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31 roadster barn find...2nd hand

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corndog, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 4,319

    from Indiana

    Went to Lansing, MI yesterday to look at a couple Model As and a huge amount of parts. They belonged to a man who inherited it all from his deceased father. Both the roadster and a 29 sedan had been in the barn over 25 years along with an old semi-trailer stash of original used parts that had been in there even longer. Most of the parts are rusty and not great in my in original engines, trans, clutches, rear ends, old fenders, etc. The deal was buy it all or buy none of it, so I bought it all. Brought home the roadster and am going back soon for the sedan. Not sure how to deal with all the gazillion rusty parts yet.:eek:

    I unloaded the back of my truck this morning...just a small bit compared to what is left.

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  2. Idaho/Dave
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 497

    from Idaho

    Congrats on the score!
  3. where are the rusty parts
    we restorers need that crap
  4. Rat.Racer
    Joined: Mar 11, 2013
    Posts: 417

    from Maryland

    Awesome score! You could probably sell a lot of the parts on here!

  5. WOW. What a find! Even without seeing the "rusty parts" I am sure you should have no trouble getting rid of them. One man's trash is another's treasure.
  6. BlownMerc
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 146

    from Jerome

    You can drop the sedan off at my house, I am just south of Lansing!
  7. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 4,319

    from Indiana

    I tried to load pictures of the "rusty crap" just because it is unbelievable! But I took the pictures with my I-phone and they are too big to load on the HAMB. I will have to figure out how to re-size them. I want you guys to see this stash!
  8. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,452


    How did you find this stuff? Family friend or something? Wish I would have known as I am looking for a roadster.
  9. Great looking roadster - looks like you hit the jackpot. Congrats!
  10. triumph 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 534

    triumph 1

    Nice score! Congrats! I'm sure you won't have any problem selling the sedan & all the "rusty" extra parts on here.
  11. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 606

    from Sweden

    Like everybody else, congrats to the find and score.
  12. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 317


    Nice looking Roadster..
  13. corndog
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 4,319

    from Indiana

    Here they are. Finally got all the pics resized!

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  14. Looks like that stuff is infested with the dreaded iron termite ferric oxide fungus! I'd be happy to safely dispose of it for you....
  15. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


  16. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    I would say, if your not the type who likes dealing in parts, it's time for an auction. Keep what you need and have the auction. A very great find, the two cars are in such great shape. You should be able to sell enough parts to cover most of what you spend. Good Luck... :D

    CRUISER :cool:
  17. Looks like you hit the Mother load! HRP
  18. Doesn't look all that rusty to me. But photos are deceiving.
  19. Looks like your're gonna need a lot of help. Will be great source of income . Hope it all works out.
  20. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    Holy Sheeeeite! The mother lode...
  21. snelson57
    Joined: Jun 3, 2008
    Posts: 543


    Worth renting a warehouse for the summer to sort through that
  22. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,138


    Now that is a barn find! Congrats!
  23. Definitely qualifies as a "shitload" of stuff.............:D

    You can advertise it on the Ford Barn and other Ford forums as
    well as on here.
  24. Rooster619
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 26

    from phoenix AZ

    Id gladly put together a list of stuff that i need if its up for purchase!
  25. EliteS&C
    Joined: Feb 3, 2013
    Posts: 112


    ALL I CAN SAY IS..... WOW! Congrats on one hell of a find!
  26. Scott F.
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 961

    Scott F.

    I live pretty close to there and was wondering if this was a private party deal? Just curious. I didn't see anything advertised that's for sure.
  27. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,917

    from Rome NY

    Oh my! I thought I was doing good. You sir struck paydirt. I really wish I was closer, I see alot of parts there I need.

    Quite a few things there bringing in pretty decent coin.
    Model A headlight bars right now on ebay average price is $100-$150, I've been looking for one.
    Model A doors, not sure but I know they arent cheap
    I also see some hoods there, I need one early A and one late A. Maybe we can make a deal?
  28. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,991


    Sort thru and make a pile of the stuff you don't want, post it all on the restoration websites. All for trade. The restorers all have "parts cars" that hod rodders would consider great projects. They won't let loose of them, dangle an engine / trans they need for their resto. If you just traded for body parts for engines you could come out very well.
  29. did I say I was looking for a 30/31 everyone else....

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