Saying goodbye to the ’62 Wagon & crazy Cars in storage units | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 63 (Part 4/4)

Saying goodbye to the ’62 Wagon & crazy Cars in storage units | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 63 (Part 4/4)


(funky music)
– [Tom] Where to go?
So, we’re up here on the panhandle.
Two hours we’ll be in Oklahoma,
and maybe we’ll find some old metal
between here and there.
We found an old care at a repair shop,
and obviously the owners
are probably enthusiasts,
because they have a hot
couple of pick-ups here,
so we’re gonna find out
about that ’59 Chevy.
– [Tom] Does it have a motor now?
– [Lot Attendant] Yes, yes, 348.
– [Tom] A 348? No kidding?
– [Lot Attendant] Yeah.
– [Tom] What a sweet body style.
– [Owner] It has been here at
least 15 years that I know of.
– [Tom] Holy mackerel!
(engine purring)
– [Tom] We’re in Dodge City,
welcome to a cold morning!
So, two days ago it was 92,
yesterday it was in the mid 60s,
right now it’s 47,
and threatening for rain.
So uh, it’s 8:00,
we’re gonna give it another hour or so
before we start knocking
on people’s doors,
and see what they might
show us in their back yard.
We saw one last night,
an old Chevy panel van,
so we’re gonna give that a shot.
Oh, there’s somebody outside.
Okay, timing’s right,
he’s got a cowboy hat and everything.
Hi doggies!
(dog barking)
(door slamming)
Sir, are you a hot-rodder?
– (laughing)
– [Tom] Or used to be?
– [Jim] (laughing) well,
I had everything from a
650 Triumph to a,
I bought this panel wagon from my wife,
– [Tom] You bought it from her or for her?
– [Jim] Yeah, it was her grandfather’s,
– [Tom] Oh, no kidding?
– [Jim] he used it
in California for a dairy company,
ice cream truck kinda like deal.
But anyway, I bought it from her.
– Mm hmm,
– And then–
– [Tom] And then you
wound up getting married?
– [Jim] Kept it, then
went and got married,
– (laughing)
– [Jim] Then I drove it
from Tucson, Arizona,
where I met her,
up to here.
And then well we went
on our honeymoon in it.
– [Tom] Oh really, so this
was stock when you got it?
– [Jim] Yeah, pretty much so.
It had a six cylinder in it,
and like I said,
on our honeymoon we blew out the engine.
– [Tom] So what year is it?
What year did you buy this car?
– [Jim] It’s a 1950.
– [Tom] ’50, but what year did you buy it?
– [Jim] Would have been about ’72.
– [Tom] So I’m lookin’ at,
it’s got a gas cap,
did you put this gas cap in there?
– [Jim] Yeah, I had it,
I had it redone,
they put different tail lights,
– [Tom] Yeah, those things
are channeled in there, yeah.
– And it’s got the Frenched antenna,
– [Jim] Yeah, they did that.
– [Tom] Yep, in California?
– [Jim] No, this was done in Dodge here.
– [Tom] So this is a GMC,
it’s not a Chevy.
– [Jim] Yeah, it’s a GMC.
– [Tom] But it’s got the stainless grill,
that’s pretty rare.
So how long you figure
it’s been sitting here?
– [Jim] It’s been sitting here over,
I’d say 30 years.
– [Tom] 30 years, wow!
– [Jim] (laughing) this is ’19, right?
– [Tom] (laughing)
– [Jim] It’s been longer than that!
– [Tom] Man, no kidding!
So all right,
what motor you got in here?
Is this open?
– [Jim] Yeah, it should.
It’s a 327.
– [Tom] You can probably figure it out
better than I can.
– [Jim] (grunting) Like I said,
it hadn’t been cracked open in a while.
– [Tom] Wonder what’s living in there?
– [Jim] Yeah, I don’t know, it’s–
– [Tom] Oh well, so it’s got a 327–
– [Jim] It’s got a 327,
we put a Camaro steering wheel in there
because I lost the keys,
now I’ve lost the keys to this.
– [Tom] So you’ve got kinda
French door handles here?
– [Jim] Yeah, he put those in–
– [Tom] Somebody really
went to town on this thing.
Well that’s pretty cool,
and you had the interior was done as well,
oh look at,
the old shag carpet?
– [Jim] Well I put,
yeah, he put,
a friend of mine do the
whole deal in carpet,
– [Tom] Uh huh,
– [Jim] Oh, now that,
that’s very rusted shut too.
– [Tom] You think you’re
gonna do something with it?
Or it’s just a sculpture?
– [Jim] Oh, like I said I don’t know,
