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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: North GA VW barn find. What should I do? Reply with quote

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My wife and I just got back from visiting our family in Northern, GA. I was riding scooters with my father-in-law when we came across an old chicken house. There was an old VW in some overgrown brush visible from the street. After going in for a closer look, we learned that the chicken house had been converted to a barn.

We soon learned that there was more to the story. The barn was FILLED with VWs. Beetles, Ghias and some BMW 2002s! There was even a Ghia rotting away in the field right next to the barn! There seemed to be bumpers and a ton of other parts hanging in the rafters.

I'm now back in CA but want to investigate this more. My father-in-law is looking into who owns the land. We do know it's farmed but I think the barn has long been forgotten. From looking around, it seems the VWs have been sitting for at least 20 years.

Have others found things like this before? How did you deal with it? Again, it's sitting on farmland; no house around. It's in a rural part of North GA.

I want to be respect the owner of the land (whoever that is) and not get anyone arrested. At the same time, someone needs to save these cars!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny I just drove back home from Georgia myself....
Lots of potential, even if the Beetles appear to be mainly post 67 fat chicks.
Now the Ghias are a possibility.
It will probably end up being one of the typical East Coast stories.

"Were a gonna restore em"

Sadly....I usually end up watching the barn fall in on "em".
Get some decent parts that way sometimes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Funny I just drove back home from Georgia myself....
Lots of potential, even if the Beetles appear to be mainly post 67 fat chicks.
Now the Ghias are a possibility.
It will probably end up being one of the typical East Coast stories.

"Were a gonna restore em"

Sadly....I usually end up watching the barn fall in on "em".
Get some decent parts that way sometimes.


I'm almost 100% sure that they have been forgotten. I was only in the barn for a few moments. And yes, most were 68 and on. But, there were cars to the left side I did not even look at because they were under covers. Could be a split! Who knows.... Anyone in GA want to take a closer look and report back?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM me the info. Next time I go to Georgia, Ill look into it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
PM me the info. Next time I go to Georgia, Ill look into it.


Sounds good. Anyone in GA that could help sooner?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ok I see, not quite not quick enough for you...

Posting the closest city and more specific area may help your request for participants.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Oh ok I see, not quite not quick enough for you...

Posting the closest city and more specific area may help your request for participants.


No, I'll totally send you the info. I'm on Google maps, trying to find the exact spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like all fat chick vw's even the bumpers hanging are for fat chick bugs. What part of Georgia?
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Looks like all fat chick vw's even the bumpers hanging are for fat chick bugs. What part of Georgia?


Around the Hartwell, GA area. Email me if you want the location. [email protected]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: vws Reply with quote

Fat chicks or not I see a ton of cores engines etc...I live in Dallas Ga about a 2 hr drive for me. Call the courthouse of the town there in and they can tell you who owns the property.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: vws Reply with quote

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Fat chicks or not I see a ton of cores engines etc...I live in Dallas Ga about a 2 hr drive for me. Call the courthouse of the town there in and they can tell you who owns the property.


We actually just located the info from tax records. I'm not sure the best way to go about this, as I don't want to break any laws.
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Fat chicks or not I see a ton of cores engines etc...I live in Dallas Ga about a 2 hr drive for me. Call the courthouse of the town there in and they can tell you who owns the property.


If anyone is interested enough to contact the land owners let me know. I'd be willing to pass on the info I have. There are parts there worth buying. I'm sure the land owners would let that stuff go for cheap, seeing that it's sat there for probably the last 20 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in ellenwood, also about 2 hours away. definately don't need anymore dubs, tho, lol. what kinda of parts did you notice, if any, not in cars? might be interested in some parts to finish my dubs with. would love to see the cars get back on the road tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a weight watchers meeting.....nuttin but fat chicks....... Laughing
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I'm in ellenwood, also about 2 hours away. definately don't need anymore dubs, tho, lol. what kinda of parts did you notice, if any, not in cars? might be interested in some parts to finish my dubs with. would love to see the cars get back on the road tho.


Tons of fenders, bumpers, hoods, interiors, etc.
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My wife and I did locate the land owners contact information. I'm willing to provide it to anyone that emails. [email protected]
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My wife and I did locate the land owners contact information. I'm willing to provide it to anyone that emails. [email protected]
.....l have been there before,can't thank of the guys name but he has a vw shop not to far away from the barn down off hw 29 he took me buy there to look at a westy he had...if you looking for dplittys keep looking also most of stuff there is shot or you can't afford ,just thought I would let everyone know I wouldn't make a long drive for nothing he had but if you do better bring some cash....peace shaun
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My wife and I did locate the land owners contact information. I'm willing to provide it to anyone that emails. [email protected]
.....l have been there before,can't thank of the guys name but he has a vw shop not to far away from the barn down off hw 29 he took me buy there to look at a westy he had...if you looking for dplittys keep looking also most of stuff there is shot or you can't afford ,just thought I would let everyone know I wouldn't make a long drive for nothing he had but if you do better bring some cash....peace shaun
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My wife and I did locate the land owners contact information. I'm willing to provide it to anyone that emails. [email protected]
.....l have been there before,can't thank of the guys name but he has a vw shop not to far away from the barn down off hw 29 he took me buy there to look at a westy he had...if you looking for dplittys keep looking also most of stuff there is shot or you can't afford ,just thought I would let everyone know I wouldn't make a long drive for nothing he had but if you do better bring some cash....peace shaun


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