Barn Find Chevy

Got a project that you are working on that is not a tractor? Maybe a barn to hold your tractors or just fun stuff like woodworking, glass, tools, sheds, gardens, custom implements, etc., this is the place to talk about it.

Moderator: Team Cub

Harold R
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 3268
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:54 pm
Zip Code: 71203
Tractors Owned: 1948,50,55, and 56 Farmall Cubs
1969 International Cub, and they're all running, working tractors.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Louisiana

Barn Find Chevy

Postby Harold R » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:56 pm

I'd been hagling with this fellow for a couple of years over this car. He originally approached me, but after a casual look at it, I felt it wasnt worth the asking price. So the dance began. Back and forth......for two years. A couple of weeks ago he called, said come get it......just bring whatever I felt it was worth. :shock: I think his wife wanted it gone.....but whatever motivated him......I didn't give him a chance to change his mind. It appears the car hasn't been driven since 1985, but it's all there, number matching. It's a '73. Not my prime choice, but should make for a nice redo. I plan on some engine mods, and a color change.......but mostly going back to it's original state. I had to trailer it home of course, but I'm sure our friend Mike O'Rourke would be relieved.......since he ended up towing my last, " you can drive it home" Chevy project. :lol:
Image

If I told you it had a rats nest under the hood that totally covered the motor, you might think I was kidding......
Image
I was able to blast most of it away with a pressure washer and allow this little jewel to see the light of day for the first time in probably 20 years.
Image
I already have what was left of the interior, out of the car......hopefully within the next month or so will have the body off. Will post pics along this journey if there's interest. I do still tinker with the cubs......but they're all running pretty good right now......nothing to do but enjoy them. :)

User avatar
Barnyard
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 20558
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:39 pm
Zip Code: 45030
Tractors Owned: At This Time
40 Farmall Cubs (Round Hood)
2 Farmall Cub (Square Hood)
2 IH Cubs (Square Hood)
5 Lo-Boys (Round Hood)
2 Lo-Boys (Square Hood)
2 Farmall 404's
1 Farmall H
1 Ferguson 20
1 Cub Cadet 125
1 Kubota B-7100
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, New Haven (Hamilton County)

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Barnyard » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:11 pm

Nice find! It makes you wonder why a car like that was only driven 12 years and then parked for another 30 just to waste away.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -

Circle of Safety

User avatar
Bill Hudson
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 7872
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:50 am
Zip Code: 44057
Tractors Owned: 57 F-Cub - Dad & Mom's Cub
57 Lo-Boy
52 F-Cub
49 F-Cub
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Madison

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:19 pm

Harold,

Looks like a good project.

Bill
"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist

User avatar
tmays
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 2313
Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 8:59 pm
Zip Code: 39180
Tractors Owned: 1948 Allis Chalmers G
1947 Cub
1952 Cub

154 Cub LoBoy
Location: Vicksburg, MS

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby tmays » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:32 pm

Looking forward to seeing it make it's journey back to the way it should be :-)
Thomas

User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 12713
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:52 pm

You gonna have it finished by Deep South? :D
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

Image
Proud Member of Maryland Chapter 39

User avatar
Mr E
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 5706
Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:48 am
Zip Code: 32460
eBay ID: noles1432460
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: FL, Sneads

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Mr E » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:43 pm

Don McCombs wrote:You gonna have it finished by Deep South? :D



Bring it over. Ole Foose and me wanna ride!
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

Image. Circle of Safety

Roy Edenfield
Deep South CubFest #9
February 16 & 17, 2018

Harold R
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 3268
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:54 pm
Zip Code: 71203
Tractors Owned: 1948,50,55, and 56 Farmall Cubs
1969 International Cub, and they're all running, working tractors.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Louisiana

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Harold R » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:29 pm

Nice find! It makes you wonder why a car like that was only driven 12 years and then parked for another 30 just to waste away.

Thanks. What I was told, it was bought new in east Texas by a guy in the military. After a few years he was transfered to a base in California, and decided to leave it with his folks instead driving it all they way out there. Once out there, he got married, started a family, and just lost interest in it. (Seems like the oil embargo hit about that time). Ended up having his Dad sell it. However, I have no way of verifying if that's the story or not.

