• 1 year 10 months ago
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    I went to a traffic depot and saw lots of used traffic lights in a skip bin!
    And underneath that pile was an old G+W Eagle crosswalk signal!:o


    So I asked the council workers for it and kindly gave me permission to take it home!:D



    And now I'm restoring it to make it look like it's just came from the factory!;)







    That's all for now!8)
    "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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      That's awesome! Really cool for them to let you have one. They'd never do that in the states. You could probably sell those on eBay for some serious coin. Can't wait to see the finished product, that would look so cool in a man den.
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        • 1 year 10 months ago
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        I'm surprised that they let you have it for free. Those things are about 98% metal, which could bring a pretty penny at the recycling yard these days.
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        Gee Caspah, you're a twicky one!
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          • 1 year 10 months ago
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          Now that looks like Fun. Reminds me back in the day when I had space to repair stuff. I used to have a flair for all things mechanical.
          The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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            Drahken wrote:
            I'm surprised that they let you have it for free. Those things are about 98% metal, which could bring a pretty penny at the recycling yard these days.


            Yeah, a penny.
            They give about 7 cents a pound for steel, here anyway. 70 pounds gets under five bucks.

            For a traffic light you would have to remove all the glass and other components. Copper wire goes for more...20 cents a pound for insulated, 35 for stripped, so you might could get a dollar per traffic light and an hour of work.
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              • 1 year 10 months ago
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              My shopping list for items to continue with my Eagle signal restoration.

              Dick Smith:
              Electrical wire (for bulb holders)
              Rubber grommets (to prevent the wires from fraying)
              Power flex with plug (to make the signal work)

              Bunnings:
              Diggers paint stripper (I need to wear gloves when applying this!)
              Spray paint (golden yellow & gloss black is my choice!)
              Undercoat primer (never apply any paint to bare metal first!)
              Pop rivets (so that I'll reinstall the divider plate!)
              Wing nuts (I just want to make it look like it's just come from the factory!)

              I also need masking tape & newspaper which I've already got!
              "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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                • 1 year 10 months ago
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                Awsome!!!
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                  • 1 year 10 months ago
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                  Continuing on with the project! Visors, lens frames & the very front of the body are given a coat of black! Next, I'll give the rest of the body a coat of School Bus Yellow!













                  That's all for now!:D
                  "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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                    • 1 year 10 months ago
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                    Good job can't wait to see the final product!
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                      • 1 year 10 months ago
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                      Yeah, good job skooterguy, and thank you for sharing your project progress with us. It is looking really nice.
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                        • 1 year 10 months ago
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                        Now I need a few rubber grommets and a power flex with earth wire.
                        I also need to replace the wiring on both bulb holders.
                        "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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                          Golden Yellow has been applied to the top, sides & back of the body. Although the black paint is still visible, it'll be completely covered with a few more coats! That's why I should've applied undercoat first to speed up the process!









                          "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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                            • 1 year 9 months ago
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                            So after a few more coats of paint & putting it back together, all I need to do now is to apply a new G+W label on the side, fit a base & a carry handle, wire it up to a 240v flex and switch it on! This project took a whole month, so I will be careful with it!





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                              Looks great, I can't wait to see it in action.
                              I am a little surprised it looks just like American ones.
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                                • 1 year 9 months ago
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                                Yes, that's excellent work. You finished in record time too.

                                Reminds me of the "weekend projects" I used to do just for fun.
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                                  This is great! Nice work.
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                                    Nice Work!!! Buddy...
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                                      • 1 year 8 months ago
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                                      At last, an expert came today to wire it up! :D





                                      Now I need a wooden base to stand it up properly!
                                      For safety's sake, all of the exposed parts that energize are covered with tape!
                                      The bulbs can get very hot! (But not enough to melt the lenses!)
                                      "We've come a long, long way together. Through the hard times & the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should" - Camille Yarbrough
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                                        • 1 year 8 months ago
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                                        Nice! Do both the top and bottom have to stay on at the same time or can you independently switch them? Independent switches would make it cooler.
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                                          You're really talented! That looks amazing! I'd hook it up outside for unwanted visits from relatives.
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