if a ship ever came in,
I guess I’d redo it, yeah.
– [Tom] Yep, yep, yep.
Well that’s a neat one, man.
Well, Jim’s gotta go off to work,
and we’re gonna go off to find
some other vehicles,
while we’re in Dodge City.
So wish us luck.
Come along for the ride.
(funky drum music)
(engine purring)
– Driving down the road
here in Dodge City,
looking for cars,
and we just saw a front end sticking out
behind a building,
so going back to
investigate that right now.
(funky music)
Something else there,
under a cover.
Wire wheels.
Well, we’re driving down a road,
first we see a Mustang under a cover,
now we see something else under cover.
Eventually we gotta get outta the car
and into the rain,
so here we go.
(car door slamming)
I knock on the door and Carlos answered
and he said “Sure,
let’s take a look at it,
it’s my wife’s car.”
so let’s go see what he’s
got under this cover.
Luggage rack, did you fix it up?
– [Carlos] Yes I fix it myself.
– No kidding, it looks like a new top.
So that’s probably what, a ’79?
– [Carlos] A ’70, yes, ’79.
– ’79, okay, it’s a rubber bumper MG.
Oh, that thing is primo.
So what’s your wife’s name?
– [Carlos] Alma.
– Alma, and how long has Alma owned this?
– [Carlos] Uh, five years ago.
– Really?
– Yeah.
– And so did you repaint
it and everything?
– [Carlos] Yeah, I repainted.
– You painted right here in the garage?
– [Carlos] No, actually I–
– Oh, you had it done.
– [Carlos] Yeah.
– Well that’s a nice car.
Nice interior, it’s got overdrive.
– [Carlos] Mm hmm.
– So see, there’s a little switch
on top of the shift knob,
so you have first, second,
third, forth, and then you switch it,
it’s got electric overdrive.
Man, that’s a nice car.
How many miles are on it?
60,000 miles?
– [Carlos] 60.
– Yeah, oh, you did a nice job.
Do you have any other old cars?
– [Carlos] No, just this one.
– Yeah, well that’s a
good one, that’s cool.
So did you do the
mechanical work yourself?
– [Carlos] Yes, I do mechanical myself.
– All right, well listen,
I appreciate you showing
that to us, that’s cool.
(funky music)
– [Tom] Things have changed
here in Dodge City pretty quickly,
so the sky got dark,
it starts raining these big rain drops,
and there’s lightning flashing.
I guess welcome to Kansas, right?
So it could be hail,
it could be tornado,
I’m not sure.
So we’re heading back to the hotel
to see if we can park this car
under the over-hang,
in case there’s hail,
we don’t get any damage on it.
Well, just looked at the weather forecast,
and looks like this band of bad weather
is going southwest to northeast,
so we’re gonna try to go due north,
and break out of this weather system
and start hunting for cars again.
But it’s 10:20 in the morning right now,
and we’re getting the heck outta Dodge.
I’ve been wanting to use
that term my whole life!
(funky music)
– [Tom] So we are departing
the town of Great Bend, Kansas.
I thought we’d look around
there for a little while,
but it’s still raining,
so we decided to just keep on truckin’
towards McPherson College,
in McPherson, Kansas.
You’re probably wondering
why we’re talking about
McPherson so much on this trip,
students have come down
and helped us on the car
over their winter break,
to get this car ready.
What we’ve decided to do,
is after we found this car,
we decided we don’t need
another car ourselves,
Hagerty, Tom Cotter,
we should donate it to a good cause,
and McPherson is a good cause.
That college is the
only college in America
that offers a bachelor’s degree
in automotive restoration.
Students come out of there
trained as amazing restorers.
Four-year program,
metal working, engine building,
painting, upholstery work,
and so we’re gonna
donate this to the school
as a parts chaser,
a parts getter,
a run to the auto parts
store or junk yard,
to pick up supplies,
we figure this would be a neat car
for them to do that.
Plus they can finish things like,
you know, the interior door panels,
whatever they want to do to it.
So we’re heading there now,
we’re gonna put the car in a garage,
and tomorrow we’re gonna clean her all up,
