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Offline bgarrett

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I love Pate!
« on: May 03, 2011, 11:51:05 AM »
The Pate Antique Car Swap meet in Texas is the 3rd largest in the nation. I have been going for 30 years but have never looked at tools until this year.
I found a toolbox there last week and was digging thru it when the Vendor said, "$15 for the box and everything in it!"
As you can see in the photos I got 38 wrenches plus breaker bars, sockets, extensions and lots of other things.
The box itself is old and good quality with reinforced corners and was not full
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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 11:56:02 AM »
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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 12:00:11 PM »
the box

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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 12:41:44 PM »
Good score! Where is this swap meet held?
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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 12:44:30 PM »
It must have made a little racket washing them in the clothes washer.....

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 02:30:19 PM »
Good score! Where is this swap meet held?

haha, do you really think I'm gonna give away my secrets??  :)

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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 05:01:27 PM »
15 bucks for all that, thats a ausome deal

How big is the largest of the box wrenches
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Offline 64longstep/Brian

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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 05:31:20 PM »
haha, do you really think I'm gonna give away my secrets??  :)
you can tell me I live in Phoenix...
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 06:31:39 PM »
Phoenix might be closer than I am, as big as Texas is!
It is 800+ miles from east to west, and a bit more from south to north in Texas.
it is 867 miles from Phoenix to Austin in the center of Texas!
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Re: I love Pate!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 03:17:16 AM »
Serious question:  What do you folks use your wrenches on??

I have been using 1930, 1940 and 1950 wrenches on  cars from the 1930s, 40s and 50s for more than 50 years so of course I know about Pate but your questions suggest that you do not use your wrenches.

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2011, 04:34:02 AM »
I use most of my old wrenches at least once if they are keepers, just to feel the quality of them. As for what I use them on, it would be anything I work on from cars, trucks, motorcycles to anything that needs a wrench. Pate must be an antique car event that I haven't heard of, so I will look it up.
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The Pate Swap Meet is the fund raising effort of seventeen Texas antique automobile clubs. The first swap meet held by this organization took place on the grounds of the Pate Museum of Transportation in 1973. This event grew tremendously during the 26 years that it was held on the grounds surrounding the museum. Changes in the long term usage of much of this property forced the swap meet to seek a new location. In 1998, the Pate Swap Meet moved to the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. These new facilities provide ample parking for all visitors to the swap meet, easy access to and from Interstate 35, unlimited space for camper parking during the event, and a vast amount of paved space for the swap meet to expand in the future.

The Pate Swap Meet, one of the three largest swap meets in the country, has more than a quarter of a century history of auto swap meets and is recognized internationally for its diversity of automotive products offered by its vendors. Vendors from across the country will fill the vast acreage with everything automotive -- from cars to hard-to-find car parts and related items.

Color me dumb- never heard of it, though I've been to many a car swap meet around Houston, never Dallas/Ft Worth.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 05:47:01 AM »
I use my old tools to do everything. I even have a set of perfect handle screwdriver I strictly use to tear down my guns for cleaning and repair.
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