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Big 3 Parts Exchange San Diego- Who's going??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sutton Speed, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Sutton Speed
    Joined: Jul 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Sutton Speed
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    Big 3 Parts Exchange is coming up in just a few weeks, February 22nd-24th at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. In my opinion this is the best swap meet for early Ford parts in Southern California... aside from the LA Roadster show. ;)

    Who's gonna make it out?? I'll be out there selling parts with my dad, look for the '36 in my avatar and say hello.

    http://big3partsexchange.com/
     
  2. junk yard kid
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,719

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    Ill be there if i can. I got a baby due on march 1st so that may dictate. Maybe next year we'll be haveing a birthday party at the Big 3.
     
  3. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,617

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    Went last year first time- loved it.Free to get in ,only paid for parking.I am going.
     
  4. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?
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    Haven't been for about 4 years now so I'm gonna try like hell to get there this year!
     

  5. venice original
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
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    from VENICE CA

    I will be there !!!!! Great swapmeet
     
  6. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    Going on Sat. and then maybe even take my son who goes to SDSU to lunch but not to the meet - no interest unfortunately. BUT, this time I won't get there at 6:50 since it doesn't open to 8. I guess I was just used to Pomona's early opening time. Looking for flathead stuff and anything for a '40 Ford big truck. Always a great meet.
     
  7. gal6xie5
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
    Posts: 268

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    We will be there under the trolley drop off area. Look for the tires. We'll have all the great sizes out there this year along with some stuff we are pulling out of storage including a 52 Cadillac front fenders and misc parts.
     
  8. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 665

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    Last year was my first time there. Spent the weekend with friends and we had a good time. Sold some stuff, bought some. Going again this year.
     
  9. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    from Colorado

    Taking the trolley from the Old Town station as it stops right at the entrance and parking is free at the station!
     
  10. stinger40
    Joined: Nov 10, 2012
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    been going for many years, never miss it- great swap meet
     
  11. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,460

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    I'm there every year but for the last two I bought stalls only to have it rain. Last year wasn't too bad but the year before sucked. Always lots of good parts and if you sell then the parties run all night after the gates close.
     
  12. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682

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    can you drive a car in to sell?? or do you have to preregister for a swap spot or something....
     
  13. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
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    There is a "car corral" that you can bring a car in to sell...I believe that the price on that spot is $25. Check the website for availability
     
  14. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    magoozi
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    from san diego

    One of the best swappmeets on the west cost, plus it's a great social event, everybody bar-b-ques in the evening and you visit all the campsites.
     
  15. Harell Los Angeles
    Joined: Dec 26, 2001
    Posts: 151

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    My dad and I will be selling in our usual spot, selling more than we buy. (Hopefully) Love this swap, always a great time and the Parties are a lot of fun too..
     
  16. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    I hope thats not the same weekend as Winter Nationals in Pomona? got look that up.
     
  17. JohnnyCASHcadillac
    Joined: May 9, 2007
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    from SO CAL-

    No winter Nats are feb 14-17...
     
  18. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    magoozi
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    from san diego

    One of the last swappmeets you can find antique car parts and not a bunch of car wax , tools , hot wheels , used furniture and non related car stuff, I went to pomona last year and the place was a joke. In San Diego, we all save our stuff and bring it out once a year to the Big Three.
     
  19. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
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    from Yuma, AZ

    I want to, but I'm pretty broke right now. If I can scrounge up gas money, and a little extra spending cash I'll be there.
     
  20. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
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    zibo
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    from dago ca

    Can't believe a year has gone by this quick!
    I'll be there at some friends stalls,
    not sure if I'll be slingin or just buyin,
    or wishin I had the money to be buyin.
    TP
     
  21. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,377

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    I will be there as I have for the last 10 years in the same spot.....I have not decided what hotrod I am bringing yet???

    '36 roadster or '55 chevy???
     
  22. I'll be there.
     
  23. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,796

    Derek Mitchell
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    I'll be making an appearance, not sure what I'll be buying, but I'll be there.
     
  24. magoozi
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    magoozi
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    from san diego

    itwiil be great to see you tex.
     
  25. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039

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    Yes. Lookin for stuff for a modified build.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  26. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    SlmLrd
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    from DAGO

    yep, Ill be there buying. All the stuff I should be selling, I just cant seem to load in my truck and put a price on- hahaha.
     
  27. Hip
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 848

    Hip
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    YUP! i'll be there sellin with some other buddies.
     
  28. aojo
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 144

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    Been saving some of my lunch money since last year for this event... Hope the weather holds..
     
  29. HellsHotRods
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
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    I never miss it !
     
  30. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,535

    Mike
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    I'll be there for the swap meet and delivering an engine as well.

    See ya'll there.
     

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