because we’re gonna
present it the next night.
Tomorrow night we’re gonna
present it to the school.
A lot of the students, I think,
are gonna be surprised.
Should be a really nice event.
So we made it to McPherson,
about 924 miles
from Midland, Texas.
And we’re going to a shop right now,
a neat young guy named Dalton Whitfield,
who graduated from McPherson,
and opened up a shop in town here
to do restorations,
and general old car repair,
allowing us to part this indoors tonight.
(funky music)
– [Tom] Well, welcome to the sheds,
adjacent to McPherson college,
and this is where students
work on their own projects,
and I come up to Mason Duffy’s car here,
and uh, say, what,
that’s a Datsun, but what?
And he said “it’s a second-generation 510”
I said, “Boing, I’m a 510 guy,
tell me about this.”
so thank you for allowing
us hearing your car.
So tell us about this?
– [Mason] So it’s a ’78 510,
completely goin’ a
full-custom build on it,
trying to do a period correct
to how they would have done it in the 70s.
So the term that they actually go by
is the Bosozoku cars of Japan.
– [Tom] Boso what the?
– [Mason] Bosozoku, and so it’s
got the huge exhaust pipes,
which you can see right there.
And those’ll be welded onto the exhaust,
and they’ll be stickin’ way up there.
– [Tom] So these are
gonna stick up in the air?
– [Mason] Yeah, yeah, here grab one.
– [Tom] (laughing)
– [Mason] So they uh, stick
on there like that, and then–
– [Tom] Do you have mufflers
or just straight piped?
– [Mason] It’s uh straight piped.
And uh, it’s got a uh,
like the “Dukes of
Hazzard” horn on there too,
to just make it even more
loud and obnoxious with it.
– [Tom] Jeez.
– [Mason] Um, but yeah,
right now I’m working
on the spoiler for it,
and the body work,
and just trying to get get it to,
get it ready for paint
next year, hopefully.
– [Tom] So you’re lookin’
at pictures and video
of cars in Japan that are like this?
– [Mason] Mm hmm, yeah,
um, go, I’ve ordered like
several magazines from Japan
that kinda have this style of car,
and it’s definitely hard
tryin’ to do this in the U.S.,
because no one’s really done this before,
and there’s some people in
the U.S. that have done it,
and I’m tryin’ to go as crazy as I can,
and within the past couple of years,
there’ve been a few people
that have gotten more into this, but–
– [Tom] So what are these?
– [Mason] So those are the fender flairs
that are gonna go on it,
and they’ll just be
bolted right on the side,
and I’m hoping to do really wide,
small diameter tires,
so I’m hoping to do 14 by 10 in the rear.
– [Tom] Cool, so that would be–
– [Mason] That would
be the passenger side,
so let’s see here,
you can see I had ’em taped on here
not too long ago,
just to mock ’em up.
But so they’ll sit right on there,
right about like that-ish.
– [Tom] Yep.
– And I’m hoping to have wheels
that are just gonna be flush
with the edge of the fender flare with it.
– [Tom] (laughing) Jeez, and
what color will you paint this?
– [Mason] So the original
color of this is orange,
and that’s also my favorite color,
so I am gonna keep it orange,
but I’m gonna do a two-tone,
so it’s gonna be a silver
metal-flake underneath,
and it’ll have candy-orange on top of it.
– [Tom] Man, and will
the engine remain stock?
– [Mason] Uh, no, so right now
I have a different head on it,
to give it a little
bit higher compression,
I put a different cam in there,
I got an Offenhauser
intake header (mumbles),
just little things to
help pep it up a little,
and then I’m hoping to swap in
the manual transmission in it here soon.
– [Tom] So how long have you had this?
– [Mason] It was actually my first car,
I bought it when I was 16,
and daily-drove it for a few months,
and then I blew the head
gasket in it, actually,
and I never touched a car
motor before in my life,
and so learned how to
work on it on the fly,
and just been learning ever since,
using it as a great tool
for me to learn on it, so.
– [Tom] And so you work
on this on your own,
but when you go over to Templeton Hall,
you working on Model-T’s and things?
