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    Fan Restoration - THE BIG ONE !

    I got this one back in May for $5.00
    My daughter is getting married Aug 29th and she wanted it to be in her wedding if I fixed it up a little (no air conditioning in the wedding hall ). So I did . I let the Bride-To- Be pick the colors .
    It was a challenge taking this Vornado apart and then putting it back together .

    She and her future hubby came by today to see the final restoration - They gave me a big Hug !
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    A few more pics
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    Very nice job, I love it!!

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    Thanks Shelbe
    The hardest part was getting the darn blade off the shaft - took about 3 hours - I used various sized hardwood wedges - gently prying . Plus penetrating oil .

    It kind of looks like the prop on my 25 hp Evinrude !
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    Nice rehab

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    If you need another daughter (my wedding is already paid for) I like robin egg blue
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    Nice work!!!!

    What colors are those? Brand of paint? Rattle cans?

    Very cool colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clovis97 View Post
    Nice work!!!!

    What colors are those? Brand of paint? Rattle cans?

    Very cool colors!
    Apple Green- Osha Safety Green - Brilliant Gold - I left part of the motor housing the original Vornado gray .
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    Here's an interesting link on Vornado Fan history - It was originally intended to be an airplane -
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...49784469,d.dmg

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    Izer54 (doc)

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    I just love it when people restore and make old things new again. As my grandfather used to say" They never make things now like they use to in the old days". Thank you for bringing the past back to new life


    "Even as we look toward the future with astonishment and wonder, we should never forget our past."---Izer54

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    Awesome job Mr. Fan Man! I love looking at the restorations you post here. Always great colors and interesting old fans. Looking forward to your next find!
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    Your restoration looks really good. You have made a good old piece into something that will last for years. Did you have to do any electrical work on it?
    Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift from God. That's why it is called the PRESENT.

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    Nice work! I love seeing the old made new again.
    Never buy anything you have to feed or paint. ---Old Hobo Wisdom---

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    Grant Brandenburg

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    Oustanding work! That guy on American Restoration would have quoted a price of $1500. on a job like that.
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    Nice job I to am a fan collector (restorer) been trying to find the vornado table fan missed one on Clist a while back.Once again good job.
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    God Bless America

 

 
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