American Pickers: Harley Honey Hole in a Huge Barn (Season 5) | History
FRANK FRITZ: Mike, here it is. MIKE WOLFE: Wow, this
doesn’t look like a pick. This place looks full-on
“Leave It to Beaver.” It’s not the kind of
place we usually pick. Here. Handle it. It can be pretty sketch when
you go to someone’s front door and you knock on it. You never know who’s
going to behind it. Hello. KATHY: Hi. Is Jim around? Yeah, hang on a second. You never know what
you’re going to come across. You never know what
sort of situation you’re going to encounter. Hey, Jim.
What’s up, man? Hey.
How you doing? – Hey, I’m Mike.
– Hey, Jim. How you doing?
– Nice to meet you. – My name’s Frank.
– How you doing, Frank? You talked to
Danielle on the phone? Right. MIKE WOLFE: Danielle
said you were wanting to relieve some pressure
from the big barn you had. Right. I sell Harley Davidsons
and Indians for a living. And I’m a collector. All right.
Show us around. Come to the barn. All right. All right. But when I was in sixth grade,
I borrowed $100 from my father. I started buying [inaudible]
Honda 50s, Harley Hummers, whatever. Made a lot of parents
around here angry, because their kids got on bikes
at such an early age, you know. Yeah. I was a bad influence. Oh, my god. Look at this barn. oh, yeah. Wow, this is huge. Barn was built in 1955. OK. Yeah. And there’s two floors. Probably the top floor
you’d be more interested in, but there’s still treasures
on the lower floor. OK. [chuckles] FRANK FRITZ: Oh, man. Whew.
OK. [whistles] All right. This is why we’re here. So you’ve been settin’ stuff
up here for a long time. I’ve been in this
barn about 10 years. 10 years. About 25 years ago, I
had a vision for this barn. And about 10 years ago,
I got the property. And this is what I’ve done. MIKE WOLFE (VOICEOVER):
I didn’t expect to see this kind of stuff
when I pulled into this place. He’s got a ton of smalls. He’s got a lot of signs. He’s got a lot of memorabilia. It’s gonna be a good pick. What’s up? You’ve got a JD frame over here. Where’d you find this? That was actually buried
underneath a bunch of model A parts behind the farm. MIKE WOLFE: It was fresh picked. Fresh picked. [chuckles] Early Harley motors are
extremely collectible. And the best way to display
’em is in the frame itself. FRANK FRITZ: This is
definitely a wall hanger. It’s a really, really nice
item, and it’s an unusual item. I absolutely love it. 200. And I’d go 100 on the frame. Yeah. Almost there. You’re almost. [laughs] So right in the middle
of a negotiation, Jim’s wife Kathy
materializes out of thin air. What do you think? I think you need
to take it home. [interposing voices] It’s basically–
it’s a motor stand. Let’s do 150 on the frame. Mike and I were negotiating
on the JD frame. And he wanted to pay
considerably less than what I really wanted for it. I’m at 100. Yeah. I told him, I have a
very rare part upstairs. And if you can identify
what the part is, you can have it for your price. So if I can– Let’s go look at it. –identify what the part
is, I can have that for 100? Yep. All right, let’s do it. Oh, OK What the hell, you
ain’t got nothing to lose. I never shy away
from a challenge. It keeps things interesting,
and it keeps me on my toes. Here you go, Mike. If you can identify that part– Is it car or motorcycle? Motorcycle. I consider myself to
be an expert on bikes, but you know what? This is a freakin’ tough one. I want to say it’s– you know,
it’s a main gear, you know. It’s a full team effort here. We need to stay focused
to pull this thing off. What is it, Frankie? This is a reverse gear. Oh, for a three-wheeled
knucklehead tri-car? FRANK FRITZ: Yeah.
This is a– [interposing voices]
FRANK FRITZ: –reverse gear. That’s what it is. MIKE WOLFE: Boom. There’s only six
made in the world. I was really surprised that
they guessed what it was. I couldn’t believe it. So 100? I was shocked. MIKE WOLFE: [laughs] Yeah. That’s awesome for us. MIKE WOLFE (VOICEOVER):
This place was stacked. Jim was extremely passionate
about his collection, and that’s always really cool. Can you believe I got that? MIKE WOLFE (VOICEOVER):
This section of a Harley JD frame cost me $100. I’m going to ask 250. [cha-ching] All right. Jim– I think that’s it. –thanks for lettin’
us in– come in. Thank you, boys. – Nice to meet you.
– Yes, you, too. – All right, buddy.
– Nice to meet you. – Come back again
– Great to meet you. All right, we will. All right, thank you! They’re great guys. They’re a lot like me. You know, they’re regular guys. They have the interest. All right. They’re welcome to come back
here anytime and pick again. [car honking] See you, guys. [car honking] [upbeat music]