– [Mason] Yeah, it’s
definitely kind of interesting,
’cause I love the 70s cars,
and it’s not necessarily
what the program focuses on,
but it’s a,
you can take what you learn there,
and apply it to anything,
and I think that’s really great
and I think that’s why the
sheds is really important,
’cause you can take what
you learn over there,
and you can figure out how
I can apply this technique
to my car over there,
and figure out what you need to do to it.
– [Tom] I love it, man.
Thank you, sir.
– [Mason] Thank you!
– [Tom] This was a blast!
– [Mason] Have a good one.
(rocking music)
– [Tom] Motors Europa, holy crap, hello.
Look at this, Studebaker
walk pick-up truck.
– [Tom] So nobody at this school has seen
the ’62 Ford wagon that we’ve
just driven up from Texas,
but somebody said,
“You know there’s a cool,
red Falcon wagon here,
that you want to see.”
And so we’re walkin’ over to it,
and I looked at it a moment ago,
I said “Oh my God, this
thing looks like a smaller
version of the Country
Sedan we just drove.”
so this is Nathan Poore,
and Nathan owns this car,
and so I says “Man, we gotta
take a look at this thing.”
– [Nathan] It was quite a treat when
I figured it was still in the family,
and my little brother and I actually
pulled it out of a field
about two years ago.
– [Tom] So tell me, wait,
this was in your family?
– [Nathan] My great-great grandfather
bought this brand-new in 1961.
– [Tom] Is that right?
– [Nathan] And so my gramma is on my tail
making sure it stays back to original,
and you know,
we don’t do anything weird or funky to it,
and just kind of enjoy it and cruise it.
– [Tom] So this was sitting in a field?
– [Nathan] Yes, this
was sitting in a field
in northwestern Kansas,
and you know,
when my grampa decided to give it up
and be done with it,
that’s kinda where it ended up,
and sat it sat there–
– [Tom] Behind his house?
– [Nathan] No, it was just a lot
that one of his friends owned.
You know, kind of sat
and sunk into the ground,
we had to get new wheels and tires for it,
’cause they were shot.
One of the hardest things to find
is ’61 came factory-optioned
electric rear window,
so there’s no rear,
there’s no crank on the back,
and so I’ve been kinda banging
my head against the wall
trying to figure out
what to do to fix that,
and I actually found a
rear-window mechanism
at a junk yard just north of here.
– [Tom] Is that right?
– [Nathan] Yeah.
– [Tom] So is this original
paint on here you think?
– [Nathan] This is the original paint,
someone kind of messed with the interior,
along the way,
it’s not correct, obviously.
– [Tom] So it’s got
three-speed on the column.
– [Nathan] Three-speed on the column,
it’s the 170 Special,
they originally optioned the 144,
but in ’61 you were
allowed to get the 170.
– [Tom] So this is the big block?
– [Nathan] Yeah, this was the,
a lotta, you know,
it had a lotta trim on it,
and I have a lot of the trim left,
I’m just missing a couple
of pieces up there.
– [Tom] So this decal,
is that, that was on the air cleaner,
or was that on the–
– [Nathan] That’s the original decal,
but yes, they do have it
on the air cleaner as well.
– [Tom] Isn’t that something.
– [Nathan] Yeah.
– [Tom] So having it sit
in a field that long,
how are the floors and rocker panels?
– [Nathan] Um, to be honest,
there’s a little,
right underneath the driver
there’s a little hole,
and, you know,
we did a partial,
or a temporary fix for that
until I have the money to go back through
and put a new floor section in.
But other than that,
there’s really not a
whole lot of rust on it.
Interiors kinda in rough shape.
It originally had a dash pad,
and I pulled it off and
the metal dash just looks,
looks brand new under it.
– [Tom] You know, this must
be a more deluxe version
than the one we have,
because we have a metal dash,
and we have a crank-up rear window,
so this is optioned out
higher than what we have,
we have an automatic and a V8.
– [Nathan] That’s a little
nicer than (laughing)
– [Tom] Well that’s super.
So how does this run?
– [Nathan] Uh, it runs really well,
