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MASSIVE HOARD OF BARN FIND MUSCLE MUSTANG, FORD & SHELBY

MASSIVE HOARD OF BARN FIND MUSCLE MUSTANG, FORD & SHELBY
okay you guys want to see a bunch of

barn

find

s well they're inside this building signature Otto it's about five miles east of the Columbus Ohio Airport yeah it's a restoration place but the owner Rick Parker also collects cars he got into the business as an enthusiast the cars he likes are

muscle

d

Mustang

s and

Ford

s there you see some right there in that little poster those happen to be all my pictures I've done a lot of features here but I've done even more

barn

find

s like
massive hoard of barn find muscle mustang ford shelby
this

Mustang

believe it or not is a

barn

find

all I did was clean it up we're gonna show you all these cars now this is a showroom where anybody can go in but once you get back to the shop back here now that's a Pinto there's a story to that but we get back to shop here there's a boss 429 on the left but there's also a bunch of cars back over there were going to show you now there's Larry Markham carrying that bumper he's the head restoration specialist here he's
been 19 years with since rato also known as boss cars calm oh look at there there's there's a fine there's a cool car tell you about that in a minute but coming up to the counter here there's Rick Parker on that stool talking with Larry and well I'll let Rick take you around and he'll show you all these

barn

find

s and what this place is about this is a lobby area this is a original 66 K code coupe that you did a rare

find

on in 2003 gentleman bought it brand new and put
it away in the early 70s now the only thing we did was clean it up and put it in the showroom here when we moved in over here is my wife Jackie she handles all the day-to-day operations hi guys she's in there job okay and then through here this takes us back to where we do our restoration and our car collecting here of all things is a 72 Pinto that we purchased I rode around in one in high school so I thought be nice to have a an original car nobody's cut up or rusted to the ground yet
and then on this side is some of the original

Ford

auto light parts that we collect through the years this is a lot of these things you would have solved the dealership back in the 60s and 70s and then coming to the back of the shop this car here is a very special car this is a car that my wife and I we've had 30-some years it's a 11,200 mile original boss 429 it's never been painted we've tried to keep it original through the years it's not restored and then this boss 429 is
a early 69 I was around this car as a young man my father knew the owners of it they drag raced it I found it brought it back to life as a cool street car this is a an old Hurst display that my father had in his auto parts store it showed how the Hurst shifters would work and how reliable they were compared to a original shifter over here is just a Firestone display with some tires and then we start back to some of the specialty cars and some of the

barn

find

s this is a k-code coupe that we
found about 20 years ago brought it back to life it's a sixty four and a half red car with the factory red and white interior and then behind you here is a 66

Shelby

gt350 hertz car we call this my wife's car it's a very special car to us this is an original 20 thousand mile boss 302 that I've had about 19 years the car next to it is a dark moss green 67 GT 350 four-speed

Shelby

this is a candy apple red 69 Mach 1 this is a drag pack car Super Cobra Jet it's for speed and
it's a 430 gear car behind it as a clip so coral 69 boss 302 it was in one of your magazines about 12 years ago it's numbers-matching 4-speed deluxe interior tilt wheel of fun car to be in this is a dark moss green 67 gt500 that we restored about seven years ago it's a 428 two four-barrel automatic car over here is a very special car this is a 70 sport roof very plain and simple not a Mach 1 but it's 428 Super Cobra jet 430 gear built in San Jose California this is a 69 winter
blue 428 GT it's one a blue with blue interior we restored this approximately four or five years ago this here is a car that we just did some paint work on it's a 71 boss 351 yellow black interior for speed and right behind you here is a very special car this is a 70 Cobra Jet 4-speed convertible very low production numbers matching we restored this about eight years ago but it's 428 four-speed ram air and a convertible this is a favorite car of mine here this is 70 it's white
ivory yellow with ginger interior but it's a 351 Cleveland 4-speed with air so fun car to run around in this is a 69 Cobra jet triple black convertible that we restored probably 23 24 years ago and behind you is a gt500 68 kr

Shelby

convertible it's candy apple red black interior but this is a four-speed car with factory air-conditioned very rare car very desirable

Shelby

this is one that needs a little bit of lovin this is also a kr gt500 convertible this car is lime green and it's
a four-speed car this car here is a 69 428 Cobra Jet ram air force P but it's a GT and it is Indian fire we just finished this about 1011 months ago this is a car you did a rare

find

on approximately a year and a half ago it came out of an air compressor room in Pittsburgh it's a candy apple red gt500 four-speed but it's not a K or

