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  • Swap Meet Finds

    An annual swap meet held in a smaller city 130 miles south of here is generally considered to be our 'first' old-car event for the year, hence the title 'Early-Bird Swap Meet, put on by the Southern Alberta Antique & Classic Automobile Club.

    In the first hour, I did come across some interior door handles and a window crank for some 1963-65 models which I got for $5.00 for the four, and later, found an unseized, rebuildable V8 water pump also for $5.00. This morning, I gave the door and window cranks a light cleanup. The chrome on all four are remarkably pit and scratch-free. I will end up using them for the '65 Cruiser.


  • #2
    Very nice. Great find. It's always nice to look and find better parts than you are currently using.


    • #3
      Nice find! Re-pops list for about $40. ea & it will cost more that that for re-plating. I found a trunk full of sweet handles at Naugles's sale that polished up just as nice.
      Barry'd in Studes


      • #4
        great buy on that chrome..... Cross your fingers if you plan that water pump in the trunk, on the road. I bought a HD water pump a number of years ago from a reputable vendor. Was in the trunk. Sold the car, kept the pump..... installed it in a next V8 and it whined & weeped from the start up.....Best installed in the garage....