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Not a barn find but a garage find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by maverick, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. maverick
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 38


    I dont post much on here because I am hot rodless at the momement, but I know you guys would be the only ones who would appreciate this.

    I am currently on a trip for work through Montana.

    Accross the HWY is an abandoned garage. (see picture) I walk over and cant see in the windows of the garage door, but the top glass is missing so I stick my camera over my head and in the window and snap a few pictures. See whats inside!

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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  2. Wow, that is very cool and totally unexpected! Any idea on who may own the property?

  3. pugs
    Joined: Dec 18, 2008
    Posts: 499

    from Hamburg Pa

    start chatting up th elocal and see who owns the property, never know mite be able to make a good deal
  4. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    Out of respect for the owner, I think you should pull the pic of the garage sign and the town's name. You dont want to make it easier for scumbag thieves. just sayin.

    Otherwise, thats a cool find... you just never know what's hidden away in places.


  5. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    That property looks condemned you would propaply have better luck talking to the local cops
  6. That's cool as shit! I always try to look into those old building like that, you never know what you might find, that's really cool.
  7. chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 196

    from Australia

    oh man - thats gonna get swooped on now!
  8. bizcoupeguy
    Joined: Jun 21, 2003
    Posts: 220


    gettin' all mavericky with the camera and recon. i agree with 69 fury on his suggestion.
  9. crapshoot
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 690


    to do this the right way . find the courthouse. and then go to the planing and zoning dept.
    ask them to see a plat book. on that book it should show who owns that property then write it down. then do a public search of that info you got. then contact them.
  10. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


    Why not try the phone# on the building?
  11. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,683


    Whats the little blue car in the back left corner?
  12. Road Oiler
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 146

    Road Oiler

    Looks like more than just one car inside. Probably three or four. There is a flatty in the foreground, most likely others as well. Nice find. I'd go to the court house or police station and ask a few questions, don't hurt to try....might get lucky.
  13. maverick
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 38


    This is extremaly rual Montana. This little town has mabe five buildings and this was one of them. There are no cops as they are not needed because every one has the right to shoot and ask later if you look like your doing something wrong! Everyone saw what I was doing and waved as long as pictures was all I was doing. Doubt anyone would get a chance to take with out approval.

    A lot of cool stuff up here though and if I find more Ill post.
  14. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,226

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Bitchin discovery! looks like the roof is caving in on everything. Hope you can make a deal before it completely caves.
    Can anyone I.D.the car? Grille shape looks maybe about a 30 Buick? Reminiscent of Packard too.
    I would love to walk through that shop. Could be a goldmine of parts and memorabilia in there.
  15. skoh73
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,553


    If you do end up getting permission to after some of that stuff, take extreme care not to bring the rest of that joint down while you're in there! Make sure you have people there with you, and maybe let the authorities know just in case.
  16. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,036

    from California

    """"Can anyone I.D.the car? Grille shape looks maybe about a 30 Buick? Reminiscent of Packard too.""""

    according to my "American Car Spotters Guide 1920-1939" published in 1975, Buicks of that era did not have the headlights on a bar like that. they had brackets that went straight down to the frame. haven't found anything else so far but it's kind of a shitty book.
  17. Mattbee
    Joined: Feb 5, 2010
    Posts: 990


    Sweet find! That car in there will look awesome if somebody saves it. Are those old posters in the top left corner of the third picture?
    Joined: Oct 25, 2008
    Posts: 228

    from IL

    Looks like a Volare or something of the like
  19. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,799


    The blue car is a 74-5 Pinto
  20. HotRodMetal
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 167

    from USA

    cool pics. local tax assesor could help with a name of the owner. worth a shot.
  21. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,899

    from Norcal

    Really need to find out if that stuff can be bought. Hit the closest coffee shop and I am sure someone there will know what the scoop is on it.Acocrding to what you stated about the town being that small.
  22. Well then it would be a STAR.
  23. My first guess when I saw the pics was late twenties or early thirties Packard. You said you were hot rod-less. Well, this could be your chance to pick up a cheap one.
  24. That's some sweet looking hammered tin coming down off the ceiling. OMG, I've been watching way too much HGTV:eek::D:D
    seriously, I too think it may be a Packard.
  25. You might consider an early Cadillac,,,Look closely at the flathead
    sitting in front of it....exhaust coming up by the side of intake,,location of generator,, My 2 cents
  26. rschilp
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 677


    At least 4 cars and 2 engines.. worth looking into more. And Caddilac seems to make sense.. wonder how far back that engine goes behind the tires v8 or v12?

    Maverick, if you don't go after these let someone else here know (local anyone?) so we can save those cars before the next snow storm collapses that building onto those cars.
  27. _charles_
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 305

    from Tampa, Fl

    Yeah, showing that first picture of the garage may not have been a great idea. It only took me 20 minutes to figure out that the garage in Plevna, Montana @ an intersaction with Road 474, heading towrds or on US Highway 12. Plevna sits in Fallon county, and has 63 residents with a median income of a family was $33,333 year.

    the phone number would be 406-772-5647
    The owner of the garage was Henry Losing, who is married to Magdalena Ehret and have 4 children, Carol, Robert, Darrell, and Sharon.

    Brenda Wood is the County clerk and recorder for fallon county, and can be reached at 406-778-4106 M-F 8am-5pm.

    you can see the garage down the street.

    And I am in Florida right now.
  28. _charles_
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 305

    from Tampa, Fl

    BTW, I love mysteries.
  29. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,864


    Impressive Charles, BUT... what color underwear do I have on today?

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