The Denver Model T club is having a Model T Swap Meet it is coming on June 9th at the Adams Fair Grounds. If the meet is successful it is planed to do it every year. If you are tired of walking through nothing but V8 parts and chrome this is your chance to help make a change. Other states are doing it why not Colorado. Vender space will be $10.00 and buyers are free. Food will be available, Every one has some extra parts that they don't need, bring some to the meet and help make it a success so we can have at least one swap meet worth going to. If you don't wish to sell any parts at least come and buy something so venders will come back next year.
For information call Brian Golden at 303-680-3727
I learned yesterday that a large load of TT parts is coming to the Denver Model T Club. The owner had loaded it and planned to take it to Bakersfield but passed away in the meantime. There are lots of TT parts including many TT Ruckstell parts. The owner rebuilt TTs so the parts will be mostly all TT parts. Some other parts that I saw were TT running boards, TT wheels and fenders, and TT Drive shafts. I can't remember it all but if you are building a TT this is your chance to pick up a lot of good TT parts. There is also two TT Trucks but I don't know if they plan to sell them also.
I meant to say that there will be a large load of TT Parts at the Denver Swap Meet.
this looks like it will be a good meet ...I plan on attending ...will have my linebores and molds and various accessory distributors and a few late teens "heavy" parts ...will be looking for 1927 coupe items ...several Northern Colorado T club members have mentioned they would be attending...see you there ...always an optimist...Gene French
Looking forward to it. Is it restricted just to model t or can you bring other parts from the era
Ned as I understand it They are welcoming other early parts. You would have to ask Brian Golden 303-680-3727. I am sure that the Horseless Carriage crowd would be more than welcome. What the exact cut off would be is up to the Board. I have heard guys say for years that Colorado needs a pre War meet however no one wanted to put out the work to do it.
Now I wont have to go to cali for the swap meet on the 15th. I have already started packing!
Thanks Dave. I'll grab some stuff when I am back in Iowa in a couple weeks. I can't bring much as I don't have storage at my place here but want to support things like this any way I can.
You may want to let the board know that there are some active groups on Facebook that they could post on.
Thanks for the suggestion about Facebook. My wife (club secretary) is going to do some looking for those groups. If you could PM us a list, we would be very grateful. We also would entertain suggestions for making the meet a great event for ALL.
Terry & Sharon
Terry, I am going to try and send a note to the Model T Ford Club International. If for some reason I can't I will let Sharon know, maybe she will be able to. I know there are a few members of the International in Colorado.
I talked to another guy yesterday that came to the shop for parts. He has a lot of parts and plans to bring a load to the Denver Club Swap Meet. I have been to his place and know he has a lot of very good T parts.
Talked to another guy today that said he plans to load up and come to the DENVER SWAP MEET ALSO. I have been to his place and he has a world of parts. I often use him for had to find parts when I am working on a T. His dad used to be called Mr. T. His son inherited all his dad's parts.
June 9th is not very far off, either request parts you need now or bring parts to make this SWAP MEET GO FOR FUTURE MEETS. I know it takes a lot of effort to mark all you parts, load them go to the meet sell and then go home and unload and put all your unsold parts away, but that is the only way to make the meet work and have it go in future years.
Another person at the shop today from Kansas says he will be bringing a load of early parts to the swap meet. The 9th is getting CLOSER. You better come, you will find some things you need.
Please help to support this Old Car Swap Meet. Its been a long time coming and should be continued. If there are not enough buyers and venders it will be a lost cause. I have heard for years from old car people that we should have a pre 41 meet in Colorado. This is your chance to support one if you want one in Colorado. I am aware that advertising should have started a long time ago, but we are trying to get some out now.
I will have numerous removable bands at the swap meet. This is just a few that I have plus I plan to have a lot more items.
I spoke with a gentleman from Billings today ...he is planning on coming down for the meet ...that is a pretty long drive for a 1 day meet ...BUT ...the interest is high ...I plan on bringing all the surplus items that I can load on my 12' trailer ...may bring roadster pickup sheetmetal and the front 1/2 of a 25 Dodge Brothers touring ...both are kinda sad , but are workable ...possibly better for a hot rod build ...I am looking forward to this meet and will be ready to reserve a space for NEXT YEAR ...always an optimist...gene french
Gene, I spent the entire afternoon marking parts that I plan to bring to the meet. Boy does it eat the time. I didn't make a scratch on what I plan to bring. I am using six foot standing shelves that a neighbor just gave me when they moved. I will use them to store the parts that I mark until the meet.
More parts for the swap meet;
I plan to bring some of the rear axle ring gears.
Hi Dave. I will take one of your best ring and pinion sets. I am in Denver and will be bringing lots of stuff.
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Richard: That is a nice looking speedsters. They are a lot of fun but can be cold and wet. I was in town Saturday to the Saturday Grandpa's weekly T meeting with my 16 touring with the top down in the rain. I had a plastic tarp so I stayed dry except for rain in the face. At one time I did 3 speedsters. After a few trips when it started raining my wife told me "if you want me to ride with you any more build a car."
I will have some running board brackets at the swap meet on the 9th at Adams Co.
There is no shortage of tie rods. Will have some at the swap meet.
Will bring some front axles (cheap) to the SWAP MEET.
sounds like a guy could BUILD a T with the parts that will be at this meet ...I may also bring a 1916 short block IF I get it back from the automotive machine shop that is doing the cylinders and valve seats ...always an optimist...Gene French
Gene, That sounds good. I may be tempted myself.
