Dad was a maintenance man for a local bank for 50yrs, anytime they remodeled or pitched something, dad usually brought it home thinking someone could use it. He told mom he wished he had a big pole barn from all the stuff he couldn't bring home.
I have found it is not as emotional as it could be, most of the stuff was just "stuff" he brought home "just in case", I knew he had no real attachment to it. Now the Allis, he bought that when I was 2 and we moved to this house, I grew up on that thing, it will not being going anywhere. The green truck in the pictures will be sold, now I may have issues with that, it was his baby, but it is in sad shape and none of us have the money to put into it, needs tranny, brakes lines, it has no rocker panels, etc.
He gave me most of his "meaningful" stuff before he died, couple rings, tools, etc. Most of the other stuff will be sold if possible to help mom with bills and scrap the rest. I look at it as him providing for mom even after he is gone.
I cleaned it out enough to get his two LT tractors in the barn and out of house garage so we can clean it, but they will need to come back out to finish cleaning, I have waaaayyyy more to go in the barn. Then the old large cattle stall( 12x14) is plumb full of lumber, boards, plywood, etc.
Thankfully my son is a good worker once he decides to do it, he was with me the whole time. I think he enjoys the hidden treasures we find too.
Oh, I found a set of tractor tires chains hanging on the back wall. Gotta figure out how to measure them, but i think they will fit my 23 x 12 tractor tires BONUS!!! They may have been for the Allis, but dad never used them.
As for the bikes, I have a neighbor who does flea markets and is constantly repairing bikes. I will give them to him. 2 of them are rusted beyond repair I think, but one is an old Sears woman's bike in decent condition, it may still have some value.
Sorry, no minibikes, I sold all my "toys" I had in there yeas ago.
The Allis is complete, I have grill/hood in barn. We took it apart after the rod broke, I had an old guy help me rebuild it ( dad was afraid to do it) and I was young and no knowledge, lasted 2 hrs maybe until rod snapped again. I think crank was bent or maybe needs turned and oversize rod installed. Got a buddy who I know rebuilds Kohlers that will help me out.
The Gravely ran at one time. Last time I tried, we had spark, could get couple fires on starter fluid, but never would start. I checked gas tank......WOOHOO, looks almost brand new in there, guess we were smart enough to drain it way back then. It will need a thorough going through, carb rebuild, etc.
hey Sarge...thanks for the idea, but butt might get a litlle hot from the fire underneath haha
Next Saturday, sisters and I are tackling the house garage. They have already started, but next weekend is big pushed to get cleaned out.
Anyone need an incinerator? Round Poker table? portable dance floor? nice table top? I know there is more in there too!
Thanks for All the replies!!!!
Edited by TAHOE, October 07, 2013 - 11:36 AM.