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Salvage

Post by 911car » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:48 am

This poor thing popped up at a garage sale in LA a few months ago. At least, it was complete, if not all together. I wanted to send it to Brian for re-stitching but this turned out not to be feasible, for logistic reasons. Therefore, I did it myself. I also re-soldered the spine attachment, cleaned metal parts carefully, and re-shaped the shell on a millinery form.
It is marked to the Kraftfahr Bataillon and BAG.
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Re: Salvage

Post by 911car » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:51 am

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Re: Salvage

Post by Steve Nick » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:04 am

Considering what you started out with..

Nice recovery! It's always satisfying to me when I can bring a salty helmet back to life.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:18 am

Excellent job and results Bruno! I suspect you called upon some of your medical skills while stitching up this patient :)
Remember, Pillage first THEN Burn ...

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Re: Salvage

Post by coert65 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:13 pm

Excellent Bruno, you did a great job bringing this helmet back to its former glory!
:bravo:
Greetings, Coert. :thumb up:

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Post by aicusv » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:31 pm

Congrats on a great come back
fezzes frigidus es

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:18 pm

Congrats, I am jealous of you guy's with this kind of patience and talent.

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Re: Salvage

Post by cptbob » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:30 pm

Brought back to life! Great work!

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Post by Lars13 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:24 pm

Very nice result =D> congratulations!

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Re: Salvage

Post by JohnS3rd » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:57 pm

Fantastic work, Bruno!
Best regards,
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Re: Salvage

Post by pickelhauben » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:07 pm

I agree with the others.

Great job.

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Re: Salvage

Post by badener » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:24 am

Well done Bruno =D>
It must be a Bavarian. They always smell the worst!

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Re: Salvage

Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:34 pm

Expertly done!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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Re: Salvage

Post by Sandmann » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:47 am

Impressive job, well done :bravo:
Best wishes, Sandy

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Re: Salvage

Post by 911car » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:45 am

Many thanks to you all for your nice comments. I would not pretend I can compete with Brian, of course... but this one was not too difficult.

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Re: Salvage

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:33 am

I have yet to find a pickelhaube at a garage sale, you are a lucky man.

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Re: Salvage

Post by Stosstrupp » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:28 am

Nice job well done :bravo:

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Re: Salvage

Post by Amybellars » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:58 am

Good job Bruno.

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