Elgin Bluebird all powered up! Thanks 39Zep (Jeff)

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    Jeff @39zep did the amazing the other day and was able to get two DOA Elgin Robins to light up and chirp for the first time in who know how many years. He's always up for a challenge so when I picked up the Robins, I dropped off my Bluebird. I have never seen or heard of an original Bluebird with a working horn or light so I knew it would be a major challenge. So with no further rambling, here's some of the work along his journey to getting this bird to fly again.
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    I tried to bust up the mouse nest a couple of times and could never get out all of the crap...lol. I forgot to tell him about that.
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    The birds insides
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    The buttons were DOA and Jeff did some CPR
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    Along the way he was able to retrieve the broken stem piece from out the fork so we could the place the correct stem in it's home.
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    Pretty much ready to be picked up and taken back to nest
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    So your the "high end client" Jeff was talking about :)

    Jeff is the man for sure! a man of many talents.
     
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    Cool but I couldn't hear the horn:p
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Is there a premium for busted knuckles........

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    lol...yep. That was too funny
     
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    Oh, you will Shawn...you will
     
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    That's just patina from the Bluebird, I won't charge him for that...lol
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Awesome bike Chris!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Pretty awesome seeing this bird lit up!! Nice work, and nice bike!! Joe
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Nice BB, great job on getting the lights and horn working.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    thanks for all the pix...flambastic...
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Wow my dream bike very nice
     
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    How is your doing?