You gonna have it finished by Deep South?

:lol: Maybe DSCF 2017. :lol:

Bring it over. Ole Foose and me wanna ride!

I don't know Mr. E, if you can get Mr. Billy Ray to use his influence and get that road paved. :lol:

redfin
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 4195
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:25 pm
Zip Code: 70737
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Gonzales

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby redfin » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:08 am

Sweet find Harold R ! If it comes out anything like your last project it will be a beauty.

Bring it over. Ole Foose and me wanna ride!



About that ride Mr E ! Harold R's engine mods. are a bit spunky to put it mildly.. I think I saw a drop down oxygen mask in the last project. :D

User avatar
Jeff Silvey
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 4172
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:30 pm
Zip Code: 46055
Tractors Owned: -
1950 Demo,1956 w/ FH, 1959 w 59" mower,
Cub L-54 Blade,152 Plow
189 plow, LF 194 Plow, Woods 42" Mower,
Choremaster Garden tractors & Implements
Antique Gas engines
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IN, McCordsville

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:17 am

Very nice find. Just take your time on restoring. Enjoy it.
In my line of work
" EVERYBODY GOES HOME THE NEXT MORNING"

User avatar
Cub-Bud
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 3268
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:30 pm
Zip Code: 38658
eBay ID: Cub-Bud
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MS, Pope

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Cub-Bud » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:02 am

Hey Harold...was that a beaver lodge packed in under the hood :?: :shock:
"Never forget where it is you come from, or you may find yourself someplace you don't want to be"

Greg Norman

User avatar
Stanton
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 4196
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:56 am
Zip Code: 64070
Tractors Owned: 1942 Farmall AV, serial #87025
1945 Farmall H, serial #213,651
1947 Farmall Circle Cub, serial #2116
1948 Farmall Cub, serial #46066
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Lone Jack, MO

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Stanton » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:37 pm

I was going to say "That engine will hold water!", but when a little pressure is applied, I see it won't. Glad to see you started cleaning/removing/redoing it. Already looking better.

And yes, there's enough interest here for you to continue posting pics of your progress. So, by all means, post 'em! :D
Stanton
Image Circle of Safety

User avatar
Buzzard Wing
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 10491
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:14 pm
Zip Code: 02840
Location: RI, Newport

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:26 am

Now that's a project! At least fiberglass doesn't rust. Enjoy the ride Harold.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)

staninlowerAL
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 2668
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:34 pm
Zip Code: 36558
Tractors Owned: Cubs: (3)'49's, (1)'52, (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (1)'72 154 Number Series Loboy, '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '53 MM BG (offset), (2) '49 Avery V's, '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76 Yanmar 1500, Sears Surburban's, MTD's, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:11 am

AWESOME project!!! You can work to the tune of "RIDING WITH PVT MALONE", fits the occasion quite well methinks. Stan

BullDAWG
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:09 pm
Zip Code: 39401
Tractors Owned: 1950 Super A
1955 John Deere 60 (sold)
1950 Cub
1951 Cub
Tufline 5' disc
moldboard plow
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby BullDAWG » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:08 pm

Harold R wrote:Image

Is that an LS-4 454 I see under the hood ? (though the LS-6 all aluminum 1969 427 would be nicer LOL) Does it have the 4 speed tranny ? That will be a nice ride once your done. Show us the progress please...
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the GOVERNMENT and I'm here to HELP."
"I DON'T believe in a government that protects US from OURSELVES." R. Reagan

Harold R
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 3268
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:54 pm
Zip Code: 71203
Tractors Owned: 1948,50,55, and 56 Farmall Cubs
1969 International Cub, and they're all running, working tractors.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Louisiana

Re: Barn Find Chevy

Postby Harold R » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:16 pm

Yep, it's an LS-4, with the Turbo 400 tranny. I'll try and get some pics up later.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Projects Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BIGHOSS and 2 guests