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Hot Rods Portland swap meet is coming!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    They do have parts/wagon staging area(s) at bus stops, no room on bus for wagons(even empty). Will need to take bus back to car then bring car back to gate/pullout to load up.
    A bit of a pain, but that's the system, works pretty good.
    Remember to get a hand stamp.
     
  2. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
    Posts: 694

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    Thank you! Really looking forward to this. On Thursday is it only open to 5, or do you need to be inside the gates by 5?
     
  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    I always go, even if I'm not building anything. Of course I have to take Thu. and Fri. off from retirement to go!
     
  4. Hotrod1932
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
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    from Oregon

    Ill be there..been going about 25 years..Great swap meet...
     
  5. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Going to try even if I don't need anything, haven't been for a few years
     
  6. I'm building a new car in the garage right now. Got my motel room and will be there for sure. Cheers.
     
  7. 30ARoadster
    Joined: Jan 3, 2011
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    30ARoadster
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    from Salem, OR

  8. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
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    Sinister
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    from Oregon

    No spaces for us this year. Doing the track on Thursday and the Expo on Friday. If I can find a bell housing then I "might" try to swap engines in the Stude on Saturday before my buddy leaves on Sunday morning

    Bring your rain gear.
     
  9. rusty bill
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 237

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    Looks like a lot of us are in building "D". I will be in stalls #3208&#3209 on the end of the middle aisle as you pass through the hall. Stop by and BS.:)
     
  10. I once saw a complete flathead on a wagon on the light rail....not mine of course but sure was heavy......
     
  11. daddylama
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    I always park down by interstate & Mississippi, take the light rail up. saves the headache of parking.

    I've loaded a wagon up with way more than it's max safe capacity and hauled it back to my truck on the light rail. nobody seems to batt an eye. I had a mini bike, 4 slot mags, 2 A I beams and some little stuff all loaded up, along with two of my kids (2 and 6 years old at the time)... kids were helping push.

    taking 2 or 3 of my kids to the expo on Sunday... low expectations, but hoping to find some early Ford stuff... maybe score a deal or two for some junk that nobody wants to haul home...
     
  12. DDDenny
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Well---
    Who scored what?
     
  13. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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  14. daddylama
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    I'm not making it out there until tomorrow, likely once all of the good deals are snagged up and just the junk is left...
     
  15. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    It was good. Bought an old Fenton 4 speed shifter for cheap
     
  16. I went today, didn't find what I was looking for. I walked the PIR track and got there about 715 am a lot of things were still covered up. So maybe what I needed was under a tarp. I used the bus with no problems. and I had two good bloody marys at the bar in the expo center.
     
  17. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    expo was a little thin today... but scored a SUPER clean '30 A grill shell for $30, '40 ford split bones for a few bones... and a '28-29 A front fender for nothin'
     
  18. voodoo1
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
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    Did the '29 coupe that was posted above sell? Kinda looking for one. Mike
     
  19. daddylama
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    the one above was priced nice compared to the pile of cast-off parts that made up a '30 coupe body a dude wanted $3k for
     
  20. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    I saw 3 model a coupe bodies for under 1000$. They were all rough but very reasonably priced.
     
  21. Anybody wanna share some more good scores? I always leave there with lotsa stuff.
     
  22. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    Picked up a new set of supremes, a pair of chrome reverse with nos firestone cheaters, 35 ford truck firewall for the 34, seat belts, single grove pulleys for the 327, and a nice original park light bezel for the 55. My feet are still sore- excellent swap!
     
  23. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    2016 swap is a few days away, who's going?
     
  24. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
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    I am, looking forward to it.
     
  25. Jettback50
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  26. got rust2
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
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    got rust2
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    I'll be there, walking the track Thur, expo, Friday, Sat,who knows.
     
  27. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
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    LWEL9226
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    from So. Oregon

    When you catch a bus from the parking area, make sure to catch a "handicap/wheelchair bus", you should not have any trouble loading your wagon and 'goodies'. Last time I was there about 25/30% of the busses were handicap types..... Have fun and good luck shopping.....

    Lynn W
     
  28. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 710

    Sinister
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    from Oregon

    We have spaces 2098-2100 this year (on the main drag not far from the catwalk) incase anyone needs to rest or get out of the rain.
     
  29. I booked a hotel about a month ago. Just bought some new walking shoes to wear out.
    I usually don't find much of what I'm looking for but the truck comes back full just the same.

    If you're traveling from Canada and have never gone before create a detailed list of the stuff you buy with prices and total to give to Customs at the boarder. It will likely save you a hassle. You'll sometimes get charged PST so keep that in mind.
     
  30. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 710

    Sinister
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    from Oregon

    A bump and reminder- it's coming up fast!

    Weather outlook is promising, too!
     

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