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¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". #8132052 01/16/21 11:53 PM
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So, I've hauled about 7 or 8 complete-crap blinds to the dump that came with the place. This one is different. Probably from before the previous owner had the place. It has a little, tiny trailer undercarriage underneath (I guess they trailered it into place), and it was obviously built by a real carpenter, either pro or a very good amateur. Real glass windows, with double covers over them; good commercial aluminum roof, solid rings to wire tie-downs, etc. I moved it to behind the house for consideration. Here's the bad news - I can rarely cut a board square, with a square, measuring twice, with a skillsaw. You really have to see it to believe it. I've been around some expert carpenters in my life. Believe me, it didn't rub off.

I call it "The '70s blind because of the 'furnishings' ". Here's a couple of pictures:

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So, what says mis Amigos en el THF? A: Take my time, think it through, and restore it to it's original glory, or B: ...



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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132085 01/17/21 12:31 AM
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Good bones, restore it.

Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132132 01/17/21 01:04 AM
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Windows are way to high

Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132352 01/17/21 09:22 AM
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I’d repair it...


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132380 01/17/21 12:52 PM
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Burn it! flame


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132437 01/17/21 02:32 PM
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Restore it....it will keep you out of the bars and you will have a nice stand when you’re done...win/win clap


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132496 01/17/21 03:24 PM
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That blind is cool, restore it.


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132568 01/17/21 04:33 PM
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Restore without a doubt.

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But I would restore it.
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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8132585 01/17/21 04:55 PM
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Well, I dont know, I guess it depends. I am really particular about every measurement on a blind but you may not be. It looks to be a pretty good shape--is it square, like 5x5? I dont like rectangular. The windows do appear to be way too high to me so I would never want to hunt that way regardless of anything else. If they were too high you could put a false bottom in it. But that would make it even heavier, and being heavy in the first place would be a drawback. And what all needs to be replaced--if you have to replace too much is it easier to start over. I do agree its kinda cool, so if youre the type to like a project then it may be fun.
Bottom line, FOR ME, every time I try to salvage something used I end up putting more time and effort into it than its worth and then it never ends up like I want(but Im particular.)


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8147287 01/28/21 10:04 PM
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'Started cleaning out the trash, carpeting, a pair of packrats, etc. and figuring out what I need. It'll be 32 years old this summer.

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Started cleaning out the trash, carpeting, a pair of packrats, etc. and figuring out what I need. It'll be 32 years old this summer.

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If it was built in '79, it will be 42 yoa this summer...


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Creekrunner] #8147346 01/28/21 11:02 PM
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Restore it!


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Re: ¿Restoration project? - The " '70s Blind". [Re: Texasteach] #8147347 01/28/21 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Texasteach
If it was built in '79, it will be 42 yoa this summer...


'Hard to see in the picture, but it's an 8, 1989.


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Oh, ok. I see it now. I go with the "restore it" crowd.


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