Shelby

it's a low-mileage car that's set most of its life and this car here come out of Iowa it's a 70 gt500 four-speed it's blue now but
massive hoard of barn find muscle mustang ford shelby
the original color as grabber orange with white interior just waiting on but when we get time to restore this car and the last car here this is a range heritage it a rare

find

on several years ago but it's 429 Ramy are factory for speed and it's a 70 Ranchero the car on the other side of the wall here it's a factory black 69 boss 429 it's KK number 12 29 very early we've been collecting part for it and we're close to starting on that autumn available and the last car in
the row is a 71 J code 429 Mach 1 it's windle's and white with ginger interior but it's a factory ram-air car highly optioned with factory air conditioning so Rick is this just your private collection or some of these cars for sale lotta more

barn

find

s what's the situation with this collection well we have a little bit of personal but the personal collection can change day to day depending on what we

find

obviously you've seen we have quite a few

barn

find

s our goal with
those cars are to get them in line and restore them someday and then a lot of these cars we do sell we take trades but we basically stick with just the

Ford

either the

Mustang

is very popular or at Reno or a Fairlane but no Chevrolet's no Camaros no Corvettes were just 100%

Ford

and then you have a lot of parts - we have a lot of parts which will we can go that way now if you'd like this is one of our storage rooms we try to keep things organized from rear ends to cylinder heads to
interior pieces yeah and in our business we're probably our best customer so by having all the extra parts and a lot of the original parts we can always make a car better meaning take a bad part off put a better part off okay what are you having here if we can this might be the best shot here we keep we try to keep everywhere impossible from 9 inch to 8 inch to 28 spline to 31 spline we keep numerous engine blocks from Boss 302s to 428 to 429 s we try to keep every dated cylinder head
possible anytime we're at want meat or a flea market if we can buy something to better a car we do obviously you end up with extra parts and we just try to keep it organized this is the 67 GT fastback it's a factory s-code car which it s code would be a 390 and we're getting ready to start on it got cut apart because of the rust and now we're going to bring it back to life behind it is a 63 Fairlane we purchased down in Tennessee it's a factory black car but it's a cake
code which would be 289 high-performance for speed and if you can Majan this in black this will be a real pretty car and this is my this is a lime-green 70 boss 302 that we had dipped and put in primer and we're close to starting the restoration on it another bet all these things and so long around here you never know what car we might buy next that needs a right dated engine for it like what's this engine here this is just a basic 302 2 barrel the engine in front of it if that engine
goes in a 70

Shelby

gt350 it's a 351 Windsor well here we just have some exhaust that just came off the car hate to throw it away hopefully somebody can use it and then under there you'll see Cobra jet blocks 428 Wall Street two blocks boss 429 and a variety of some 289 cylinder heads extra dash pieces extra console pieces again we're in a business where we can't throw anything away so this is your car collection what about the rest of the shop what do you got well let's go
this way this here is a 1974

Mustang

two pro stock car that was raced back in the 70s campaigned it has a boss 351 engine in it kind of something neat to look at if you're old school remember the drag racing days it's a 2,200 mile car that was used for testing back in the 60s it's kind of neat the way it is it's old-school stuff we've been restored this back here is a 68

shelby

gt350 convertible factory black factory four-speed that we just had the engine now serviced it
that's a custom my car no it's one of our cars and this is a 70 boss 302 when gold metallic boss 302 this was a factory W code which is a 430 gear this car was white gold metallic with ginger interior here you have a survivor a 28,000 mile grabber orange boss 302 over here is a factory well it's a grabber blue boss 429 that belonged to a friend of mine that passed away and he modified it back in the 70s not a practical street again old-school this is a 70 light blue boss 302 that
we're doing some final detail on getting it ready for a show and then here is a grabber bull which is a great color for Boss 302s this is a 70 grabber blue car that just come out of one of our paint shops about now it's starting to go together starting to look like a car the dashes don't - is going together this suspension you can see the engine is now in the car and then this is a survivor boss 302 original payment lime-green hershey pennsylvania who just your car then yeah yes yes
massive hoard of barn find muscle mustang ford shelby
and then going over this way some detail make things more correct and service it took the interior out of it carpet out of it had to

find

a dated windshield for it so it's on the verge of coming back to life and this car here is a friend's car this is a 70 you know with air conditioning and starting the procedure on restoration and this is the Benz for these cars since everybody has about 35 bins you mean everybody has every car takes 25 beams for the party oh yeah every car that's
apart takes approximately 35 bins Jerry we're gonna introduce you to Blake Blake is a smart young tape technician I think like what are you doing I do more just general assembly on vehicles you know disassembly and assembly the car will come in like this Marc came in and we disassembled it you know getting all ready for blasting and paint and then we sent it off to go get blasted and painted and then this is what it looks like when it comes back and I'm just in the process of putting it
back together doing this is Sean Jones very good at detail I'm working on this 70 boss 302 I'm trying to

