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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Mopar Tony, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
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    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    I had a '63 "wrongbed", should have never sold it. I have a leftover tailgate here in North Atlanta. Send me a message if you are interested. I was going to make one of those benches out of it. But i'd rather see it get one back on the road.
     
  2. This deli/butcher near my house had the basement being cleaned out by those 1-800-got-junk guys, I passed by on the way back from school and saw the truck was filled with these old drink crates, they must have had about 15 of them, plus more coming out of the basement. The guys said they were just going to the dump so I could take them if I wanted them, one of the deli employees took the rest. It would be such a shame to see these go to the landfill, I just couldn't let that happen. IMG_20231130_170214441.jpg
     
  3. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 820

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    IMG20231123125914.jpg local estate sale find
     
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  4. picked up this '53 kodak signet 35 for 40 bucks. took an impact during shipping but i fixed the little tab and its back to working like it should, once i clean the lense and such i'll toss some 35mm film in it and get it developed, see how it does. 20231126_230724.jpg 20231202_115322.jpg

    ps: what was with late 40s/early 50s cast metal stuff and it having 3 lines/layers?
     
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  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 17,315

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    Got this at an auction this weekend for 10 bucks. Useless, but cool to look at, had to adopt it.

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  6. Jonny Espe
    Joined: Dec 4, 2023
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    Found these mirrors at an estate sale. Owner said they were on his Mecuey Monterey when he got it..they are definitely universal style fit, no brand.

    Anyone know anything about them? They are going on a 46 dodge rat rod, but I'd love to learn more about them! 20231203_143141.jpg 20231203_135855.jpg 20231203_135901.jpg 20231203_143225.jpg
     
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  7. @Jonny Espe

    You'll find that you will get a much warmer reception here if you avoid using the term "rat rod". They're not what the HAMB is all about. Take a few moments to read the site's "mission statement" at the link below and then browse thru the site a bit to get a feel of what the HAMB really stands for.


    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-h-a-m-b-rules-guidelines.44274/

    I think you've pretty well identified what your mirrors are if there's no other markings on them. They look like some DIY parts that might have been sold thru J.C. Whitney or similar catalog parts house. They appear to be made of better quality stuff than a lot of the cheapy, universal-fit parts of the era.

    Welcome to the HAMB! :cool:
     
  8. Jonny Espe
    Joined: Dec 4, 2023
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    Thanks for the tip! Rat rod probably isn't the right term for the build anyways. My OCD won't let me build a hunk of junk that the rat community would accept.

    Update: THANK YOU! I didn't even think about checking old JC Whitney catalogs. Your suggestion lead me to a thread right here on the HAMB of a 1958 catalog and there they were, "rocket-styled mirrors" for $7.95
     
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  9. the only acceptable rats here are big block chevies :D
     
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  10. Well you're doing pretty good if you can figure out how to effectively use the on-site search feature. It can be a bit mysterious at times . . .

    You might also consider adding at least a basic geographical location to your member info. At least that way we'll know whether you're in southwest Minnebraska or eastern Swaziland.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    I was going through some old magazines and found these old 3 cent stamps. Does anybody know about these??


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  12. They were issued around 1954. Definitely worth something since they’re a mostly intact sheet.
     
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  13. I remember seeing them commonly used on post cards when mailing a regular 1st class letter cost 1¢ or 2¢ more than a post card. I think you could even buy blank, pre-paid post cards at the post office that came already imprinted with this same image on the front upper right corner.

    Post cards. They were the text message of their day!
    :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    You could use 22 of them to mail a greeting card, but there may not be room on the envelope for the address.
     
  15. I just learned something else about those 3¢ Liberty stamps. There's a lot of knuckleheads on Ebay that are asking STUPID MONEY for them. Even cancelled ones. But then that sort of describes a lot of vendors on Ebay, don't it?
    :(
     
  16. Moriarity
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    I wonder what they are really worth? I know 3 cents each
     
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  17. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    from Muscoda WI

    IMG_0098.jpeg IMG_0097.jpeg IMG_0096.jpeg IMG_0095.jpeg IMG_0093.jpeg IMG_0091.jpeg Wife and I were out hitting antique and resale shops over the weekend. I picked up a few things. I’m slowly filling my oil bottle holder. Man it’s hard to find these at a reasonable price. I was happy to find one of the spouts actually has the cap on it. I rarely see these.
    Plus both hose clamp holders came with clamps! :)
     
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  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Both the Wittek and Ideal clamp racks are super cool, I would have jumped on those, too.
     
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  19. 67drake
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    from Muscoda WI

    Yeah, I jumped on those! The cabinet one was a little pricey, but the rack made up for it in cheapness.
    I forgot, I picked image.jpg up a couple mini oil cans. Cheap, and I actually use them. :)
    I put the bigger one there for perspective.
     
  20. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Stewart Warner bicycle speedometer

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  21. Stock Racer
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Recent swap meet haul
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  22. Apenaut
    Joined: Jul 4, 2012
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    Brought this home from Hollywood this morning.
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  23. A bike speedometer with a tach? And only one needle? LOL! That 50 mph top speed seems pretty optimistic too. Well, maybe on a Whizzer bike . . . :confused:
     
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  24. Moriarity
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    rpms of the wheel....
     
  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    I've had a couple of SW bicycle speedometers, all of which originally came on exercise bikes.
     
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  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    I just listed a few of these 1903 George Washington 2 cent stamps on eBay for One Dollar with FREE Postage, finding almost free envelopes is the key to making a profit. DSCF7061.JPG
     
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    This chassis sat on a shelf at Mon & Dad's until 1978, then it made it to my basement, then up to the office. Hank found it a few days ago and chewed up a tire. Is it a Corvette or Cunningham? I need to find a complete kit now. Thanks Bob
     
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  28. Harv
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
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    from Sydney

    That NSW plate dates to 1967. It would fit nicely on a HR Holden :)

    Cheers,
    Harv
     
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  29. 2dogballs
    Joined: Aug 22, 2021
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    2dogballs

    Sure it's no for a old wooden boat?
     
  30. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    from Minnesota

    Picked this up yesterday from a old IH truck. 01B159A0-5A4A-465E-9922-5992AE3821C0.jpeg
     
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