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[oletrucks] swap meet in CT (results?)

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Subject: [oletrucks] swap meet in CT (results?)
From: "Ole Trucks" <hollisbsa@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:56:05 EDT
Well, I went to my first swap meet since I got my 46.  Driving 2 hours in 
the rain I knew it had to stop when I got there.  WRONG.  It was in Silver 
Springs CT.  It looked to me to have about 200 vendors.  It was at a 
racetrack and the full hot top track was covered with about 8 isles on the 
mud infield. And some vendors were on the outside and in the "bull pen" 
area.  A lot of the vendors had their items covered with tarps so I had no 
idea what they were trying to sell.  It had rain all night the ground was 
soaked and all of the infield isles were mud.  So when you stepped you 
sucked out the water with a loud slurp sound.  I thought I was going to have 
my boot pulled off a few times.  This is not what I expected.  There was 
lots of car stuff but also a lot of other "yard sale" stuff - I only saw 3 

As for what I was looking for - I saw one hubcap (41-46) on a 53 truck but 
they would not sell it.  This was the only piece that I was able to locate 
at the whole meet.  I did buy a new 4 1/2" grinder a sheet medal pound out 
kit and a few other new electrical items for $30.00.

Well it keep getting colder and then the rain turned to snow.  At about 11 
AM, a lot of the vendors were packing up.  I was out of there at noon and 
there were about 50 people waiting in line to get in.  On the way out I saw 
a 54 GMC 1/2 ton - in great condition.  The guy just sold it for $3600.  I 
kept an eye out of the others on the list with no luck.  Did any of you make 
it to this event?

Jim House
46 1/2 Chevy

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