find

the correct fan spacer right now okay so how much of the work are you gonna do you mean simply what are you gonna do to it overall I'm gonna do full assembly on this one and just came back from the body shop a week or two ago and we've got a pretty good jump on it but it's coming together nicely Oh Dave one of our workers that had to run down to the chrome shop he
processes every nut and bolt here and then sends it out and have them plated with the phosphate to the care to the yellow zinc so this is all original hardware somebody's given us and then if you go this way you can see most of the phosphate suspension so it doesn't stop us from going forward with a project this would be your cat claiming and then get in here you see for didn't use a lot of yellow st. the yellow colors but you can see things like your seatbelt bolts your hood bumpers
rear-end nuts here's four shocks for that boss you can see the shocks are gloss black the Front's were identified by a white Merrick and the rear as well by an orange mark for the workers and those will end up on this car hopefully by the end of the day every part that comes off this car somebody has to deal with it meaning if it's a nut or a bolt it has to be clean bad go to the platers but everything a decision has to be made for the car and for the customer now how many of these
cars that are restore to yours and how many of my customers what's the ratio probably in here today probably 70% 70% are for me in the business and probably 30% of customers cars they're going at the moment but we also have a lot of cars that aren't here at the present time we have I think eight or nine at the paint shop at the moment so it's a constant you know we pick up one we drop off when we pick up when we drop look one it's like an hour adult game a monkey move up and
then they'll go in here well this is where after all of the machine work is done this is where we'll do the final assembly on the engines and the final details this is a 66 to 89 hypo for 66

Shelby

that is coming out of the paint shop very soon this engine here we just finished this is a 71 boss 351 the car is close to coming out the paint shop just and then this is a 69 boss 429 that we struggling to take apart to get ready to go to the machine shop to see if it needs board new Pistons
camshaft etc and then this is a 70 boss 302 that I just assembled so now we're getting ready to put the cylinder heads on the oil pan on but the pistons are in crank shafts and so it's starting its procedure this is taking us back up to the office but here's one of our rooms that we use this was an office and we used to store a lot of our parts in we have just about every carburetor you can imagine for a

Ford

we try to keep anything and everything in stock we keep almost every fuel
pump that's dated to the cars the same way with all the distributor's extra carburetor parts just anything here's extra air cleaners and shakers and things that we use in our daily business Jerry this is going into our luncheon we did a Hearst wall first was very popular in the 70s very colorful and then this is where the fellows come in this is where they'll eat lunch it's a full kitchen so obviously it gets them away from the shop and we can have meetings in here and talk
about our workload and what's going to get done and schedule we need to do it in this bin here is Larry's office there's Larry pipe two minutes Larry talk to us what are you working on now Larry oh that 70 Mach one around the corner we're putting the DePorter together for it we went through and looked at what all the customer had and then what can be used what can't be used and then take that and place an order what's an X on that part what is it suddenly covered jet Mach
one with air that's like a medium bright blue metallic what goes around the corner just come back to the paint how long you been here forever since we started the business 19 years ago all this years through here with back where Jackie's office is down through here this is kind of our wall of fame hopefully you recognize most these articles you you took the pictures and you wrote wrote the articles here is a good example here's the 68

Shelby

that we just talked about on the other
side of the building it's a rare

find

already cool again some of the articles you've done through the years there's the 429 Ranchero back here that you just took pictures of here's a Mach 1 that you did a story on that when the process of redoing original car this is a from my wait is that car out there that cars out back yes we just pulled the engine out of it oh it's it's outside yes it's outside at the moment we'll go looking okay this is a promotional boss 302
that you just solved the engine for in the engine room where are we now well Jerry we're outside we're moving cars around today cuz we got an on rain day this careers special to my heart this belonged to up and he was a Xerox copy repairman but it's a original paint 70 MOC and it's a 428 drag pack so can you imagine working out the trunk of that instead of a minivan maybe and in this car here this is a 67

Shelby

gt350 forced me I was around this car out of high school it was
painted gold in that car lot it's a lot of fun cuz it's a small-block and I just bought this car this is a survivor wallstreet 51 but it's pewter with red interior so it's a perfect Ohio State car and then I just purchased this yellow boss we just got it running got the motor back together but this is a 69 yellow 302 black interior and this is a nice mock one here this is a survivor a thirty thousand mile 351 a wall maroon just a fun car to run around town in but again and then I
know you saw the blue Mach one on the wall in there though you did the rear

find

article on that cars outside we just pulled the engine out of it and we went through the force because it's it most of its life so our goal with this car is to do some repaired areas brackets bumper and their heater delete this will help finish our cake code 63 for the lane you saw on the other side and then this is a car this is a medium chestnut Boss 302 with ginger blazer interior kind of a neat combination
different anyway well like a car like that some people look at that

Mustang

convertible as an ugly car I look at it as a blank canvas that can be a great car in about a year or so because we don't get lucky to be able to start with something like this I started cuz I love the cars and I started tinkering with cars at home that led into helping friends on engines and interior and in making things correct going to car shows and then opened it a small business had about 1,500 square feet and in
a year and a half later that went to 3200 then it went to forty eight hundred and seven thousand and eleven thousand now we're twenty seven thousand square feet you