Im finally getting around to posting some of my photos from the Petitt Jean swap meet in Arkansas. Steve Jelf has already posted some, so maybe all mine are not the same. Im not going to try and say what car belonged to whoever. These are all the Ts I saw at the meet. Hope I did not miss anyone ...
The rusty 24 or 25 was sold for 3500.00. It was rough but mostly there and appeared to be correct. It just looked so nice sitting all alone under the trees when it first got there. The pickup with the red bed was 4500.00 and was supposed to be a runner, The little red cart was supposed to be from Liberty Land nd was a ride in the park ...
It had been raining for days before the meet. Then it rained Sunday and Monday. It made for a messy start. The last pic is of my spaces after the mud had started to dry. The remainder of the swap meet from tuesday on , was almost perfect.
These are some of my finds, The four plugs were 5.00 for all 4 the keys were 5.00 for all, and the light bulbs were 5.00 for all. A vendor had a lot of little 5.00 trays with misc stuff in them. Most were common things but I liked these three deals ...
Except for the hood, that I paid 35.00 for, Everything on the tarp was 45.00 for all. I always make a point to go back the last day of the swap meet and offer to buy all the remaining parts. Sometimes you can get a good deal. Everything on the tarp is useable.The body side panel needs a little repair in the rear door area but the rest of it is excellent. The steering column is a 1915 with the small horn wire tube and holes for the horn button. The last pic is of the stuff left over from the "45.00 for all" buy. It is the stuff that I build yard ornaments and store displays with.
The last three photos are more finds. The first one is for my speedster project for this winter. The hood is my 35.00 hood in a previous photo, a new gas tank and cap for 200.00 (ouch) but I did save 50.00 and shipping. a nice tool box for 20.00 and a "ford faithfull" idiot light trans cover switch. for 5.00. The next pic is more for my accessory collection. Royce, I bought the water pumps just for you. (any water pump in my collection is one that is not on a car) The last pic is my last finds of the meet. Another "pile it up deal" 20.00 for all. The tire carrier is perfect and the box is full of NOS and new repro small items.
Looks like we both missed getting a shot of the TT on a trailer. It also looks like you spotted some stuff I missed, and got some good deals.
I agree on the weather. I hope it's as nice next time.
all that for $80.00 is that even scrap price???? then the gas to get it there wow!!!!!!!!!!!charley
Overall it was a very good swap meet. I sold about 75% of my stuff, (non T parts).I bought some goodies, and met some Forum members as well as some of our "Arkansas Tin Lizzies" members. If you did not make it this year, try to come next year. It is just a very nice camping trip, with old cars and parts in you front yard.
I just remembered. The man in the grey TT truck in the photos is the person who is manufacturing the high speed TT rear gear sets. I have seen his work and it is excellent ...
That would be Mike Hartmann.
Steve: I remember the TT on the trailer. I missed it also. It was a C-cab and I believe it was 6000.00 ??? A lot of the stuff I got is before you got there. Remember I am there from Sunday to Sunday. (but you did find the 1915 engine block and I also missed the low head you mentioned in the other thread).The only time Im gone is the 65 mile trip home for the next trailer load. I useally haul 3 trailer loads but because of the rain monday I only brought two. Charley, I have bought deals like that for years. It is amazing how many people do not want to haul it home. The gas tank did cost me 200.00, but it is new. When Im buying a big pile I always like the pile to have a lot of stuff in it that is real bad and looks unrestorable. It makes the good parts look bad also. Like Forrest Gump said. "life is like a box of chocolates" you never know what you will find. By the way I only showed the model T related buys. I also have dozens of nice e-bay items for this fall and winter, they are to help fund the later projects. Im not in the hobby to make money, but I want all my projects and cars to be of no cost to me. and use no personal funds from the family account. (labor does not factor into my hobby)
I'm glad we missed the early-week slopfest. Paul, JD, and I drove down on Wednesday and back to Fayetteville on Sunday. Both days were lovely for Model T driving, as was the time in between. We did get into a half-hour or so of rain on Sunday, but the rest of the week was the nicest weather any of us could remember at any time for a Petit Jean meet.
I can put names to some of Donnie's pics. #1 is me in the '15 Touring I had for 10 years and sold 3 years ago. I sold it again on Saturday, since the owner now has other interests. It went to Clinton, AR yesterday. #2 is Paul Mikeska in his '14 Touring. Those 2 pics must have been taken as we arrived on Wed. afternoon, since the cars are loaded with "stuff." #3 is my ex-'15 at our space with a For Sale sign on the window. #4 is Paul's car. #5 is J D Foster's '20 Coupe. #6 is Mike Hartman's '21 TT. That must be his son at the wheel. The spiffy blue '26-7 Roadster is being inspected by Paul M. and Mike Black. I don't know whose it is. The red speedster belongs to AR Tin Lizzie member Michael Nowlin of Jonesboro. He teaches automobile mechanics at Arkansas State U. in Jonesboro. The two black T's next to the speedster belong to two other instructors there. Michael introduced me to them, but I've forgotten their names. The nice black '26-7 Touring belongs to a MOTAA board member, so I'm told. I don't remember his name. MOTAA sponsors the swap meet and the antique car museum there which Win Rockefeller had built in the 60's.
The TT on the trailer mentioned above was a '24 C-cab which showed up Friday and didn't look bad. It had $7,500 on it, but I was told it was not running. Too bad.
Steven, Mike, and Donnie thanks for the photo's I had wanted to visit, but this heart valve of mine said no
I believe the two other instructors are named Hogan. I talked to their dad. He said one of the boys started restoring his first car at twelve and did it on his own.