Monday, December 5, 2011

One big implosion!

What a mess I have. There are Coralee parts everywhere! A pile of aluminum here, a pile of cabinets there. Today I took Coralee's frame to get it powdercoated. He's is only charging me $300 to sandblast her and coat her a cream color. I could have had it done in coral but it was special order and $100 more. So back to the implosion. Coralee has been completely disassembled. We have been working on the wood framing all fall, redoing the bad and adding a little extra here and there for support. I have also been sanding her cabinets. I went down  to my local independent lumber supply and found I can get 1/8" birch for $19.00 a sheet. I'm thinking 15 sheets should do all I need to do inside with a little left over. She is alot of work but my Dad (Good ol Dad) is retired and its giving something to do. He's an awesome wood worker so ahe's right up his alley.I will try to post pics soon!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looks like an implosion happened here!

Well slowly but surely Coralee is getting tore apart. It looks like shes been imploded, poor thing. We now have all her aluminum off her. Removing and replacing rotten wood ( boy is there alot of it) and adding extra for support. There must have been alot of drinking going on at the ole Shasta factory. I am amazed at how nothing lines up. "Close enough" must have been the motto of the day...LOL. We have had a small set back. My Uncle Bob passed away two weeks ago. He was helping my dad with the woodwork. Soon we will be back at it, going strong. Uncle Bob loved to travel and he liked Coralee, so I have decided that as soon as she is done my dad and I are going to see about taking her to Bodie, Calif. Unc loved that old ghost town and wanted to go back there. We will be taking some of his ashes with us. Wanderlust runs in the family so the 1000 mile trip wont be a problem. Lots of ghost towns along the way...Will try to some pics up soon!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Coralee's Christmas gifts

Coralee was so happy that everyone thought about her for Christmas. She got some neat new vintage stuff. Her Grandma Kathy got her a couple of vintage confettie Melmac Bowls, Grandma Bobbie and Grandpa Art got her a percolator clock, sugar dispensor, and a cool set of plastic glasses NOS. I got her and couple of burlap coffee cups, chicken timer (couldn't help myself) and ketchsup and mustard bottles. I love vintage so there will be alot more to come. Antique store are my best friends!