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found some old tin on a property i was working on today

Discussion in 'The Pool Room' started by barnsey062, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    I worked out on a farm property today & after sanding the floor i decided to go for a walk while waiting for the first coat to dry, I found lots of interesting old tin, first one i came across was an A model ford.
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    there were lots of old 30's & 40's cars & trucks sitting along the creeks edge, then i came across a couple of 45 series utes ?
    this one had the chassis cut behind the cab and was fitted with some sort of pump to pump water from the creek, the body was completely rust free & the inside was mint, the speedo is showing only 37,000 miles :) there are 3 or 4 other complete 45 traybacks sitting around the farm & lots of old tractors, the farm has been in the same family for over 100 years, i am going back out to the farm in a few weeks & will take my camera with me & get some pics of all the cruisers, all the 45's out there are rust free with faded paint & very restorable, anyway i will get some better pics in a few weeks if any one is interested :)
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  2. ian.c

    ian.c Well-Known Member

    Omg , how did you get any work done mate, where is this awesome time capsule
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  3. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    I am working out in the central west of NSW, this property is about 100 kilometers inland off the main roads, its a 4700 acre property :) going to have a good look around when i go back.
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  4. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Nice :)
    More pics would be good mate.

    Are they interested in 'cleaning up' the property ?
    They could probably get some reasonable $$$ from the collector market.

    That old A #plate is probably worth hundreds (if not a grand) alone, in that original condition someone would snap it up for a classic or for the man cave.
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  5. barnsey062

    barnsey062 Well-Known Member

    yeah will get some better pics and have a better look around when i go back out in a couple of weeks, she wants another room sanded & is thinking about a barter on the A model to get it done :) the wheels for the A are in the shed & a few more body panel & spare motor also, i told her i would think about it, always wanted an A & thats a good candidate for a roadster pickup project but i'm not sure if i want to go down the path of another hot rod project, the last one i built took me 6 years lol
  6. Bush Ranger

    Bush Ranger Active Member

    I think the old NSW number plate would be worth more than the vehicle.
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  7. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    That is super cool.
    I love exploring places like that, just poking around and checking it all out, find it fascinating.

    Please more pics.
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  8. jacnden

    jacnden Well-Known Member

    About 20 years ago my dad rang a mate on the land in the Riverina and said , do you know anyone with an old car in the back paddock. I laughed but his mate said I do know some one.
    We went to visit, there were hundreds of cars, 50s built hot rods , old custom chop tops , sheds full of cars. A Wolseley hornet open wheeler used in a Grand Prix in Melbourne in the fifties.
    Anyway we drove away with a 24 Buick, almost complete . Lots of rotten wood and rust . It was a project that kept him going for another 15 years. Need up a great restoration . Sadly dads gone and more recently the Buick but there are places out there with so much if you try hard enough to find it
  9. Malicious

    Malicious Member

    If you get a chance can you measure the plate , restoring a 1922 ford TT and want to make some period correct plates

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