K-Code Mustang, a rat rod bus, and a whole lot more | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 40

The locates continue coming in Midland, Texas, in this week's episode of Barn Find Hunter. A lunch discussion with a local male leads Tom to Jeff Roland, who, up until a number of years ago, ran a Mustang restoration as well as repair shop. Having moved the emphasis of his company, Jeff is eager to market any one of the 100-plus cars and trucks on his whole lot. Mustangs abound, consisting of a rare K-code model, along with even more Ford, Chevy, and GMC trucks than you can drink a stick at.

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68 Replies to “K-Code Mustang, a rat rod bus, and a whole lot more | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 40”

    1. Yeah- when you look for a vehicle to hot rod, everyone knows the best choice is a 14 ton school bus. Lucky they took the hood and fenders off- that 20lb weight loss will smash that power-to-weight ratio, and isn’t attention-seeking posing at all!

    1. An hour and a half was nothing to browse through all them cool cars anyone of them he could have made a good amount of money.

    2. My first car when i was sixteen was a K-code Mustang GT coup. And it was loaded. 8 grand ralley pak, bench seat with fold down arm rest, A/C, GT badging with fog lights, trumpets, It was Springtime yellow with black GT stripes. I miss that car.

    1. @turntupmoody toning down the price point would atleast open up for more kinds of buyer or he’d rather watch those cars rot away.

    2. turntupmoody I don’t know if that logic really checks out.
      Some of the prices weren’t too far off base, the bronco wasn’t anyway. I’m pretty sure he was just spouting off prices off the top of his head anyway, knowing that most serious buyers that would be following this channel would pay for something they want bad enough and surely everyone would want to negotiate so he’s probably leaving room for that

  1. The mystery LaFrance truck engine is definitely a V12 (that 60 degree v angle might make it appear to be an inline 6) . It must be one of those early flathead designs where the camshaft and rockers (later flatheads got rid of those and their valves are direct acting) sit in the valley of the engine and the valves basically horizontally. The valves and the top of the piston are at an angle and the combustion chamber is reverse wedge shaped. A good example I can think of is a Lycoming V8 used in Cords.

    1. Those engines were capable of running on either or both banks of cylinders. That is why all of the distributors etc. The design was intended redundancy. A fire truck HAS to get to the fire. If one ignition or fuel system failed they would get there.

  2. This has been one of my favorite episodes. So much to see and the owner has such a laid back attitude!
    His demeanor and your knowledge make this very fun to watch.
    That rat rod “schoolie” is just killer as well!

    1. Yes, I Really Admire this guy. I LOVE meeting car guys who are this laid back, enjoy showing you around, and are in no hurry. This Is my Favorite episode so far. It needs to be 2 hours long.

    1. Kristoffer Lilja , I can beat that……coolest rod I’ve seen in FIFTY YEARS dealing with hot rods & customs . I wanna’ see it in person !

    1. Jeff Grady 1st he’s already rich Jackass. 2nd U always shoot higher than what u want in sales/negotiations. More fn disconnected fn MILLENNIAL’s everywhere. Does a tree have bark.? oh geez let me Google it… idiots! Go fn climb one…& jump

    2. @Jerry Oden Yeah, but everyone is an opinionated expert. Just ask them. According to these know-it-alls, these cars will turn to dust tomorrow!
      It’s more than obvious these people are just virtue signaling idiots.

    1. All the hate for Jay but he does a lot for the community. I recently worked on a project where he had his guys scan some parts for us saving us thousands and he did it for free.

  3. WHEN will you come to Alamogordo, NM this place is old car gold!? Perfect recipe small town, military base close by cars come and get sold but rarely leave.

  4. Tom you need to apologize for the videos being too short NOT too long.This video could’ve been 2 hours long and I would’ve been riveted for every minute.

    1. Living the Humboldt Life , I caught that too . Not just the plate , but turn signals & brake lights too . Guy’s got amazing talent , & appears he passed it on to his sons as well .

    2. @John Drohan REALLY WISH THIS COMPANY WOULD GET ONTO YOUTUBE SO WE CAN FOLLOW ALONG HIM & HIS 9 KIDS THAT ALL WORK ON OR DO THINGS W/ THEIR RIDE’S OR THEIR FOLK’S RIDES THERE IN MIDLAND TX,……

    3. @John Drohan YEPPERS !! THE BIG HUMBLED & WORKING TOGTHER FAMILY’S R ALL OVER OUR GREAT NATION HERE BELIEVE ME….. I KNOW 1 FAMILY THAT HAS 15 ALL HER OWN REAL KIDS & YES SAME MOMMA & PA ( DAD ) …. TOO & YES THEY ALL WORK & LEARN & WATCH OVER EACH OTHER & YES THEY ALL GO TO SCHOOL’S…………. I MEAN LOOK INTO SOME OF AMERICAN HISTORY… WHERE THEY HAD SOME HUGE BUT POOR BUT WORKING & THEY HAD SOME OR LIL TO NO SCHOOLING & THEY THRIVED ON THE AMERICAN DREAM OF THEIR OWN ALL OVER OUR STILL AWESOME NATION HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. $2500 for that Bronco wasn’t a bad deal, but not a steal either. Definitely a good price for a project Bronco and in decent shape, as long as the doors and parts are there. Where I’m from you can’t find much of those for under 5 grand.

    2. The problem is the location. Being down there in Midland/Odessa, TX. Everyone is Oilfield. And from personal experience, oilfield makes ALOT of money. For instance, a 1 bed 1 bath apartment is about $1500 a month there

  5. Problem I have witnessed too many times on “barn finds”, is the owners just like to talk about their hoard, never sell or others want WAY too much for.

    1. Eventually inflation makes a $15,000 price the same as todays $1,500. This is why cars continue to rot until the owner passes away.

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