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Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327745 Thu Sep 26 2019 12:12 AM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 841
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I once called a guy who had some pole barn metal for sale and he directed me to his place to look at it .. when I got there he ask if I wanted any big barn door trim ,,and I told him I was not sure what it was ..

He took me out from his office and into a pole barn to show me what it looked like installed ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,then and there I seen 22 -1958 Chevy cars of all models ..convertables hard tops 2 door 4 door station wagons ,, 22 in all

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Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327767 Thu Sep 26 2019 01:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,388
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Shop Shark
Years ago I found a real barn find. It was when Craigslist was just getting known and I learned about it.
A family posted about a 46 Chevy 2-Ton for sale not far from us. No pictures.
So I posted on the Bolt about it and offered to go look at it for anyone.
I figured that at the price they were asking, it must be some old truck setting out along the wood line on the farm.
But a few guys asked me for more info about it, so I called and made an appointment to look at it for them.
The owner had passed away and his son met me at his Mom's farm. I met Mom and we chatted, then the son and I went up to the barn.
There setting in the corner of the barn was an original 1946 2 ton Chevy grain truck.
With out even looking it over, I said I'll take it!

Turns out, that his Dad bought it new in 1946 and they row cropped, raised cattle and hogs way back when.
It was fully loaded with radio, heater and dual wipers. Original grain bed still on it.
Door art that said, Hiate Brothers, phone F-30, Holts Summit, Mo. Tires still held air!
This is a one owner truck from 1946! No rust and in really good original shape.

So we made the deal and I would bring cash when I picked it up the next weekend.
It was cold and rainy when I went to get it. The 1946 title was signed over to me and we went to get it out of the barn so I could hook a tow bar to it.
About 12 miles of gravel roads to our house. Low and slow.
A lot of the family came out to say goodbye to the old truck that had been in the family for so long.
The kicker was, the son came out with a picture of his Dad and his two brothers standing next to it with the drivers door open. Circa 1950?
The truck looks exactly the same today. I was also able to get a picture of Mrs. Hiate, her son and nephew standing next to the door in the same position.
I made a photo album with that picture and pictures of me dragging it home.
Sadly, the last brother pasted away a few years ago and I took that album to the visitation. It was a hit. But never got it back.
All the other pictures I had are held hostage by Photobucket.
Found a picture of it at the 2009 All Truck Nationals. It was the stage all weekend.

Tired of typing, Have a good night!

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

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'46 2-Ton grain truck
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Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327782 Thu Sep 26 2019 03:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,581
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I have a car that's been in my pole shed for almost 20 years. I would suspect that whoever the next owner turns out to be might consider it a barn find.

Last fall I got an old tractor that had been put in a shed sometime in the 1990's and not moved since. There was so much stuff piled on it you could barely see it. That was a barn find, in my opinion. Got it running, and it actually runs pretty good!


'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!

Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327789 Thu Sep 26 2019 06:40 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,550
Shop Shark
I recently bought one. It's a 1968 Sunbeam Alpine. The tires were from the 1970's. I'm slowly getting it ready for the road.


When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

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Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327792 Thu Sep 26 2019 08:56 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,844
Master Gabster
My brother in law inherited 23 corvairs all different models and condition from his dad. The one he wanted to keep was to far gone. He did keep a 1964 Convertible and stores it in my extra garage each winter. He traded a 4 door for a tune-up on the 1964. I bought the transmation from an s10 for my truck and his uncle has a convertible that he took the engine out of the rear and put one in the front with a Capri rear end. He also had an Excaliber.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327832 Thu Sep 26 2019 03:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,742
Shop Shark
I found my 49 3100 in a barn: 49 Chevy
It was in a barn, over 20 yrs old, flat tires, not running, interior trashed by critters but still looked mighty pretty to me, LOL.

Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327925 Fri Sep 27 2019 03:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
Extreme Gabster
Well....I guess Old Blue no.2 may just end up classified as a barn find.
back about eight years ago I picked up an all original low mileage rust free
'54 3600.
As usual for a 60 year old vehicle, she needs her mechanical's rebuilt, which
I got started on right before our big move out here to Shangri La. I've been
putting all my spare time and coin in on the new hobby, Cyclekarts, which
is supposed to be a lot easier on the budget than restoring old Stovebolts.
After all....Old Blue no.1's body work is still only 1/2 finished and she need
to get all dressed up before no.2 get her turn.
But....I've still got another 23 years left to finish them both but one never
really knows for sure what fate has in store.
So........Old Blue no.2.......just may end up as a barn find for some young
sprout some time in 2042.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327938 Fri Sep 27 2019 05:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,119
Master Gabster

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Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327943 Fri Sep 27 2019 06:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 6,844
Master Gabster
I guess if I wanted to settle and get a Chevy car I would have another vehicle grin wink. I don't know why I am stuck on the off-brand but I was looking for it long before I bought the truck and it just fell in my lap almost.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Barn Find
2-Ton #1327947 Fri Sep 27 2019 07:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,002
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Thanks for sharing “Sweetie’s” story with us Tiny.

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‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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