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« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2008, 03:46:09 am »

yeah, that douche nozzle with the nos empi steering for $1500 was a complete asshole. after he told me the price i just started laughing and tried to explain to the dipshit that once its installed its not nos anymore and to leave it in the box as an investment so somebody else can run the price up just pisses people off. but the moron is only in this for the money. ( can you feel the love in this post)
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« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2008, 04:17:15 am »

yeah, that douche nozzle with the nos empi steering for $1500 was a complete asshole. after he told me the price i just started laughing and tried to explain to the dipshit that once its installed its not nos anymore and to leave it in the box as an investment so somebody else can run the price up just pisses people off. but the moron is only in this for the money. ( can you feel the love in this post)

HAHAHAHA!!! Too funny! My girlfriend and I had a similar conversation with the guy, as we were leaving Bug-In.
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« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2008, 17:27:54 pm »

Picked these gems up at the Classic, thanks Daniel Smiley
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« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2008, 14:44:07 pm »

An other one in my nostalgia display from Johnny's Speed and Chrome (JSC). I like them.
Enjoy !
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« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2008, 21:01:16 pm »


Wow !  Shocked
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« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2008, 08:29:46 am »

A '69 Scat catalog.....
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« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2008, 11:26:53 am »

Not Cal look or Nostalgia parts but "mythic" too.
2 original KDF stamps.
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« Reply #67 on: July 23, 2008, 12:05:12 pm »

Got two really rough grab handles but a perfect 67 rear vallance so not all bad  Grin
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« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2008, 17:18:55 pm »

Here's a few recent finds.

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« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2008, 14:06:33 pm »

Speedwell Ammeter for just 2 sterling Grin

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« Reply #70 on: August 07, 2008, 21:17:40 pm »

Not Cal look or Nostalgia parts but "mythic" too.
2 original KDF stamps.
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Holy Sh*t they are mint! I bet they are worth a fortune how cool!
Where did you find them!
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« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2008, 07:48:26 am »

bug-in button for $4.99 Smiley

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« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2008, 11:44:26 am »

Picked up some type 3 rear drum backing plates, a set of new type 3 shoes and a 'Tar Babe' Ebi 2 can at Tatton Park yesterday Grin
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« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2008, 12:45:16 pm »

Found a 7R Fuchs for $20 at a swap on Sat!   Shocked
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« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2008, 12:47:52 pm »

i'll take it for $25


you're making profit allready! do you take paypal?












very cool!!
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« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2008, 12:53:27 pm »

Nice score, too bad it's a resto-cal wheel!  Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2008, 15:00:42 pm »

Roland, your price just went up!  Wink
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« Reply #77 on: August 13, 2008, 07:33:55 am »

Holy shit, nice find!
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« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2008, 03:33:13 am »

A new club outa Phlly was having their first show event. It was kinda thrown together at the last moment so the turnout was minimal but there were three folks there selling stuff. I was talking to one guy selling a set of freshly painted lowback seat frames when out of the corner of my eye I spotted something interesting. Next to the seat guy there was a dude with a dozen or so plastic bins with an assortment of greasy, rusty parts. Sticking out of one I saw the unique handle of a DDS shifter.

Now, back in the day I had one of these beauties in my '67 [circa '79 or so]. When I sold the car kept the shifter. It's been bouncing around in my toolbox for years. At sometime the shifter plate went missing, rendering the otherwise pristine shifter, useless. Over the years I've always kept an eye out for that shifter plate. Skimming through ads on the Samba and E-bay, sorting through junk piles at swap meets and such.

So there I am, five feet away from it. I smile at the seat guy, say no thanks and step over to the bin. I reach down for it and I see the handle is cracked and broken. As I start to pull it out and the shaft is rusty, and chipped.  It's missing the chrome base, and overall it's pretty much junk, but zip-tied to the base of the shifter is that elusive shifter plate! I can barely restrain myself, so biting my tongue, I ask how much. Now, understand that I probably would have paid about $100 for it. The guy looks at it, looks me in the eye, and says...

