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PostSubject: Latest vam find now fixed up..   Latest vam find now fixed up.. Icon_minitimeWed Jul 31, 2013 3:20 pm


I found this vam at a boot sale a few weeks back, it also came with a bundle of uniforms which you can see in my 'Boot sale finds' down in the MAM section. I've fixed a few vams up in the past, one of them is 3rd from the left in the last photo. I replaced all the elastic on that one and got all the green mold off that covered his entire head, I also removed a red ink stain on the face and painted in new eyebrows for the missing ones. I originally posted my repair work over at Mikes (Action Burt forum) in 2009/10.

This vam below was quite grubby when I found it and looked in a sorry state. The talker box is all there but needs to be repaired. I managed to get a bit of speech going, it sound backwards and fast.

The very thin pressure spring had perished, and the pull chord had been shawn off as you can see in one of the photos below. Perhaps one day I will find a spare spring and have another go at getting it fully working again, I've had no experience with fixing this type of thing though.

Here's the vam after the head was cleaned up with soapy water and mild toothpaste using a soft toothbrush...

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In my avatar you can see a young me with a slotted shouldered AM, that particular uniform jacket in the photo was the first piece of vam kit I repaired back in the late 1960's.
I remember sitting at the dining-table and stitching up a seam that had come undone, when I had finished the work ( after pricking my finger umpteen times lol!) I was really pleased with my handy work and wanted to show mum, but as I grabbed the garment off the table, it took the tablecloth with it!  I had sewn the jacket to the tablecloth and had to start all over again.

I'm still sewing/repairing AM uniforms today, but find I need plenty of light, and have to wear eye-glasses to see what I'm doing. I've got plenty of vam garments stacking up that need stitching, I'm planning my sewing/repair sorties for this years coming Autumn nights  Wink

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you certainly did a top job repairing him Clive, always awesome to see a fallen vam brought back to active duty !! Top upload my friend, he looks awesome !

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PostSubject: Re: Latest vam find now fixed up..   Latest vam find now fixed up.. Icon_minitimeWed Jul 31, 2013 5:30 pm

FANTASTIC CLIVE Smile

I now have the im too sexy song in my head lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! 

Great stuff cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

YOu all know i cant have a man down Smile
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Well done Clive that's a brilliant repair! He does indeed look sexy lol
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Great Save Clive!
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Great Work!!!

Salute to You Mate!!


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Many thanks for your intrest fellas cheers Very Happy 

I thought about putting this here, then scroll up and let the music add spice to the images Very Happy
This is a fantastic piece of music from the 90's and very funny too... 

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PostSubject: Re: Latest vam find now fixed up..   Latest vam find now fixed up.. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Fantastic work Clive, I'm a firm believer that nothing should be thrown away in this hobby. Anything can be brought back to life lol.

Great upload mate.

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Beatlefan wrote:
Fantastic work Clive, I'm a firm believer that nothing should be thrown away in this hobby. Anything can be brought back to life lol.

Great upload mate.
Thanks Richard,

I'm like you, I hardly throw anything out.

Thanks Dan, for the ideal song suggestion for this post )
That tune was a very popular tune in the 90's, and still is today, it's probably still doing the rounds at wedding do's and 'Hen nights'  lol!

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great repair , and what a great last photo ,
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PostSubject: Re: Latest vam find now fixed up..   Latest vam find now fixed up.. Icon_minitimeWed Aug 07, 2013 6:50 pm

TALLY HO wrote:
great repair , and what a great last photo ,
Thanks Tally, I'm glad you like it Very Happy 

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