Cory Wolfe

The Two Wonders of the Woods

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Well... here are two cars that are sitting in the woods behind my uncle's camp. The first is a 3rd gen Monte Carlo. The second is an 80's Impala. Ah... what wonders the woods can behold. :P

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The weeds have grown alot since I was around it last... so it kind of hides it. Anyways, the basics... The front clip and the front wheels are missing. The engine is there, but not completely and it's just sitting in it. The radiator is lying on the ground beside it. Inside the steering wheel is gone and the door panels (or part of them..) are lying in the back seat. The front windshield is... there, but damaged. The rear windshield is broken out as with the door windows. The rear ones remain fully intact. Each rear taillight is busted out. Otherwise, the body looks to be free of any dents and less rust than my dad's last two Chevy trucks. The engine is rusted, though. The paint... other than mold, being dirty and flat... is okay. Back to the interior... it doesn't look that bad, actually. The dash, if cleaned, looks to be in great condition. The seats and carpet are covered in mold and crap, though. Overall, it probably needs some work but if it belongs to who I think it does, can be had for very little.. maybe even free.

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Once again, the basics... The engine and trans are gone as well as the wheels. There is alot more rust on it than the MC. The interior... is not that bad, but disgusting. It really smelled bad as if someone pissed in it. The windshield had fallen over the dash. Every other window was broken out. There is more... but nothing worth mentioning and besides, my fingers don't want to type anymore... :D
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Overall, it probably needs some work but if it belongs to who I think it does, can be had for very little.. maybe even free.

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A little? Dude, you'd have to pay me to haul that away.
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Yeah... I thought about rust underneath. It really is hard to tell... but even so, it's good for body and some interior parts. And Fly... :rolleyes: I'd pay $20 for it, atleast. :D :P
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*faints*

Gosh darn it ... now I wish I hadn't asked for those pics...he he he.

Yeah, I'd be wary of underlying rust, too, among other things. BUT...it does look like parts could be had from them, refurbished and the re-used....

Thanks for sharing the pics, blackviper!


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*faints*

Gosh darn it ... now I wish I hadn't asked for those pics...he he he.


Yeah... not very pretty, huh? :P But thanks for for saying thanks. :D
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Yeah... not very pretty, huh? :P But thanks for for saying thanks. :D


Oh, you are quite welcome!

And, despite them not being pretty, I enjoyed looking at them, believe it or not. I just love looking at old cars ... regardless of the condition....
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I think that Impy is a '78. I can't tell what year the Monte is ('78-'80) because the header panel is gone. I know the Monte did not have air conditioning because the far right side dash vent hole is covered with a chintzy piece of plastic.

Thanks for posting, Vipes. I always find this kind of stuff interesting. There was a '55 Bel Air sedan in the woods just across from our property line on the farm. Too far gone (imo) for a project. Looked in similar condition to the Monte, actually.
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A little? Dude, you'd have to pay me to haul that away.

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Someday you'll see a Bonneville or Aurora like this and you'll feel like we do. :angry:
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[b]I think that Impy is a '78.  I can't tell what year the Monte is ('78-'80) because the header panel is gone.  I know the Monte did not have air conditioning because the far right side dash vent hole is covered with a chintzy piece of plastic.


By the dashboard, anyway, that is a 1980 Monte Carlo. The 1980 version is the only one of the 3rd generation (78-80) to have the woodgrain accent on the dashboard.

And, looking again at the fenders, that car has the "huge square" orange side marker lights which also indicate it is a 1980 ... since that was the only year to have such big side-marker lights due to the front end configuration (for 1980, the turn signals were underneath the dual lamps...and did not wrap around like the turn signal lights on the '78 and '79 versions).

So, my educated guess ... 1980 Monte Carlo.
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Cool, knight... I also now see that the taillights wrapped around, lending even more credence to your assertion. 1980 it is!
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Amazing tidbit: the front bumper chrome plastic impact strips are still in the bumper! I thought they all fell out! I see the rear upper one is gone though...
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Someday you'll see a Bonneville or Aurora like this and you'll feel like we do.  :angry:

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I've seen an Aurora you'd also have to pay me to tow away. I'm amazed at the pure state of neglect some not-so-old cars are in. I mean, Jesus, if you have no use for the car, sell it, part it out, or give it away. At the very least then someone can benefit from the parts while they're still in decent shape. Don't let it rot in the freakin' woods.
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There are 2 cars in the woods behind my house. There is very little left of either due primarily to kids playing on them over the years. One is a circa '64 Falcon 4-dr sedan and the other is a circa '63 Valiant station wagon (currently upsidedown). Neither has a single usable part left. About a mile away in the woods is a '58 Chevrolet 4-dr sedan (either a Biscayne or Del Ray): I-6. The only usable parts left I took & sold on eBay: the aluminum headlight bezels.
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Cool, knight... I also now see that the taillights wrapped around, lending even more credence to your assertion.  1980 it is!


*chuckles*

Thank you ;).

He he he...I think I'm going to have to use that as a trivia question next time I do a MC trivia contest.....
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