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Hot Rods UPDATE: Buckeye Barn Find, AKA 1939-1940 Ford Motherlode. Sedan pics added

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flatblack 31, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Flatblack 31
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    A friend of mine called me and said 'A customer stopped by the shop and mentioned he had a bunch of 1939 and 1940 Ford cars and parts for sale, I'm not interested in them but if you want I will ride with you and we can go look at them.' (Allegedly 4 cars total) so off we go, no idea what we are heading into. An old pole barn/garage that was built in the mid-1970s with four cars and tons of parts that were put in there at the time of the build, never to be seen again.... Until we arrived.

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    What a great guy the owner was. The only caveat was.... 'You have to buy everything, I don't want to sell just one or two of the cars or just some of the parts'. So I bought it all, and the fun began.... Three fellow HAMB'ers another buddy and I started pulling stuff out of the attic and out of the cars and got ready for the haul.


    Hoods, fenders, doors, grills, radiators and a stack of garnish molding 2 foot tall.....

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    Truck and trailer full of hoods and garnish moldings.

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    Trailer and van full of fenders, doors, interior parts and radiators.

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    Then the cars! Remember the cars? Did I mention they all have titles too? Two 40' coupe's one deluxe and one standard a 40' 2 door sedan and a 39' deluxe two door sedan.

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    I'll post pictures of the sedans soon. Enjoy guys!!!
     
  2. adam401
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    Wow. Wow. Wow.
     
  3. Nice. You should do well with them, and help some others in their builds.
     
  4. chevy57dude
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    The mother lode!
    Good on ya for gettin' them.
     
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  5. Time to get that stuff back into circulation! Been sitting in one spot for too long. Should be able to help get many others get their projects back on track.
     
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  6. zombiecat
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    Very cool! Those look like some pretty solid cars for coming from the rust belt.
     
  7. mikew
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    My favorite pic of the whole excursion... "What the hell did I get myself into..."[​IMG]


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  8. jailhousebob
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    from Illinois

    Congrats ! You're living my dream.
     
  9. traffic61
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    With luck like that, I'd normally tell you to go buy a lottery ticket, but I think you've already hit the jackpot sir.
     
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  10. 40FORDPU
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    You now are the envy of all us '40 lovers..congratulations!
     
  11. oldsjoe
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    You must have a GOLDEN BUCKEYE hidden somewhere on your person! Congrats on a cool find! Joe
     
  12. partsdawg
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    Congratulations! Great to see them in the sunlight.
     
  13. xpletiv
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    *thud* ....hits the floor.
     
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  14. Yes good to see them out and will look for them on ebay like the model a hoard found about two weeks ago.....don't think his cabriolet sold this week though.
     
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  15. HOLY MACKERAL!!

    You are now the king of 40's.
     
  16. falcongeorge
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    HOLY CRAP! Can you imagine seeing this rolling down the road??!!
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  17. Flatblack 31
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    You are right my friend. Hope to get the sheet metal and trim pieces all sorted out so I can put it on here for sale to those who need them


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  18. Flatblack 31
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    That's the plan


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  20. Flatblack 31
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    They are not too bad. Fortunately they've been in there since the mid-70s


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  22. Flatblack 31
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    I wasn't really looking for anything else I have a 39 deluxe and a 40 pick up that I want to start on this winter but how could I not get them [​IMG]


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  23. Wow.......I'd love to cruise a 40 coupe.
     
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  24. Flatblack 31
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    I'm not going to put them on e-pay. After I get all of the parts organized I will put them on here and offer them to fellow HAMB'ers first.


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  25. treb11
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    Fuuuuuudddge.....
     
  26. saltflats
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    You still pinching yourself ?
     
  27. arkiehotrods
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    Congratulations! You definitely found the mother lode! I'll bet you're still grinning from ear to ear over that find! Especially cool your friend told you about it and went with you!
     
  28. Got any extra dashes???
     
  29. drylakespeedshop
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    Crazy!!!!!!!! Makes my 32 find seem mundane.......well done!

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