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Old 05-05-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Wow… It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here at the brand spanking new Ford Barn World Headquarters. Acquiring the Ford Barn was not in the cards for this year, but we just couldn’t sit idly buy and let the doors close. We’d simply gotten too much out of the joint in the past to let that happen. A quick phone call to every man’s hero, Shelly, and the deed was done. Now you fellas have to put up with me as I try like hell to fill her huge shoes.

The first order of business was to get the Ford Barn into a more modern environment. You are looking at the new threads right now… Ain’t she grand? This was done for two primary reasons:

1. The old Ford Barn data is priceless and we wanted it preserved and searchable. The new format will allow us to search all of the great posts of old and learn from our past… and that’s what we are all about, right? While the old data has not been imported yet, it will be very soon. Hold your horses.

2. The old Ford Barn was also hard to use, full of spam, and just downright impossible to maintain. The new format fixes all of this and gives all of you many more options as far as functionality.

Now, I’m sure there is a contingent of you that is resistant to change. I get it. And I’m going to try as hard as I can to ease you into this new format. Take your time, be patient, and you just might be surprised with what we have put together here. A good place to start is with the basic tutorial I put together for you. Click here to check it out.

The rest of you are probably pretty familiar with our format. Jump in and have fun… This all for you.

To close, I just want to thank Shelly once again for giving me this opportunity. She has served this community so well over the years and I am honored to pick up the torch and give it my all as well.

See you fellas on the flip side.

Ryan Cochran

P.S. There are bound to be some bugs and broken links floating around the new site. If you see any, just post them on the Q&S forum. I’ll get em fixed!
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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like the new forum, sure will be easier to find something, i would look for an old ad before and get lost thanks..................
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hey I'm here. GREAT new format and much easier to work with. Thanks for all the effort to get it up so quickly.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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Ryan, REALLY appreciate the effort you're putting forward to do this.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Awesome job Ryan. Thanks for all the hard work.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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Count me in, great job on the site. I visited the old often and hoped it would be modernized someday.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:35 PM   #7
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Ryan ,
Thanks again for another GREAT forum !

I don't see how you keep finding all the time to keep doing all that you do !
Thanks again !

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Old 05-08-2010, 07:14 AM   #8
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Ryan,
It appears you have done a great job putting the site together.
Thanks & Cheers
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #9
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NICE job thanks for all you do
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:51 AM   #10
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Nicely done- thanks!
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:11 AM   #11
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I've been a HAMB member for a while, and found it quite useful. I came to the Ford barn, but had a hard time finding what I needed. Much better now, and with the same format as the HAMB, I didn't need to learn anything new.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #12
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Great Job on the new "Ford Barn" I might just spend a little time here now.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:41 AM   #13
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Well Done Ryan !,.....

The Ford Barn is in capable hands !
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:38 PM   #14
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It seems like things are really coming together. Thanks Ryan!
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:04 AM   #15
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Been a member on the HAMB for several years , just found this place, I like it, Thanks for all your effort. Spike
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #16
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Cant wait to start using this to its fullest potential! Awesome to have this much knowledge for someone new to the car scene at my finger tips. Site looks awesome! schemes, pics, everything flows.

Thanks for this!
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:29 PM   #17
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This is great, lots of good information....Rod.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #18
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Very cool
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #19
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I love it!
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #20
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This is going to be fun, I can feel it in my bones. All I need is to now get that '36 ford that isn't for sale, but one that I will someday own.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:05 PM   #21
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I can stop lurking now!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:02 PM   #22
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Allo? Allo? Where am I? Looks familiar...but different somehow? S'allright. I see lots of old Fords and a few old friends. I'll figure it out...eventually.

Thank me.

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:47 AM   #23
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First post here. Been on the H.A.M.B. for years and just today found this Forum. Man, I wish I'd known sooner. This'll feel like "home" for a Ford guy. Currently helping a buddy do a full on resto of the rustiest damn 55 T-bird I have ever seen! I'll be checking in when I need a tetanus shot or a pep session.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:47 AM   #24
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As all have said,Well Done ! This is the greatest for us Ford Nuts. Your doing the right thing. Pat-New York
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:29 PM   #25
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FANTASTIC new site...LOVE IT!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #26
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I just got here. Stumbled in from the HAMB and Y-Blocks Forever. Great site!!
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:27 AM   #27
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Hi everyone my name is Pete i live in the UK.I own a 1955 ford f350 fire crew bus it was converted into a camper in the 1970s.I have at the moment taken it to bit and now more than half way through the rebuild.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #28
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New guy here from the HAMB (Scottyventure there).

