huptoy

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  1. I am 74 & I show a 85 year old car. 

    I must look really old as I get the question "Did You buy it new?"

    At first I would say no then I would say "Think about it" and now I just smile and reply "Yes".

    Some people realize my condescending answer to a stock question.

     

    Yes, I get pushy people who want to know it's worth by asking what I want for it..

    My answer is a value of 5 to 10 thousand above the price. 

    Then I just ignore further inquires.

     

    The question of "How do you value an older car?" gets the following answer.

    The price is close when the seller thinks they are giving it away and the buyer believes the seller is giving them the shaft.

    Most people smile and reply good answer.

     


  2. It is unfortunate to have to deal with bureaucrats at the DMV, I wish you the best of luck.

     

    Is it possible you may have selected the wrong state to live?   There are a few non paved roads in the SE corner but almost all of the state and county roads are paved.

     

    Many states assign license plates to a car and expect the owner to in effect, lease the plates from the state.  I know of a state where modern plates must be rented each year or put in the DMV storage.  If you don't put them in storage for say 4 years, you must pay the current year plus the back years registration fees.   Here in Ohio, the plates, for a modern car,  are assigned to a person and the plates can be moved from car to car.  Last march, I purchased a car and sold the old one only going to DMV to record the new car.  I actually have a set of plates that have been on 3 trucks since 1996.

     

    Antique plates have a one time charge of about $50.00 and need not be renewed for 40 or 50 years.  Five years ago I sold a 1953 car & kept both the antique & year of Manufacture plate.  I will need to purchase a new antique plate for the next car but if it is a 1953 year, I can reuse the YOM plate.  To convert to a YOM plate, you must keep the antique plate in the car & pay a registration fee of about $5.00.

     

    Ohio DMV will randomly send out letters asking for proof of insurance for modern cars but I have never talked with any one requesting information on an antique.  Maybe just the lock of the draw.

     


  3. We will be at C4V - 22 near light pole # 33 in the North Chocolate field with some Hupmobile Model S parts. 

    Will also have a collection of other things to get out of the garage.

    Also bringing old copies of the Antique Automobile Magazine priced by the pound with very deep discounts for kids. 

    We expect to arrive after 12 on Tuesday.

    We will have a chair or so to share but you must say you saw this web page.


  4. Is it possible for someone to pickup the dash in Fayetteville, Ga and meet me at the Hershey Swap Meet?

    It is a 4 foot Dash similar to the one below.

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    Fayetteville is south of the Atlanta.

    It is 12 miles south of I-285 by pass and between I-75 & I-85.

    It is 5 miles east of I-85 and 15 miles west of I-75

     

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    I will be in the North Chocolate field near light pole 33.

    I will be more than happy to come to your location to pick it up.

     

    Jack

    937 287-8466

     

     

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  5. Is it possable for someone to pickup the dash in Fayetteville, Ga and meet me at the Hershey Swap Meet?

    It is a 4 foot Dash similar to the one below.

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    Fayetteville is south of the Atlanta.

    It is 12 miles south of I-285 by pass and between I-75 & I-85.
    It is 5 miles east of I-85 and 15 miles west of I-75
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    I will be in the North Chocolate field near light pole 33.
    I will be more than happy to come to your location to pick it up.

     

    Jack

    937 287-8466

     


  6. I have done weddings & receptions but only for friends.

    I have enjoyed every wedding and will do it again.
     

    The difficulty with your request is time and cost.  I usually invest 3 to 4 hours total.

     

    One hour of driving the car will also include:

    30 minutes  -  Washing and cleaning the car inside and out

    2  Hours  -  Driving to and from event & arriving during wedding

    30 Minutes  -  time for photographer to take photos

    My car gets 10 MPG and a 75 mile trip will cost $17.00 in gas.

    At 60 cents a mile expense for 75 miles is $45.00.

    I only bring this up to caution you about the actual cost to the car owner.

     

    Always have a PLAN B as once in a great while, the old car just will not start or run.

     

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    My auto insurance cost about $115 a year but commercial Insurance will be over $1,000.  

    Insurance companies do not like the liability of paying guests in an accident.

     

    This year I chauffeured a couple to prom & I had a great time.

    This involved picking him up, then his date, then to a meet 3 couples.

    Then I took them to the restaurant and onto Prom.

    I didn't wait as they had a car parked to get home.

     

    Best of luck in finding a car.  Try going to car shows car cruse-ins and asking the owners.

     

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    This is not my car, the owner has a shop in Dayton OH doing mechanical & restoration work. 

    Contact Rick at (937) 271-9502 for additional information and photos.

    If you get his answering machine, leave a message with your phone No and he will contact you.   You can also leave your contact info with a text & he will get back to you

     

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    1978 Toyota Corona - Luxury Edition, 4 door,  Power steering, Power disk brakes, Air Conditioning, & Rear window defroster. 

