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My Hamb friendly garage sale finds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boxcar's 1928, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 649

    Boxcar's 1928

    With summer kicking off....the treasures are showing up out there if your looking...
    This is my last two saturdays of shop stuff.

    The toolbox is a twofer...Cool 60's Craftsman and is chocked full of machinest tools...some new, all of great quality. Micrometers, calipers, endmill bits, and more.

    Tank was previously used for aircraft liquid oxygen....well used at the racetrack back in the day for a portable air tank

    The Souix Polisher is hardley used, already changed out the rotted chord (age) works good. 4 3m plush buffing pads (new) and 300 - 400 sheets of multiple grit...500, 800, and finer paper.

    Gotta love it.

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  2. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,315

    Barn Find
    from Missouri

    I've got one of those oxygen tanks still in use as an air tank. Is there any way to narrow down what type of aircraft it came from?
  3. Aroud here those tanks are really common to find. I have a stack of them now.
  4. Toolbox full of machinist items is a SCORE, congrats...

  5. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,351

    from Soquel, CA

    That's what I was thinkin too... Score! :cool:
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,295


    Score city dude, ~sololobo~
  7. I hate you. Jk. Nice find

    sent via smoke signal
  8. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 278

    Super Streak
    from Florida

    Hey Barn Find, that tank looks like the ones used on C123k aircraft. They were probably used on others as well.
  9. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Definately a great over all score!
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,673


    I want that polisher. Not the most popular tool these days, but I've been known to abuse myself a time or 2, or 10...
  11. stevechaos13
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 419


    Nice finds.
    My craftsman box is only a little younger than yours (early 70's) but mine was full of mechanics tools. Probably about 400 sockets, about 200 wrenches, and lots of assorted misc. Mine came from the daughter of the deceased owner and I bought it (and a lot more) for $100 because she had no use for it. Sad in a way to think that the former owners livelihood meant so little to their offspring, but at least they end up in the hands of those who will use them.
  12. Garage sales are fun! Never know what might be there....
  13. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,929

    from Indy

    great finds. the old lady and I go to yard sales every weekend
  14. Church rummage sales are also a good place to find treasures.. A friend of mine bought a mint Schwinn Stingray 5 speed bike with the drag sli9ck rear for $25 several years back. He was driving by the church parking lot and saw it sitting there..made a quick u-turn.

    I bought a NOS SBC Edelbrock Torker intake for $10 in the box at a garage sale 3 years ago-the son bought it new back in the mid 70's and never installed it and the mom and dad was moving to a assisted living facility.

    That being said 9/10 garage sales I hit are dud's...mostly baby clothes and baby toys..

    Here is a hint: Garage sales in newer neighborhoods are a waste(see above baby clothes and toys)

    Older homes in nice areas are the best..older people wanting to move out and downsize-no baby clothes lol.
  15. Friday is yard sale day around here, Saturday is auction day if there isn't a good car show and Sunday is flea-markets.
    I find something kool EVERY weekend ! Last week I found an old candy container shaped like a 30's race car with tin wheels and base, today it is on eBay and is at $1,775.00 :eek: Thats what I call a score.
    Next week I can get my '51 rewired and some much needed engine work done on it out of the profits.:D
  16. stevechaos13
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 419


    Nice score! I always end up talking myself out of stuff like that and then end up kicking my own ass later when I find out what I passed up!
  17. ttpete
    Joined: Mar 21, 2013
    Posts: 179

    from SE MI

    That Sioux buffer is top quality. They don't make them like that anymore.
  18. Boxcar's 1928
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 649

    Boxcar's 1928

    The prior owner of this box did indeed pass. He was a guy that could do anything as I've been told. Im glad to have the chance to do something with them.

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