SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
1/25/23 8:27 p.m.

My wife and I just purchased a turn of the century home.  The house has been updated and rehabilitated but retains all the original charm.  We want to include a lot of period correct-ish accents, and of course I want my office to have automotive related stuff.  Looking for stuff that would have been from the time the house was built until maybe the '50s (as if the original owners grew old together in the house).  Anyone have anything that would work?

obsolete HalfDork
1/25/23 8:49 p.m.

I have one of these old Ford Model T wrenches with nice patina on it. They aren't worth much, but they're kind of neat looking. I'd be happy to send it to you for the cost of shipping if you'd like it.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
1/26/23 6:37 a.m.

That would be awesome, thanks!!  I'll shoot you my info.  For inspiration, here's the house.  Not auto related, but my FIL has a '56 Wurlitzer.  I'm trying to find someone who knows how to repair it, but coming up empty.


STM317 PowerDork
1/26/23 6:57 a.m.

You can find vintage racing posters pretty inexpensively and frame them for a more mature feel:

Grand Prix de Monaco Poster 1933 French Vintage Car Racing Rare HOT New  24x36

1935 Monaco Grand Prix Vintage Style Classic Race Car Poster - 16x24


This site has tons of paintings, photos, etc and is probably worth perusing

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/26/23 8:59 a.m.

In reply to SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) :

House looks great. Beautiful porch detailing.

You may have missed showing us the important details. What's at the end of that concrete that goes under the carport area?

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
1/26/23 10:36 a.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Yes, that's the stuff I'm looking for.  Classic, old school and "mature".

John, sadly there's nothing.  The house also has a large carport on the other side too, just like the one you can see.  Unfortunately, no indoor storage.  The backyard is small, as the house is pretty far back on the building envelope.  

dculberson MegaDork
1/26/23 11:28 a.m.

Mister sir, are you telling me you bought a house with NO GARAGE? I am aghast.

aircooled MegaDork
1/26/23 4:31 p.m.

The garage might be in the back yard (accessed through the car port on the right).  It's a little late for a rear garage, but they seemed to be built up even into the 60's (?) in some areas.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
1/27/23 6:09 a.m.

Unfortunately, no.  The home inspection is today and I'm going to walk around the property and take measurements to see what options exist, but sadly I'm not optimistic.  And yeah, a house with no garage.  A first for me, and indisputable proof that I love my wife.  Sigh...

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