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Old 11-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #211
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and these are in my uncle's garage....will he ever part with them though????....I think never....














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Old 11-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #212
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That's a damn shame!

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Old 11-01-2009, 08:52 PM   #213
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I tried to save them...he just can't let go yet I guess......someday.....I actually have a great place to put them myself....
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:31 AM   #214
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5 barns FULL 'o stuff!

I'd known this old boy for 30 years, and I knew he had a lot of stuff. But until he passed away, even his kids didn't know the Full Extent of it! ("We found another barn back on the hill that we didn't know about!!")

The family is wanting me to help them price & sell most of the cars (sorry, NO motorcycles), and then to hook them up w/ my uncle the antiques/junk dealer to sell off much of the rest.

This is the one I might buy. 1956 Packard Clipper 2-door hardtop. I'd just get it runnin', & Rat Rod it. Unfortunately it ain't worth restoring.







Also in the barns; 1950 Dodge pickup & a 1960 Rambler convertible, both in VERY good shape. A '70s Spitfire. And a 1930 Packard 740 Phaeton! (partially disassembled but almost all there).
Plus 4-5 other 1950's Packards, a '59 Mercedes, etc., etc., just sitting in the field (scrap/parts cars).

More pix to come.... in 6-8 weeks.... AFTER my leg heals! I fell on the ice and broke it the other day.

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BTW; I am now the proud owner of his 1863 Springfield Rifle. I'd always admired it.

RIP Tom. The world has lost one FINE Irishman!
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:49 AM   #215
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Hi Everyone

I thought I would contribute to the thread with my latest barn find.


Hidden for twenty seven years.




1964 Mercury Marauder. Factory 390 4V Interceptor.







Remarkably, all floor plans are completely solid. As is the frame, including all mounting points.


Frame rails. Dirty, but solid.


390 4V Interceptor. The gold valve covers and air cleaner long since covered with dust and oil. The engine turns by hand, and the mileage is actual at just over 70 000.



Body off restoration begins next year.



Terry
wow, nice find. my first car was a 65' Montclair Marauder.
Like this but yellow and no fender skirts


It had the 390. Strong powerplant but the tranny had lots of leak issues.
post progress on restore.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:59 AM   #216
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This was found at Stanford University where it sat for about 15 years. Since Stanford is nicknamed "The Farm" and my friend who dragged it home lives in a converted barn, I think it qualifies.

here is a partial before photo.


This is after I cleaned it up and titled it. Just some rust removal, carb cleaning oil change and valve adjustment.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:13 PM   #217
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Sense of humor is fine. Tell me 10 jokes about Arkansas and I will probably laugh right along. Tell me 1,000.....

If I saw other states getting the ribbing as frequently, I wouldn't mind. But more often than not, if someone is cracking a joke about how backward a state is, the punchline is Arkansas. There is a high likelihood they have never been here, have no idea what the state is really like, and would rather just remain ignorant, yet somehow otherwise consider themselves enlightened individuals.

Ah well, rant over. Like spitting into the ocean. It won't make a bit of difference.


I live in South Carolina and I understand completely.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:19 PM   #218
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South Carolina, Arkansas, what's the difference? Just be thankful you aren't Alabama or West Virginia.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #219
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Spotted in Tygh Valley this weekend.



Not in a barn, but close to one

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:14 PM   #220
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There used to be a fellow just south of Altus, Oklahoma, that had a few acres of old iron..'40's, 50's and 60's, a few '70's model cars and trucks. It all sat there.....and sat there......and sat there. He wouldn't sell anything, would run you off if you stopped to ask or inquire. Never could figure out just what he wanted to accomplish by that. Eventually, he died or was put in a home or something. His son commenced to sell it all off, but by that time it was all pretty worthless, rusted, unsalvageable junk. I think there were a few gems to still be had, but the rest pretty much got sold as scrap metal. There was a late 60's Plymouth musclecar that had a tree that grew up through it!

Damned waste. Just can't figure folks like that.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:22 PM   #221
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57 abarth I found it, my dad bought it, and now after 25 years...



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Old 01-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #222
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same barn
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:37 PM   #223
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are you shitting me? That oughta be a fucking crime.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #224
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are you shitting me? That oughta be a fucking crime.
better not give me the uncle's address or there WILL be a crime committed.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #225
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the sickness runs in the family, my uncles barn

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