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Hot Rods Have you been guilty of buying parts for a car you hope to build someday?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Smiffy
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 139


    Habitual offender as charged.
  2. Colonial Coupe
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 74

    Colonial Coupe

    We have been doing Hershey for a while, not as long as some of our neighbors up there who inherited their spaces from their parents. I will not carry anything paper be it books or ? no value and too heavy to carry, Buick parts are a waste of trailer space, it also seems that the man caves have all been decorated so that stuff slowed down for us last year. Model A's are still king those parts sell well, lots of interest from both restorers and street/hot rod guys. It's hard to figure what to take, but it's my vacation and having a couple of spaces the is a blast. Friends from New Mexico came out last year and couldn't believe it. They also marveled at the fact that we emptied out the trailer. I'm one of the lucky ones who's wife likes working the spaces while I get on the Hoveround and buy more junk for our projects, by the way you get better deal from me. Prices aren't what they used to be, but that applies to what I'm buying too. Avoid the exotic stuff, be fair with your dealings and have a good time, it's another side of the hobby to enjoy. Much better than sitting in a parking lot car show.
    Back to the original subject, I'm hoarding 28/29 roadster stuff, don't know if it's going to ever happen but I'll be ready if it does. Got to sell something else first and that's proven difficult at best.
  3. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 702

    Stock Racer

    Sure. Gotta be a "make me buy it price" Then I figure... what do I have to lose. I enjoy having Hot Rod parts and I can always sell the stuff if I don't use it and get my money back.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2020
  4. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,658

    ramblin dan

    I should plead the fifth but I too am guilty of hoarding parts for that last car I wish to build and truth be told I have been collecting those parts for most of my life. I'm kind of glad I did as the parts I have collected are becoming harder to come by but the funny thing is those parts for that someday ride weren't because I was seeking them out on purpose. They seemed to have found me over the years through different circumstances and a lot have come to me for free. It's kind of like back 30 or forty years ago when you get a ford flathead motor for scrap prices. Like my grandfather used to say flatheads were only good for making hot water.
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  5. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Yep, buy parts when cheap if I think I might be building it.
  6. Cord parts and nailhead engine, gota have them.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
  7. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 519

    from tasmania

    Trouble with me is I keep buying parts for the next 5 projects and still working on the present 5
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  8. <Avatar started as a $5 lower fender extension bought at the Chickasha swap meet. Only took about 20 years.
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  9. maxinaz
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 18

    from Arizona

    Nice find, I thought I saw you going down the freeway with it. I live on jackrabbit and I 10. Max
  10. dutchman
    Joined: Jul 25, 2010
    Posts: 21


    The rarer items, yes. Some things you just can’t find twice.

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  11. Ha! the first thing I got for my Model A was the turn signal switch, I was at a junk yard with my son getting parts for his '54 Chevy and found this cool switch. started on the car about two years latter.
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  12. buschandbusch
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,294

    from Reno, NV

    My brother STILL has our shed clogged up with old four banger bits from his first Model A, swearing he's gonna build another. And in my bedroom is a foam 351C, two plastic bucket racing seats, a radiator and arack-and-pinion from God knows what, that will eventually go into a tube framed, hand formed sports car special So, yes, guilty as hell, lol!
    A better question: have you ever stubbed a toe in the middle of the night on a car part?!?!
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  13. modified1927
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 130


    Funny how things come into your life, it doesn't follow you home unless it's running and I usually have to carry it, because it's never running. This was a friend from High School in '66 that had a stroke and passed, his sister wanted to know if I wanted it, Hell yes. (hopefully the next one finished) magna 3.jpg I did pick up this engine a year ago to go in it, and a Muncie is from an old corvette . I think Stevie will approve IMG_0020.JPG
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