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Barn Find (really)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ADVANCE1, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 553

    from Texas

    Cool find man. Hope the engine is okay and you can get it going without too much trouble. I'm not sure I could pull off driving it with that paint, but I applaud your decision to leave it. Have fun!
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    huh what lol no BELLAIRE
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    yep nasty carpet, but floors appear to be solid.
  4. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
    from PNW


    Sweet. I once had a '58 retractable barn find - took a garbage can full of mouse nest out of it. Got it running, driving and top working. One of those that I let get away.

    Don't know why the fuss about your vintage panel paint. There is a thread on here about a unibody Ford truck - and he's just panel painted it.


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  5. Cool story! Cool time capsule! I am glad you are leaving the paint. I see no reason a good air brush guy couldn't fix the missing area on the quater panel. I look forward to seeing more pics when sees daylight. I hope you post some pics of the other stuff in the barn too.
    Joined: Jan 16, 2013
    Posts: 88


    Nice find, Congratulations. JJ
  7. That looks like Evil Knievel owned it! Cool car - congratulations!!
  8. that paint is freakin AWESOME!
  9. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,046

    from Hawaii

    Thats a pretty cool find! I'd leave the paint just as is in order to spin people up. lol Its a piece of local history and I can just imagine meeting some retired cop who recognizes it and hearing his stories about it.
  10. PAINT IS AWESOME!! Don't listen to the negatives about it from some others. This 70's style street freak genre is growing fast in popularity and is guaranteed the next craze.. You've discovered a gem in my books and I'm a young gun who was still a twinkle in my dads eye during the 70's who is now trying to recreate a psychedelic paint scheme for my 56 belair
  11. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Nice find! Love the license plate from '74 on the floor.
  12. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    Yes thats when it was last driven regularly on the street, but was put in this final resting place in 77
  13. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    cool find, good for you. make it safe and drive it. best of luck with it.
  14. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 571


    Cool! Yes It,s A Convert. Congrats
  15. jhaas63
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 136


    I would leave the paint as is and clear coat over it. It is part of your story about finding it and a MAJOR piece of the pie. If you had just gotten car in the barn minus the paint job...there would be alot less conversation about it. Awesome find and that paint is part of the history of the car. I cant wait to see it cleaned up. Please post more pics later on. Thanks for sharing!
  16. ph8ed4life
    Joined: Dec 27, 2010
    Posts: 93

    from AZ

    Wow, what a find! I can't wait to see more pics and hear more of the story!!
  17. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,648


    sweet! can't wait to see more....:cool:
  18. rascal55
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 154


    Awesome find , congrats on the car and the place ,
    oh and by the way , KEEP THE PAINT JOB !!!!!
    Needs to be at the H.A.M.B. Drags 2013 !!!!!!
  19. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,351

    from Soquel, CA

    After the Easy Rider movie in the 60's everybody was smoking something. I can tell the paint was "highly" influenced by the movie... :D
  20. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    The car is cool ... the paint is hideous ... It was an ugly paint job when panel paint was in style.
  21. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,010

    from Conneticut

    Very nice, I'd leave it as is, as much as possible. De-patina the rims and go through everything else, then have fun. Some may not say that it is "original", but it certainly is "genuine."
  22. awsome find. i'd never paint it.
  23. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    Your right on the ugly paint, it certainly is not the quality panel job I remember seeing on lowrider cars while growing up in Stanton and Long Beach, Calif. but thats what makes it so cool, as long as I own this car it will stay as it is, thank you very much.
  24. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    When you lived in Stanton did you get knocked off your bike by a blue and white '68 Plymouth Satellite? If you did it wasn't me! LOL
  25. LSDemon
    Joined: Feb 6, 2013
    Posts: 44

    from Australia

    Yes!!! So jelouse!
  26. ADVANCE1
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 270

    from Ohio

    no i outran you on my bike with that slow 318 satellite
  27. 58custom
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 398


    Congratulations on this awesome find. Congratulations on the engine, the interior and the awesome vintage paint job. Congratulations on the extra parts. Congratulations on the rest of the cool stuff in the shed including all the stuff you ain't seen yet. Congratulations on the whole damn thing and I have absolutely no negative comments whatsoever. I am happy for you and envious and I am eagerly looking forward to more pictures.

  28. Blackmaria60
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 532


    I wonder if it was painted in '75 or some time leading up to the Bicentennial? Seems like alot of cars were painted up this way before '76. The guy across the street from me had his '66 Mustang painted red with blue top and white stars in the cove on an off-white background.
    I'm glad I'm old enough to have those memories.
  29. kyvetteman
    Joined: May 13, 2012
    Posts: 760


    You sure couldn't be inconspicuous in it that's for sure! :D

    Cool ride though, paint job and all!! :cool:
  30. Nice find.Best of luck with it.

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