but to be honest,
it’s a little obnoxious right now,
because we took it to Cars
and Coffee a couple weeks ago,
and the manifold actually
split into two pieces.
– [Tom] Oh, that’s broken big-time.
How’d that happen?
– [Nathan] We were pulling
it on to the trailer,
and the exhaust under the whole thing
was hanging a little too low,
– [Tom] Oh, caught on the trailer?
– [Nathan] and we ended up
barely just kinda hitting it,
it was already cracked
before we hit it, so,
I mean it’s starts and runs real nice.
– [Tom] Could you start it for us?
– [Nathan] Yeah, of course.
(engine starting)
(engine rumbling)
– [Nathan] So other than the exhaust leak,
it runs real good.
– [Tom] Have you found
a manifold for it yet?
– Yeah, the same place I found
the rear window mechanism.
(engine stopping)
– [Nathan] So my dad and
my uncle actually tried to
get it going around 1992,
and, you know,
didn’t really have any luck,
so they just kinda let it go again.
– [Tom] (laughing)
– [Nathan] And the funny thing is,
is that my brother was the one
that wanted to pull it outta the field,
and you know,
I didn’t have the time or money,
so he went ahead and
pulled it outta the field
and kinda gave up on it,
and then, so I think I was
kinda destined to have this car,
’cause there’s been multiple times
where we tried to get rid of it
and it keeps coming back, but,
yeah, it’s a cool little car,
and I don’t ever plan on getting rid of it
or doing anything weird to it.
– [Tom] That’s great, wow, man, thanks.
– [Nathan] Yeah, thank you
for coming to interview me.
– [Tom] I hope we didn’t
take you out of class today.
– [Nathan] No, no, no I
don’t have class right now.
– [Tom] Who’s the bug-eyed guy?
– Right here.
– [Tom] You are.
How you doing? Tom Cotter.
We’re walking around
the sheds and somebody
came up to us and said “You
gotta meet Shaun Robinson,
he’s got a bug-eyed Sprite.”,
which I love,
and he’s got an interesting
story so Shaun, thank you
– [Shaun] Thanks for having me.
– [Tom] for bringing us out here.
So what’s special about this car?
– [Shaun] So what’s special about this is,
I bought it off a guy
who purchased it in 1964.
He had it sand-blasted and
filled with lead and primed,
and it sat ever since then,
and he recently got into
a motorcycle accident,
and had to start,
kinda selling some of his projects
that he can’t work on anymore.
So I bought this to restore for my mom,
and to finish the previous owner’s build,
which he was going for a
Sebring style conversion,
hence the wire wheels,
the front disk brakes,
right-hand drive,
and the roll bar.
And my mom,
I sent her a picture of it
and she absolutely fell
in love with for it,
so I’m doing the whole build just for her.
– [Tom] Isn’t that nice.
So it’s gonna be a street car?
– [Shaun] Yes.
– [Tom] Street car, okay.
So this is Healey blue,
it was originally that color?
– [Shaun] It was originally, I believe,
Old English white.
– [Tom] Ah, okay, huh.
– [Shaun] But we’re kinda
debating on colors right now.
She loves the dark blue color,
I’m more of British
racing green kinda guy.
– [Tom] So I would bet this car was blue.
I mean, who does a paint
job all the way back there?
That’s amazing, if that’s a repaint,
it’s an amazing repaint.
So was this low mileage?
– [Shaun] Uh, the mileage is unknown,
the title said it was about 49,000 miles,
and it being ’59 to ’64,
they put 60,000 miles on
it in about five years.
– [Tom] Huh, wow, so
is this a Chicago car?
– [Shaun] I bought this
from Minneapolis, Kansas,
about an hour north of here.
– [Tom] Ah, okay.
It looks like it’s got an amazing body,
the floor’s good,
the rocker panel’s good,
and this has got a 948?
– [Shaun] It has a 1098 going in it,
or a 1275,
not sure yet.
– [Tom] Go for the 1275,
you’ll never regret it.
So it was already
modified with disk brakes
and wire wheels?
– [Shaun] Yes, the previous
owner did that for me.
– [Tom] So what’s next?
What are you doing to it right now?
– [Shaun] Doing the body work,
getting all the paint stripped off,
getting it ready for paint
so I can start doing the upholstery,
