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My barnfind '36 5W

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mikew, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. mikew
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 191


    I was always in awe of other peoples barn finds, never thought I would be that lucky.

    I was talking to a guy at a local show a few weeks ago about all of the '36 fords that were there that I had never seen before. He said that he had one in his barn that had been there a long time and that I should come over sometime and look at it. After a few days, I stopped in and checked it out (didn't want to look TOO excited).

    It was in the second floor of this barn since around '73. After making the deal, we spent a whole afternoon just pulling other parts away from it to make it semi-visible. Then it took 3 more afternoons to get it down. The pictures tell the story...

    It's a very solid '36 5-w with only minimal rust in the lower quarters from where the mouse piss soaked nests were. I took some cleaner to the black primer last night and it's washington blue underneath, just what I want.

    Current plans are to swap a built 59A and a T-5 in lieu of the 21 stud LB and 39 tranny. I want to keep the look of wide 5's with no hub caps, so I'm going to figure out how to cut up a wide 5 drum and use it like a hubcap. Probably dropped axle and discs in front and 8"/9" in rear. I want this to be a long distance machine. Probably will convert to a rumble and eventually respray in washington blue.

    Damn I'm in heaven, now just need to sell my shoebox project to finance the build (shameless plug, it's in the classifieds).

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  2. Awesome. I need to start looking in nicer barns. Glad to hear there's still going to be a flattie under the hood.
  3. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,648

    from Buffalo NY

    Wow, great find....looks pretty nice...
  4. Drivinford
    Joined: Aug 24, 2012
    Posts: 706


    That's awesome man
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  5. Joey7319
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
    Posts: 119


    looks like it was an adventure just to get it back down to earth. Very cool find indeed.
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,095


    What a thrilling find man. I haven't seen another secound floor retrieve before, nice work. I can see where you are headed and salute your plan. Congrats and keep us posted on your progress. ~sololobo~
  7. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 662


    Great score !

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  8. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,367

    So-cal Tex

    Very nice..........a second floor barn find counts twice

    You along an elite group!!
  9. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from Iowa, USA

    Makes you wonder how and for what purpose the car was put up there to begin with. Most barn finds were "put away for the time being" years ago with no clear idea when they would be taken out. Somebody went to a lot of work to put this one away for a long time. Good for you on the find.
  10. tractorguy
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 640


    I LOVE the setting......the fall woods......the beautiful weathered two-story barn......the logistics of getting the car out........and last but not least, the great 36 my favorite color.
  11. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 548


    WOW...that car coming down the ramps must have been a major pucker moment!!!

    Nice score!
  12. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 370

    from Iowa

    Nice score !!!!!!!!!!
  13. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,696

    from California

    wow. you put a lot more trust in those ramps than I would have. great find.
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    I wish mine was stored in a barn:(

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  15. Xtrom
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 944

    from Forman, ND

    Not bad!

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  16. Seen 'em come out of basements, out from under haystacks, out from under boxes of stuff and even from out of the ground (like my '31 Dodge engine did), but never out of a second story of a barn. Nice car, nice color and very nice score!!
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  17. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    from l.a.

    Congrats!! Yeah those ramps are pretty scary. But good job getting it out
  18. Bill in Al
    Joined: Sep 26, 2011
    Posts: 72

    Bill in Al

    I was born in 1936,wish I looked that good!! Great find,enjoy.
  19. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    How did they get it up there? Crazy, I would have been nervous to roll down those planks. Nice find!
  20. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    nice,good luck with it
  21. CH3NO2JAY
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 244

    from Chicago

    ^^^ Exactly what I was thinking, getting it down looks like a nervous breakdown about to happen... Congrats... :)
  22. racemad55
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,149


    How did he get it up there? Drive it?
  23. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,398


    Cool as hell. Any pics of the rest of the winch & chain system? I'd have been nervous about the chain!
  24. HOTFR8
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 2,082


    WOW that would have been an adventure all on it s own. Great find.

    By any chance did you ask how he got it up there in the first place ???
  25. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 312

    from Florida

    Well how about that! Christmas 2 months early! That is a terrific find and good luck!
  26. diamonddrew
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 133


    That's amazing! That's all I got.

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  27. WOW! I'd have loved to been there for that train of thought..."Hmmm...where can I store the '36? I KNOW! I'll put it in the LOFT of the old barn..piece 'o cake!" ?!?!?!!!!!!!
  28. TrampHammer
    Joined: Dec 7, 2011
    Posts: 25


  29. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    Great find. tell us man, how in the hell did he get it up there in the first place?

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