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Old 04-29-2008, 11:43 PM   #197
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BTW, I have PDF copies of handouts on the following topics: axles, brakes, alloys/rivets, polishing, tanks, window repair, electrical systems, & univolt replacement. If anyone who was unable to attend the rally would like copies of any of these, just PM me your email address and which ones you want and I will be happy to email them to you.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:06 AM   #198
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Here is a video clip of the master polisher, Levon, demonstrating his polishing techniques. Enjoy!

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:45 AM   #199
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Its a real thrill for me to see these trailers come alive from the dead - so I'm looking forward to seeing n2batr's and aerowood's trailers completed. Ed the pressure is on - this year we featured the only 1 of two prototype fiberglass trailers from Airstream - next year we will plan to feature that trailer restored AND a rare double door Overlander!!

Utee94 - you would have enjoyed the side by side presentation that Uwe and I did of our trailer rebuilds.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #200
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We enjoyed the Enchanted Trails RV Park. This shot is looking from inside toward the entrance.

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Ellyn manned the "registration booth" (as if the 4CU could ever get that formal).

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We were welcomed by the "hosts," Ken and Uwe

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:47 AM   #201
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A little out of order, but here's the shots of the very active "study hall." Lots better than high school and you can even see a few attendees hitting the books...(hover over the photo to see the descriptive title of each photo)

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:50 AM   #202
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The pressure is on, as I have a long way to go in my full restoration. It would be great to have two 58 overlanders at the same rally. Thanks again for all your efforts Ken. Ed
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After study hall we trooped outside to see actual demonstrations. I was only able to get shots of the riveting and metal forming session.

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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #204
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It was the people who made all the difference. I apologize for not getting a shot of everyone, and for any errors in names. (once again, hover over each photo to see names).

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:28 PM   #205
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Bummed!

We had planned to get to the Restoration Rally and were quite disappointed when we had to change our plans. Now that the lucky participants have posted their experiences, comments, photos and videos we are totally bummed to have missed it! I'm especially sorry to have missed the session on compound curving. Well, maybe next year?

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #206
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Long,Long,Long Trip

Finally got home after the 3 day trip (3084.2) miles, but who is counting. This was a very informative and fun rally. Thanks to the FCU and Ken and all who help make this possible. It was nice to put a face with some of the Forums members. Looking forward to meeting down the road. Thanks for the good times.

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Old 04-30-2008, 06:37 PM   #207
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This is it, Forum members. The final video I have to post on the First Annual Vintage Restoration Rally in Albuquerque.

Here you will see a portion of Blake's presentation on solar. Enjoy!

Jim and I had a great time and would highly recommend this information rally!

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:30 PM   #208
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First Outing

Well, we rolled into the cosmopolitan center of Sedan about an hour ago after about 5 hours on the road. Just a bit quicker than you, Levon. We stayed over in the big city to look at some toys... er... TOOLS necessary to finish kitting the shop. (Yes, Pam, a bandsaw is a necessity, as well as a drum sander.) Dinner at the casino was so good Monday night, we went back for a reprise last night.

For a first outing with 4CU, the VRR was a great one. Looking forward to more. Ken and Ellyn did a magnificent job of gluing it all together and it was an honor to be allowed to particpate as a presenter. Distilling 38 years of skulduggery into as many minutes of blather probably meant that I missed a fact or two, so if I raised more questions than answered don't hesitate to e-mail.

For those who want a quick peek at the fleet, my webshots name is wornmatt and there is a file folder for each of the bits of detritus as well as some views of the old homestead up here in the northeast corner. Courtesy parking on the high plains, come on up!

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:58 PM   #209
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Utee94 - you would have enjoyed the side by side presentation that Uwe and I did of our trailer rebuilds.

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No doubt! Perhaps next year we'll be fortunate enough to enjoy an encore presentation.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:35 PM   #210
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Thanks to all

especially Ken J, the food committe and all the presenters. I will be sending my check to join this great unit as soon as I get home from this business trip. I gained enough info and confidence to attempt to move forward with axle replacement, rear floor sag and then hopefully on to polishing and finish floor. Thanks again...I will probably be contacting some of you for further advice and hope to rally again soon.
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