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My Barn Finds... SCORE!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCo_MoFo, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    I went to my wife's family reunion a few weeks ago and took a day to see if I could find any car stuff. Well i sure as shit found some stuff. a `59 El Camino ( one of the few Chevys I would drive) and a `68 Triumph Bonneville. all within a single mile from my Inlaw's Ranch.

    At one point it was going to be a one or the other deal due to the limited funds I had, but my wife offered up her stash of money she was setting aside for antiques, and two days later I walked away with both.

    The Elco is still up at the inlaws, and I from what I was told by the son who is in his late 50's that his dad bought it new in `58 or `59 and drove it into town from the ranch as a grocery getter until the late 70's when he couldnt drive anymore. then his brother got it and rebuilt the motor and only drove it a little bit until he moved away, and so it sat in the barn and was started every once in a while until I scooped it up. it is in really good shape... I am amazed being that it snows alot where they live.

    The Bonny I had room to take home. and the guy I got it from offered up no info on it. So once i got it home i took it over my buddy Tom's house & it fired over in 3 kicks. Now we are bobbing it and I am going to give it to my wife for her birthday.

    to make this looong story short, the stuff is still out there guys, so keep lookin' & dont take no for an answer.

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  2. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell

    SCORE!!!!! Nice, fuckin' nice.

    Yeah, I'm jelous. :D
  3. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    "so keep lookin' & dont take no for an answer."

    i never take "no" for an answer, it usually more like " you want how much for it, fuck it you can keep it then "
  4. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,237

    Circus Bear

  5. I was thinking lucky wife.. thats rad..
  6. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    thanks man.
  7. Vorhese
    Joined: May 26, 2004
    Posts: 766


    What the f! damn
  8. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,250


    Sweet! That El C is gonna be nice...It IS nice!!!

    Cars and bikes come and go....but your woman is a keeper.
    Doing the bike for her is very cool.

    Your a lucky man in many ways! ;) :)
  9. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
    Posts: 781


    Nice score. ...You owe your wife.:D
  10. That Triumph would look cool in the back of the '59...

  11. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,170

    from So-Cal

    the 59 is tits that thing is in awsome shape!!!! for sitting around so long!
  12. Shakey Jakey
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 119

    Shakey Jakey

    That Bonney is too fucking cool!
  13. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    i was kinda thinking that to
  14. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    yeah I cant wait to get that elco home and put that bike in the back.
  15. Cool scores but just my 2 cents, that Bonnie is a WAYYYY to nice to chop up into a bobber plus 68-70 are about the best years for Bonnies. Cafe that beast and find a more roached bike to bob....
  16. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068


    man, i saw on jockeyjournal what you paid for that bike... wel, alteast what you would admit... i wanna cry man
  17. ratstar
    Joined: Feb 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,313


    Listen to this dude! Never leave 'em the same, I say bob the hell out of it. And laugh when people ask you why.
  18. PurHell
    Joined: Dec 17, 2004
    Posts: 375

    from So Cal

    Boy ... you ain't joking ... Now to find daddy's lil' helper .... HA
  19. You must be worth a shit if an honest woman will have you.:)
  20. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Nice scores, and the wife's a keeper for sure.
  21. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    I am bobbing it but nothing too crazy. it will all be able to be put back to stock and I am keeping all the take off parts...
  22. riverrat
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 309


    you fucked up now you have to go to every reunion.

  23. Nice better get that wife of yours a great present! :)
  24. Blair
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 361

    from xx

    That makes me feel better.....I don't really like bobbers anyway and that is a REALLY bitchin' bonney. Although if it runs and rides I'd be tempted to just put gas in it and go......
  25. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,536


    dAMN nice score! The only thing I ever come back with are leftovers. But I do love me some leftovers!

  26. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 1,666


    While working on the bike last I found out that the numbers dont match, so I do feel a bit better about bobbing it. not that I was not going to do it in the first place.
  27. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    Does you wife have any unmarried sisters?
  28. Godzilla
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,000


    What a find. So are you looking forward to visiting the inlaws next time?

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