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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-27-2017, 03:44 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Exactly what sale are you talking about?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-21-2015, 07:43 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Yea,sure, now you did it TommyP! Now I'll likely have to call Bev to set up an appointment just to stop in to see my bud. "I knew him when he....." is how the stories will begin from here on out!
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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-16-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I knew that and expect nothing less from the Shuffle Shop!:D
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-16-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Parts look "right". You don't want perfect on a kit with that much age and history.


btw...Check yo' email!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-08-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Those drums are in a class of their own. I'll be in touch soon, I gotta' stop in and see them in person.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-27-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Just got back from Dale's; no luck there. Something will show up, just might take a while.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-24-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

John, I'll ask the guys in at Dale's this week. One of the guys recently found a 28" bass drum from the '30s made by Wilson Bros/Wilson Drum Co. from Chicago that has similar rods,claws etc to your...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-23-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I for one think that these last few pages call for a little drink!Mind Blowi
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-22-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Glad to hear it John. Now you just need to cut some pcs. of rags, squirt 'em with blaster and run them in and out of the tubes to remove that nice mixture of rust and blaster! After cleaning up this...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-21-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

John, you shouldn't need to force it. Spray some WD40 or PB Blaster (penetrating oil) on the parts so that it wants to flow between the stuck pieces. (also put rags or cardboard down to catch any...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-20-2014, 01:38 AM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

If you could get the seller to split the pair it wouldn't take much to make the cradle fit a 14" tom.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-19-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Lets give 3ply a break. After all who among us hasn't caught himself wondering "what are these knuckle heads up to now?" only to realize that we were temporarily observing from a parallel universe,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-19-2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I went back and started the thread from page one just to see the pics. These drums are a beautiful example of musical Americana! Excellent job JV!!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-15-2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Looks like the night shift punched in. Looking good John!

Also, Mike, nice find regarding the snare pics. As you were Gents!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-08-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

How well it works will depend on the amount of RPMs your drill will produce.

Try fastening the drill to a solid surface, set it on the highest speed and lock the button so you don't have to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Hey, John's a fun guy to hang out with but he ain't practicing on me!Mind Blowi
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-05-2014, 11:16 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

John- I didn't touch a crumb until I got home!

Jeff- I had to give Bev props, the bread she baked is THE BEST that I've ever eaten. I could see myself raining indescribable horror down on that...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-05-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I just returned home a while ago from a visit to John and Bev's lair where I got to see these drums up close and personal. I've always been a guitar guy and have never seen a set of drums of this era...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-05-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Ya feelin' ok bud or should I tote a mason jar labled "for medicinal purposes only" tomorrow?:D
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-04-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By MickM
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Man it's coming together nicely! I really like the wrap colors where the hoops kept the uv's,dirt and such from getting to it. I'm looking forward to seeing it up close and personal.
Keep it up! ...
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