I will have a box of 50 brand new model A hub caps. I believe that they are 28 and 29.
I will be bring the 27 roadster pickup sheetmetal and frame to the meet … includes rough fenders and some patch panels...all are rough but workable … will have my linebores and Babbitt bearing molds ,several model T period correct distributors including Atwater-Kent and Thomas … and a model B distributor for model A engine … a KR Wilson model A linebore frame and many other items that I will probably fall over as I am gathering these parts ...always an optimist...gene french
I have a pretty good size pile of rear axles Drums both early and 36/27. I will bring some to the swap meet.
I was in Grandpa's this morning and the owner of the Largest collection of T and A parts in Colorado walked in. He says he plans to bring a very large supply of A and T parts to the Swap meet.
26 Rear axle drums;
I mowed my field , found some more parts to go on the trailer ...a second early flywheel/transmission set and a shortened T pickup bed ...I had an inquiry about the roadster pickup sheetmetal ...it does need patch panels in the regular places and fenders are rough but workable ...price is $2500 …
.I probably will not have the 1916 block at the meet , will not have it back from auto. machine shop in time to assemble ...I will bring several non-generator blocks including several Canadian blocks ...these may be easier to title since the numbers probably would not appear on US dmv records ...see you all there ...remember " BE THERE ,or BE SQUARE !!! always an optimist Gene French 970-581-2808
Gene: Thanks for the information. When you get your 16 block back from the machine shop let me know. I am also always interested in Holley NH cores o bowls. If you have any NH cores please bring them to the swap meet. Almost every day I have some one tell me they will be bringing a collection of T parts to the swap meet.
Any one bringing a 25/27 coupe or sedan to the Denver Swap Meet. There is a fellow that is thinking about coming to the meet if there is going to be either one.
Let me know and I will tell him. My phone number is 303-774-9246
I will bring if someone is interested, a 13/114 rear axle, I also have a 15 rear axle, a little large to mess with but if there is interest I'll bring them. I also have lots of extra vintage Ford, Model A restorer and Model T times mags pm me if interested. Jerry
someone needs to start a real swap meet nere in the mid west. these 5 hr neets just dont get it.ha,ha. charley
charley I think you are right but I am not on the committee. Maybe nest year I will bring it up to the committee as I sure think we need something beside post 45 meets that we now have in Colorado.
looks like the 1916 short block will not make it to this meet … will probably pickup next Thursday … will have a bunch of other interesting items though and look forward to seeing everyone ...always an optimist...gene french
Gene< I will check with you at the Swap Meet about the block. I may be interested if I sell much at the swap meet. Boy have I been taking the time to get a bunch of parts together tag with a price and find the right box for stuff. Come down to Grandpa's some Saturday with the group. I think you would enjoy it and maybe scare up some business for your shop, We congregate at 8AM. Don't forget to bring me some Holley NH Cores or Bowls to the swap meet.
I will possibly be bringing my ‘13 Speedster to sell if I can get ahold of my friends trailer.
I plan to stop work in the shop and concentrate on loading parts for the Swap Meet. I plan to spend th the next 5 days loading T parts. If any one is looking for any part let me know and it will be on my trailer or back of the my pickup. You may be able to get something you have been looking for a long time and you will not have to pay shipping. Now days sometimes the shipping is higher than the cost of the item, think about it plus it will be fun to look through all the early parts that will be brought to this Meet.
I will call this evening … I have several items on my want list that I know you have … I will be loading items this week too , not anywhere near as many as you will have BUT still a bunch of T stuff and a 1925 Dodge Brothers touring cowl with windshield stanchions and lower windshield frame , doors and seat back … not enough to make a restoration , but makes a very cool looking hot rod / roadster pickup … I have had several inquiry's on the 1927 T roadster pickup sheet metal … no committed buyers yet , so that goes on the trailer too … see you all there ...be there or be square ! always an optimist ...Gene French 970-581-2808
Gene: I must have missed your call. I spent the entire day marking parts and loading them in my pickup and trailer. The wife was not in the house also so we could not answer any phone calls. I should be done in two more days, I was really exhausted and quit about 4PM, I may have to find someone else to haul some of the stuff for me. I hope to start marking and boxing up Transmission drums tomorrow. I may also start loading fenders tomorrow.
Gene, It looks like I have all the parts you wanted. The only item I could not find was a 26 gas tank lid. I definitely remember putting a box of gas caps in either the trailer or the pickup and that there was 26 gas cap in the box. I looked but there are some many boxes of parts I could not find them.
time is getting short to prepare for this meet … I have the roadster pkup. loaded and some heavy parts , ball caps , bearing molds and a KR Wilson linebore frame for model A , a linebore " lite " of my design and will have a standard linebore unit on display … the 1916 motor block is NOT finished yet … I am going thru my period distributor collection and will have several Atwater-Kent LA distributors and several other types … no current aftermarket distributors ! will head out early Saturday morning for the fairgrounds and look forward to visiting and selling a bunch of stuff … looks like this will be a well stocked meet that I hope continues and is better promoted next year ...always an optimist.. gene French 970-581-2808
headed out soon , will post photos on the forum this evening … looks like this will be a great meet and a great day ...always an optimist...gene french