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Old 08-12-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Tulsarama!

Interesting (and very 1950s) - a time capsule not to be opened until the far-off space age time of 2007.

I guess they probably thought, judging by the aerial photos and airport maps buried with the car, that we would all have flying saucers by the year 2007.

http://www.buriedcar.com/tulsarama.html

Whaddaya think, will it be a hopeless rusty basketcase, or will the attempts at preserving it for the ages have worked? Ironically they picked one of the most notoriously rust-prone cars of the '50s to bury underground.


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Old 08-13-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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I plan on being at the event when they unearth the capsule. I'll take pics for all to see.
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Well I guess at least one person here is interested.

I'd love to see those pictures, it will be fun to see whether it survived or whether the "winner" gets a rusted pile of junk. Hopefully they drained the gas out of the system and so forth.
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yah I would be intererested in seeing those pics also :D Did they enclose it in anything or just bury it straight up with nothing covering it?!? that would be weird lol...
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That was my first thought too... "did they just dump it in a hole in the dirt or what?" I guess they encased it in a concrete and steel box, and covered it in "metal preservative" (whatever that might be) and plastic wrap. I don't know how much of the car they wrapped in plastic, but if they tightly wrapped it in plastic I'm betting it will be at least somewhat rusty.
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haha isn't saran wrap bad for the car?!? lol...yah it's gatta be rusty...and prolly wont' start :D
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this could be very intresting.....
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