

Yeah I know. I can't describe the feeling I got when I witnessed this in person. I kept thinking to myself if that Impala convertible was an SS or something, what year each of these cars met their demise and why, how long they've been down there. There seemed to be a lot of full-size Chevys in that mess, which jogged my memory- Back in the day there used to be this show on TV called "Code-3" that was like a bastardized version of Rescue 911, but without reenactments. Robert Urich hosted it. I remember watching it in elementary school, and on one episode, they filmed an incident at Swingles Quarry down there when some kid hurt himself jumping in. During the introduction, it showed the conditions of the quarries and how dangerous they were to swim in. They displayed some of the stuff floating in the water (trees, telephone poles and crap), and some rotted cars hanging precariously off ledges halfway down but above the waterline. The one I remember seeing was a silty rust colored 74ish Chevy Impala 4-door, one headlight missing, two wheels dangling over the edge on the passenger side of the car and the rest of it stuffed up against the cliff. Laughing

Some of the cars in the quarry we visited were so rotted out, they "melted" into this big convoluted pile of rusty crap mixed with sludge/dirt, with wheels and axles sticking out of it.


^1983-84 Chevy Custom Deluxe shortbed pickup (no turn signal lens in the bumper like 80-82 had), this thing looks like it was in good condition whenever it was driven over the edge, it's rotted from the inside out all over the place, but the rockers aren't nor are all the other places they usually went.
The car next to it I am unsure of, but it looks GM, and it's 1975 or newer, has a catalytic converter and a TH350 as well...possibly some sort of midsize car like a Malibu. Maybe a 1969 Chevy Impala, etc underneath that car upside down, you can see the loop bumper and front suspension, it's probably all rotted away under that dirt.

This looked like a 1967 Impala from our vantage point, but who knows.





There is a Corvair 4 door sedan sideways in this photo under the Jeep CJ7, but I don't know what the third car is. Maybe early 60s Oldsmobile? I thought a 1960 Buick at first, but I don't think so anymore.

I bet that Jeep was stolen.


This is just the tip of the iceberg, you could tell there were tons more hulks rotting under the waterline. You know what I kept wondering the most? What the last song was that played on the radio of each one of those cars.
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:20 am

Wow! That's awesome! I remember finding some parts to a ford in the woods behind my house. I had a valve cover but I have no idea where it went scratch

Anyway, keep the pics coming if you can. I'm interested
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:49 pm

The park in Providence has a little pond with a wheel "floating" in it. I wonder what's just under the water and if anybody bothered checking for a driver. Looks like they missed the turn during the night and went for a swim.
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:23 pm

I really can't believe DEP doesn't make them clean those cars out of there. What a fun job that would be. crane, giant magnet. WOOOOHOOOO
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:58 pm

The golf course is actually built on a polluted-ass landfill, so I don't think they're worried about any old gas that might be in the water being sprayed everywhere lol. I was told they removed a ton of cars also for the course construction a while back, and the ones left in this quarry were too tricky to remove just because it was all overgrown and the ledges were very steep, the crane could fall in or something? I think they just didn't bother because it was going to be left full of water...
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:26 pm

Wow Matt, those are wicked cool shots! I can;t believe how you ID'd the ones you did!


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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:34 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Wow Matt, those are wicked cool shots! I can;t believe how you ID'd the ones you did!

As I was reading thru this I was thinking the SAME THING...amazing
Matt should be working for the CSI automotive team
Just remember what Crovo said about the trunks... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:09 am

That is some VERY cool stuff man! Up here there are rotted out rigs all over the woods, in some you can tell that a car was only a few years old when it was left by how many full grown trees are around it that it would have never otherwise been able to drive around. Although I dislike pollution and waste, it is VERY cool to try to identify a rig like that.

Great pics, if you have more post em

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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:04 pm

A while back some kid on an urban exploring forum I'm on went down there with some girl and actually climbed down to a couple of the cars and tool parts off them, not long before the water came back up over them all...posted this pic, I was right, '64 Impala...and probably an SS too...
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PostSubject: Re: I found another Caddy for Bill C. to replace the Cadirat with yesterday...   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:18 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Oh geez! LOL!!!! Very Happy

I'll be right over!

I'd be real wary of opening that trunk though...

OMG! That was to funny! Razz Razz Razz Jimmy Hoffa might be in there Surprised
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