    46,700 miles, Runs & drives great.  $3,500.  (937) 271-9502.

    The car was in garage storage until he picked it a couple of years ago.

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  8. Go to the "HOME" page.

         Select "Regions & Chapters".

         Scroll down to "Washington St"

         Contact the state president  for a contact.

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    Go to the Hemmings Magazine to the "Appraisers & Brokers"

       Select one in the area.

       They will charge based on what you want checked & the distance to view the vehicle.

     

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  9. In Ohio, RT 30  (Lincoln Hwy )was the prime highway between Pittsburgh and Chicago before I-80 was built and much of it is 4 lane surface road. 

     

    Rt 40 (National Hwy) goes from Pittsburgh to Columbus to Indianapolis before going to Chicago.  Part of Rt 40 is on I-70 and you may have to find an alt route  in eastern Ohio. 

     

    A nice 2 lane road in Ohio is to take the RIVER ROAD along the Ohio River going through Cincinnati.  Take RT 7 or 52 on the Ohio side or Rtr 8 or 2 on the Kentucky side.  This a southern route and will be further than the previous two and a much more interesting and scenic trip.


  10. From 1960 through 1990 my father repossessed cars in Iowa from California & other out of state banks.  He found things like grass, panties, and old food under the front seats.  Trunks were another thing, TV's, lots of car parts, tools, children's toys, and once a tub of chicken manure.  In most cases he went to the door and they gave him the keys & asked to remove their possessions.  What you see on TV is repo work for small loan companies and Buy Pay Here shops.  He refused to take a contracts from them.  In the early 70's he picked up a 1971 Mustang with a 350 CC motor cycle on the back bumper rack.  Another time he picked up an abandoned Buick with a disassembled Harley in the trunk.

     

    In 2006 I sold a car and left a gift card down in the seat, the new owner called to tell me they had it.


  11. My father reposed cars for banks for 30 years from 1960 to 1990.  He used a "Slim-Jim" that is about 1/16 inch thick and 1/2 inch wide.  It has a "L" hook at the bottom to catch the the lock button mechanism.  Slide in down between the window and the door near the button.  Do a google search on "Slim Jim door lock"

     

    Depending on the size of the town where the car is located, a local cop usually knows how to use a Slim Jim.  It is surprising how many people lock their keys in the car & call the police.

     

    Several years ago, our local lock smith used some chalk on a blank key & created a key without taking the car door lock off the car.


  12. I live in a metropolitan area of about 300,000.  Not a Fort Worth but we have our share of dangerous drivers also.  In January I was hit from behind by a driver (texting I think) while waiting for 7 fire emergency vehicles to go through the intersection in front of me.  Fortunately I was in a modern car & not an antique.  I always worry about accidents in my old cars. 

     

    Visibility is a major safety item.  I use a 6 volt positive ground 3rd brake led light in the back window.  People tend not to look for the brake light in the lower left corner.  My car has a yellow brake light.  I once had a cop stop me to say the stop lights were not working, actually my turn lights.  When driving around dusk, adding two flashing bicycle lights to the rear bumper corners will slow upcoming traffic.  You can also add white or yellow bicycle flashing lights to the front.  They maybe illegal but the police have never stopped me, maybe just lucky.

     

    If you want to practice driving, try driving 35 in a 45 speed zone or drive 10 miles under the speed limit.  Almost no one seems to be willing to follow behind an 85 year old car.  Even when driving the speed limit, local drivers just have to get in front.  I get a large charge driving the old car and am willing to tolerate rude drivers. 


  13. A couple of years ago I attended this car show for prewar II vehicles.  It was an enjoyable show but other things conflicted with the date.  This year, 2016, I was looking forward to attending with my 1931 Hupmobile.  I plan to skip this event due to the lawyers desire to get involved.  I have attended cruse-ins & car shows for 15 years and the "Release of Liability" requirement is a first & totally unacceptable.  I plan to return the registration unsigned stating I will provide my insurance information.  I will need to have a waiver for the release of liability or will not be attending.  I am in SW Ohio, is this common in other areas of the country?

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  14. The AACA shows usually require advance notice you are showing a vehicle.  This will allow the show parking group to allow a number of spaces for each year or range of years.  It can create a nightmare when parking cars because there is never any rime or reason of the sequence of car coming in.  When cars do not show up, you will have empty spaces all over the field.

     

    I was involved in a show with 200 cars in 29 classes.  This required using the previous years count by class to define the spaces by class plus 2 to 5 extra spots per class.  It took several hours to mark the grass field to define the parking spaces.  It required 5 or 6 people to direct cars to the assigned space.  Then you have two cars in different classes wanting to park together.  Also, one year the local T-Bird club came unannounced and we had 3 times the normal count.  Am I complaining, NO.  But, hopefully you can see why cars are usually parked as first come, first parked.