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Old 08-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #166
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A year or so ago, an aquaintance of my sister's boyfriend (who became her husband last weekend), had a bike in a million pieces in his shop. He told Tom, you get this thing put together and running, and I'll give you this extra bike I have sitting in there too.

He did, and got this 1970 CB350. 4000 miles. It's pretty fun to ride too, I almost told my sister I was riding that thing home from Denver.

Almost.





I have the identical bike in Green. Also a "Barn find" in a way.

Belonged to my fathers friend who bought it new in '71

He passed away in 73 and the bike was "barned" since then.

I got it in '02 for $500 with a tick over 4k on the clock

Had to "kreem" the tank, replace the fuel lines and battery but it starts/runs. Needs a good tune up.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #167
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I went ahead and bought The Hemi in the Barn and The Cobra in the Barn. I rxd the hemi (the #2 book) tonight and turns out to be real easy reading -- perfect for a scooter riding jackass dolt like me. Each story is distilled down to about 8 pages, with just enough pictures to keep me interested.

Hard back with cover. Amazon.

Recommended.

Thanks for the book-intel other poster person!



BTW --- a lot of these classic barn find bikes make me like to check in with this guy every quarter or so... http://www.classicjapanesemotorcycle...or%20sale.html

Vroom Vroom!

edited to show the book...

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Old 08-25-2009, 05:45 PM   #168
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I went ahead and bought The Hemi in the Barn and The Cobra in the Barn. I rxd the hemi (the #2 book) tonight and turns out to be real easy reading -- perfect for a scooter riding jackass dolt like me. Each story is distilled down to about 8 pages, with just enough pictures to keep me interested.

Hard back with cover. Amazon.

Recommended.

Thanks for the book-intel other poster person!



BTW --- a lot of these classic barn find bikes make me like to check in with this guy every quarter or so... http://www.classicjapanesemotorcycle...or%20sale.html

Vroom Vroom!

edited to show the book...

Tom Cotter is working on his next book - The Vincent in the Barn - should be interesting when it comes out.

He also released a book on Dean Jeffries earlier this year - a great book on one of the top customizers of the fifties and sixties.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #169
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In 1981 I bought a 65 Mustang GT that sat in the back of a guys garage since 71. $1800.00 for the car and a pick-up load of parts. PO was a Ford Parts rep and instead of the parts going back to Ford's warehouse they went to his. There were Shelby parts new in the box. It was the most Bitching car that I have ever owned. Sadly it became an accordion when I was 19. If I can find a few pictures I'll post em up, but sadly there are only a few in a box somewhere.








Ouch! Obviously you came out of that but what shape were you in?


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Old 10-14-2009, 04:39 AM   #170
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I just talked with a friend of mine. I had toured his father-in-law's "collection" of old cars/projects a few years ago, and was drawn to a '62 Galaxie convertible with a 406 tri-power. It's not an original 406 car, and it needs lots of work, but there is a potential there for a great car. I've always had a soft spot for Galaxie converts.

Of course, life has been busy, and I hadn't talked with my friend for some time. FIL passed away, and there was very little interest in the Galaxie. It's now gone.

"Didn't your dad tell you? I let him know it was for sale." Oh well.

On the bright side, my friend ended up with a beautiful (for an Edsel) Edsel Citation convertible which him and his wife are restoring.

I guess it's a little big for the typical single garage in their newer home, though.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:49 AM   #171
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great thread, more barn finds please!

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:04 AM   #172
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No. It is my dad!

He has a partially restored (and being kept in a locked shed) 1956 Chevy Bel Air hard top covertible.

He has a woody truck, a fiero, and some other shit I can't keep up with. He also has a pontoon boat and who the fuck knows what else he has?

All projects, all pretty solid condition...all unfinished.
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I'm shocked.
Shocked that they're locked in a shed and not in the front lawn?
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #173
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:09 PM   #174
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Barn "finds", sort of: Brothers friend had a brand new '69 Honda CB750 K0, & everyone drooled over this. He chopped it, I thought, why? what a waste. Went and got seriously, savagely wounded, in Vietnam - the bike sat in the garage nearby. No one thought he'd ever ride again (or for awhile live). In my craven teen ways I coveted that bike, how to unchop a bike, and wondered...but even a self interested punk ass kid like me couldn't propose that. His father sold it, but he lived.

A few years later my friend and I came upon someone who lived nearby with a dead two year old '72 Fiat 128. Friend is a real fast talker and convinced him the timing chain went (common problem) and it was toast. $50 later it was "ours" ($5 for a new distributor cap). We celebrated with an impromptu surf trip to Baja. Friend is not only a fast talker he's always "right"...against my protestations I told him it wasn't safe to drive at night in Mexico. What was I going to do, it was "his car". We hit the Mexican version of the Holstein pictured earlier. Totaled the car and we had a real scare getting out of the country.

Fast forward several years (circa 1983) same fast talking friend convinces some people at an estate auction in Montecito, CA (rich town with tons of very elderly people, a gold mine for great finds by the way) to let us buy the two "junk cars" before the auction. For $300 we got two early 60's Fiat 600's, not pristine, but the condition is we clean out the rest of the garage. Agreed. Mostly junk, but there were 3 scooters, two early 60's Vespa's and a Lambretta, got them all to run pretty easily, including the twin Fiats. Also, in a wooden box, was a brand new pickled engine for one of the Fiats (one of which had the Innconeti/Abarth (sp?) stuff on it). Thankfully we never hit a cow in those cars.

In 1990 while at a local dump tossing stuff out of a truck I see I am throwing it on a very clean Guzzi Eldo only missing the front wheel. I tried to figure a way to get it on the truck, sneaky like, but couldn't. No matter what I said I couldn't get the dump people to let me take it home. I was 400 miles from the fast talker friend...

Seems the bargains and treasures are harder to come by. And I never knew why whatever finds I came across were all Italian. But, in '83 I knew there was a guy who had literally dozens of old Volvo's on some land in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, he never wanted to sell of course...he's an old(er?) man by now, but you never know...does Google earth have the resolution?
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #175
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I'm lookin for a 33 Ford to replicate the one my dad had as a teen.

Any leads?

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:04 PM   #176
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How 'bout a dump find:



A few years ago my son and I were taking a load of crap to the dump. This pulls up next to us in the back of a trailer under a pile of trash and junk. Didn't think much about it until the guy starts rolling it off to leave it behind. Obviously, it went home with us that day.
People put ads on craigslist saying "we buy old dirt bikes" and get good finds like yours pretty cheap. There is always some one who thinks an old bike is a POS and just wants it out of there.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #177
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This is getting udderly ridiculous.
It'll never be roadworthy. It's missing both horns.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #178
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:26 PM   #179
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Whey! That thing will Moooove when it wants to.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:54 AM   #180
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butter stop its getting deep!

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