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Old 04-16-2024, 11:06 PM
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The Jefferson swap meet continues to draw pretty large crowds too. People still looking for original parts rather than the junk reproduction stuff. The demographic doesn't seem to be trending much younger though.......
Jake and I are going up to the Jefferson swap meet next Friday, April 26th.
Anybody else plan on going?
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Well, I saw this thread start on Sunday after I returned from Pomona... was going to eventually chime in, but I may as well now since the question has been asked directly...

I've been going to Pomona for nearly twenty years now and I too, initially bought a space so I wouldn't have to haul any finds out to the parking lot and so I could lay out enough stuff to recoup the cost of admission.

It's never been "amazing" IMHO, and I often lament that I missed the heydays but I have at least, on every trip, found something that has made it worthwhile in terms of a rare, valuable, or needed part...

It is big, but really, only about 15% of any of the sellers, their spaces, or their stuff would interest us... there's lots of toys and hotwheels, and I don't mean redlines or collectable stuff, I mean the new stuff that you can get at target straight out of those cardboard boxes with the purple stripe that likely fell of a truck on their way into the target back off loading room... There's tons of kitsch too, not cool old stuff but dolls and man cave signs and that kind of stuff. There's lots of yardsale stuff and tools, oh my gosh... every fellow who buys a storage unit of tools brings them out here. And lawn equipment... never mind the little red wagons that are ubiquitous. But to be fair, I've sold some wagons there too; people will buy any wagon to help get that third member out of the lot...

Everyone once in a while there's the family or kids of someone who's left this world and left their collection to be spread to the wind; sometime those spots are good, sometimes not, but always interesting. That's happening more and more now, sadly.

This past weekend, there was a guy who had, junk was the only way to describe it, in his truck and he didn't seem to value it too much as he lowered his tailgate and reversed into his spot then with a sudden brake let everything slide out. I was impressed that he kept it all in his spot actually and went over to investigate when I heard the crash... I wondered if he ever cleaned it up when I left on Sunday.

The kids came with me this weekend and they often have fun, but with full sun and the heat it can get tiresome for them, who knows what adventures of Boss Baby they're missing on that dang tv...

Then there's the guys that are just there to cook and hang out, nothing wrong with that but those spaces don't have any interest to me but then again, every once in a while, the aromas coming off their BBQ's make me pause, some could certainly be paid chefs.

And the place is full of people that quote what the last thing that sort of looks like what you're asking about sold on eBay for last year. The prices that most people are asking for are crazy too... everyone quotes the internets for what their part is worth, and it gets quite tiresome if not annoying... This reminds me of an episode of Pickers from maybe a decade ago when the guys found and old blue kiddie stroller with beads on the front, you remember, anyway, they "valued" it at something crazy and wouldn't you believe it, for the last ten years you can find that same stroller at Pomona for the same $200 at any number of sellers' spaces?!

Finally, the tough guys walking three abreast down the isles just looking for you to look at them sideways is quite off putting, especially at a family event.

But the anticipation of the weeks leading up to each meet is what keeps me going; I'm so excited the week before, thinking this will be the one! It's like holding that PowerBall ticket two days before the draw!

Cheers Friends!
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Sadly.... This has become the norm in all of California.
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Tagged these at the Portland swap a couple weeks back. The sellers were carrying them in while we were buying our tickets.....quick eyes by my buddy and voila, they're mine!
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Tagged these at the Portland swap a couple weeks back. The sellers were carrying them in while we were buying our tickets.....quick eyes by my buddy and voila, they're mine!
Real TT Crowsfoot 15x6 for my '66 L72.
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Jake and I are going up to the Jefferson swap meet next Friday, April 26th.
Anybody else plan on going?
I see that they eliminated Sundays from Jefferson this year, just Friday and Saturday. Haven't been in a couple of years - looking forward to it this year provided it's not a muddy mess.
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Tagged these at the Portland swap a couple weeks back. The sellers were carrying them in while we were buying our tickets.....quick eyes by my buddy and voila, they're mine!
Real TT Crowsfoot 15x6 for my '66 L72.
----That is a great score! D's are becoming harder and harder to find at any sort of reasonable price. I have 1 set of 6's, 1 set of 6's and 7's, and another pair of 7's. All are restored to out of the box new. I have the mixed set on my 67 with Blue Streaks and they look really cool. If you use 7.75 bias ply's on 7's they will clear the rear fenders without a problem. The 4 7's I have have a 1/2 inch difference on each side.....Bill S
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Good to see my old thread coming to the top again. I remember setting up at Jefferson 30 plus years ago with standing water in my space. That was fun....
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----That is a great score! D's are becoming harder and harder to find at any sort of reasonable price. I have 1 set of 6's, 1 set of 6's and 7's, and another pair of 7's. All are restored to out of the box new. I have the mixed set on my 67 with Blue Streaks and they look really cool. If you use 7.75 bias ply's on 7's they will clear the rear fenders without a problem. The 4 7's I have have a 1/2 inch difference on each side.....Bill S
Good tip on the 7.75 tires. I have a set of 4 Appliance versions of the 15x6s and 2 15x7 TTDs with the smaller lug hole also. Was searching for a home for both, and will probably sell the APs, and keep the 7s. My '69 chevelle 300 post car has been begging for some TTs and so far I've got 2 vintage 15x6 TTs for the front, (straight spoke), and possibly the 15x7 TTDs for the front as possibilities, and 15x7 oem steelies for the rear. Not sure which way to go, but was always leaning towards the straight spokes.
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