Well Edina's chassis and wheels came back from the powder coaters yesterday and I thought you might all like to see how she is getting on. Because I will be keeping it in the house, I thought it was best that this pram was put back onto it's wheels and chassis, to stop the wheels or chassis being damaged. So here are the latest pics of this lovely pram.
Wheels being put onto the chassis
Taking the Lining Out
The backing for the lining panels is only a very thin cardboard, the same as in most of the 50's and 60's prams that I have taken apart. Although we reckon that Edina is 1890 or 1900 or so in date, there is absolutely no smell at all, no mustiness or anything for which I am VERY grateful.
Edina with her 'old' body back on it's chassis until it has been painted relined etc.
A neighbour of ours has taken on the job of making me 4 new hub caps for Edina, I only had 3 of the original ones and 2 of those were badly damaged/worn so I am very pleased about that. He is also going to make me 4 of the little stops which stop the hood from slipping down over the body when it is 'flipped' from forward facing to facing mother and vice versa. Thank you very much Wally.
And here are the new hub caps on the chassis, aren't they magnificent?
Guess which one is the old one? Wally has made a magnificent job of these hub caps, this pic doesn't do them justice.
I think I am going to have new handle end nuts now to match these, there are only grotty old normal washers and plain ordinary nuts holding the handle bar in place at the moment, which will let Edina down and we can't have that.
Here are the little 'hood rests' that Wally has made for me to replace the horrid black original ones that Edina arrived with. Aren't they smart?
Now, the hood arms. They had been painted black like everything else in thick black tar-like paint. My husband was very good to me and took one of the set to see if he could clean it up and here is the result. I think we can safely that it looks a thousand times better. It needs really polishing up now I'll use the Dremel polishing pads I think with some polishing compound and see if I can get it sparkling. I'd prefer brass ones really, but Edina's are not brass and that's all there is to it.