The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by arbs1976, Jul 8, 2008.
A nice 32 Chevy looking ready for a chop and a big motor.
1948 Ford convertible, rust free and in a million pieces. Big Project, but a nice start for me. I have had it for about 6 months and will start on the car this winter.
Here are some pix of my 50 merc coupe when I got it. Not really a barn find since it was sitting outside in the sme spot for 30 years but sure does look good in my yard It had lichens and moss growing on it like a rock. I aired up the tired changed all of the fluids, put a new battery in it an BAM I was driving it around the yard. Couldn't have been happier. Ah just like the Highlife commercial. Happy as a guy hauling a new car home on a trailer, or something like that.
picked this baby up 2 weeks ago today .. more like a field find i got it for just a couple of benjamins. and the second two pics are after 1 week. 400 small block with 3 deuces and a m21 behind it... i haven't yet put the narrower rear under it. this suckers still fresh. has all the glass except the pass window was smashed. its a rumble seat too.
Does it count if it was found in about 15 barns and the cowl was on top of a lean-to shed?
Here's the one that got away.
1931 Chevy that my grandfather used as his Jeep/hunting vehicle until the 60's when he got an actual Jeep. After that it sat in our barn until '92 or '93 when he sold it. Aside from the front fenders being all beat up and some surface rust, it was in really good shape. He and I both wish that he could've kept it for me, but he needed the money at the time and I was only 6 or 7.
Me,dad, and Harrison drug this 32 out of a basement in Knoxville last fall. Its been in storage for over 46 years. We built a new frame for it over the winter. And last week I took it for the first drive.
I been building over 30 years and never found a barn fine...how do all you guys do it...freakin amazing ... the FINDS, coming up in all these post..
I thought there was nothing left..but everyone is finding stuff
and I dont even need a full car to start a woodie project..just a grill to cowl
yea I am Jealous to say the least..lol
Found this one sitting beside a barn all overgrown
DAMN!!! Is that thing already chopped? Awesome pix guys!!!
With the exception of the Daytona, I was able to buy each of these from an actual Barn. While some of them are not over 40 years old, they still came from barns! The first is a W-30 68 442 vert with "D" heads. The next is a green 69 Daytona that is still sitting in that same spot in Strwberry Plains Tennessee, the third is a pair of Mustang convertibles (that's not me in the wife-beater tee shirt), the fourth is a 32 Ford 5 window REAL 60's hot rod (that's me in the yellow shirt), the fifth is a 28 Dodge coupe body. I've found a bunch more, but these are only the ones from actual barns. Now if we start a thread about finding them NEXT to barns, I have more of those!
If you don't mind my asking, what was the owner's reply when you tried to get the Daytona?
Dose this count ?,..... just brought it home last Saturday,... but it was in a "pole barn" for the last 25 years or so.
The answer on the 440 4bbl Daytona was "sure it's for sale... $185,000" There is a white Superbird inside the barn too. Guy is well known in Mopar circles. Goes to all of the local mopar swap meets with used parts priced about twice what they are worth.
My barn find ... January 2005
Chased the car for awhile. Been sitting inside since 1958.
Almost ready for black paint now.
a couple of my finds...
my only 2 barn finds . 31 was complete minus drive line stored about 50 yrs inside till he put it up for sale was his dads he had 3 tudors there . The 67 big block 4 spd was in a garage since 1983 when i found out about it .
I wish I could find a barn find! There ain't nothin left like that here in GA!
boy I wish I had pics to prove myself. I just recently located a guy who owns 4-5 barns. Each one is line with his 83 cars. Amongst them are big block mopars, 50 merc, a couple 59 caddys, an altered 51 henry j and a shit ton of other oldies. I looked at all of em.
I know, "everybody" "knows" a guy like this
My find... a 1958 FC, found in 2004 after being "stored" in 1969...
Heres mine after it was cleaned up.
After a summer of driving I made some good profit but now I dont have one................oh well,it just wasnt THE ONE! anyway.
As found in a storage shed, Feb 17 2008:
As it looks today:
59 parkwood that I have since traded for a 30 A tudor project.
48 Dodge/Cantrell Woodie we found a couple of years ago."Boones" Now owns it and it lives on the west coast now.
Here is mine. Last on road in 1966 in MO. Stored in barn there until the 80s. Guy I bought it from transported it to WI and then stored it in his barn until 2003 when I bought it.
Sold it to make the ex-wife go away. It went to TX, where all shoeboxes seem to end up...
i wasn't actually the one to find this in a barn....but it sat since 64
this is the garage where it was stored more recently
miss matched parts......shes no beauty queen, but shes mine now!
This was in an actual barn. Parked in 1951. A tree had grown up in front of the door. Here is a whole thread if interested:
Here's one that has been sitting in a garage for over 45 years. We just got her running last night and now fixing some of the scarrrrry stuff. I wish I were smaller so I could fit?
Here's how I found my old 29 in Canada. Not a barn, but stored in a down-town store for 30 years. Neat car on a 32 frame with early Olds power. I sold it several years ago to the original builder.
After it's a bit cleaned up, still a bunch of cleaning and fixing up jerry rigs
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