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Old 06-16-2007, 05:19 AM   #15
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What a fiasco! This should be a lesson to any schmuck who shells out dough to pay for burial vaults. Every one of those things leaks. All of them. I've seen many photos and videos of vaults being disinterred for various reason, and every one of them are invariably full of water. If you put these stupid vaults underground, they will leak, and they will fill with water.

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Old 06-16-2007, 06:33 AM   #16
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There is a good reason that people are buried above ground in New Orleans, as they stay high and dry except for the occassional hurricane + levy break event.

So if I win this car I'll take the savings bond but maybe pass on the rusting hulk, although it may be worth something on ebay!

The sad, sad pictures here:

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Old 06-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #17
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This is really exciting ! Buried treasure for sure ! Some lucky person will be the winner of this spectacular find ! No, I don't mean the car. I mean the ten gallons of gas ! Do you realise how much that will bring on the open market ? !!
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #18
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Hey it's just a little surface rust.
1979 Boler B1300 | 1987 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | We officially have a collection!
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:16 PM   #19
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After 10 years in Chicago mine looked almost that bad.
I'd like to see some pics after they scrub it off, that bumper looked pretty good where they clean off the crud.
I am amazed there is still air in the front tire.

They don't build them like that anymore.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #20
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I use to have a car like that one.. cant remember what yr it was tho.. I do remember it looking like the car from Stephen Kings "Christine'.. mine was also Red.. and I remember the pushbutton tranny buttons
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:39 AM   #21
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Well, the contest results are in, and we have a winner, and he's not available to accept his reward, but does have two sisters who will share in the booty. Neither my parents, my wife's parents, or any of my friends entered the contest, which is disappointing as I really wanted that five gallons of gas they found with the car!

Interesting facts from the contest entries:
- Several people listed their birth place as "Indian territory"
- One person typed a short sci-fi essay and listed their address as Jupiter Excursions, Inc.
- Several guesses, including the winner, had comma separators in wrong places
- The low estimate was zero (4 guesses), the highest was 1-2 billion (5 guesses). A lot of people were reasonaby in the ballpark.l
- Handwriting was sometimes difficult to read and the vast majority of people used it instead of printing in block letters
- 96 entries used names beginning with "Mrs." followed by the husband's name
- Tulsa did not have its current zip codes, but instead the addressed used Tulsa 5, Tulsa 6, etc.
- There were several family entries; some guesses designated up to 3 heirs
- There was an entry by the editor of Tulsa County News
- There was a page with guesses by school-age children (12-13 years old)
- The dates of birth range from 1888 to 1957
- The state of birth had 398 Oklahoma, 2 Canada, 1 Latvia, 302 from 32 other states, 109 not available
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:44 PM   #22
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My first car was a 57' Plymouth Bevidere, It was 10 yrs old when I got it.

Pretty rusty and burned oil, but the push button trans still worked ok.

Oh yeah I almost forgot, if it's just a little dampish out it won't start.
Don't know if you knew it, but the push-button selector was really just a clever arrangement of mechanical levers to shift the trans, in the same manner as a column selector does. I recall having to Zerox a page out of a Motor's Manual at the library to prove that to a friend of mine who maintained that my '69 Dart's push-bottons were electric or hydraulic or something.

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