You people certainly make yourselves crazy looking
and inspecting. My major concern is, "Can I get all
these pieces into the borrowed pickup truck without
having all those cardboard boxes losing their bottoms?"
I'm usually afraid to "peel back the rubber". It crumbles
to easily. I don't want to embarass myself or the seller.
And who cares what color most of the car used to be. I
will probably paint it, anyway...if I own it that long.
The cars you buy actually have electricals (lights, signals
wipers, horns, radio?) to check? Ammeter? I find several
different wipers in one of the boxes. Sometimes a horn.
Sometimes it's Lucas. An ammeter? Not yet. But, I still have
more boxes to poor through. (Maybe that's what fell, out of
the whole in the bottom of that last box.)
Chip suggests looking under the carpets. So far, for me, there
have been no carpets to look under. When I do look where there
should be carpets, I see only oil stained pavement. I look to
see if the doors are closed tight enough to keep the car from
folding in half before I get it home. (Chip, your cars have
sills under the doors?)
Although I am not a PCS as is Keith Wheeler, my purchase inspection
is similar: under $200? storage space available? how many seized
motors in this package? out of the nine wheels, isn't one an
original Bugeye?... and look! three pristine A-H wheel covers!
(even though my Bugeye will have wire wheels.) There were
three decent wire wheels in that last package. OK, maybe the
hubs were worn on two of them.
What the hell, the price was right. And it's mostly all British.
Anyone need a point set(s) for 1956 Buick? New in the package.