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Got an axle today and ended up "maybe finding a gold mine???"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ken Carvalho, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,608

    Ken Carvalho

    Found an ad for a tire machine (A true COATS 20/20) I have been looking for a few years for one, and when I got out to the guys place we B.S.'ed a little, talked Harleys (I have a couple,& he has a couple) and gave him the cash for the machine.
    I had a "hot rod" t-shirt on and he said "you like hot rods??" I said yeah I kinda build them on the side for fun and for myself, and he said "come check this out''... It was an I-Beam axle with a pair of wide 5 rims with the tires mounted and in very good shape, on the drums, hubs, and spindles. He asked if it was something I was interested in and I said "yeah but I don't have any more cash"... he said "you can HAVE IT!!" ,I said, THANK YOU,!!!

    We put it on the trailer next to the tire machine and we get to talking some more and he says " I just bought this place and it has 180 ACRES, ---YES... 180 ACRES!!!--- and there is SHIT all over the place"!!!
    I said WOW thats cool there might be lots of cool shit around, and if there is old stuff I can probably hook you up with some restorers and you can make some money, and he says NAW!!!!, I don't want to deal with people showing up if I'm not around and have to worry about my stuff, I just want it all gone to the scrap yard.......
    If you (him talking to me) are interested in walking around when it dry's up you have first dibs on anything... I said REALLY???? He said YES there are a few cars down in that ravine that I want gone!!!! I said ...lets go see.... He said NO I want you to wait till it is dry and safe, as I don't want any problems (remember I JUST met him so I don't want to be too hasty, pushy or forward) I said O.K.are you SERIOUS?? He said "Yes I like your attitude and and the fact you offered to --make ME money--". I said of course the stuff is YOURS...

    So, when the land dries up, I will be scouring 180 acres of land to "save some stuff"!!!! I'll let you all know what I find if your interested?!??!!??!!

    Hell,... I was just happy to get a good deal on a tire machine............... Ken
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2010
  2. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,365


    good for you!...I have always said, "Them that's gots; gets more"...continue to be fair and honest and good things come your way...
  3. 3spd
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 549


    Congrats on your purchase/find!

    If there is any 30's bodies there you don't want give me a ring please.

  4. I think I need to take a vacation out west.

  5. ponchopowerd
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 172


    nice score hope to see pics of what you find
  6. speedster93b
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
    Posts: 18


    right on!! i'm interested to see all the stuff you'll find
  7. Cool. Now we know what you'll be thinking about til your next

    Be sure to put fresh batteries in your camera when you go.
  8. That's cool. Good karma goes a long ways. If it was me and I found stuff I didn't want and could sell for profit, I'd come back and give him some of it.
  9. is this in Washington or California? I have a 4x4 truck with a winch and a few chain saws if you want some help.;) good luck.
  10. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Good for you dude, as Comet says good Karma goes a long way!....sometimes t takes a long time thou!
    Im still waitin payback time :D :D :D
  11. I call dibs on any mid-60's Mopar stuff! Seriously,very cool,and hopefully you'll come away with some cool stuff. The guy doesn't seem like a jerk,just cautious.
  12. Google Earth that mother! Maybe you can find a high resolution picture of the place and scope it out!
  13. James427
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,740


    TAKE PICS for those of us less fortunate.
  14. This should be 'required reading' for all those clueless guys
    posting about how to buy a car - parts - ? :cool:

    Be HONEST ....
    Be SINCERE ....
    Be RESPECTFUL ....

    Do this & GOOD THINGS will come your way :D

  15. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,181


    "This should be 'required reading' for all those clueless guys
    posting about how to buy a car - parts - ? :cool:

    Be HONEST ....
    Be SINCERE ....
    Be RESPECTFUL ....

    Do this & GOOD THINGS will come your way :D"

    Words to live by! Solomon, in all his wisdom, couldn't have said it any better.
  16. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,608

    Ken Carvalho

    I told him that I would AT the very LEAST give him half if I made any money, and he said No don't worry about it, so I told Him if I get stuff or find things of value I would come and give him some manual labor pay back by helping him clean his land. I know theres a lot of trash around so a few dump trips with my car trailer would help him out a lot.
    He said he came across a bunch of wooden coils that were brand new in their boxes and to take them, but we couldn't find them as he didn't remember where they were. I'll keep you all posted. I googled the place but didn't see any clear enough pictures.
  17. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil

    damn.....hopefully you will find some more good stuff. I can't wait to hear what is out there... Congrats on the coats...I've had mine for 20+years and still love it!! I also have a coats 10-10 that I gave to my dad to use in his garage, saves him from using the ol hammer and spoon!!!
  18. Sweet Ken! Lemme know what you find, or if you need any help ID'n stuff! You'll LOVE that tire machine, ol man has one and I use the shit outta it!
  19. Hey Ken,
    Maybe THAT'S why you're still in Spokane. Cool!
  20. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Thanks to you too for going about things the way you did. I feel funny too about receiving free stuff and find a way to repay the kindness if at all possible. Cool idea to jump in and help clean things up for him beyond picking up what you want. Even fairly worthless metal can still be recycled. Needless to say, sounds like you found yourself a good friend and made a good impression for other hot rodders....
  21. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,262

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    Way to go Ken, but it's probably just a bunch of 60's Mopars with those giant valve covers and old Chevys with the funny shaped heads, they aren't really worth keeping. But if you're lucky, maybe there are some Pintos you could get the front ends out of!
  22. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,608

    Ken Carvalho

    Phil, I "run with that" for the time being, but we'll see! Good hearing from you, how you been? The winter this year has been VERY mild campared to the last too, and I'm not so pissed lately?? Got the cement in my shop finally and duilding the upper level.
    Hell since that earthquake shifted the earth 3" on it's axis, Spokane may truly be "The New L.A." I would be one happy son-of-a-bitch!!!!!
    Well off to clean my coats....Thanks guys,
    Chris, I had already thought about calling you but didn't want you to think I only called if I needed something, but I'll take you up on your offer...Thanks, Ken

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