Here's mine:
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #29
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just signed up i also was on the hamb be lookin around
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #30
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New guy as of today, got link from Google while lookin' for Police Interceptor info. Great site Ryan, thanks a bunch for this. Life long Ford guy, 1st car '55 Customline 292 with Ford-o-matic. Last 5 cars 1 'Stang, 1 Futura, 2 Birds and currently a Ranger.....W E

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #31
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I knew I should have registered earlier. Damn procrastination. I'm amazed at the wealth of knowledge here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #32
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Hey just found this site and I like It. looking forward to find what I need and hopefully some new contacts
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #33
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Thanks Ryan, I'm new hear But a HABM'r for a while . I see you are a very busy man. Thanks for all you do hear and the other forums you work so hard on .I Love old cars and people who keep them around.. Keep up the great work..John
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Hello Everyone...the site looks great, look forward to sharing and talk with all of you, Rob
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #35
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Glad to be here. I've be a regular at the hamb for years, but since I bleed Ford blue, thought I would check out the Barn.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #36
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Hello all. I've been visiting with you all in the back ground and decided to "come out of the closet" so to speak.

I have a '55 Ranchwagon that is under continuing construction. I look forward to learning from you all as well as sharing some of my experiences and knowledge.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #37
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I'm the new guy , I guess , and didn't know about the "Old Ford Barn " so I'll come in , grab a cup of coffee and have a look around .

I'm a car guy in general and a Ford guy specifically . I have admiration for the work guys do on any make and model but I come from a Ford family and sold Fords for 25 years or so . No toys in the garage right now but I've had 12 mustangs over the years ( one at a time ) starting with a '68 GT fastback I bought new ....wish I'd kept it .
I plan to get into another older Ford , fairly soon , and get back in the swing of things .......also into model railroading which takes up the rest of my time . I do like '32, 33-34 and '40's in particular but will have to settle for something a little cheaper than what those classics bring these days ......maybe early to mid 50's Ford or Merc .

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #38
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I just joined The Ford Barn and like the format. Have been a member of FFCars.com for some time which has the same format/ look & feel. Completed my first kit build last year and just recently purchased a '41 Ford 1/2 Ton Pickup. I appreciate the opportunity to enjoy the Early V8 experience.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:57 AM   #39
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Great! I'm happy to be here...
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:41 PM   #40
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I try to post reply s but I can't only to this add.can u help there's parts I can't reply to thx
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:03 PM   #41
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Great JOB Ryan... Love the site..

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Old 03-30-2015, 11:03 PM   #42
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I to have been a "car" guy all my life. But let all the good ones I had, and not so good ones slip (more like pour) through my fingers. Now have a 55 crown vic that I will have till I die. Hopefully my son pick up on my love of her and do the
Same, and so on and so and so on.........great site! Plan on spending a lot o time here!
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Hi Ryan, Can you please tell me what the Green Dot against some Fordbarners?
Also, some of the Photos that I have posted recently have been removed.
Is there a reason for this? The most recent photo that disappeared was one showing a 1958 Edsel Spinner Hubcap that I posted today. This related to the original Post about Edsel Hubcaps, but was deleted. Why? Regards Mercman <><
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #44
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Hi Ryan.
Welcome from the UK,as i am now the proud owner of a 66 fairlane hardtop i am happy to find this font of all knowledge.

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:28 AM   #45
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Looking forward to soaking in all this knowledge, love the old fords!
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:40 AM   #46
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This place looks great...all kinds of cool cars and info. Looking forward to it.
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My turn! Thank you so much!
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Can you please tell me what the Green Dot against some Fordbarners?
Do you mean the GREEN DOT showing in the left lower corner while signed in? If so it shows that member's post you are viewing is also signed in.

As for the DISAPPEARING PHOTO SYNDROME being experienced, it is still alive and well ...
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I just wanted to add my comments to the welcome to the forum posts, if for no other reason than to keep the posts near the top. However, it seems to me that the number of posts is declining. Hopefully, as the winter weather melts away, and the cars come out of hibernation, we'll be seeing more posts. Lastly, just wanted to say "thanks" to the Administrators of the site, and best of luck to keep it going.
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Thanks for all the hard work.
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