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  1. I just purchased a 1935 Dodge KC 1/2 ton pickup that is pretty much disassembled. The previous owner purchased the truck, had it shipped from Nebraska to Virginia, tore the truck apart in an effort to start restoration and that's as far as the project got. There is no title and the data tag is missing from the firewall. What I have learned so far is that it is a 2nd series with front hinged doors, solid cab roof, rounded lower windshield corners and the 3 gauge cluster in the center of the dash. My real confusion is with the front fenders. The ones that came with this truck do not have the scallops along the leading edge. I looked at LOTS of photos of 1935 Dodge trucks on line and out of dozens of trucks I saw photos of only two without those scallops. Can anybody shed light on this and other changes that Dodge made to these trucks in 1935? I'm not sure what the future holds for this truck. I bought it as "parts" and this one may end up being parted out.
  2. Growing up in the late 60's and early 70's I always admired a Dodge Dart that would frequently go by our house. It was a '68 GTS 383 and was bone stock down to the wheel covers. It was owned by a nice lady that lived about 2 miles up the road. I was by there about 15 years ago and there sat the Dart behind her house sinking in the dirt. I stopped and knocked on the door and the lady answered. I asked her if she wanted to sell the car as I had admired it as a kid and of coarse her response was, "no, I'm going to get it fixed up one of these days". I was by there again recently and it was still there, down to the frame in the earth. What a shame. I noticed a '40 Ford pickup stuck back in a dirt floor shed a few years ago not far away. I stopped and talked to the owner, an older man who didn't seem too happy that I was there but was tolerant of me at least. The truck had a pretty solid body but the engine was stuck and it was sunk in the dirt with all four tires basically rotted off. He asked me what I though it was worth and I said "probably in the $5,000-$10,000 range as it sits". He got mad and claimed he'd been offered $20,000 for it and he thought THAT was way too low. I said that was where two fools met and he basically threw me off the property. Need to learn to keep my mouth shut.
  3. The crowd and sales are typically excellent for us from our arrival on Tuesday through about 4:00 on Friday then it tapers off pretty quickly. We stay until Saturday but usually pull out by lunchtime. There is almost nobody in the swap meet areas on Saturday and we make few if any sales.
  4. Find me at C4Y 1-3. Bringing lots of Model A Ford parts a '33-'34 truck cowl, '55 Cadillac front sheetmetal, grille, deck lid and trim, Desoto Hemi heads, some signs and lots of other great stuff. Looking to make deals and come home with an empty trailer! Look for the Model A Doodlebug!
  5. Dodge Brothers Approved Service Double Sided Porcelain Sign. $1,200 cash delivered to Hershey.
  6. I see a nice pair of Trippe driving lights in the left rear of the photo. Valuable lights!
  7. Hudson step-down era NOS front fender inner stone guards, starter, generator and interior window garnish moldings. I'll bring to you at Hershey next week. $50/all.
  8. The type of parts you sell certainly does make a difference. I mostly deal in Model A up thru war era Fords. Popular stuff that sells well. On the other hand I can see where Packard parts might not find a buyer as quickly. Great cars but not as plentiful and that equals less buyers walking by. I helped a friend liquidate some '41 Cadillac and Hudson step-down era parts when he decided to downsize and while the Caddy parts moved pretty well, the Hudson stuff not as much. I still have 4 dr window int. garnish moldings, NOS front fender stone shields, a generator and a starter that I will bring to Hershey and sell CHEAP if anybody needs them. See my parts for sale ad.
  9. At the risk of ruffling some feathers I feel compelled to chime in my 2 cents on the buying/selling topic. The buyers are still there, they come every year from all over the US and the world and they are there to buy. I think the key, at least for me is selling at a fair price. I see far too many vendors out there asking 2X or more what the market will pay. Buyers know what they want, what things are worth and what they are willing to pay. If I have an item that has a median value of $100, I'll tag it at $120, that lets the buyer dicker me down to $100 and we both part ways happy. If the buyer sees the same part marked at $200 he's going to drop it like it's burning his fingers. If that happens more than a few times I know I've got it marked too high. If other vendors feel the need to price high to maximize their profits that's fine with me, it sends more traffic over to my spaces and ends up backfiring on them. I have a friend that does this very thing and he carries the same overpriced stuff from swap meet to swap meet with its sun faded tags all the while complaining of low sales. Not my idea of a successful swap meet.
  10. 1932 Ford RR Fender in excellent condition. Was told it fits Panel Delivery. $300 or make reasonable offer. Bringing to Hershey next week.
  11. We're up at daylight and have our stuff uncovered and ready to sell before breakfast. Usually not alot of traffic before 8:00 except a few early birds. Get there early in the week (Wednesday) to find the best stuff. We are happy to let you leave items at our space and always have an extra chair, some shade, and a bottle of cold water for the weary. I've been known to haul items out to the gate for folks on my Model A "Doodle bug" at the end of the day. Stop by C4X and C4Y 1-3 in the North Chocolate field across from Brickers Famous French Fries. I'll have Ford model A and an assortment of other great parts there as well.
  12. 1955 Cadillac -Grille and bumper -$550 -Hood (1 dent) -$150 -LF Fender -$175 -RF Fender -$175 -Trunk Lid -$150 -Radiator support -$50 Model A Ford -Good '29 engine on stand -$500 engine, $250 stand -Grille shells -$100 -Headlights/bars -$ varies -Various Carburetors, manifolds, etc -'33-'34 "C" heads -'30-'31 windshield frames -$125 -Rebuilt front axle assy spindles, steering arms, tie rods, wishbone -$275 -lots of model a stuff 1933-34 Ford pickup cowl (firewall, cowl vent, w/s frame) -$350 274/391 DeSoto Hemi heads complete -$400 **Spaces C4Y 1-3 north Chocolate -PM if you see something you need.
  13. I think it's packed away in my trailer. If you're interested PM me and we'll go from there. -thanks
  14. 1949 Plymouth front bumper with grille guard. Surface rust but not beat up. $85.00
  15. Parting out a 1955 Cadillac Limo. PM me if interested. Bringing the following to Hershey: -Front Bumper and Grille =$550.00 -Hood =$250.00 -Deck Lid +$150.00 -Hubcaps (condition varies) =$15-$25 each -Fender Skirts =$75 pr. -Taillights =$75/left, $45/right -Various trims, hood ornament, hood button, etc. -other stuff available, just not removed yet.