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#224296 - Sat Jan 08 2011 08:27 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: K W FRITH]
VW (o\!/o) NUT Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 28 2005
Loc: Spooner, WI
Thanks for all of the input, guys.
When spring arrives I will be tearing the garage down.
I will keep you posted with pictures of what we find.

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#224297 - Sat Jan 08 2011 08:32 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: VW (o\!/o) NUT]
K W FRITH Offline
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Take lots of pictures! Documentation will really help with can sales too!
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#224341 - Sun Jan 09 2011 07:55 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: dodgeman60]
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Shorewood,IL
Very cool!
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#256439 - Sat May 28 2011 09:49 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
VW (o\!/o) NUT Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 28 2005
Loc: Spooner, WI
Well. After a agonizingly long and particularly irritating winter, spring has “finally” arrived. So the demo begins.

The roof coming down.




These pieces fell out from above the overhead doors.






All that's left is the walls.




My good friend Rich, starting on the cans. He and I are doing the demo.




I would guess that roughly half the cans are worth saving. This is representative of the condition of most.



Others are nicer and a few quite nice. We will be sorting them all by brand and condition. And we have discovered a few unusual ones. Unusual to us, anyway, and will post pix soon.

First section nearly done.




Rich, contemplating the next section.




The task will become more tedious as the outer layer of cement contains chicken wire.


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#256454 - Sat May 28 2011 11:27 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: VW (o\!/o) NUT]
avio Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 05 2007
Loc: dickinson nd
Kevin.

I found a dug out north of Belfield that was lined with quart cans, a lot of them being Avio and Ace High quarts!! Most were destroyed but did get a fair amount of them. That was 20 years ago, sold a lot of them before i knew what i had. There are still cans lining the walls but scared the darn thing is going to fall in on me. Want to take a chance?? HaHa.

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#256456 - Sat May 28 2011 11:34 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: avio]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...looks like you'll have some business for DB as well...can't wait to see the pics of the oddball cans...
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#256478 - Sat May 28 2011 01:34 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: gulfiend!]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Isn't that the darndest thing you've ever seen?!
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#256508 - Sat May 28 2011 07:27 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: lordparaffin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
There's got to be a constant smile on your face the whole time you are laboring these garage walls down to the ground LOL!
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#256523 - Sat May 28 2011 09:24 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
The cans pictured so far are quite common. Are there any unusual ones so far?


Edited by thermactor (Sat May 28 2011 09:24 PM)

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#256525 - Sat May 28 2011 09:38 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: thermactor]
oilman514 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 25 2011
Loc: NO LONGER A MEMBER
WOW!!! My first time seeing this post.. What an amazing find
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#256526 - Sat May 28 2011 09:43 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: oilman514]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
They are all amazing, not cause of what they are but, where they are !

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#256539 - Sun May 29 2011 12:39 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: always lookin]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Awesome!Just cool discovery!

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#256541 - Sun May 29 2011 01:59 AM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: MARK SMITH]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Any chance you've found about a half dozen of these ?



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#258071 - Thu Jun 09 2011 03:49 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: Scott Baselt]
VW (o\!/o) NUT Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Sep 28 2005
Loc: Spooner, WI
Well. We are making progress. One flipping can at a time. Gawd ! ! !




The preferred method is to pound on the outside of the wall with a post mall.
That breaks up the cement and helps loosen the cans.




Most can have cement stuck to the top, so we pop it with a hammer to remove most big chunks. Many cans still have cement stuck in the spout hole. And others have chunks of cement rattling around inside.



Many have ended up in here.



Thus far we have saved over forty 30-gallon trash bags full.
And my next post will show you some of the cans we’ve saved.

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#258073 - Thu Jun 09 2011 03:58 PM Re: When a garage find is the garage itself. [Re: VW (o\!/o) NUT]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MAN, that has got to be fun! Kind of like more modern archeology! I envy you! Thanks for the update!
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