Why Not Make Them Pretty?

By Staff
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3237 W. North view Phoenix, Arizona 85051.

We bought this 1924 Fairbanks Morse from Glen Frederickson of
Mesa, Arizona. It was in fair shape, so restoration was no big
problem. We cleaned it, added new oak rails for the cart, and added
some missing parts.

Then my wife, Shay, said, ‘You guys always think everything
has to be the original color. Why not make them pretty? ‘ So we
decided this should be her engine. It was then painted with red
oxide and then three coats of XO-33 purple, an OSHA safety color,
then some freehand lettering and flowers, then two coats of clean

Shay exhibited her engine at a show at the Sheppard Farm in
Buckeye, Arizona, and received a blue ribbon for Public Choice. We
got lots of comments and had much fun, which made my wife feel more
a part of our engine club.

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