Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Login


Take the time to read our Privacy Policy.

HK1837 Offline
#1 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 7:27:30 AM(UTC)
HK1837

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Moderator, Registered, Veteran
Joined: 1/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 12,517

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 130 time(s) in 128 post(s)
Look what is now a "barn find". My V2 sat in my shed for over a year, it must have been a barn find too!

https://www.ebay.com.au/...e9f9:g:OWwAAOSwlwRak2sK
_______________________________________________________
If we all had the same (good) taste, who would buy all the Fords?
griffo Offline
#2 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 9:14:22 AM(UTC)
griffo

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/05/2016(UTC)
Posts: 150
Australia
Location: SEQld

Thanks: 11 times
Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 3 post(s)
Getting of topic but...
Bloody yankee terms used annoys the hell out of me for a start.
It’s called a SHED...A farm shed, back shed, shearing shed, hay shed ..
I mean really!!!
commodorenut Offline
#3 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 10:16:02 AM(UTC)
commodorenut

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Moderator, Registered, Veteran
Joined: 2/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 3,067

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 22 post(s)
I had a similar amount of dust on the VL once. Just hosed it off & drove it. Should have taken photos & called it a "garage find"
I bet 50% or more of us on here have cars we have stored for 10 or more years in sheds, garages, carports, lean-tos, factory units etc all over the place.
I have one that's been parked for 10 years. One day it will get paint and a mechanical once-over. But to call it a "barn find" when I've been fully aware of it is just plain wrong.

A true "barn find" must be forgotten about by the original owner, or person who put it there - either they died, or abandoned it in some way, leaving it to be discovered many years later, in preserved condition. To park your own car, in your own back shed, where you're fully aware of it, and to pull it out 3 years later is just plain opportunistic bullshit. Keyword spamming at it's worst. Probably runs a used car yard somewhere, or sells real estate....
Cheers,

Mick
_______________________________________________________________

Judge a successful man not on how he treats his peers, but on how he treats those less fortunate.
wbute Offline
#4 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 12:40:04 PM(UTC)
wbute

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 25/01/2010(UTC)
Posts: 827

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 7 post(s)
Yep makes my WB a shed find. Been in there for 4 years now. It’s definitely covered in dust.
Can’t stand the “barn” find thing either. They are in sheds or rusting away in a backyard in Australia. You have to get on a plane to find a barn.
KBM Offline
#5 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 5:30:28 PM(UTC)
KBM

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 21/04/2017(UTC)
Posts: 197
Australia
Location: Tolmie

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 5 time(s) in 5 post(s)
I'm with griffo on this one, We all own a shed not a bloody barn and as far as dust is concerned it's probably the most common part of Australia. Shit I live on a dirt track.
Warren Turnbull Offline
#6 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 6:54:56 PM(UTC)
Warren Turnbull

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Registered, Veteran
Joined: 10/02/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2,212

Was thanked: 9 time(s) in 9 post(s)
I guess it is a term coined by the yanks and the definition covers all manner of shelters.

Other terms coined by the yanks that we have adopted here are "Muscle car" and "Survivor" and no one cares that these terms are now part of our vocabulary.

As for the over use of it, that has come about by Survivor Car Magazine over using the term for all manner of cars that they have found in sheds etc. As Mick pointed out a true "Barn Find" is when someone takes over a property and finds a car that everyone had forgotten about, which is extremely rare. There are thousands of cars out there that are sitting in sheds/garages etc that the owner knows about and will get back to it one day.

Warren
griffo Offline
#7 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 8:35:34 PM(UTC)
griffo

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/05/2016(UTC)
Posts: 150
Australia
Location: SEQld

Thanks: 11 times
Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 3 post(s)
Still off topic but I refuse to submit on this one.

I have to tolerate my grand kids asking for cookies (biscuits)..Then see the TYRE places now selling tires....

I guess I go back to my old Dads saying in the war.... They used to say about the yanks..."They are over paid,they are over sexed and now they are over here"

Shame on you Cursing

I am a old sheep station man.....Any codger that came on our land and called it a BARN would be on the mail train in morning...LOL LOL Laugh
wbute Offline
#8 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 9:02:21 PM(UTC)
wbute

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 25/01/2010(UTC)
Posts: 827

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 7 post(s)
Yeah I grew up under the impression that if you called a bag a sack or a shed a barn or a biscuit a cookie or a railway line a railroad etc etc you had either were easily influenced by the seppos or you had no idea.
griffo Offline
#9 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 9:17:07 PM(UTC)
griffo

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/05/2016(UTC)
Posts: 150
Australia
Location: SEQld

Thanks: 11 times
Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 3 post(s)
Originally Posted by: wbute Go to Quoted Post
Yeah I grew up under the impression that if you called a bag a sack or a shed a barn or a biscuit a cookie or a railway line a railroad etc etc you had either were easily influenced by the seppos or you had no idea.



