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Old 30th-January-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Hey Tennessee boys..What's the "body farm?"

Hey fellas,

The last few months I've heard a few guys mention that there is something called the "body farm" up in TN. I didn't think much of it until I saw it again in Car Craft. Apparently there are a ton classic cars that are just sitting there, some buried, some not - they're all rough, but restorable.

Have you guys ever heard of it or is it just another urban legend?
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There's one out here in Napa on Green Island Road. Hundreds of 40's, 50's and 60's cars sitting in a big yard.
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Here's a Body Farm in TN. Says some bodies are stuffed in trunks. Doubt this is what you're looking for, but it is interesting.

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Here's a Body Farm in TN. Says some bodies are stuffed in trunks. Doubt this is what you're looking for, but it is interesting.

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/...arm/index.html



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That's the only "body farm" I know of here in TN and you definitely don't want anything from there. They do use cars in some of their experiments though.
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Old 30th-January-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Urban Legend? No....

The last few months I've heard a few guys mention that there is something called the "body farm" up in TN. I didn't think much of it until I saw it again in Car Craft. Apparently there are a ton classic cars that are just sitting there, some buried, some not - they're all rough, but restorable.

Have you guys ever heard of it or is it just another urban legend?

There is a place I know of about 50 miles west of Nashville, just off of I-40, just loaded with old cars. I recently went there in search Nova parts. No one would come to the door. I stopped at a nearby business inquiring about the junkyard and they said the old man who own's all the cars won't sell any of them. He won't even answer the door. There were old classics of all sorts, a '65 GTO was in the front yard. Since I have heard the old man is quite eccentric, perhaps even disturbed. There might be hundreds of cars strewn about his property, and he won't sell a one.......
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Old 30th-January-2007, 05:53 PM   #7
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The last few months I've heard a few guys mention that there is something called the "body farm" up in TN. I didn't think much of it until I saw it again in Car Craft. Apparently there are a ton classic cars that are just sitting there, some buried, some not - they're all rough, but restorable.

Have you guys ever heard of it or is it just another urban legend?

There is a place I know of about 50 miles west of Nashville, just off of I-40, just loaded with old cars. I recently went there in search Nova parts. No one would come to the door. I stopped at a nearby business inquiring about the junkyard and they said the old man who own's all the cars won't sell any of them. He won't even answer the door. There were old classics of all sorts, a '65 GTO was in the front yard. Since I have heard the old man is quite eccentric, perhaps even disturbed. There might be hundreds of cars strewn about his property, and he won't sell a one.......
Where exactly is it . I might ride down there and check it out. Us Old men sometimes get along good
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Old 30th-January-2007, 09:39 PM   #8
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have you ever been my uncle willies just south of union city tenn on 51 he has quite a collection of cars hes always been friendly. there is also a big junkyard up by paris tenn close by loretta lynns I seen a 2-door 55 pontiac wagon gold down & dirty and lots of vehicles all old covering the hill sides havent knocked on any doors tho
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if you really want to see some good finds, take your car over some back roads in the southeastern mountains of tennessee and go hiking a bit. It's the place people go to have "accidents" for insurance claims. look for reliance,TN, copperhill,TN, murphey,NC on the map, lots of great finds back in those parts, just watch out for the wierd looking banjo playing kids As far as the "body farm" is concerned, thats a field of dead bodies for decomposition research at the University of Tennessee. There actually are old beaten up classic cars there, but dead bodies are inside to see how the greenhouse effect alters docompisition. we went there in our anatomy and physiology class. hope that helps.
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I thought the "Body Farm" was a strip club in Johnson Silly...
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Old 1st-February-2007, 01:39 AM   #11
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http://www.thefarm.org/

Probably got a few old cars buried out on this farm. It is a hippie community in Tennessee. I used to go there every single day of the week.. for about 5 years. Groovy man.. Good people, they migrated from California in a bunch of busses and vans in the 70's and settled in Summertown. Some of the busses are still in the farm "buried" .

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I think the junk yard you're thinking of may be in North Georgia. There was a post here on Steve's a year or so about it. They have a website and you can see pictures of the cars they have - thousands of them - from the 30's on up. I can't find the link to it right now, but I'll keep looking.
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I think the junk yard you're thinking of may be in North Georgia. There was a post here on Steve's a year or so about it. They have a website and you can see pictures of the cars they have - thousands of them - from the 30's on up. I can't find the link to it right now, but I'll keep looking.
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Old 3rd-February-2007, 05:20 PM   #14
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Probably between 6 and 6:30. I have a vendor's pass since I'm sharing a booth with my brother and a couple of other guys, so I can go right on in.... I did a little "early shopping," unofficially, of course today.
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Nah, that is the "Ear", Mouse's Ear, about like going to my high school reunion!
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