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Red Indian flats
#522400 Fri Mar 21 2014 06:58 PM
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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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Re: Red Indian flats
coopersplace #522401 Fri Mar 21 2014 07:05 PM
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Spectacular job Don. Well done.

Re: Red Indian flats
muntzman #522405 Fri Mar 21 2014 07:16 PM
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cool, looks good.. cool

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advertologist #522408 Fri Mar 21 2014 07:21 PM
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Very nice work. Great looking cans too! Love to just have one let alone that many.


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Re: Red Indian flats
buzzy56 #522414 Fri Mar 21 2014 07:35 PM
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Nice!! Excellent job.


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Re: Red Indian flats
coopersplace #522415 Fri Mar 21 2014 07:47 PM
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Wow!!! Great Job Don.

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texacojoe #522422 Fri Mar 21 2014 08:08 PM
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Great job Don!!!!!

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Chryco #522423 Fri Mar 21 2014 08:12 PM
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Dang! Great job!


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Gas globe guy #522426 Fri Mar 21 2014 08:24 PM
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Nice job--that worked out well!


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Re: Red Indian flats
K W FRITH #522435 Fri Mar 21 2014 08:58 PM
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YEP, been there done that. Great Pride, Satisfaction Comes when You & the customers are happy w/ results.

Re: Red Indian flats
Dick Bennett #522437 Fri Mar 21 2014 09:03 PM
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What's the best way to relid a can I wanted to try my hand at it on a junk can I got.


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Re: Red Indian flats
Oilcanman87 #522439 Fri Mar 21 2014 09:32 PM
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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.
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Re: Red Indian flats
Dick Bennett #522481 Sat Mar 22 2014 06:35 AM
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they stayed in amazing cond


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redindianguy #522488 Sat Mar 22 2014 06:55 AM
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you did a fantastic job Don

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Great job!


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