Monday, July 20, 2015

Used Car Shopping

Yard art out in the desert is common. There are some very creative, artistic people in the area (unfortunately, I don't fall into this category!) that take yard art to the extreme. When I discovered a big salvage auto yard out in a hidden corner of my desert town of 29 Palms, I got the bug to go shopping. 
Lilly at the salvage yard.

This old black car reminded my wife of one she owned back in the day!

Hmmm... this old stakebed pickup looks interesting!

OK, we've picked out our yard art car of choice. Let's see if we can negotiate a price and find somebody to haul it over to our place!

After a little arm-twisting, I talked the tow truck driver into driving up on the soft sand on my property. I promised him he wouldn't get stuck, and he didn't!

TaDa!!!  I'm the proud owner of a new (to me) yard art GMC flatbed pickup truck. First choice would have been the "flatbed Ford" from the Eagles song, but this is close enough! No pink slip necessary! Looks good out on my desert property, too. Just seems to fit right in!

My granddaughter approves...

Fun times! 
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30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, now I've seen everything. I love it. It does fit right in. I love how you took granddaughter on the trip.

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  2. Hey now that's pretty cool. you could plant flowers on the flatbed.

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  3. Oh, fun pics indeed!! And a beautiful granddaughter as well!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!!

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  4. It looks so much fun! Just a quick question though - is it used only for playing or has another purpose as well in the farm?

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Just for playing and the old vintage ambiance it provides. Too far gone to restore.

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  5. That's cool and your granddaughter is such a cutie pie.

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  6. I am curious how it is all going to turn out like.
    Great choice, great pics.

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  7. Yard art!! dam man I would be restoring it to it's former glory. What a great truck

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  8. I like it - though I can think of plenty of people who'd pay someone to tow it away!

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  9. Every great collection need a first step and you take that. Very nice.

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  10. Dont suppose you get too many problems with rust out there! Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Oh wow, I would love to see what you do with it, great truck!!

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  12. Oh yea, I would have picked the pickup truck too. It is awesome! Great photos and little Lily is adorable as ever! I love that last shot, she is adorable. Have a happy week!

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  13. ha. fun times. Hugs to Lilly. Love her hat

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  14. I don't think I have ever known of someone purposely setting up a junked auto at their place before. Well done for being different. Good choice too.

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  15. Those automobiles are really nice to look at despite their condition.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  16. I beg to differ. I think your photography and writing is very creative and artistic! Lily in her sunhat is so cute!

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  17. Classic - and it will last forever in that desert air.

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  18. some neat finds and some cute shots. :)

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  19. I am drooling over those old cars!

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  20. Adore your new old truck. It is gorgeous! Your granddaughter is adorable!

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  21. Oh you wild and crazy kids! You are just having way too much fun!

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  22. O what character in this old truck. And all those old vehicles look so fascinating.

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  23. O what character in this old truck. And all those old vehicles look so fascinating.

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  24. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that loves old cars and trucks. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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