Ol WB mate and I am still on the same page..Applause Applause Applause Dancing ThumpUp
commodorenut Offline
#10 Posted : Sunday, 4 March 2018 10:15:31 PM(UTC)
commodorenut

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Moderator, Registered, Veteran
Joined: 2/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 3,067

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 23 time(s) in 22 post(s)
Had a young guy next door to my old place who was forever trying to spin a single front tyre in his Honda.
It was the weekend before my driveway was being ripped up, so I let rip in the VS 5L, leaving a wavy # 11 up the drive, totally smoking out the kid (OK, I wasn't much older, and not much wiser at that point either). As the smoke cleared he comes up to the fence & goes "awesome, what's under the hood bro?" - I looked at him with fake puzzlement & said "it's not a convertible mate" - and he goes - nah, there, under the hood. So I said "oh, you mean bonnet right?" and he goes "nah, the hood."

So I rolled out this line - "So when you've put the subs in your trunk, and wiped the dirty marks off the fender, do you go inside for a soda, wash your hands under the faucet and pee in the WC?" He looked at me blanky, so I said "mate, if that's a hood, you better get up on your yank speak, if you don't understand the rest."

In more recent times, I'm really hating this halloween crap. We have a 7 & 3 year old in the house, and they both crap on about "candy" instead of lollies, and the 7 year old even puts on a fake yankee accent at times. Drives me insane. I tell her I work for an American company, talk to yanks nearly every morning - I don't need to hear it at home, when we live in Australia. Now they want "candy" for Easter.... Next it will be Thanksgiving in November too....
Cheers,

Mick
_______________________________________________________________

Judge a successful man not on how he treats his peers, but on how he treats those less fortunate.
wbute Offline
#11 Posted : Monday, 5 March 2018 11:48:41 AM(UTC)
wbute

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 25/01/2010(UTC)
Posts: 827

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 7 time(s) in 7 post(s)
Mick I struggle with my kids wanting to say zee instead of zed. Windshield instead of windscreen (that one comes from computer game on the x-box thing).
We are losing our identity quicker than many realise or even care about.
HK1837 Offline
#12 Posted : Monday, 5 March 2018 12:16:34 PM(UTC)
HK1837

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Moderator, Registered, Veteran
Joined: 1/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 12,517

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 130 time(s) in 128 post(s)
My original post was more to do with the fact a V2 with over 200,000km on it could be a "barn find", hell I can go to plenty of car yards and find them with less than those kM!

However the use of US language p!sses me off too. Like the use of "styleside". What did surprise me recently though was I was flicking on Foxtel (like I do whenever ads come on) and saw a rare Willys on the Barrett Jackson Auction show. It was an old prototype where the quarters on the "bed" were part of the cabin pressing. They called it a "coupe utility", and went on to say this was one of the first coupe utilities in the USA, later examples were the El Caminos and Rancheros. So here is an Aussie term that made it to the USA! Even the attached Wiki page gives Australia the credit for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup%C3%A9_utility

Here is the same car, they call it a pickup here but on the auction they called it a coupe utility:

https://www.barrett-jack...ILLYS-4X4-PICKUP-211042

_______________________________________________________
If we all had the same (good) taste, who would buy all the Fords?
griffo Offline
#13 Posted : Monday, 5 March 2018 3:29:05 PM(UTC)
griffo

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/05/2016(UTC)
Posts: 150
Australia
Location: SEQld

Thanks: 11 times
Was thanked: 3 time(s) in 3 post(s)
I did say I was getting off topic but did not mean to hijack your thread...Sorry about that old boy.Blushing
Griff.

Edited by user Monday, 5 March 2018 3:33:09 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Silverfox Offline
#14 Posted : Tuesday, 6 March 2018 1:13:32 PM(UTC)
Silverfox

Rank: Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 24/11/2008(UTC)
Posts: 419

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 1 time(s) in 1 post(s)
I found the owner's text to be somewhat arrogant using Phrases like "don't bother" and "No the Fairlane is not for sale". That CV8 is not all that special....yet. Especially with over 200,000Kms on the clock. I am sure that with a little looking around another could be found still in use ( without the issues related to a car just being parked up like that) ....and possibly less kms.

Cheers.
"HOLDEN MONARO. OUT TO DRIVE YOU WILD!"
HK1837 Offline
#15 Posted : Tuesday, 6 March 2018 2:04:31 PM(UTC)
HK1837

Rank: Veteran

Reputation:

Groups: Moderator, Registered, Veteran
Joined: 1/03/2005(UTC)
Posts: 12,517

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 130 time(s) in 128 post(s)
There are heaps of good ones around with half the km, registered and asking low $20k’s:

https://www.carsales.com...aro-2002/SSE-AD-4930465

https://www.carsales.com...aro-2003/SSE-AD-5139452

https://www.carsales.com...aro-2001/SSE-AD-5303114

https://www.carsales.com...aro-2003/SSE-AD-5110836

Here is a good one at a dealer under $20k, bad colour though:
https://www.carsales.com...aro-2002/OAG-AD-15640446

Edited by user Tuesday, 6 March 2018 2:07:13 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

_______________________________________________________
If we all had the same (good) taste, who would buy all the Fords?
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2018, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.339 seconds.