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#1 Ruts

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:38 PM

A few weeks ago I was sent to work at the snow as part of operation 'Snow Safe'. We were based in a motel in Cooma and every day on the way to the snowfields I had drive past the Cooma wrecking yard. I kept looking at this place and saying to my partner (work partner that is) that I have to stop and have a walk thought that place. On the last day before driving home we stopped and had a look around. I could not believe the size of this place, 20 acres of cars from 1928 to 2008. I tool a heap of shots for you to have a look at and maybe pick out your next hot rod project. The details of the yard is as follows

FLYNN'S WRECKING YARD
OPEN: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8am to 5pm
SATURDAY 8.30am to 12 noon.
408 Snowy mountains Highway, Cooma
ph:(02)64521866

The owner charges $10 for a look around and everything is for sale.

Enjoy and drool like I did.

Yours truly
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This photo was taken out the window of Perisher Police Station
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Now the good stuff.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:43 PM

bloody hell !!

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:45 PM

Yes I have driven past there many a time and you can see the paddocks of cars from the road. Looks like it was worth the $10 for a look. So did you pick up any goodies?

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

HAHA! Very funny Ruts. Good one.... Your Photoshop skills are really fantastic! If such a place really existed, I'm sure you'd have to be dead to get there.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:03 PM

Yeah, I've seen that place. He didn't let anybody in for a while, must have sorted his public liability out.

God, if you were going past, you should have dropped in for a cuppa. I live behind Phil Chalker (look him up on your system).

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:04 PM

That's amazing it would be just like walking through a cemetery,

what a waste!, however these might have a second chance

How does 1 person acquire so many cars just to have them rotting away

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:06 PM

Check out all those beetles, dirtbag!!!! Oooooohhhhh! :)

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:09 PM

HAHA! Very funny Ruts. Good one.... Your Photoshop skills are really fantastic! If such a place really existed, I'm sure you'd have to be dead to get there.


It certainly exists, the previous trouble was always in gaining access....
Now its sorted many will be running up there to check out his prices...

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:13 PM

I wish I didn't live In north Queensland! This is crap! All the cool stuff is down south. I'm sad now :(

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:18 PM

WOW WHAT A YARD!!!!!!!!Posted Image

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:26 PM

Cars that die in the snow? To expensive to tranport home? Niche market/monopoly?
There used to be a yard like that near Camperdown in Vic. I don't know if it's still there? :dontknow:

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 08:47 PM

Its simply a work of art !!!

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:07 PM

Car Heaven, but their is a way back, only a needy car project wanting.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for posting heaps o pic's, i quite enjoyed looking through them all :spoton:


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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:22 PM

Looks like im planning a road trip soon

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:50 PM

I spent some time talking to the owner. He said that his dad started the place when he was a kid. He gets a lot of calls from guys building rod's who are looking for that hard to get part. He also said that he is going to start putting stuff on ebay. He has that much good s%@t there that he could close the yard to the public and spend his time posting adds on ebay and still make fortune.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:10 PM

Its good to see that you can get in there again.

This was a well known source of early Holden parts for a while until the prices went up drastically and it closed. Interesting that it was public liability that caused that.

Its easy to spend a few hours wandering around and $10.00 is a cheap ticket to see what's in there.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:26 PM

That's amazing it would be just like walking through a cemetery...


I reckon this place is worthy of a sunday cruise next month now the weather is getting better

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:29 AM

thats great awsome, i would love to look over his motors heads and hang-on part numbers,,,, on another note it would be good to own, pitch a big resto shed in the middle and go hard, with some of the skill iv seen on here, we could roll out some nice cars.
thanks for sharing ruts...

cheers gong.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:53 AM


That's amazing it would be just like walking through a cemetery...


I reckon this place is worthy of a sunday cruise next month now the weather is getting better


A Sunday cruise wont do you much good unless you enjoy the drive and dont wish to go in...

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FLYNN'S WRECKING YARD
OPEN: MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8am to 5pm
SATURDAY 8.30am to 12 noon.
408 Snowy mountains Highway, Cooma
ph:(02)64521866

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Cheers
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:00 AM

cant believe my eyes

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:45 AM

Some pictures from about 5 years ago

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I was speaking to Don Loffler (author of 'She's a Beauty' and other early Holden books) about 8 years ago and he told me that 48-215 utes are very rare now. Here's two just sitting patiently waiting to be saved.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:24 AM

:Headbang2:I went thru there last year...was hoping the word wouldn't get out.




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