AUGUST 2012 FALLEN STARS -- WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A FALLEN STAR?
AUGUST 2012 FALLEN STARS – WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A FALLEN STAR?
There's a question that surfaces about the Fallen Star section at mscc.
Some guys wonder if it's simply a catchall term for an old car or truck that's past the parts car stage and well into a date with Mr. Car Shredder.
Turning a 63 Rambler sedan into a mass of metal confetti is a pretty spectacular ending for an old family friend but the key word is "fallen" star, not shredded star.
The truth is, that pre-shredder stage is just one example of a Fallen Star.
JULY 2012 FALLEN STARS: OLD IRON LIVING AND DYING BY THE LAWS OF NATURE
Vintage iron may be found under the heading "machine" over "living organism" but natural laws still apply. For example, oxidation is a process that can affect mammals and Mercurys alike...in Mercurys they call it rust.
Old cars can and will dissolve into an organic mass after a period of time and so will we. Just ask your average couch potato how that steady diet of zero activity, a bag of chips and doing nothing is working out over the long term.
JUNE 2012 FALLEN STARS: RECYCLE, RE-USE, REBUILD, RECOVER...WHATEVER IT TAKES
This month's Fallen Stars are an assortment of makes, models, styles and degrees of difficulty. Most of them are well within the range of resurrection – only a few are well within the glorified boat anchor category.
MAY 2012 FALLEN STARS: DO THEY ALL HAVE TO BE RECYCLED?
Car crops like this are a gold mine in many ways. They can be a source for priceless parts or a start to a priceless project.
Or they can be a gateway to a new fridge, washing machine or stove.
That kind of ending is dictated by scrap metal prices and they were pretty bullish for the last few years as China's economy heated up.
The question then comes down to the bottom line...
APRIL 2012 FALLEN STARS: A LEGACY, A NATIONAL TREASURE OR SOMETHING YOUR NEIGHBORS HATE
The Fallen Stars section has been one of the most popular monthly mscc monthly features since Day 1 on April 2 2009.
There's no middle ground on the "Fallen Stars" section.
The public at large either sees magic in this less than pristine old iron or they're on the hotline to various government agencies to aim a civil servant at a neighbor with a "yard full of old junk cars".
MSCC readers are clearly "see the magic" guys.
Here are some magic moments in neglected old iron.
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