and just putting pieces together.
Working on the engine right now,
and the side as well.
– [Tom] And so you’re gonna
do everything right here?
What year are you at school?
– [Shaun] Freshman.
– [Tom] So you want to get it done
by the time you’re a senior?
– [Shaun] Yeah.
– [Tom] Isn’t that cool, man.
It was a complete car when you got it?
– [Shaun] I have several
crates of parts.
– [Tom] Okay, got it.
– [Shaun] So I should have
a complete car in there somewhere.
– What year is it?
– ’59.
– ’59, so it was driven for five years?
– Yeah.
– Man, like a time capsule.
– Yeah.
– Very cool.
And your mom wants it,
what, dark blue?
– Yeah.
– Yeah, neat.
All right, well thanks.
We got more sheds to visit.
– Thank you.
– Very cool
– Thanks.
– [Tom] So this is Jake Pullen,
and Jake has invited us to tour
a Cortina project that he’s working on.
So we have been,
actually toured around campus today,
partly by Jake Pullen.
And Jake said “Want to come to my shed
and see what I’m working on?”
and so he’s working on a Ford Cortina,
so tell us what we’re looking at here.
– [Jake] So this is a 1968
Ford Cortina Mark Two.
I picked it up in Redding, California,
from a widower,
and he had the car since new,
parked it in a barn for a number of years,
and then finally decided,
pull it out,
sell it and we picked it up,
and we had plans for it to part it out,
but the car was so,
the car just no rusting away,
it’s all surface,
so we decided this could be a
future project for something.
And then as soon as I came out here,
my father pitched the idea
of doing a Lotus Cortina tribute,
with the 1.8 Miata motor that
I have in the back, and–
– [Tom] So show us that now.
Standard Cortina had
a push-rod 1600 motor?
– [Jake] Yes, 1600cc Kent block.
– [Tom] And then there
was a modified Cortina,
a Lotus Cortina,
mostly were, they had a
green stripe on a white body.
And so you’re gonna replicate that?
– [Jake] Yes, yes, this engine came
when Ford was owning Mazda,
and so it’s a lot like
the Lotus Cortina block,
and the duel-overhead cam setup is also
reminiscent of that.
– [Tom] So you’re a sophomore?
– [Jake] I’m a junior.
– [Tom] You’re a junior, okay.
So you’re gonna put this motor in here
and it’s gonna look like a Lotus Cortina,
but it’s gonna be–
– [Jake] It’s gonna be–
– more affordable,
easier to get parts for,
I mean, Miatas just don’t break,
– [Jake] And more power.
– [Tom] Jake, thank you,
we have other sheds to go explore,
but what a blast,
I love this car.
(slapping metal)
(funky music)
– [Tom] So I’ll let the owners explain
what they have,
what they’ve built,
and what they hope it to be.
So, Abigail, what’s your last name?
– [Abigail] Abigail Morgan.
– And?
– Lane Sutterby.
– Okay, we’ll you guys take it away.
– [Abigail] So I grew up around Crosley’s,
my family, we have a bunch of them,
about eight, and they’ve
been a passion of mine.
And so my freshman year I came to college
and I met my boyfriend, Lane,
and I, you know,
really wanted to do a big shed build,
and so around sophomore year,
my parents helped us buy this Crosley body
for a thousand dollars,
so very economical for
us college students,
so we were really excited,
and then he loves big block doolies,
so that’s kinda how we came up with this.
It’s a conglomerate of
our two main interests,
so it’s kinda really special that
we’re building it together.
– [Lane] So yeah, body’s a
’49 Crosley station wagon,
the chassis is a ’89 Dodge 1-ton,
and I cut it in half,
shortened it 3 foot,
did a triangulated 4-link under the back,
airbags on all four corners,
and after that,
the engine is a ’72 to ’74 model,
not quite sure, Cadillac 472.
Rebuilt it in our advanced engines class
out here at the college.
Trans is a Super-Turbine 400
out of a ’67 Buick Wildcat.
– [Abigail] So the design
we wanted to go with
is kind of a post-apocalyptic,
badass rat-rod,
so we did a lot of subtle details
to make it look like that.
Put a, you know,
heavy rake on it,
galvanized metal makes it look,
kind of, put together really,
you know, rat-rod-ish.
