Sure wish some of that stuff would come for swappin' up north here ... especially the brass lights!
That gypsy wagon (my name for it) was so cool. I'm pretty sure Sandy Watt bought it: the Mrs. Sandy Watt.
If you caught the American Pickers show from Pasadena last year, they "saw" Loren Burch in his Stanley on a Pasadena street and followed him to a radiator shop and collection. This wagon came out of a barn owned by that family.
The wood band business is doing quite well, Jim says. Bea told me they have a grandson in his last semester to get a degree in Business, and he will take over making the bands. Maybe it's time to make a lifetime buy before prices go up.
When Jim Guinn bought the wood band business from John Hale in about 2001, he continued selling at $25 a set to all buyers. I convinced Jim to double the price, then offer them to the vendors for half. He did that, and Snyder started carrying them.
In gratitude, the next time I needed bands, I got to pay the same $50 a set from Jim, just like everybody else. Oh, well, they are much more available than they ever would have been without my business lesson for Jim.
There is a PAIGE radiator leaning against the trailer with the gypsy wagon on it! Can anyone tell me anything about it? Who has it? How much? I know. It would have been a lot more fun to drive clear down to the swap meet than haul my mother's car almost 200 miles today.
Otherwise, I see lots of stuff I need and cannot afford.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Garnet, I think those were at Kim Dobbins table, think he was offering for 700. He posts here every so often.
Wayne, I sent you a PM.
Here is a better picture of the Paige radiator
Wayne, I think that radiator was sitting in front of the Gypsy Wagon and belongs to Loren Burch of Pasadena.
I'm betting Ralph has contact info for him.
It certainly looks in great shape.
Thank you Jeff H and Rodger E and Gene C for all the help and additional photo. I spoke with Alex Terpanier on the phone for about an hour. He seems like a fine young man with an interest in the antique automobile hobby. I have submitted a for sale ad for him on one of the Paige Jewett web sites. And will check into a couple others.
I suspect that this radiator would fit my '27 6-45 sedan, but I don't need it and cannot afford to buy something right now that I do not need.
In forty years, and a lot of swap meets, I have only seen a few Paige loose radiators, till now, none of them for my car model.
Again, Thank you all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I kidded Alex about asking for his autograph. American Pickers was in Pasadena last year, and conveniently saw Loren Burch driving his Stanley down the boulevard and followed him to the Trepanier radiator shop and junk collection.
Alex said the only part not rehearsed was near the beginning when the skinny guy asked Alex's grandfather the price of a bicycle. The old man said $7500, and the guy jumped at it. Then the old man retracted the price in a hurry. He hadn't realized how prices had jumped on these things, and it is worth $10K. It was a funny scene.
Ralph they should rename the show American Bogus!
What did they ask on the Model A Phaeton? Nice.
That Phaeton was quite rusty and would take a lot of body work to fix the holes rusted out, but there were 2 more bodies or pieces of bodies which looked to be in better condition. If one were to buy all 3 it would make a good project car, and eventually could make one good restoration. I didn't ask any price, because I have 3 T's and just want to maintain them without getting into any huge project. I did restore a Model A Phaeton back around 1960.
George got the Boschplate and distributor sold. thanks Stefan
I'm always envious when I see LBMTC swap meet photos. I haven't attended in a few years but was a regular for many years when I was in or near California or had the time to travel west.
The swap meets in Michigan consists of Chinese made Chevrolet 350 valve covers, Taiwan made tools and T-shirts.
Congrats to the LBMTC for continuing this great tradition.
Thanks to Jeff Hood, who posts here, for quietly going around doing the lion's share.
You are correct Ralph. Jeff is a true leader as well as a hard worker behind the scenes, that's why we tricked him into being President so many times.
I sold a couple of trick cam shafts and gave one five bearing cam shaft away for free, a brake light switch, a running board red gas can for ten dollars, and some rust which was quietly hiding some rare Model T Ford parts. But I could not sell the two rear fenders that I have been hawking for the past ten years at a good fair price.
We have difficulty in the Long Beach area and move the Swap Meet around from time to time. This year they told us that the Race Track parking lot was to be rented to a medical group while they rebuilt their parking structure. Then about two months before the meet we were informed that it was a go. So we didn't have time to get in touch with folks and had already returned money to many of our repeat pre-paid swap spaces. It was a small meet but we had good attendance and good early and late Model T things for sale as usual. We enjoy providing a forum for the exchange of rare parts and continuing the friendship of the event.
It is costly to provide fencing for safety and toilets and wash stands, trash collection, as well as renting the parking lot.
HAHA Stephan, the pic was for fun and I have not seen a better one. I guess some one chased you down. Geo n L.A.
I'll agree that Jeff is "On the Ball" with the Swap Meet. I've sold there a couple times in the last several years and Jeff sent me a Registration Form and followed it up with a phone call. Unfortunately I had a family vacation planned and couldn't attend.
Correction: Sandy said he did not buy the gypsy wagon. They decided it was too much work for even them.. Sorry, Sandy.
The seller told me Sat. morn he had an offer on it, and would take it if no better offer by end of meet.
I wonder what the history is on the Gypsy wagon? I keep looking at the pictures. Just curious.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I'm the one who started calling it a gypsy wagon, as it reminded me of the ones we saw in Spain in 1967. It may be a real early RV, and in that case, Dave Woodworth should have it for his collection. He's the guy that does the Model T tours in Yosemite.