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Old 05-16-2006, 12:30 PM   #41
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okay Tom, you have convinced me. where is burningman held? and more importantly, how do i get a ride on the big truck mounted swinging chains shown in the picture? that looks like fun!!!

maybe you could start a new topic called burningman, why not go?
every picture i have seen of the event looks as though there are miles of space around everything and everybody. where is it and how big is it any facitlites or is it strictly boondocking?

back to your comment about the "handyman" i hired. i sure wish it had been you. after asking the guy to straighten up the collection of tools and stuff i have collected over the years i found that his solution was to drive nails into all the walls and suspend everything on them. well, i could have done THAT!! then he left the actual tools as they had been when he arrived and i still couldn't get to them way under the workbench.
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #42
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And the person to whom I had spoken had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. She hadn't the foggiest who the heck [b]Rube Goldberg was.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:34 AM   #43
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Wow, Tom - we add our thanx for re-posting pics of your VERY impressive rehab. The paint job is the greatest, too. LdB
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #44
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Thank you for redoing this thread! Wonderful information for a newbie just getting started and quite an inspiration!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #45
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I love how it turned out after all your work and that you took something that was of no use and would be considered "junk" and made it useful again.

I have wondered what would happen if they just gave creative folks such as yourself some of those derelict buildings in cities like Detroit. Bet it would be interesting.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #46
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It just is so cute, i bet you have inspired alot of people. Thanks for posting this again.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #47
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Thanks for sharing this story, I think you did a great job on the trailer. I really like the paint job you did on the outside.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #48
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Wow, Thanks!

Hello,
What timing that brings me back to this great site!
I'm now on the rebuild of that Ladybug trailer.
It's axle was so dead that shocks fractured the frame in a few places.
This means a frame off resto.
And I've pretty much finished it.
Sherry (owner of Lilly the Ladybug) is going to use it as a mobile art gallery.

And lastly,
Thank you all for your kind comments.
It's what has always made this such a nice community

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #49
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This pic is from half dozen years ago of Lilly's first resto by Sherry
Great job, but really needed the new axle back then.
Notice how low it is
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #50
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Thomas. Great stuff. Nice work. Are you going to the burn this year? I just got my little scamp which I hope to take. Now all I need is the ticket. LOL. (my girlfriend got hers in the lottery). Maybe I'll see you there!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #51
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Jimbo,
I was not lucky with the lottery and will miss the event this year.
May I make a suggestion for your new Scamp in the dusty environment?
Take off your cushion covers, put plastic garbage bags over the foam, and then put the covers back on. It's easy to wash the covers, less so the dust in the foam.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #52
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Great tip. Thanks. Is it hard getting the cushions in and out? The louvered windows are my other concern

Other than that it's perfect. Elephant skin rather than rat fur and vinyl cushions plus three way fridge.

Still not sure if I'm gonna make it or not. None of my friends made the cut either. Will be pretty different !

Thanks again!!!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #53
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Beautiful job. Thank you for reposting. Have you ever seen a "Ladies On The Fly" gathering. They really do quite a job on their trailers. The lady bug is adorable.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #54
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Nice repost Tom and its always nice to see the pics again.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #55
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Very nice rebuild, I'm interested in your door solution, How did you attach the cable to the door? Is the cable 1/4 inch? My scamp door is starting to relax and I'm looking for a solution, it seems you have it. What kind of hardware is attached to the cable as well?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #56
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Frank,
I used 1/8" cable. It is attached to eyebolts top and bottom. I used crimp connectors and a turnbuckle to make it adjustable.

After seeing what others have done, I'd do something different next time.
I think the shaped wood frame that is structural and also a magazine rack was nicest. I don't remember who or where that post is.... but it looked far more functional. I was just being cheap with stuff I already had.

Good luck
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #57
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Thank you Thomas.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #58
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What a wonderful job you did! This couldn't be the first time you did something like this. I especially like the way you modified things to fit your style rather than remaining a slave to the original design.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #59
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Note for Jim

Hello,
I see I forgot to tell you that the foam insulation sheets with the silver lining at the big box store can easily be cut to size to tightly fit inside your window to block out sun and dust at Burningman. Light, and easy to make.

Meanwhile, Lilly the ladybug is now on the road with new LED running lights, LED interior lights, solar on the roof and a new fantastic fan.


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Old 07-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #60
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Love the ladybug photo. Do you out the sheers between window and screen or how do you attach? Thx!!'n
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