But also has amenities like like brand-new
auto meter gauges,
and you know,
nice comfy seats for us.
– [Lane] Steering linkage
is just 3/4 inch bar stock,
and one of the little
details is the brackets,
I’ve got them tack-welded out
of roller chain and I can,
got it set up so I can unbolt it,
swing that lose,
and replace that bearing,
throttle chains, roller chain,
dipstick handle is an old wrench,
I have yet to make brackets for my visor,
but they’re also going to be old wrenches,
and I want to set it up so
I can adjust it on the fly.
And then inside we’ve
got a lot of details,
the steering wheel is also roller chain,
and then my dad and I
wrapped it with a leather
around the grip points.
– [Abigail] On the door you can kinda see
it says Maidrite Drive-In.
So my mom and dad got this
from a gentleman in
Illinois who had a few,
and this sat outside of a drive-in,
kind of as a promotional car,
so that is how it got
its great patina on it,
it probably sat out there for years.
– [Lane] 20, 30 years at least.
– [Abigail] Yeah, so I’m
glad we could rescue it.
I think it’s a good car to start with.
– [Tom] You know, you
guys need your own show,
I’m retiring.
– (laughing) Oh goodness!
(funky rock music)
– [Tom] This is kind of the moment
we have been waiting for,
thinking about for more than a year,
donating this car to McPherson College.
We’re driving over there right now,
to a hot dog cookout.
We’re driving this in and give the keys
to the president of the college.
And we’ll wash our hands.
Literally and figuratively.
So we’re having an escort,
a ’62 Ford is having a Model-T
Speedster in front of us,
and a Model-T sedan two cars behind us.
One’s a senior and one’s a
recent graduate from school,
this is what they drive around town with,
Model-T Ford,
it’s a crazy experience.
(engines rumbling)
(car honking)
(funky rock music)
(crowd applauding)
– Kids should be in class now,
what’s going on?
– [Mike] Welcome to McPherson!
Great to have you here!
– [Tom] What do you think, man?
– [Mike] Good to see you, looks great!
– [Tom] We’ll officially
pass the keys over,
are we gonna call it Big Red do you think?
– [Mike] Uh, yeah, I mean,
– [Tom] hmm, okay, well, um,
– [Mike] Yeah, we, yeah I like that,
Big Red.
– [Tom] Big Red, okay.
– [Mike] The McWagon, for short?
(laughing)
– [Tom] We’re officially
gonna pass the keys
to Mike Schnider,
Michael is the president
of McPherson College,
and he’s been watching this
from a distance happen,
and here you go, pal,
– [Mike] Thank you so much.
– [Tom] no warranty.
– [Mike] This is, this is great.
Only in McPherson, Kansas will
you find something like this,
where people who love cars,
and love to keep it real,
I mean this is, I’m speechless.
Tell me about the top,
the story behind the top again.
– [Tom] Well it was rusty,
and the rust was,
you know, probably a 16th of an inch up,
– [Mike] Yeah?
And said “Well, we can’t clear over that,
it’s too rough,
let’s just sand it down.”
– [Mike] I think this
might be my favorite part,
that is so cool.
– [Tom] They sanded the top,
it was Austin and–
– [Mike] Dalton.
– [Tom] Dalton, yeah,
and they sanded it down,
and they said,
“We don’t want to paint it white,
why don’t we just keep it the way it is?”
so they mixed up a clear,
plus they put in some,
was it baking soda, I think?
– [Camera Operator] Corn starch.
– Corn starch.
– Corn starch.
– [Tom] And it gave it,
kind of a mottled look. (laughing)
– [Mike] I got it,
yeah, I see it now, yeah.
That is so awesome.
– [Tom] So this has got
new disk brakes in front
were put on.
New brakes in back,
new ball-joints,
new tie rods ends,
shocks, axle bearings,
wheel bearings, I mean,
this is functionally a new car.
– [Mike] I love it,
– [Tom] In an old body.
(laughing)
– [Mike] I love it,
they’re gonna love it.
Thank you so much.
– [Tom] All right, well
I’m gonna get a hot dog.
– [Mike] Yes, welcome to McPherson.
(both men laughing)
– [Tom] Oh yeah, happy hunting.
(funky rock music)
(engine revving)
– [Tom] Oh boy, it won’t be retired.
(engine snarling)
(crowd chattering)
(funky music)

