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Folks Of Interest Trinkets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by iwanaflattie, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. I've accumulated a worrisome amount of lights,bases,mirrors,handles,knobs,hubcaps etc, in the hopes of finding a matching pair or just cuz they re old..anyone else?
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  2. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 93

    from alberta

    One of the side effects of this lifestyle. I’ve been able to keep it to a minimum by selling at local swap meets.
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  3. I have that problem with socks...
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  4. I have a metric shit ton of trinkets. Signs, license plates, hubcaps, emblems, junk, etc. i’ve decided that if i can’t use or display them they have to go. This is just a tiny sample in my attached late model parking garage

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    There are 6 more cases. You don't know what a collecting disease is until you get started in 1:18 die cast!
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  6. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,176

    Barrelnose pickup

    I’m a victim of this, “sell it” , shock horror.
  7. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,162


    Love the Dorman bench top. Is it just the top or do you have the whole cabinet assembly with drawers under it like the old time parts stores used to have for bolts, nuts, cotter keys, etc?
  8. Just the counter top. I bought many parts over that counter, it came from my favorite parts store. When they remodeled i lucked into a couple pieces of it.
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  9. No, if it doesn't make a car go faster or stop faster I don't need it
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  10. ...and work gloves.
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  11. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 725


    A drawer full of left handed gloves....
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  12. No tailight's required in your state huh..must be nice
  13. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,887

    Bandit Billy

    I always thought it would be a cool idea to hang tail lights, turn signals, marker lights, headlights, etc, from the ceiling of the garage crapper and have them all turn on from the wall switch.
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  14. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,639

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    I have a problem too. I like to call them smalls like on American Pickers. I always seem to find 3-5 smalls per swapmeet for not much dough and I can't resist. I will not apologize.

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  15. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,614


    There was a time when the trash barrels at Hershey on the last day would fill the walls of a good sized shop. I know. :)
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,551


    LOL my kids got on a give dad socks for Christmas a few years ago and I'll probably never have to buy anymore in my lifetime but the ones that My son's ex gal friend gave me are headed to the shelter with some shirts that don't fit. I never did those socks and don't have to explain where they went anymore.
    I've got the stash of "some days" stuff bought at swapmeets or sales out in the garage and sheds that most guys have as possibilities for future projects or left overs from past projects. A lot of that stuff missed going away when the swap meets were canceled this year.

    Then I have the (now real dusty) dust collector collection up on the shelf beside the fireplace including the Danbury mint customs and rods that I blew too much money on and the Batch of Harley mugs that another of my son's exes gave me over the years. Those aren't going any place soon unless I ship one off to a friend who lost everything in a fire a few weeks ago including his Harley and all of his Bike and sailboat trinkets accumulated over 60 years. Then there is the belt buckle collection That I have accumulated over the past 45 years.
  17. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,270

    from Idaho

  18. Headlights and Taillights are a requirement on a street car not "Trinkets".
    Trinkets are things like chrome acorn nuts, horn ring buttons, chrome generator covers, etc...
    If that's the stuff you like that's O.K. but it not the stuff I am looking for.
    To answer your question I am building a racecar so no need for headlights or taillights.
  19. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,152

    ramblin dan

    Got a box in my garage filled with stuff I bought at swap meets. Single door handles, single rumble seat hinge, trunk handles that have a lock but no keys etc... It's not just search for things to match, it's now a quest. Funny thing is I've come across matches and such for items I've picked up. Even if it takes a couple of decades between finds.

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