Down On the 1993 Hayward Street: Ripped-n-Stripped Victims

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
down on the 1993 hayward street ripped n stripped victims

When scanning old negatives for the most recent installment of the Impala Hell Project series, I found these Ansco Pix Panorama camera shots that I took in gritty, grimy, industrial Hayward, California in 1993. They didn’t add anything to the Impala Hell Project story, so I’m sharing them in a separate post.

The Fish Driver Warehouse was not far from the site of the now-defunct Hayward Pick Your Part, a yard I’d been visiting since the mid-1980s, and the stretch of West Winton Avenue right outside the junkyard gates was a popular spot to yank parts off stolen and/or unwanted vehicles. Nowadays, with scrap metal prices so high, you wouldn’t see a scene like this.

A de-fendered first-gen RX-7 parked in front of a scissors-jack-suspended Pinto wagon. One thing hasn’t changed: old beater RX-7s still aren’t worth much.

I took this shot through the fence of the Pick Your Part holding area. Look, it’s a Rover P5! Anybody want to take a shot at identifying the ancient truck in the foreground and the sedan in the background?

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  • Obbop Obbop on Sep 11, 2011

    Sigh........... the memories of traversing the streets to enter the East Palo Alto area where the dismantling yards dwelt. As the friendly folks stopped and waved their greetings at the Concord visitor. That IS what those motions were, right?

  • RichVS RichVS on Sep 12, 2011

    The truck is definitely in the 1928-34 range depending on make. With only a few cues to guess on I'll say 1930-31 Ford.

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