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#254861 - Tue May 17 2011 08:35 PM she flys!!
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
well,when i first met peggy,she was a little down on her luck.someone had neglected her for a number of years

with help from some oldgas members,i decided to buy her,and bring her home.surprisingly, maria didnt get mad at my bringing another woman in the house.though her front legs were badly mangled from some kind of mishap, i still felt that she would someday be able to walk again.you all know the feeling of a diamond in the rough! well,i talked to fellow oldgasser,lowright,and aked him if he might try and do some magic on her legs and he agreed.he did a fantastic job!!then with help from others again,i got a good idea of what peggys legs should have actually looked like,and did a little resto work.

this weekend steven and i finally got her all ready,and hung her up in his room.(for those who are newer,steven is my 14 year old son) well heres the final outcome..i wish i could take a picture that would really do her justice. shes not perfect,but sure is doing well since coming home.and, steven cant wait to show his friends his new horse!! thanks to all who helped me out on this project,its what oldgas is all about!!
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#254863 - Tue May 17 2011 08:40 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: oldnfuelish]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Looks good there Mick and I bet Steven loves it in his room
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#254867 - Tue May 17 2011 08:51 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: s932]
oilman514 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 25 2011
Loc: NO LONGER A MEMBER
Looks great and love the story with it
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#254868 - Tue May 17 2011 08:53 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: oilman514]
MARK SMITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 21 2008
Loc: NORTHWEST,AR,USA
Glad you got her on the wall.Looks real good!.....Mark

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#254870 - Tue May 17 2011 08:55 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: oilman514]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
What a great sight, Mick & Steven!

Did you take any pics of your method to hang that horsey?
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#254874 - Tue May 17 2011 09:05 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Nice Job Mick
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#254875 - Tue May 17 2011 09:06 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Stu K. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 07 2011
Loc: Western, IA
Wow, you certainly had your hands full. Looks great and the paint matches well too!

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#254879 - Tue May 17 2011 09:36 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: Stu K.]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Bet you hope he don't get into the Nascar mood & you have to hang a car next year!

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#254910 - Wed May 18 2011 05:15 AM Re: she flys!! [Re: Dick Bennett]
JOSBORN Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 25 2008
Loc: Plainfield Il. US
Steven is a lucky young man.
Looks great Mick!

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#254912 - Wed May 18 2011 06:15 AM Re: she flys!! [Re: JOSBORN]
ryanfair Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 05 2007
Loc: Mishawaka, IN USA
Very nice Mick! Looks great!

Ryan
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#254986 - Wed May 18 2011 04:11 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: ryanfair]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
thanks all! doc,as far as hanging it ,turned out pretty easy.i didnt really want to trust toggles or the screw in type holders only.what i did was cut a piece of 2x2 to fit inside the body,under the three main hanging brackets.screwed this to the wall with large drywall screws,so when i put the horse up all three brackets would rest on it.then i drilled four holes in the body(thanks rick) and put toggles in to hold it against the wall!all the weight is on the 2x2.................. ok im just kidding about drilling the 4 holes thru the body.actually those 4 holes were already there,thats why peggy is chipped on the outer edges,by her neck,near the crotch of the wings(can i say that?)and near the front and back legs.it aint going nowhere.as you can see the front hoof and wingtip overlap the window trim,but thats something that just had to be.that or move the windows,and i didnt really want to do that!


Edited by oldnfuelish (Wed May 18 2011 04:34 PM)
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#255033 - Wed May 18 2011 08:01 PM Re: she flys!! [Re: oldnfuelish]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Looks great! Steven's got a way cool dad! : )

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