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Old 01-11-2008, 05:37 PM   #183
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thanks for the tip on mooneyes. Really cool. Just ordered some port a walls and some ratfink stuff. The have some COOOL hubcaps. Probably will try some of their other styles. If Liberator refers to the B24 Liberator, boy have I got a story for you. Can't wait to see your guys boats finished- top notch work. Merry can, after supper I will post a couple of websites that advertise that he has tee nee fenders in fiberglass and a site to maybe help you figure out what trailer you have. Have you seen the square gator fenders? Totally cool. And if you like stories I got a second chance offer from ebay a couple of months ago on a gorgeous featherlight in florida. Unfortunatley, it was a scam. Luckily we had used Paypal and got our money back, but a real bummer. The boat originally sold for 4500, and the second chance offer was around 1600. It didn't take me long to get taken. I missed it the first time around and thought I had it the second! Wally
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:57 PM   #184
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Hey...wheres the story!?

Another supply for full moons are the VW mail order parts houses you see in the VW mags.
Not the quality of Moon Eyes, but make the scene OK.

A Rat Fink would look cool sitting up on the dash.

The Coke machine in your background...
I have one from same era...only my door is on opposite side....I am left handed though.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:59 PM   #185
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Does that guy make the square fenders too?
With the grill on front?
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:00 PM   #186
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You didn't say if you were an aviation nut, or if it was the B24 liberator. If it is either of these let me know and I will tell you a story!!!! (By the way, I am typing this(the wife) and you will probably be sorry)

No, no square ones only the round.

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:49 PM   #187
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DEFINITELY post URLs, please! I could use a set of teenies. The ones I have are OK, and I've figured out how to fit them, BUT they will never look as cool as the tenies do!

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:51 PM   #188
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Yes...
During WWII, Dad was a Tail Gunner in a B-24.
Left his mark on some fuel tanks over there.

Was looking for a name to call the Airstream that went along with the free feeling of being on the road or camping. (mainly just not being at work)

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #189
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If your looking to get a flag for the front

Hi Klattu,

The Feather Craft flags are $40 each including shipping via airmail.
The are hand made appliqued sewn from 200 denier Solarmax nylon.

I accept checks:

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:14 PM   #190
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So, where does WOnder Woman come in, then?

haha!

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:16 PM   #191
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Hi Klattu,

The Feather Craft flags are $40 each including shipping via airmail.
The are hand made appliqued sewn from 200 denier Solarmax nylon.

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I think my buddy has one of those. They look great! Do you have a pole for the front? We have the Perko Bow light with the pole hole in the top, plus 2 stern poles. We'll be flying 3 flags! Feathercraft, England, and USA!

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:36 PM   #192
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Many thanks to your Dad, his was one of the most dangerous of the war.

Great name for the MH.

OK>>>
Years ago we purchased a property from a very old man that had worked for a local company that made parts for the B17 and 24 during the war. He was a pack rat. After the war was over, or whenever the company would discontinue a part, they would let the employees take the extra stuff home. And he took everything he could get, 2 barns full!!!!!! Now not everything was of value....but the first thing we spotted (in the garden) was a top turret for the 17/24. He had been using it as a small greenhouse for tomatoes. We mentioned it to him when we saw it and he said that there was a perfect one in the bomb shelter (in one of the barns). Well, after digging through junk, racoon poop and dead rodents for over a year- we found many treasures. He was very OC. Things were stacked to the ceiling, and labeled. Stacks and stacks of magazines, old gas refridgerators, tools, toys, and well you can imagine. Almost a full hardware of nuts, bolts, and washers. And.......another top turret....and lots of other various parts and pieces for the aircraft. The parts boxes were all labeled project terminated B17/24 and the dates. It took a couple of years to dig through to find everything. Some of it we have sold, some we have donated to the Liberty Belle foundation, and some we have kept. (One piece will be coming your way for your MH in honor of your father if you would email us your address- hollyrat88@aol.com, it isn't really valuable, just really cool)

Part 2 is on its way if you are still awake!!
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:57 PM   #193
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Now part 2 (I warned you..the wife again!)

My wife grew up beside a small local airport. One day we were driving by and there sat the Liberty Belle (apparently it was there for its annual inspection). So we stopped. The plane was manned by the volunteers at that time. We left a card with our number with them and let them know we had some parts if they needed anything. We received a call before we even got home. The project manager and pilot came to my workshop in 95 degree, very humid, sticky weather and dug through the mouse ridden boxes and filled their vehicle with pieces and parts. Since we refused to accept any payment, they offered us the first ride on the Liberty Belle the next day(my husband said that wasn't necessary, but I kicked him and he accepted), the test flight. It was fantastic!!!! Have you ever been? It is just like riding in a huge gutted airstream, with no inner skin, no insulation, guns and oil leaking (!!!!!) engines. (they reassured me- the wife- that the engines had leaked like that since they were new) It was so cool, we got to ride while the important people( you know the docs, lawyers and such)waited for their $500 rides! So we took a half hour ride around the area, and even got to land sitting in the nose turret with the machine guns and the engines behind us, the whole plane shaking. It was probably the most incredible thing we have ever done. After we landed they made us pose for a photo shoot with the docs and lawyers still waiting. It was our one day of fame!!!

At this time they are in the process of restoring another b17 at the same airport.

The head mechanic flys the b24 in from Melbourne, Florida to check on things and work on the plane.

This is a very short version of the days festivities (thanks to the wife).

Oh yeah, I almost forgot it included an all expense paid trip to Oshkosh, for the flyin. Wining and dining with the astronauts and big wigs. (You guessed it, the husband said we couldn't accept, the wife kicked him alot, and he wouldn't change his mind)

A few weeks later we received a packet with big glossy photos of us posing with the Liberty Belle.

Two years later we still get excited when we think about it.

Well, I guess that concludes part 2.

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Old 01-11-2008, 09:11 PM   #194
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You Lucky Dog

What a gold mine!
I have two fork lifts on site..and address I sent is classified as business.
So...
Turrent top should be easy to unload ...my mind is scrabled...don't remember what I was going to post.
I will treasure whatever arrives...may even be permanant display inside the 'Liberator'
I go see them when the Collins Foundation comes close.
Flew in Tail o Dragon a few years back. ($350)
Amazing how small people spaces were.
Space Dad had to climb into was like a small cars trunk.
Yes, very non-OSHA inside!

First thing I thought of when you were talking about turrent top, was the post here about homemade RV...now what would that look like on top!

I was instructed not to put two 50 calibers pointing out the back...dang.
I did try to make windshield divided up like on the real thing...did not come out right.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:12 PM   #195
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for JP
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here is the email address for the fenders.

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Old 01-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #196
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