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FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:32 am

The furthest I have heard is a guy pulling a trailer from Seattle ... ✊

How far are you driving ?


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Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:26 am

Auburn Ca. Not quite as far as Seattle.

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Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:36 am

Erik,

Glad you will be in attendance 👍


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Post by pre15dale » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:25 am

Medford, Oregon, taking a roundabout route soit will be about 2500 miles

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Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:51 am

I hope your trip is uneventful 😉


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Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:54 am

Bringing a 1910 T and a 1910 Flanders.

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Pictures of the Flanders ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm

Erik,

Can you post a few images of the Flanders ?

Never heard of that brand.


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Post by Erik Barrett » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:51 pm

I will as soon as I pick it up. I am delivering it there for a friend.


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Post by Tracer » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:20 pm

Flying from Sydney then driving from LA along 66 of course
Does that count ?
That way we can leave our parts at LA for the shop to take them home for us if we cannot Fit them in our suitcase
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Bakersfield Swap Meet ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:25 pm

Hi Andrew,

You probably are the longest traveler 👍

I might have met you at Bakersfield Swap Meet if you have been there in the past few years.

Thanks for flying over 👍

I will call ahead and buy you lunch at Watson’s BBQ in Tucumcari, New Mexico if you tell me when you are driving thru:

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Post by R.V.Anderson » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:45 pm

Coming from southwestern NY State. 1,244 miles.


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Post by Tracer » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:38 am

Hi FJ

Most likely passing on g tv be 17th and 22nd
See you at the swap regardless

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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:27 am

R.V.

Did you make the coils for the 1904 Model B for KD ?

Andrew

Not sure if I understand your post but Watson’s BBQ just received the honor of Best BBQ in New Mexico by Yelp - as voted by customers - they have a 5 ⭐️ rating - even if you don’t eat BBQ 🍖
they are worth visiting for an authentic Route 66 and True New Mexico experience ... 😎


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Post by perry kete » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:46 am

"How far are you driving to Chickasha swap Meet?" The whole way!
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Post by R.V.Anderson » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:21 am

Jim, I didn't make them but I did rebuild them.

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1904 Model B Coils

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:13 pm

Hi R.V. ✋

The 1904 Model B had no coils in it when I picked it up so KD sent you some I guess.

He is driving to Chickasha with Don.

They pretty much did most of the mechanical restoration labor on the Model B.


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Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:10 pm

Coming from Poulsbo, WA - 2067 Miles :)
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Going thru SLC ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:17 pm

Hi Bob ✋

Are you going thru SLC, Utah ?


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Post by Tracer » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:22 pm

Well then I had better get myself to Watson’s

Thanks for the tip FJ

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Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:39 pm

FJ, We are going to Billings, MT then on to OK.
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Post by DanTreace » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:03 pm

Arriving from N FL, via south GA, total miles 1,243.
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Post by D.Yoder » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:03 pm

I plan on being there . This will be my transportation if I get it done enough.
Test drive today——- head gasket leek😩
Did not have my tools along.
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About 900 miles.

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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:53 pm

Oh Dean

You have been working so hard getting ready 😬


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Bob,

Stop in Drummond, MT at Parkers Restaurant for one of the best meals you will ever have;

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Driving from Lebanon Pa.


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Post by Tbz4u » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:29 am

Ill be coming from tennesse

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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:45 am

Dan & John

I might see you driving on the way there ✋

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Post by R Rathert » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:02 pm

3600 miles (well sort of came back from Key West Florida) 2800 to get ready to go back to Chickasha another 800. Rudy R.

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From North Dakota ?

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:43 pm

Rudy,

You are coming from North Dakota ?

That’s a Drive 👍


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Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:48 pm

Google says 944 miles from here.

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Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:52 pm

FJ,
Parker's is closed on the days we pass through going and coming :( :(
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:55 pm

Well that’s no good ☹️


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Post by Mighty1924 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:06 pm

Sandwich IL. To Chickasha OK. 803 Miles
This is our first trip.
Bringing 3 buddies.
Glad this is not also going to be our first and last one.
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1910 T and 1909 EMF stuffed in the trailer. Leaving next Sunday. Pics are sideways as usual posting from IPhone. Only a problem here.
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:33 pm

Rick,

I hear ya’ - I am excited too.

Great response on this thread about all the folks coming from a distance ... 👍


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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:34 pm

Erik,

When I click on the images - they are straight.

Travel safely ... 😉


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Erik Barrett wrote:
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Pics are sideways as usual posting from IPhone. Only a problem here.
Yes, seems weird, but have found a fix. On the iPhone, prior to posting your photo, open image, then click EDIT , click the rectangle crop icon, ,then, on top of the edit page, click on the rotate image arrow icon, then rotate that image around 360 degrees, hit DONE. Then post that image, PRESTO, your image will appear correct side up! Don't know why, but it works for me ;)
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:01 pm

Dallas,

Wishing you a safe trip there & back ... ✋

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Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:08 pm

Thanks Jim! Wish you the same. I am excited to finally be going this year. Looking forward to meeting everyone.


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Post by Erik Barrett » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:22 am

Thanks guys. I promise when we get there everything will be right side up. Looking forward to the pizza feed. My best memory of those events in the past was many years ago when I was there and Bruce McCauley walked in. I shouted ALL RISE! When they saw who it was they did so. My dad worked for Bruce’s father at Pac Bell. They always had a nice conversation at Chickasha talking about the old days. This will be my first Chickasha without dad. He passed away two weeks ago. One of his favorite quotes about the meet was from our friend Gil Belcher with the Dodge Brothers club: Chickasha is a lot like sex. You just want to do it one more time!


