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Posted By: coopersplace Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 12:58 AM
I just shipped these 11 Red Indian quarts back to their owners this afternoon after re-lidding them today. The owners had purchased them as flats. Someone many years back had cut the tops and bottoms off and cut them down the soldered seams to probably make quart sheets for patching material later on. They didn't get used and the new owners decided to make them back into round quarts. They rolled the sheets back into shape and then glued the two parts of the seam back together with an epoxy body panel adhesive and an overlapping metal strip on the inside. The owners also followed my suggestion of keeping the metal strip setback from the top and bottom edges since the lid will actually sit a bit inside the quart. My job was to remove the remains of the previous lids, put on new ones, run them through my lidding machine and do a final clean-up. I am pretty pleased with the results and I expect the owners will be too when the quarts arrive. It does take some work to accomplish but this shows it can be done. I might even try the rolling and gluing myself sometime. The last part of this job will be lidding a dozen previously flat Enarco quarts which should be here early next week. Always satisfying when things turn out the way you planned. Cheers, Don.

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Posted By: muntzman Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:05 AM
Spectacular job Don. Well done.
Posted By: advertologist Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:16 AM
cool, looks good.. cool
Posted By: buzzy56 Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:21 AM
Very nice work. Great looking cans too! Love to just have one let alone that many.
Posted By: keithia Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:35 AM
Nice!! Excellent job.
Posted By: texacojoe Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:47 AM
Wow!!! Great Job Don.
Posted By: Chryco Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 02:08 AM
Great job Don!!!!!
Posted By: Gas globe guy Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 02:12 AM
Dang! Great job!
Posted By: K W FRITH Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 02:24 AM
Nice job--that worked out well!
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 02:58 AM
YEP, been there done that. Great Pride, Satisfaction Comes when You & the customers are happy w/ results.
Posted By: Oilcanman87 Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 03:03 AM
What's the best way to relid a can I wanted to try my hand at it on a junk can I got.
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 03:32 AM
Buy a $500+ machine or a hand crank machine for around $100, fine tune it [might take several tries].
DO NOT use a can opener for removing old lids.
LOTS OF BEER & a Hammer!
Posted By: redindianguy Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 12:35 PM
they stayed in amazing cond
Posted By: pickurt Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 12:55 PM
you did a fantastic job Don
Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 10:55 PM
Great job!
Posted By: poleman Re: Red Indian flats - Sat Mar 22 2014 11:41 PM
WOW didn't know that could be done excellent job!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Red Indian flats - Thu Mar 27 2014 05:49 PM
Those look great! Very nice work.
Posted By: Gasman84470 Re: Red Indian flats - Thu Mar 27 2014 07:48 PM
Don nicely done. I suspect BEER and a hammer weren't involved.
Posted By: coopersplace Re: Red Indian flats - Thu Mar 27 2014 08:15 PM
Thanks for all the positive comments. Fred, a nice merlot and a sawzall works wonders! Actually a hammer was used, though no beer. Cheers, Don.
Posted By: gulfiend! Re: Red Indian flats - Thu Mar 27 2014 10:03 PM
Originally Posted By: Oilcanman87
What's the best way to relid a can I wanted to try my hand at it on a junk can I got.


...send it to DB, and let him do it... wink
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