Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Once the mug made it to Hahnville, it was time to take off the neon to be reused and strip away the VERY rusted sheet metal. The fiberglass foam and handle was to be saved to use again. The new aluminum would go on the inside skeleton which would also be reused. American Sign was e-mailing us pictures to keep us updated on our mugs progress. When we got the above picture we were all a bit sad. Even though we knew the mug was in terrible shape, to see the old skin crumpled on the ground was depressing!
The original frame, transformers, and rotation unit are shown on the left.
The new aluminum skin went on the frame and the new mug took shape.
As the pictures kept coming by e-mail we could see our new mug really starting to take on the right look.
By the time we saw this picture we knew the mug was going to look outstanding. We decided to check the mug out in person and drove across the river to Hahnville to see all the details in person. We actually had them paint in a bit more detail such as the droplets going down the mug. When we got this picture we knew it wouldn't be long before the mug would be coming home!
The mug returned on Friday October 5, 2007!
We celebrated the following Saturday October 13, 2007 with a car show and DJ to commemorate the "Return of the Mug"!
Click the link below to see a slide show of the entire process of the LaPlace Frostop mug restoration:
Click the link below to watch the video of the mug turning in all its glory at night:
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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