Just thought I would share this you can do about anything
With a die grinder -and a torch set and some scrap lights
Don't mind the extra pic's I found that Flickr is a good way
To post them on the forum from an I-pad. Jim
That is a very nice save. I hate to think of all the parts that have been discarded as useless that could be salvaged this way. Thanks for sharing this example of what can be done.
There was an old duffer that lived up on the plateau above Lake Sammamish that I got
to visit as a kid. He had what I was told was a 1906 Great Arrow. I had no clue what I
was looking at, other than it was an enormous brass era horseless carriage kind of car.
What always stuck with me was the photos he had in an album of the totally wasted
heap of junk he dragged from a ravine where it had been dumped in 1920 or so. The
whole car was basically built all over again from templates made from what was left and
a lot of travel and research to figure out what was missing. I was told that at some point
he had two of them, but the better one went to Harrah and was never rebuilt.
But there it sat, in all its glory. As I recall it was a dark green, but beyond that, all I really
remember was the story and photo album showing how this elegant monster was brought
back from literally nothing. It turned me into a weird "hoarder" that has trouble consigning
anything potentially savable to the scrap heap. This of course, affords me the opportunity
to have no room for anything and ample material to stumble over at every turn !
Must have been Bert Lobberegt.
He had a heck of a collection of OLD cars.
Helped me get interested in T's back in the 50's.
Yeah, I don't throw anything away either and have basically the same stumbling problem you do as well Burger. But about the second or third time I trip over something, I elect to put it on the car, so now I can bang my head on it rather than trip over it...everything is a trade off.
Nice job on that light, one more original saved from the scrap bin.
I have thrown things away in the past that were on the
Shelf for ten years or more and sure enough I could have used
That item a week or month later so now when I toss stuff out
It goes on the scrap pile then when I need it I rummage
Thru the pile Jim