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I visited a man in Ghent, NY parting out a 1955 VAC yesterday, I'd gotten parts from him before. I picked up a set of hubs for my 34" rims/tires, a couple of good fenders for 34", a dash/battery box for the universal joint style steering in perfect condition (these are hard to find!) and a pair of front rims with brand new tires on them. Also a junker grill to cut out some pieces for patching.

The one that got away: He had a pair of brand new Firestone 11.2x34 inch tires on rims, nice enough for a show tractor, not a crack or blemish on them. I'm going to be kicking myself for walking away from those for a long time.

Here's my haul:

 

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He was asking $250 each for the tires on the rims. If I hadn't recently bought a set (not as good), they would have come home with me. He asked me what I thought about the price, I told him they were a steal, so I think he was going to re-list them higher. Just being honest, the tires alone go for $600 each new.

He bought the 1955 VAC locally for $600 *gasp* and parted it because he had no luck selling others complete. It was basically flawless. If I ever find a deal like that I'll just figure I've used up my luck for life.

For the record, I got 2 34" hubs, a battery box/dash (no rust), 2 front rims with new tires, 2 unrusted and undented fenders for 34" tires, all for $425.
 
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