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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldskoolflyer13, Nov 11, 2010.
Never been to it...hows the swapmeet? Anyone going?
its decent. probably the biggest swapmeet we ever see around here. They have some stuff worth looking at but most of it is way overpriced. I tried last year to buy some caddy hubcaps and the dude wanted $100 EACH??? there is a lot of crap but occasionally you can get lucky. I got a Yankee tribar mirror for $15 and a set of tripower carbs for $150 just be ready to haggle and wear the dudes down if the price is too high for ya.
I was thinking about taking the 50 but I think I am gonna stay home and work on my 58.
No different than haggling in a bazaar in the middle east...only thing missing will be hearing "mistar mistar"....i think im gonna go. Definitely will be going if someone buys my 56 DeSoto 330 and wants it delivered.
Is the swapmeet better than Goodguys swaps? Or more like the disappointing Auto Fair?
I guess i should of asked if their are parts from late 1920s-40ish?
WAY smaller then Goodguys or Auto Fair. You will be lucky to find 30 -40 used part vendors. mostly will be the repop parts guys. 5 of them will be 55-57 chevy, 3 guys doing chevelle parts, and a bunch of other repop parts guys. There usually a good deal or 2 on cars but for 20-40 parts you might find 1 guy with 3 or 4 pieces.
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