8/17/10

American Pickers

So I think that I'll start competing with those bastards on the History Channel and start posting my picking stories on here so you guys can check it out. I'm going to get Wayne in on the action too because he's been doing it for so much longer than I have and has a bout a million kick ass stories... Anyways...


So the latest little adventure actually started off when Tim and I went up to Pittsburgh. I picked up some dollar traders in a convience store and saw a 1950 Pan for sale. Give the guy a call and he's a trucker and can meet Sunday. Sweet...


So Wayne and I get together and roll out there in the truck not knowing what to expect, as is always the case.


We pull up and the Pan is sitting outside the guys basement door, its beautiful from the road, and I can hardly get my shit together. We get closer to it and realize that its a lot rougher than it looks, not running, cases dont match, shovelhead front end... basically an assembled bike. We talk to the guy for a while his wife split and screwed him, house is getting foreclosed on and the whole deal. He is talking he has some parts in the basement of his mom's house across the street but he doesn't want to dig all that out right now and doesn't want to take us over there... which is a drag, but understandable...


Wayne and I talk it over in private and decide to pass on the bike. It has a lot of issues and we didn't want to lowball the guy because he is really in need and could probably get what he's asking for the bike.


When we tell him we have to pass, he decides to let us rummage through the 'junk' in the basement and we turn up this pretty large pile which included the tank in Tims post, paid the man and we're out of there...

Next time I'll try to bring the cam out and get some snaps when I'm actually out there.... stay tuned...

4 comments:

ok kyle said...

hy man let me know the ebay link

Jason said...

My username is jason434343 if you want to bookmark it. I start everything at a buck no reserve

Jason said...

My username is jason434343 if you want to bookmark it. I start everything at a buck no reserve

ok kyle said...

cool man ill check it bro