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The side ways pictures always stay side ways on my computer when I click on them. What I have figured out is that you need to hold your iPhone sideways when taking the photo. That is the only way I can get them to show up right. It has something to do with the camera settings in the phones.

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The Torch Passes.

Thank God there are Good Sons to carry on.

You - Mark Chaffin.

Living Legends like Kim Dobbins who lend resources to Epic Endeavors like The 1904 Ford Model B that you had a hand in bringing back to Life.

Dean Yoder who is unlike anyone else.

Kim & Jerry Kramer who as I post this are
on The Florida Winter Tour with Cosmo.

Legacy is created - earned - remembered out of passion and hard work and selfless contribution.

Family Grows - Family Endures.

I am so very grateful for all of the people I have met and had the opportunity to study and observe and learn from.


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Post by Erik Barrett » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:47 am

Amen Jim. See you there.

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Post by RustyFords » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:23 pm

Not far at all....coming from north of Houston. Getting through the DFW metro-mess on Thursday is always the biggest challenge.

My wife's cousin lives less than a half hour from Chickasha so we always bunk with him for free....gotta love that.
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Hope Houston traffic doesn’t cause you too much aggravation ... 😬


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FreighTer Jim wrote:
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Hope Houston traffic doesn’t cause you too much aggravation ... 😬


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Thanks Jim. We're on the far north side of the Houston metro...so, that's not typically the issue.

The last two trips to Chickasha, it's been ugly getting through Dallas on Thursday morning.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am

The last two trips to Chickasha, it's been ugly getting through Dallas on Thursday morning.

Years ago when I had the sign business I went to a lot of swap meets, and before I had a trailer I took a helper to assist with setting up. On one trip to Conroe the helper was a young guy who had always lived in a small town. He insisted that I drive through Dallas because the traffic scared him. I was born and raised in southern California so real traffic doesn't frighten me, but it does get annoying. :)

My drive to Chickasha is only about three hours.
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Post by D.Yoder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:44 am

Three hours in a modern car! That is only six in your T. Have more fun :lol:

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Three hours in a modern car! That is only six in your T. Have more fun :lol:
Dean,

Are you continuing down to the Florida Keys ?

I am in Fort Lauderdale right now and it’s simply beautiful ... 😎


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Post by RustyFords » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Steve Jelf wrote:
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The last two trips to Chickasha, it's been ugly getting through Dallas on Thursday morning.

Years ago when I had the sign business I went to a lot of swap meets, and before I had a trailer I took a helper to assist with setting up. On one trip to Conroe the helper was a young guy who had always lived in a small town. He insisted that I drive through Dallas because the traffic scared him. I was born and raised in southern California so real traffic doesn't frighten me, but it does get annoying. :)

My drive to Chickasha is only about three hours.
I'm about 20 minutes drive from the fairgrounds in Conroe where they have the swap meet.

I have the same state of mind about big city traffic. I've seen it all over the world and it doesn't scare me...it's just annoying. FWIW, Manilla traffic was by far, the worst I've ever seen. Worse than LA, Houston, New York, etc.
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Post by D.Yoder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:32 pm

I have to make it to Chickasha first . Just got the air cleaner on today.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:06 pm

Dean, your first trip in the new car?
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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by D.Yoder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:36 pm

Yes and it’s not ready yet😛. Working on the GPS wiring now. Leaving Iowa Sunday AM.

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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by RustyFords » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:47 pm

D.Yoder wrote:
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I have to make it to Chickasha first . Just got the air cleaner on today.
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Is that gray hose a sort of PCV?
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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by D.Yoder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:47 pm

Don, Yes a period accessory went to heater I run it to my air cleaner.
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Post by RustyFords » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:23 pm

Neat!

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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by dmdeaton » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:45 pm

I am working in Dallas the next 2 weeks. Might have Sunday off. Is it a Sat Sun thing? I am from Cincinnati and just realized that I am pretty close to Chickasha

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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:07 pm

Danny, it's Friday-Saturday. Friday is the big day. There will be some stragglers Saturday morning.
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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by George House » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:03 pm

Yaaaay!!...The New Braunfels 175 anniversary parade has been canceled due to that Corona thing so that commitment to drive a T hauling DRT ladies is history ! Now I can drive 7 hours to Chickasha !!!😁😁
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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by babychadwick » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:01 am

Plans are changing and I may be working west not east thanks to this virus closing school and double the spring break time. If thats the case I will instead be heading east and south from the meet with an empty trailer. I wouldnt mind hauling something for some help on fuel . . .

round trip to answer the original question 4200 miles

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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by ModelTWoods » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:48 pm

Might want to consider going back home.


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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by tdump » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:49 pm

I would assume there is alot of deals that have been made and folks will just be meeting in the parking lot,making their exchanges and leaving even though the main event is sadly canceled.
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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by ModelTWoods » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:50 pm

Mack, every time that I've been there was a chain link fence around the parking lot, and if the event is cancelled and the county doesn't unlock the gate, there won't be any way for anyone to gather to sell or trade parts.


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Re: FJ - How far are you driving to Chickasha Swap Meet ?

Post by Erik Barrett » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 am

Ok so the question is now, how far did you drive before you had to turn around and go home? I went about 600 miles.

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