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#1 Nato77 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 08:51 PM

I finally got to do something I've been wanting to do for a while. Made it down to the Portland show/swap meet last week. The only problem is that my local show (LeSeuer show) was the same week.

I left late Mon night and arrived early afternoon on Tues. Was a long haul after working all day. I brought 4 walkers down for the 2nd bolens reunion, my D, DQ, flat handle bar 12A and the 12A and sulky I have painted up along with my 3 bolens chainsaws. Aaron (gunstuff1000) helped get everything set up. Was a real treat to see Doug (dougt) again. Had a great time talking with him and his buddies. Also thanks Doug for the luxury accommodations.

I was in heaven with all the old equipment to look at, let alone the swap meet. On Wed Jerome (wilberj) and Curtis (curtsgarage) showed up. Was finally nice to meet Jerome in person after talking on the net for so long. It was real nice to talk with all the Bolens guys there at the show. It just sucked that my phone was being a pain and did get to take very many pics of things.

I got an air compressor attachment that a member here had for sale a few weeks back that was delivered to Portland and to my surprise I found another one in the swap meet! Although they need bases its the compressor that's the hard thing to find. The rest can be made.


So that gets us to Thurs the day I needed to leave. I didn't want to go but I had to get back home. Was a even tuffer drive back home and seemed to take forever. Arrived home early Fri and unloaded the trailer and loaded the trailer for LeSeuer. Brought The model D and the A I brought back along with the chainsaws I have. Brought a few other engines I have too.

It was a long week but worth it! Thanks again to Aaron, Adam, Curtis, Doug and Jerome!

Here's a couple of pics

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If you haven't been to the Portland show I would suggest you try and get there. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics, and your right,Portland is something to see, hope to get back there someday


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for the pics, would love to attend that show someday. It may have to be a camping destination next year!


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Great Pics sounds like you had a blast, I would like to make it up to portland one of these years and bring some Bolens


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:38 PM

I'm planning on trying to get there again. Just need to bring someone else along so I don't have to drive the 13+ hours all myself. It stinks that its the same week as my local show. From my experience you'd need a good 3 days to see everything Portland has to offer.

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Great Pics sounds like you had a blast, I would like to make it up to portland one of these years and bring some Bolens

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:39 PM

It was great to finally meet you in person Nate!   It to bad you left early you could of road around with Curtis, Katie, and I buying up all the deals in the swap area after every one was gone for the night.    Hope to see you at Portland next year. 


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Great Pics sounds like you had a blast, I would like to make it up to portland one of these years and bring some Bolens

 

Thanks for the pics, would love to attend that show someday. It may have to be a camping destination next year!

 

 

Come on down I'll save a area for you guys to camp its a long walk buts it is not to bad. 



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:45 PM

It was great to finally meet you in person Nate!   It to bad you left early you could of road around with Curtis, Katie, and I buying up all the deals in the swap area after every one was gone for the night.    Hope to see you at Portland next year.

We'll see what happens next year. Need to bring my own wheels though, got a little spoiled using Aaron's ride all the time.
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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:47 PM

We'll see what happens next year. Need to bring my own wheels though, got a little spoiled using Aaron's ride all the time.

 

 

I was spoiled also the ride back to the camp site every night was a lot better then walking!


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Hey how was that engine pork chop?   



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 10:05 PM

It was great getting to see everyone again! Portland is always good times as long as it doesn't rain. It's funny I have only ever seen a couple compressors searched for years to get one finally get one then another one pops up a few weeks later then you end up finding one hiding at the show just goes to show you they can't be all that rare it's just I don't think many survived as a whole mine and Dougs Lpbolens is the only two complete ones I have ever seen
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Posted August 31, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Has anyone attended the fall show/swap meet?? I have time off from work that weekend and may look into taking a ride.



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Hey how was that engine pork chop?

Wasn't to bad, didn't get dried out with the steam coming off the engine. Its kinda hard to find a microwave at a stream show you know!
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Posted September 01, 2015 - 10:14 AM

In which state is this show?






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