Qantas Half Trolley

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Limewood

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We were lucky to get a very old Qantas 767 half trolley that was bruised and battered from thousands of flights and going to the tip, it had dents, scratches, the ice tray was stuck in, one wheel wonky and the aluminium surround shot, sides all scratched and marked and had no internal trays. It still has all the Qantas markings, one impregnated on door opener surround and on various plates plus a serial number.


Time for action, beat out the big dents, took it too a specialist but was unable to grind off the corner marks due to the anodised coating, and acid washing out of the question, so found the right silver paint for it, cleaned it up best we could and now smooth as a baby’s bum, for the blue the inner panels purchased a roll of fine checker plate material from overseas, added two trays - waiting on some QF stickers for sides. It has kept its patina and really looks excellent. While we have a real large bar in our abode this is a novelty talking point and all who have seen it including a number of Qantas friends all want one, they are however very hard to come by.


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That's soooo cooool :D .... But also brought a tear to my eye :oops:

We had both eyes :)

Just back from Bunnings with clear lacquer for corners and auto lights for when door opens!.

I'll post another once the Qantas stickers arrive from USA.

our other bar...

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Nice job.

Now if I can only work out how to get one into my hand luggage from my next flight when exiting the aircraft without anyone noticing......
 

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That is brilliant! What a fantastic restoration..
Also love the bar setting with the backdrop.
Can we suggest a selective AFF meet at your abode? :D
 

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That is brilliant! What a fantastic restoration..
Also love the bar setting with the backdrop.
Can we suggest a selective AFF meet at your abode? :D

The bar wall backdrop is picture of New York, its in 3D, get many nice comments about it.

If in CNS sure we drink every day, bar opens around 5pm, yes really :).

Fitted the auto battery powered lights late yesterday, look excellent when door opens, shinning on the coloured bottles of booze from many parts of the world, Three used half trolley aluminium trays just arrived from Germany from 3 different airlines, cleaned up real well. The Qantas stickers from USA should be here next week.
(by the way it was Mrs lime who did the restore not me I'm too busy drinking :D ).
 
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but great effort nonetheless.
 

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I think we need to do a status run to CNS to check out your lounge.

The party is at your place!
 

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Status run wouldn't bring much joy in points but hey you get to meet me, oh' and use the bar/s too :)
 

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sorry for going OT...may I be so bold as to ask where you got your NYC print from?...or how it was done? I love it!! :D . I have a large (140cmx200cm) B/W NYC scape print with the 'triangle building'(Flatiron Building), I bought from Ikea yeeeears ago :oops: .... nothing beats a large print on a wall :D
 

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sorry for going OT...may I be so bold as to ask where you got your NYC print from?...or how it was done? I love it!! :D . I have a large (140cmx200cm) B/W NYC scape print with the 'triangle building'(Flatiron Building), I bought from Ikea yeeeears ago :oops: .... nothing beats a large print on a wall :D

Sorry for going further O/T but a developer is building 3 residential apartment blocks in Fortitude Valley BNE based on the NYC flat iron ones.

My fave building in the Big Apple is the Chrysler Building.
 

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Sorry for going further O/T but a developer is building 3 residential apartment blocks in Fortitude Valley BNE based on the NYC flat iron ones.

My fave building in the Big Apple is the Chrysler Building. 

I just love NYC in general.. the vibe, the ('gothic')architecture...every time I went there, I would just wander around imagining myself in 'Gotham City' :D
 

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I love your restored trolly, congrats to Mrs Lime. What a conversation piece! Well done.
Also love your New York backdrop, looks fantastic
 
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