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Technical how to correctly wash a barn find: explained

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tb33anda3rd, May 28, 2020.

  1. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
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    It's a term that is becoming way overused! Every time someone purchases a car that has been in a garage for a month is now a "barn find".
     
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  2. rusty valley
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    then we have "original" barn finds, which is a completely restored car that hasnt been driven for a month
     
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  3. LONG TERM STORAGE IN THE GARAGE = BARN FIND
     
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  4. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
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    If theyre outside are they field finds ?
     
  5. No, they're targets for kids with 22's
     
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  6. Lost in the Fifties
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    Thanks for posting! I actually learned some useful tips.
     
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  7. rustydusty
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    I would also consider cars spending decades in a garage covered with junk, "barn finds"...
     
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  8. BigDogSS
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    I have a car in my garage since 1986. I refer to it as "my own, personal barn-find"....lol....
     
  9. Hnstray
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    No, wait! If you already know about it, it’s not a ‘find’ .......for you. There is hope though, you could lose your memory and forget it is there...:D

    Ray
     
  10. forget the vernacular, the guy does a very thorough job on a car the has been sitting....no matter what type of building or lack there of.
     
  11. blowby
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    I actually bought a Corvette two months ago, 50 years in a barn, last reg '74, but haven't posted about it because of the stigma.

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  12. upspirate
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    If you can't "find" it due to junk around and covering it, then you move the stuff and "find" it, it's a find!
     
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  13. Budget36
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    So, how do I classify my '57...sat in the garage from '88 to around 2000.....then I moved it to a Barn we turned into a shop. Then needed space in the barn/shop and moved it to under the cover along side the barn/shop.

    Oh wait...I got it...neglected;)
     
  14. Hnstray
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  15. Chicster
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    I find one every spring when I take the cover off.
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    "Original Mileage" guess that is the same as "Barn Find Mileage". Bob
     
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  17. Ray I "find" things in my barn all the time.....that I know I put there, I just forgot. always a pleasure. usually followed with "this is cool, I forgot I had it!" or "where the H did I get this?"
     
  18. I found this barn near my house but never told anyone about it because I didn't realize it was lost.
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  19. fabricator john
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    i prefer field scores
    fabricator john
    miss you dad
     
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  20. Budget36
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    I fond lot's of things too...

    Once the fog lifted;)
     
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  21. hrm2k
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    Then how else do you tell someone about an unusually low mileage car ? The 64 Caddy I inherited in 2012 was 38000 and change miles. And mine was a basement find :rolleyes:
     
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  22. squirrel
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    I found a few baby great horned owls in my barn last month.
     
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  23. .....not to be confused with actual mileage;)
     
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  24. Budget36
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    I think it's simple.

    "I found XXX that was in a garage for 30 years"
    "I found XXX that was under a tree for 30 years"

    Ofcourse noone wants to admit they found a XXX that was just moved to the barn 2 weeks earlier....right?

    Bottom line is, there really is no value added for where you found the XXX, it's all in the condition.
     
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  25. big duece
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  26. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    from red oak

    I`ve had my car for over 30 years. It has never been in a barn. So is it a survivor.
     
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  27. derbydad276
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    My 53 was left in a barn/garage for over 50 years ...so what is it ?
     
  28. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    My dad had a '47 Ford convertible in our barn for about 20 years. I guess I grew up with a "barn find"... well somebody found it when he sold it!
     
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