OK, the Henry J wasn't in the swap meet, but the owner came to shop. Good looking car and I like Henry J's.
Finally, I thought I would show what I bought while I was there. My boss reads my journal and he gets a kick out of my trips to swap meets.
I got outside and inside rear view mirrors and a headlight switch for my 41.
I also got 4 Vise Grips. All but the sheet metal set are the old, made in the USA pieces. Figured I should grab them up while they were available. I needed the sheet metal unit so I took a chance with the made in Taiwan stuff. I will see how they hold up.
Finally, I got 3 t-shirts for $2 ea. I will use them for work shirts. I didn't photograph them because looking at pictures of plain red t-shirts is sort of like watching paint dry.
Things that make you go hmmmmmm. The Z/28 had 327 emblems on the scoop. HMMMMM. Makes you wonder if the red one actually was a Yenko.
One word - HEMI!
A very clean 66 Sport Fury. 383 Auto. Nice at $4500 OBO.
This was a well constructed rat rod. A 29 sedan body (turned into a phaeton) on a deuce frame. Flatty and a quick change. Looked safe but didn't have anything fancy in the interior and the body would require a ton of work in order to wear anything other than the primer. A nice job at $18,500.
What better way to get into a rod than to go with something other than a Ford. This 47 Plymouth could be had for $1000 (maybe less if you haggled). Drop a 360 and a Torqueflite or maybe a new Hemi and go cruising.
OK, after the 56 (entry 167), this is the car I would have dragged home if I had unlimited funds and a wife who understood my car addiction. A bullet nose 50 Stude. 2 door to boot. $1500 OBO!
The 49 Club Coupe was a good looking car but the paint had some road rash. $19,500
Since my drag car was a 60 Chevy 2 door wagon, I have a soft spot in my heart (and my head) for 60 2 doors. This one was the right color for OK. It looked like some rust was under repairs on the trunk lip (I am pretty sure this is a common place for them to rust). The right rear wheel house also had some Swiss cheese holes. $10,000.
The 50 Ford PU also needed some work. The filled in cowl vent would scare you to death. But, I think it was a deal priced at $3500.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
IMHO, the deal of the show was this 56 150 2 dr. sedan. No rust. A rebuildable 350 with a rebuidable turbo 400. Electric wiper motor. $3600.
The 55 2 door wagon had serious damage to the header above the windshield and will require a highly qualified bodyman to fix the roof so it would look right and hold a windshield. The rest of it was bent and/or rusted. $3500.
The $19,000 55 was a 55 footer. At 20 feet, you could see the sanding scratches under the base coat. Drips, sanding marks, blistering.