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Old 12-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Found the builder of my trailer....

Or at least his name. Signed the lower section of the inside of the door with red marker. He also made other artistic drawings inside the trailer. It gives me an exact date when the trailer was on the factory floor. I found it interesting.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Or at least his name. Signed the lower section of the inside of the door with red marker. He also made other artistic drawings inside the trailer. It gives me an exact date when the trailer was on the factory floor. I found it interesting.
One of my mechanics worked at the old California plant, way back then, making the end shells.

I will find out Monday, if he knew that person. If so, I will let you know.

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Old 12-25-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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I always find these discoveries to be really cool. A note to us from the past.

What is his name, Johnny Monza? Too bad you used the flash, makes it hard to read.
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:50 PM   #4
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I always find these discoveries to be really cool. A note to us from the past.

What is his name, Johnny Monza? Too bad you used the flash, makes it hard to read.
Hi, looks like Johnny Alonzo to me?
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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Very cool. Haven't we seen other trailers with the same signature?
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:38 AM   #6
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Your trailer was not built by Johnny, your door was. Door man is and was a coveted job. It required special skills and that job was retained for years. At that time people, still took great pride in their work. Often the end caps were dated and initialed. Sometimes they were signed also.

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Tubs were often signed also.

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Take a look at your cabinets. The guys that made the furniture always signed their work in those days.

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Pete, Joe, Clayton, and Matt have been a few who have come to Frank's Trailer Works to be repaired or rebuilt. Today they might be secretly signing their name, not sure.
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So is there a hidden "Frank" when you finish a restoration? Possibly some details for the owner 40 years hence who is redoing something? That would be cool.
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My house has signatures in it's walls. It was constructed in 1998-99.
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But no signature, Frank?

I like how Frank's Trailer Works = FTW = For The Win
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Similar drawings and tic tac toe games were drawn on the interior skin with the same red marker. It appears there was some idle time with these guys. I found a couple places they could have redirected that time to better use.
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But no signature, Frank?

I like how Frank's Trailer Works = FTW = For The Win
FTW=Fine Trade Wind, Fools Toking Weed, Forgot To Wipe, and maybe ?
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