Our Projects

State of the State: Jeff’s Project Updates

A few of us here at Barn Finds realized that it seems like eons can pass before we provide an update on our project vehicles. So, here’s mine! First up, the 1981 Toyota Hiace: so far, the motor has been given… more»

Success Story: The Spitfire Has Shipped!

Saturday night was a bitter sweet moment. A few months back I sold my Triumph Spitfire that I brought back to life. The new owner Bruce, a reader and a frequent buyer of the cars we feature, hadn’t been… more»

Jeff’s New Project, Part II: 1988 Subaru XT6

I mentioned a few weeks ago with the arrival of my 1981 Toyota Hiace that this wasn’t the only project showing up after the departure of my ’87 535is; well, as of last weekend, the “other” project is home… more»

Jeff’s New Project, Part 1: 1981 Toyota Hiace

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my interests have been re-calibrating over the last few months. After realizing life is short and there are many, many vehicles to experience, I quickly sold my 1987 BMW 535is and set about… more»

MGB With Original Paint For $2,800!

After featuring our MGB we had a lot of nibbles, but no bites. This price point is tough because people don’t want to pay shipping for something so cheap. Still, I think the next owner is going to be… more»

BF Exclusive: Blue Plate 1974.5 MGB Roadster

We found this MGB tucked away in a garage three months ago. It didn’t run, but the body was still wearing its original teal blue paint and there wasn’t any visible rust! I’ve looked at a lot of Bs… more»

My Spitfire Needs A New Home!

Update – Well after adding Bars Leak Fix and letting it set, I’ve been able to put some miles on the car. And boy is it running like a top now! I keep checking the coolant level thinking it’s… more»

Our New Project: 1964 Dodge Dart Hot Rod!

Take a look at what we bought today! I spotted this ratty looking Dodge Dart on our local craigslist and couldn’t resist. The ad mentioned that the owner of 25 years had built the car into a hot rod…. more»

Our Projects: Jamie Buys 2-1/2 More Cars

To no one’s surprise, my latest purchase is approximately 2-1/2 Triumph Heralds. I say 2-1/2 because there are two body shells, one completely restored frame and drive train, and three additional engines, as well as many boxes of new and… more»

What Color Should We Paint Our MGA?

Decisions, decisions. There are a lot of decisions to make when restoring a car. What parts should you reuse and what should you buy new? Should you stick with stock or make a couple of sensible modifications? These are… more»

MGA Update: Body Work Underway

This past week, we’ve been very busy with the MGA. This is easily the biggest project we’ve taken on yet! So far, things are going quite smoothly. With the body and chassis separated, we have devised a system for getting… more»

We Just Scored Another MG!

With the Dodge gone, there was a big empty spot in our shop. I mean really big! Well, it didn’t take long for us to fill it back up. Projects seem to come in pairs around here at Barn… more»

MGA Update: The Body Is Off!

Here’s a quick update on what Josh and I have done to our MGA since it arrived at the garage. Just keeping the site running takes up most of our time, but we have been able to spend a… more»

MGA Update: Need Any MGA Parts?

Yesterday we spent a few hours organizing all the spare parts that came with our MGA. Turns out there are a lot of roadster bits that we don’t have any use for. There’s a pair of door, a set… more»

Introducing Our Next “Big” Project!

“You should never buy someone else’s unfinished project”. I’ve said those words a thousand times, but I just broke my own rule. We have hinted at the fact that we were getting a new project. You knew it was… more»

Our 1970 Dodge D100 Is Up For Auction!

Since listing our D-100 for sale we’ve had a lot of nibbles, but no bites yet. The main obstacle for most prospective buyers seems to be the cost of shipping. Unfortunately, we can’t control that aspect of the sale…. more»