Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2018, 09:30 AM   #1
1930.68B
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Canton, IL
Posts: 149
Default Rainmaker ron

The estate auction for RAINMAKER RON CLOAT is scheduled for April 7 in Peoria, IL. The link below is to Tim Placher Auctions web site for a listing of the sale items.
http://timplacherauctions.com/
1930.68B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 09:49 AM   #2
Great Lakes Greg
Senior Member
 
Great Lakes Greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,368
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

It is always sad to me when somebody's life long efforts are scattered to the wind in a matter of hours.
Great Lakes Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,786
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Do you know if they are selling the '35 (or was it a '36) Ford pickup Ron had? Or did the family keep it?
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 01:12 PM   #4
Bulligen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elgin Illinois
Posts: 590
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

I feel the same way, Maybe we should try to anticipate somewhat if we can and start selling our prizes so we can see who they are going to ! Unless of course there are family and friends that inherit our stuff and will continue to have fun with it. I am sure it is the same with all hobbies!
Bulligen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 11:19 PM   #5
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,742
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Quote:
Originally Posted by Great Lakes Greg View Post
It is always sad to me when somebody's life long efforts are scattered to the wind in a matter of hours.
Worse is when what is left is brought to the dump.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2018, 11:23 PM   #6
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,742
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulligen View Post
I feel the same way, Maybe we should try to anticipate somewhat if we can and start selling our prizes so we can see who they are going to ! Unless of course there are family and friends that inherit our stuff and will continue to have fun with it. I am sure it is the same with all hobbies!
Or even organize lots as if you were setting up an auction, as most auctioneers would not know one part from another and you would have a better chance of your family getting more from the auction and fewer parts in the trash. What looks like trash to the auctioneer may be an easy restoration.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 06:41 PM   #7
old car guy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: tampa fl
Posts: 194
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Never got the meet the man . But did get to know him thru the posts he made. Sad but it’s what ii coming to all of us. I have a great friend and he has collected for over fifty years and he has decided to start liquidation of his collections. I have talked to him about it for quite awhile and he’s decided now is the time to start letting go.
It’s hard to let you stuff go but it’s better than leaving it for the family or the scrapper. Either way it’s got to be gone thru . After you think about it for awhile you have to wonder why we all put ourselves thru the motions of collecting sorting etc in the end we rarely have a say where it going.
__________________
old car guy
old car guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 08:07 PM   #8
jimalabam
Senior Member
 
jimalabam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lee County Alabama
Posts: 707
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

I do have a plan. Since no one in my family has an inkling or a desire to keep anything I have collected, I do have three close old car friends who are instructed to come over at my demise, take anything they wish, then help my family sell or give away the remainder. WE are talking about many years research of Ford Assembly Plant data/Ford literature/Ford misc/Pontiac history/Pontiac History unpublished manuscript which I authored, much Model this and a barn full of this and that. Yes, I will not be aware, but I have the present knowledge that this will happen, a good feeling...
jimalabam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #9
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 27,122
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Just be aware that when a family member dies, the gloves come off and greed takes over. I've seen it happen many times, and the lawyers are the winners.


Make a trust and leave it to museums or anyone you like, but don't count on a will, as a will most times is disputed in court.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 07:45 AM   #10
vulture
Senior Member
 
vulture's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: In the shop
Posts: 335
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Sad to hear about Ron and hope all his treasures find great homes. At auction time the treasures that will be bought and find new homes. Some will be used on new projects and other will find dust and darkness in another collection. What's great is some of the parts will find there way to future generations and so on.
__________________
Wanted Roadster Pick up thank you COLOR]
vulture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 07:51 AM   #11
SeaSlugs
Senior Member
 
SeaSlugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 3,908
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff/Illinois View Post
Do you know if they are selling the '35 (or was it a '36) Ford pickup Ron had? Or did the family keep it?
I believe it was a 36 - green. He sold that at least 5 maybe 8 years ago.
__________________
1929 Model AA - Need long splash aprons!
SeaSlugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 12:37 PM   #12
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,786
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaSlugs View Post
I believe it was a 36 - green. He sold that at least 5 maybe 8 years ago.
Hi SeaSlugs you are right, just got a PM from someone who told me it was sold.

It is hard to find a GOOD '35 or ''36 Ford pickup most are junk or cobbled up beyond street rodder's belief.

Most antique car gurus will tell you that, about ANY Pre-War pickup that is in ORIGINAL condition not chopped all to heck, are really taking off in value. People like them. Good solid original Ford-Chevy-Dodge pickups from the '30's are getting pretty hard to find.
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2018, 12:39 PM   #13
Jeff/Illinois
Senior Member
 
Jeff/Illinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,786
Default Re: Rainmaker ron

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post
Just be aware that when a family member dies, the gloves come off and greed takes over. I've seen it happen many times, and the lawyers are the winners.
Heed Master Tom's warning here, he speaketh the truth and nothing but the truth so help us God
Jeff/Illinois is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 PM.