we found an F100 on our ranch while flying over in a chopper. Considering it's been out in a pasture for some time it looks to be in pretty decent condition. The windshield is still intact. Wood paneling in the bed is gone however as are the tires. Anybody looking to restore one of these guys?
Philip I would be more than happy to come trailer that pitiful eyesore off of your property, in fact I wouldn't even charge you for the service. =D
As a guy who lives in a traditional "neighborhood", the notion of finding a vehicle on my property, that I had no previous knowledge of, kind of blows my mind.
Jerry: Just wait. I got all excited the other day, I found a "barn find" 1911 touring that looked like it was lost for years. Then I remembered it was my barn. Dan
Hey Jerry, it's not impossible to find something on one's property that is unknown to the owner.
My brother bought a large (several thousand acre) ranch, north of Del Rio, Texas and it had an early TT with solid rubber rear tires on it, in restorable condition.
My sister and brother-in-law bought a 1500 acre ranch, north of Uvalde, Texas and there was a 20's era Whippit chassis on it.
Finally, (not kin to me) a local man bought a small farm in the Texas German/Czech settled area of central Texas, about 100 miles west of where he and I are from. On it, in a barn, was a 24 TT truck and a 25 T touring car. The owner's estate was selling the property, mainly for the land and the house that were on it. As the prospective buyer and wife were being shown the property by a realtor, it was mentioned that everything went with the sale, and that there was an "old car and truck" in the old barn.
Hey, Dan, any interest in unloading that 1911 barn find????
Yep, I pity anyone who has to go to the bother of flying in a helicopter just to find where things are mislaid on his property.
I have a 5 acre spread out here and my wife can tell me just where anything is, even when I don't want to know!
I'm on 10 acres, and there's spots I've never gone here--to many rocks, manzanita, poison oak & rattlesnakes!
The only " flying " I get to do is unintentional & usually involves a motor vehicle accident not of my fault ....
You lucky dog ...
I am already waist deep in a 50 f1 I would try selling it online on the ford barn
Found out that one nice thing about a 50's F1, is the steering box can be modified to fit exactly in place of a model A steering box. Some guy in CA does 'em. Can't remember his name but still have the papers in the workshop mess in the basement. I bought one from him for my model A, as when I opened it up to clean it up and rebuild the original, discovered it had a nice crack in the housing. Wasn't taking any chances on that one. His "new" one fit up easily and works great.
nice reading your commentary this morning folks, ha.......yep, there's all kinds of stuff out on the land if you get out there and walk......make new discoveries weekly on this place. as far as the helicopter goes we do "fly-overs" with Fish and Wildlife, etc. to "manage" feral hogs. finding the truck was a "bonus" to the job of terminating feral swine! Seth, maybe we should speak over the phone Jerry, when not on the family ranch near Del Rio and I to go back to "my traditional neighborhood"......worlds apart!
Well, you smaller parcel guys need to take your drones out more often
We have 12 acres and the neighbor behind us had a little automotive grave yard in the woods. Axles, frames, even some type of body from the '20's-'30's. The body disappeared within the last couple of years. Many old farms here in Ohio have that treeline scrap pile from long ago.