Monday, 26 November 2012

Bendigo Swap Meet

Was pretty disappointed in the Bendigo Swap. Largely seemed like brick-a-brack and junk. Very little in anything useable or worthwhile. Although I went with a wad of cash and a big list, I came home with little swag and most of my cash.

I did pick up a parting tool holder, a length of aluminium round stock, a few misc petrol caps, a late model 9/16 bore HD M/C, a bandsaw, and a linisher. How ever being Australia's biggest swap meet I was counting on coming home with most of the parts to finish my build off and more.   I think the Ballart Swap is better and often some of the smaller swamps offer better deals, in less time.

Saw a lot of these about but this was by far the best. Forget running the little sucker it just make an awesome shelf warmer. Work of Art.

Saw this cool Pan with really nice lines, but seriously over kill on the pike nuts. every single nut and bolt on this bike was a chrome pike! A few feature pikes no problem but this just dominated.  Oh and it was fresh import from USA and asking $28,000 AUD which is ridiculous. 

Ha picked up the Mig on the left and I nabbed the bandsaw.   The bloke happened to be local so we even got free delivery!! Unfortunately the gas bottle wasn't included as we thought, and the bandsaw may need some electrical work. But still got them at good enough prices not to worry too much.  I also found a pedestal linisher and got this fella to deliver it also...

Before heading home from Bendigo we stopped past my mate Kev's  folks place to check out his vintage car restos.

It looked a bit like a car hospital with the curtains for each individual vehicle,  5 in total with one on the way.
Very high quality work and yes you can hire them for a wedding but just for the photos but no one can sit in them or touch them.  Yes he is a bit anal but he knows it and you could eat of the workshop floor!

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