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Old 06-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #15
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Smile The Question of Restoration...of this Classic

So...I actually bought "Lucky" sight unseen, from hundreds of miles away. I must say, that when I actually saw her for the first time, I was floored at the unmolested originality. All of a sudden, I was given pause to my original concept of "restoration" carpeting or wood flooring, upholstery and the like...

This Argosy is so original and in such great condition...that it would be, IMHO blasphemous to do anything but maintain the originality as much as I possibly can within the confines of the original plan. Even the dreaded "Harvest Gold" carpeting steamed cleaned out nicely! And now, I am so attached to it that I was at a carpet store yesterday to try to match it so I could make a "runner" (no luck by the way)! And... the upholstery on the settees, barrell chair and cockpit chairs are amazing!

I have it in the classifieds for sale, but I am a very reluctant seller. I simply have a daughter going off to TCU in the Fall and the $ will be a helpful offset to the obvious costs of college.

If I can manuever a way to keep it, I would simply do some cosmetic upgrades like: restoring the felt in the cockpit windows...maybe some paint on the 454 Air Filter and some clean-up of the GenSet locker, and do some exterior paint clean-up and spot matching.

Your comments on "restoration" of this beauty would be appreciated.

Thanks all...

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Old 06-15-2009, 07:43 AM   #16
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Re: video music. Since part of the draw is that of retro-70's cool "harvest gold", etc.), might look at music represenative of then... 1977 - Diana Ross had a hit called "Love Hangover"... Fleetwood Mac - "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow"... "Night Moves" - Bob Seger.. "Rich Girl" - Hall-n-Oats... "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer (for that early techno feel)... "Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees... "Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell... "Fly Like An Eagle" - Steve Miller Band... "Blinded By The Light" - Manfred Mann... "Feels Like The First Time" - Foreigner... "Paradise By The Dashboard" - Meatloaf..."Hotel California" - Eagles... "Rubberman" - Spinners... "Car Wash" Rose Royce... "Barracuda" - Heart... "Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas... "Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwod Mac...

Gawd, 1977...

Really like the way you managed the transitions between photos. Nicely done. Great idea for an ad. Good luck.

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Old 06-16-2009, 10:55 AM   #17
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The Video Music Choice...

I appreciate the comments about the video and the music. I was limited in my musical choices by the program I used, and just chose the song that appealed to me most from a limited list. Although I am slowly getting the editing down, the whole music download thing has not been on my radar. I am on vacation this week and plan on figuring out how I can revise the music...and maybe edit in another song. Thanks again for all the great comments!
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Good job, very cool. Gets in touch with that 70's in me. Makes me want to look for an Argosy.
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That was really neat--both the production and the Classic. I can't believe what terrific condition it is in and original to boot. Incredible.
One note--the plural of tub is tubs, not tub's. Adding an "apostrophe s" does not make things plural, but possessive.

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