International Harvester Dump Truck Makes Its Home In Texas Gulch

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This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. This one isn't really on a street, but TexanIdiot25's photographs were so beautiful that I'm rewriting the DOTSBE rulebook. Looks like this IHC has been sitting for many years after somehow going down an inaccessible slope in Austin's Green Belt. Make the jump to see all the photos and read TexanIdiot's description.

I'm chillin' in Austin this week, and one of the major hiking/Mountain bike trails here is the Green Belt. The house I'm at is right on it. Less then a 5 minute walk down the path is this 40s-50s(?) International Dump truck. Straight 6 and all. How it got there? No f-n clue, there is no reasonable way now days to get there with a truck. The only way it can be pulled out is by backing a crane down a 30-45 degree slope for a few hundred yards with anywhere from a 3 foot to 50 foot drop off, and hoist it out. Just about the only working bits is the door, steering wheel, and the clutch moves, everything else has rusted into one solid piece, but still a solid truck... I was climbing all over it to clean out rocks for pics and to move around to get better pics. Has a massive straight 6, though I personally don't know what it is, I'm sure you would. The pics are under a CC 3.0 license




Rob Emslie

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