Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Taylor-Tot installment

If you've read more than just one or two of my posts, you've probably noticed that I have a love for the old Taylor-Tot strollers. It's almost become an obsession, so much so that I have started my own restoration business. You can find me at http://www.3r1enterprises.com/ .

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone see my latest restoration.

It started out as the oldest Taylor-Tot that I had ever seen on ebay (which seems to be where most of these show up for sale). I don't have anything that tells me exactly, but I suspect it was from the late 1930's or the early 1940's. I just decided to call it a 1940 and leave it at that until I can prove differently.
NOTE: I now have confirmation that this was a 1937 stroller and the color was called "Spanish Brown".

Here was what I started with:

You can see that the front 'nose' has the art deco look and is sort of pointed. That's a lot different than the others I have seen.

Someone had decided that it was supposed to be blue, just like most of the later models- so they painted it.

Only thing is, once I started the teardown phase of the restoration, I found out that it was originally a maroon color. you can see that in the next picture.

The bottom of the rear sheetmetal shows the original color.

Me being me, I had to go original, so after the teardown, the media blasting, the priming, the painting, the detailing and the reassembly- it looks a lot different.

It's shinier because I use a base coat-clear coat paint and it makes them look a lot better than when they left the factory.

For your viewing pleasure:

I think it turned out nice.
Another piece of American history, returned to life.

If you'd like a reply to a comment- be sure to include a return address or visit us at http://www.3r1enterprises.com/ . I'd be glad to help you.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Grilling Goodness # 6

1. What is one of your 'must see' tv shows?
Smallville and NCIS...oh..that was two - sorree...
2. Do you have a facebook page?
3. How old were you when you got married?
19 and 48.
4. What is one bad habit that you need to break?
Only one?
Eating the wrong foods.
5. What is your favorite cold-weather activity?
Eating sno-cream.
6. At church, do you always sit in the same area?
Yep - right in the middle at a table.
7. What do you like best about blogging?
Fun way to keep in touch, but I don't do enough of it.
8. What's the last funny thing you remember hearing from a child?
"I don't have any clothes". The sayer of which shall remain nameless.