Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Magicians That Are The Circus World Museum Restoration Staff--Sparks Serpent Wagon

Dear Wade-
I'm sending you a few photo's of the Sparks Serpent wagon restoration. This will give you a little better idea of just what went on in the CWM shop to restore the wagons.
The photo above shows the wagon after the undergears have been removed. These will be stripped of ALL paint to decide just what needs to be replaced. This is how the body looked after the white fiber sheathing was taken off. The side door was "discovered (along with the side vents) at this time.

The second photo is of the rear with the doors and floor removed.

Third photo is the front of the wagon being partially stripped of all paint.

The fourth photo shows the inside of the wagon with the cribbing in place to straighten out the body. It's hard to imagine just how badly racked out shape these wagons got over the years.

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