The Ford Barn

New Owners For Vintage Ford Parts

John Gunnell - June 05, 2014 10:00 AM


Gary Nehring started the Ford Barn in the 1970s. Now, he is telling Ford enthusiasts across the country about the businesses’ new owners.

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According to Nehring’s flyer, the business will remain located in Hustisford, but the new owners will be making some changes.

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      The Ford Barn—a popular central Wisconsin company that has long specialized in 1932-1956 Ford parts—is under new ownership. According to Gary Nehring, who founded The Ford Barn in the 1970s, the business is going to expand into new service areas when the new owners get everything sorted out.
      “They will soon be offering repairs and parts installations, carburetor rebuilding and engine rebuilding,” Nehring told us during a lunch gathering by members of the Fox Valley Street Rod Association.
      Nehring retired after selling the business in 2010, when it moved from his original location in Appleton, Wisconsin, to a facility in Hustisford. Nehring kept in touch with the buyers and said that the sale is finished and the business will remain in Hustisford. “Things will be crazy for awhile,” he said. “But the new owners are looking forward to working with early V-8 Ford fans from across the country.”
      The Ford Barn will continue to stock both new and used parts for 1932-1956 Fords. Parts for cars and trucks will be available as in the past. “But now the new owners will be able to supply everything from the smallest screw to a complete engine,” Nehring said.