66 Replies to “Saying goodbye to the ’62 Wagon & crazy Cars in storage units | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 63 (Part 4/4)”

  1. Datsun 510 b nicer if leaves body standard in orange and just had some nice wheel ..lowered…fast engine.
    That spoiler and fenders and stupid exhaust gonna ruin it.

  2. In 1971, my brother and I had a 61 Ford Falcon Wagon that we drove while in highschool, we put curtains on the windows which was known as the make out wagon at the Drive-in theater.

  3. I may be your next barn find left a message at Hagerty about 3 classic mustangs hidden away in a dry garage/shed and enclosed trailer in N/E Illinois. They are going to be for sale but you get first look at them please contact before the scavengers get to them car collector passed away. Ron. of R.R.E.

  4. It was only a matter of time until I saw a Sears Suburban garden tractor on this show and let alone my favorite one, a 1969 Suburban 12 at 9:49.

  5. I wonder if Tom looked up bosozoku after this. That is a screwed up thing to do to a car! lol I hope it looked pretty cool when he's done

  6. Haha Carlos, "How long has Elma owned this?"
    "Uh, five jears ago"

    I'm half Mexican, everyone on my dads side are all Mexicans and all speak Spanish and I always seem to chuckle at their accent, my name is Justin and they pronounce my name as "U-steen" lol. Nice car hermano!

  7. I run the car maintenance Youtube channel in Korea. I'm always learning such a great ideas on your channel. I hope we have a chance to be together. Thank you.

  8. Man that falcon wagon reminds me of my 63 ford fairlane 500 260 v8 3 speed column but i put it on the floor god i wish i would of never sold it back in 2011,, i will never forgive myself for selling it!

  9. MacPherson college & the students are to be commended for their efforts. Young guy's enthused & passionate about their trade! The '62 has found a great home!thx once again to Hagerty & Tom.

  10. Great series getting that wagon going and then giving it to McPherson College. What a great program they have there actually teaching a vocation that these kids can use to earn a living the rest of their life. Used to live in Salina and was fortunate to be president of the Mercedes Benz Club when Mercedes decided to get involved with the College. The first scholarship graduate was Nate Lander I believe and think he still works for MBNA in California at the Classic car center. Thanks for supporting a great facility dedicated to keeping the art of restoration going!

  11. Very nice !!! Have to admit, however, I have this NASTY feeling those kids are going to beat that Ford to death in short order. ;o( Just cause it's fun. Hope I'm wrong !!!

  12. Another great episode in which the TRUE hobby is reflected in so many different ways.
    So many different ideas and plans from all sorts of different folks are represented in this series, but they all share one thing – they're all "car guys" (and yes, sometimes girls, too :-)).
    They're not wealthy people who treat the hobby as a business venture or pay someone else exponential dollars to fix their cars up – they do it themselves, as time and money allows.
    They don't truck their spotless, trailered rides to Barrett-Jackson or Mecum – they're driving the things if possible and working towards that goal if they aren't yet.
    I see all these young folks on shows like this and it helps to calm my fears that the hobby is dying.
    Thanks as always, Tom & company. Your efforts here are noble, sir.
    -Ed on the Ridge

  13. So nice to see some sensible, down to earth young people, instead of the swivel-eyed lunatics that seem to infest so much of academia. There is hope for western civilisation.

  14. I have family in Mcpherson and have worked there a few times at the insulation plant shut down.Never knew this was there .Next time I go out to visit I am going to go check it out.

  15. Maaaan finally some nice damn shoots in this episode do not forget why you filming this it is all about cars and the looks of them babies)))

  16. I live in a city where there is a 'war' on cars. It makes me sad. Cars bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart.Rolling works of metal sculpture.

  17. Yep! That's Kansas weather for ya. Welcome to Kansas by the way! If you ever make your way to Salina they got a few gems hidden away. -life long resident of Kansas.

  18. The best โ€œYouTubeโ€ show hands down, I ran into Tom up in Lime rock CT. At the Vintage car races, a genuine guy….just like the show. Hopefully Hagerty, (my vintage cars Ins co.) continues this show. Well worth your time and effort. Congratulations on a job well done, and supporting this school and the kids in our nations heartland tells me Iโ€™ve got the right company insuring my car. Lots of Trump supporters too!

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