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Hot Rods BARN FIND!! ....Now what to do with it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gary terhaar, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. gary terhaar
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 655

    gary terhaar
    from oakdale ny

    Story goes like this,I went to visit a childhood friend near lake placid ny and met with his neighbor who owned a local saw mill started by his grandfather,This was two years ago.
    I drove up in my a coupe so he decided to show me some stuff his grandfather collected and restored.Some real nice a and t stuff in a few barns all around the town they lived in.Seems like the mill did real well at one time.They own quit a bit of land up there.In one of the barns was this 32 pick up that the grandfather bought for the son in 1965.The grandfather drove it one year and over that winter the cyl head cracked(forgot to drain it and it froze)And it sat in the barn ever since.
    I got a call 3 days before x-mas and my friend tells me the truck is for sale.The price was reasonable and now i own it.My friend dragged it out and now it sits at his shop awaiting the long trip to long island come spring.
    I have a real strong 276 flat head in my coupe that i want to swap out for a nailhead. I think im going to keep this one simple,a V8 a mild chop and a shortend bed with fenders.
    Any colors or sugestions are always welcomed.Just looking for ideas to keep me motivated.
    Thanks hamb for feeding the addiction.:)

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  2. You call Lake placid to Lond Island a long ways.....You should live here in Texas
    Please dont screw up the bed on it either...My 2c
  3. tbill
    Joined: Oct 21, 2007
    Posts: 303

    from central ny

    nice find! just drop it off at my place while you're waiting to figure out what to do with it, lol, i'll drive it for a 'season'!
  4. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    Dude! sweet find, great condition.
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  5. Black Primer
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
    Posts: 966

    Black Primer

    Wow, what a gem! I'd seriously think restoration, or near stock. It looks like a surviver.
  6. hotrod-Linkin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 3,382


    a little souped uo flatty and drive it.
  7. fef100
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 168


    I agree, the bed looks right as is. If it were mine I would clean it up and paint it the same green, drop it, stuff the flathead in and have fun.
  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,689

    from California

    new flattie, juice the brakes, drop the axle and twice the pipes. done. mebbe a new seat cover and vacuum out the cat turds.
  9. x2

    IF it were mine ( I wish) I,d have a real problem doing anything more than the aforementioned, and then driving the hell out of it. A true survivor that needs carefully bringing back to life, preserving and then enjoying for years.

    Your call, have fun.
  10. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe

    Very nice find, why not keep the stock appearance and build the B motor.

    How about making it look like this;

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  11. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,501

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    Enjoy it ,,very nice find
  12. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,637


    "looking for idea to keep me motivated" are you kidding.and it's even got doors!!!!!!!
  13. All the above is good advice. I wouldn't be choppin' it or puttin' a bellybutton motor in it. I'd just go out and pet it every now and then and talk sweet to it until all that snow is gone ...
  14. Horsepower67
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 535


    No chop, keep the bed as-is. I think that one deserves to just stay a good 'ol truck.
  15. Retired
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 125


    I agree.

    Something like this is damn hard to find anymore.

    I'm a street rodder at hart and I've done my share of chopping and channeling, but none of them were in this good a shape to start with.
  16. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    Wow, thats cool, I want it!
  17. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,206

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Agreed. Very nice truck as it is. You park that near any other classics and crowds will gather around it.
  18. T-Time
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,627

    from USA

    Step away from the sawzall.
  19. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,829


  20. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    RAT ROD! Skulls, iron crosses, spider webs, street signs, welded chain, a fat chick and an upright bass. Awesome!
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
  21. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    ah screw it cut it up. anyone can build a stocker. Some how I think I got on the a.a.c.a. site
  22. Got a damn heavy axle in it too! Got any engine pics??
    I'd leave it as-is, or at least go for a resto. Too many of those trucks get cut up, I'd leave it pretty stock. Loose the turn signals :D

  23. Were not talkin about a 60 Starliner Kirk!!!! ;)
  24. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,684


    agreed!!!!!!! :cool:
  25. What's the white stuff all over???
    I'd suggest getting rid of the white stuff, make it run and drive the snot out of it!
  26. I agree with most of the posts. Just too good and complete to cut up. Looks like the truck deserves to be kept stock or near it. If you just gotta.........I have a cab (no doors) a pretty sad bed and a model a frame & axles you can cut up to your hearts desire...........I've even got a couple of front axles and some other stuff. I know, why don't I do it myself? Well, I also have this 1918 Dodge roadster that is calling my name and in line after my 52 Cheby truck.
  27. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    Lose white stuff and a few inches of bed - it's YOUR truck now, right? Congrats, Mr. Lucky!
  28. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,067


    I am in the "no cut" club, it's to nice and those cabs are pretty small to start with!!
  29. Pir8Darryl
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,489


    Waaaaay to nice to cut up. Totally agree with the others here. Juice it, stuff it, drop it, and drive it. End of story!

    The patina looks perfect!
  30. I love chopped trucks and short beds, but this one needs to be left alone.
    My 2 cents.

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