INTUITIVE IRON - Reindeer Restoration - indianapolis, IN
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Here they are straight from Santa Claus Indiana..
You can see the missing antlers on the reindeer closest to you..
Sandblasting always shows the true ugliness.....
Here you can see the damage to the rear leg.
This hole in the neck will need addressed and I'm pretty sure he's missing some antlers.
This guy lost a piece of his fleece...
Repairing the lower neck ....
Patching the leg..
This old cast iron joint will need a lot of love...
The face had a lot of casting marks that will need to be worked out.
Making new antlers is a sloooooow process...
These rods are like insurance when dealing with dissimilar metals...
The antlers took some time to re-create....
Ahhhh! a perfect fit.......
Drilling holes for the Through-Rods..
Checking out my freshly made antlers..
Through Rods Ensure a worry free restoration...
Industrial Primer Coat #1
Industrial Primer Coat #2
New antlers in place and ready for clean-up....
Yeah..I know there's still a hole in his neck..
The other side...Hey look the hole is gone...
Gotta get the under carriage!!!!
I'm pleased with the overall finished product...
Man these antlers turned out reaaaaaal nice.....
Remember the hole in the neck? All gone.....
Good overall shot showing the new antlers and smooth back. Look at the old back photos and you can see he's come a long way.
Remember the bum leg? It's all patched up and chased out..
These guys are in the able hands of "Kemna Restoration" making there way back to Holiday World...
Robert from "Kemna Restoration" preparing the fellas for a 4 hour ride.
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