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Old 10-01-2006, 10:18 PM   #15
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Hi, Just curious. I just looked at an antique type writer I have in my living room and there is no "1" on the keys. And now that you mention it, I faintly remember from my print shop years in high school that the small "L" was the same as the number 1. That was a few years ago, like when the Ford Mustang came out!

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Old 10-02-2006, 07:53 AM   #16
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I'll confirm this, looking at Mom's old Royal manual typewriter circa 1951, it has no number 1. I seem to barely remember questioning this as a child and she told me to use the small "L".
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:26 PM   #17
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She's HERE!

Got a call from the seller this morning, and he was ready to deliver the trailer. So out I went, snapped a few pics of her in place, and we got to work. And WORK we did. Took a comealong and his old Dodge deisel to drag her out, along with a lot of digging, axe swinging, cursing and sweating. But she's here now, and better yet- while I was helping with the cursing and sweating, Caliann (my wife) found the glass from 2 of the missing windows. There's $520 we don't have to spend.

Few pics, both as we found her and here, in better light:

Outside



Inside :: shudder ::



And at Home:



Current Residents:



Well, it's a start!

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Old 10-05-2006, 04:44 PM   #18
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WOW! Those are some impressive "before" pictures. Glad you got it home okay and good luck!
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:52 PM   #19
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Wow...

I too admire a person with "Vision"...

Welcome Merl and good luck with the project.. It's a shame the October photo contest requires an "After" picture, because your "Before" pictures are worth a prize of some sort....

Congratulations for not "over-paying" either, and the KZ750 might be worth enough to cover your original investment, unless you plan to fix that up as well and ride it. Check out www.cjmc.org for information on restroation of classic japanese motorcycles, and sources for parts and services.... (You're not alone owning old Japanese motorcycles either...)

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Old 10-05-2006, 05:05 PM   #20
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Heck. All you gotta do to get in the Oct. before and after contest is clean out the interior. That will be a big before and after.

Prizes so far...
Cash!
Blue Air #'s!!
Yes they still make them T-shirt!!!

What are you waiting for??

Enter the contest you could win win!

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Old 10-05-2006, 05:06 PM   #21
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wow!

And I thought the interior of mine was a mess. Congratulations Merlyn, keep us posted on your progress. I'm sure it will turn out to be a beaut!

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Old 10-05-2006, 09:11 PM   #22
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Thanks for the kind words!

Cleanup starts this weekend, and if I get the interior and shell clean, I'll for sure enter the before and after contest. :: grin ::

I'm going to start yet another Full Monty (Extreme Edition) thread over in the Sovereign area, so look for many more updates to come

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Old 10-05-2006, 09:38 PM   #23
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Those pics give a whole new meaning to "trailer trash"

Woaho, some of that stuff is chest deep, there's no telling what you're going to find in there. You may be the proud owner of some lost or buried treasure . . . . I mean treasure in addition to the lovely silver container housing it all!
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:03 AM   #24
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I think the photo at the PO's property qualifies as a before, and at it's new home as after. The other photos just explain the story.
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Well, while Merlyn was at work today, my mother, my son and my cousin and I all got to work cleaning out that mess.

With a rake.

22 huge, black, plastic garbage bags later (The kind you stuff lawn clippings into) and a chest-high pile of stuff to be burned.....and the small (about 2 black garbage bages full) of stuff to keep....and we're 3/4 of the way through the trailer.

The good news: The Control Center only needs a little cleaning. The original radio and tuner thing are there and are in EXCELLENT condition. And....I *think* that the family of squirrels that lived in there didn't make it completely into the A/C unit.

This has been an interesting day. My cousin is phobic of spiders. My mother is phobic of snakes and I am phobic of those huge, water roaches. Add that to being startled by the occassional mouse or 16, and it has been a day filled with the sounds of feminine screams.

The bad news: The floor is shot. The bottom cabinets are rotted about 2-4 inches up. The tops cabinets have been chewed through by squirrels. We made the mistake of opening the refridgerator a crack.....and that told me we are going to need a new refridgerator. The counter-tops are warped. There was once some gorgeous vinyl tile in the kitchen, which is hopeless now.

The twin beds are pretty much rotted through.

We are going to start on the back end (closets and bathroom) tomorror, but we'll need more equipment. It will be biohazard stuff.

The odd thing is wondering what happened to the former occupants. While the knitting projects, cat bowls and baby clothes have been strewn about by temperary families of raccoons, it is obvious that whomever used to lived there just......disappeared. Cleaning this thing out feels like an episode of "If Walls Could Talk", because there is the water-damaged diary, the children's drawings and toys, a half finished letter......a jewelry box, with jewelry still in it.

There was a small box of chocolates hidden under a bed-pillow.

Well, I'll write more on it tomorrow....and post pictures of it in a semi-clean state.

Peace,
Caliann, a.k.a. Mrs. Merlyn

*who is wondering what the heck she has let herself in for*
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I say this only partly in jest - Are there any missing persons reports in the area?
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Today Airstream renovation took on a whole new meaning !

Best of luck. We're all looking forward to following your progress.
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This thread lists some of the great (and not so great ) things that others have found.
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