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Tanks a lot everybody, It was very interesting. You make my week.

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Can't help with car pix or stories but when my dad bought his farm there was an old plain boxy oak couch left behind in the barn. It sat there for 40 years while the mice ate the upholstery down to the springs. Turned out to be made by Gustave Stickley. After dad died I got $8000 cash for it. So the next time you're poking around an old barn, that rusty relic may not be the real treasure hiding there......Bob

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My latest project, Been sitting for 25 years. For those of you that have no imagination, it is a 56 Chevy Belair convertible.

 

 Roger

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Well here is the barn and some of my finds.  Actually heard of this stash of goodies over 30 years ago but couldn't get access to see in the barns.  Finally last year I knocked on the door of the almost 100 year old gentleman and asked to see his cars.  Had to plead a little bit but finally got to go up to the farm on top of a mountain in WV and see a remarkable stash of "junk"!

 

The Model T is stored in a separate barn with the loft filled with bodies.  I wasn't allowed up there.  There were probably 3 or 4 model T's with the pickup being the most complete.  I have no idea what bodies are stored upstairs.  There we several A motors just dropped off and left where they fell under the eaves of another barn along with T frames.  In the big barn was a 41 Chevy coupe and sedan along with 2 41 pickups.  They were parked in the barns and left.

 

The stalls of several buildings are piled high with old car parts.  I have enjoyed looking at the pictures and trying to identify all the parts.

 

Yes, I have asked to buy some stuff and no there is nothing for sale.  I imagine that one day when I am no where around the parts will go to the junk yard for scrap.  At least I have pictures and got to see this incredible stash!

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Even More

WOWWWWWWW. I can imagine the feeling you got when you get in there. Also when the gentlemen told you that he do not want to sell. Tanks you. This is what I like. Tanks again.

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I am working on a couple of "barn finds" at the moment. One is a Ford T coupe (first photo) and the other is a Ford T touring....I think both are 1926. Both have been owned by the same guy forever. They are both quite original and both run....

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Found this at a garage sale 3 blocks from my house last fall

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Found this at a garage sale 3 blocks from my house last fall

What kind of engine is it for? Found parts are good sensation to. Anyway, all things about cars are great to find.

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1957/58 stude golden hawk

Less than 5000 made between both years

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Thanks everyone for sharing these awesome storys and photos! It made my sleepless night a lot better.

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Here is a rare Kaiser Darrin with a hard top.

 

Not a barn find, but an old garage find.

 

THIS PHOTO IS FROM A FACEBOOK PAGE "KAISER DARRIN ENTHUSIAST", MANAGED BY TERRY TRASATTI WHO IS THE EDITOR AND MANAGER OF THE KAISER DARRIN NEWSLETTER AND REGISTRY FOR THE KAISER FRAZER OWNERS CLUB.

HE DEALS WITH OWNERS OF KAISER DARRINS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

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Here is a rare Kaiser Darrin with a hard top.

 

Not a barn find, but an old garage find.

Nick8086 is gonna drool on this one....

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My latest project, Been sitting for 25 years. For those of you that have no imagination, it is a 56 Chevy Belair convertible.

 

 Roger

That's quite an ambitious project. Not that I don't have any imagination but if it weren't for the trim holes in the door, it would be hard to tell what year Tri-5  it was. Is that all that was left after the rust was cut out?

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An empty one gallon ( 1930's ?)  gargoyle oil can and some lead nickle slugs from maybe the 40's or early 50's.

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I found this one in west Texas a fewpost-125099-0-52316600-1453572137_thumb.post-125099-0-13289500-1453572159_thumb. years ago sitting outside. Would like to have brought it home but my trailer was already full.

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Not necessarily a barn find, but I purchased in El Paso, Tx and had it brought to PA four years ago. Almost there.....

Not necessarily a barn find, but I purchased in El Paso, Tx and had it brought to PA four years ago. Almost there.....

VERY VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!!

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Found this car three weeks ago. A 1930 Pierce Arrow Series B Club Sedan. Padded leather roof with six wire wheels. Car was cut into a flower hauling truck right after the war. Parked in the 50's in very poor New England barn storage. Not much left. We picked it up last Sunday. Cut it up and parted it out over three days this week. Parts are now all on the shelf, the frame and body went to the scrap yard.

Say Ed. Does this have the right headlight bulb holders to fit Fred M's 29? 

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