$2.00

Quietly, I pay the man and walk away giddy as a school girl!

So despite the 2 hour drive, to a 40 car event, it was the best show I have been to all year!

-jeffrey
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« Reply #79 on: August 14, 2008, 07:18:30 am »

Right on, Jeffrey! I dig stories like that. Congrats!
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« Reply #80 on: August 14, 2008, 13:41:51 pm »

Picked up some type 3 rear drum backing plates, a set of new type 3 shoes and a 'Tar Babe' Ebi 2 can at Tatton Park yesterday Grin

Out of curiosity what did the EBI can set you back?

Rob.
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« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2008, 13:55:23 pm »

the same price as chimay, F#ck all!  Grin
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« Reply #82 on: August 14, 2008, 14:43:55 pm »

I've had a few good deals at the swap meets over the years, like the time at vw action , back in the eighties when early on saturday morning, just as i was setting up my table of old tut to sell i spotted this guy unloading a van full of goodies, it was rammed with nos everything,Early doors, trim, lights, 25hp stuff etc so i sauntered over, trying to not look excited. He put a handfull of NOS semaphores and heart lights on the table, looked up at me and said, you can have everything for 600. Luckily that was exactly how much was in my pocket, give or take so i said "go on then" slapped the money on the table, bid him farewell and promptly spent the next 2 days selling all the stuff i didn't need. I made 3000 that weekend and had to buy a 65 split van out of the cars for sale area to get the rest home!!

Happy days,

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« Reply #83 on: August 14, 2008, 14:52:24 pm »

I prefer your NOS 67 valance purchase Andy.

One of my best was at Dub Daze in '96

Was looking at a stand that had loads of Nos panels my friend saw a 67 valance and asked how much. the guy said 35! he snapped his hand off and bought it. I then took a chance and asked how much for the 67 lid, He said 30, I contemplated kissing a man!

The brand new 145 XZX was another good one for 10 Grin
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« Reply #84 on: August 14, 2008, 15:45:52 pm »

One of my fovourites was at peppercorn many moons ago, there i was mooching around looking for a bargain when i spotted on a stall a type 3 spare wheel tool kit, which is an uber rare peice of kit, much rarer than ya run of the mill bug version. Unfortunately my arch enemy parts hound was standing over it, bugger i thought, he's already captured it, but then the gods smiled down and off he trotted none the wiser (number one swap meet rule "always look up, always look down") I dashed to the tool kit, which is no mean feat with my knees i can tell you and demanded a price, which was very resonable. I took it home along witha set of nos type 3 overider bumpers and tubes that i also stumbled across and swap  the tool box with a contact of mine for 3 empi gt steering wheels,

Fucking bingo!!

andy

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« Reply #85 on: August 19, 2008, 09:05:57 am »

VW Greats #1 for $15 Smiley
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« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2008, 09:20:42 am »

Bill Schwimmer and I were "doing" Pomona when we saw a V8 manifold with four 48IDAs on it. Paid $1200 between us we both had customers lined up for a pair of IDAs each at about $1000 a pair (back before 'new' IDAs were available) and then Bill sold the manifold to his friend Oggie for his collection. Job done!

Or when I spotted a virtually new EMPI GT steering wheel in the V8 section at Pomona. Paid the $180 asking price for it (Bill wouldn't let me haggle) and carried it around for an hour before selling it to another guy for $325. Wish I could make $145 an hour every day...
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« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2008, 14:57:45 pm »

Correction, you and Bill were playing grab-ass when your pennyless buddy Dave drug you out to the back 40 so that you could buy the IDA's that he found.  Dont you still owe me a beer?

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« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2008, 16:01:36 pm »

Correction, you and Bill were playing grab-ass when your pennyless buddy Dave drug you out to the back 40 so that you could buy the IDA's that he found.  Dont you still owe me a beer?

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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2008, 05:56:26 am »

Correction, you and Bill were playing grab-ass when your pennyless buddy Dave drug you out to the back 40 so that you could buy the IDA's that he found.  Dont you still owe me a beer?

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