Well now that the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is done and gone, it is time to move on to new projects, meet TAC, better known as Tin Can Allie. She is a 1966 Kenskill Trailer that we will be restoring. She was purchased last October and due to the holidays, birthdays and that dang day job, not much has gotten done, but at last the weather is nice, the wind has stopped and I have convinced my other half Boss Man that we need to get ‘er done. I wanna go glamping!
I was driving home from day job, stopped at a traffic light and happened to glance at my phone and there she was, cute as can be, advertised on a local Facebook page. Believe me, that was the last thing I had on my mind was finding her, see…”when you least expect it” as the saying goes, apparently it works with trailers as well as one’s love life. Anyway I immediately contacted the owner and drove straight over. It was love at first sight and a done deal, the next thing I knew, I was driving home with my 1966 Kenskill Trailer. Yep, I got a project, oh did I get a project.
When I bought her, she had no license plates, but we pulled her home anyway. The next week I decided to register her and off with my papers I went into AAA and you know what they told me?
They said she was junk and they could not help me. Well at first I was a little shocked and offended, why they hadn’t even seen her, then I got real excited because I love junk, junk is good, to me junk equals treasures!! Ding, ding, ding! Whoooo Who I hit the mother of all junk and it was official, TAC was deemed as junk by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It don’t get more official than that! I was thrilled… until I learned that I had to stand in line at the DMV to get her “unjunked”, but that’s another story for another day. Anyway, come along as we restore this little cutie and fix her all up. She is a little rough around the edges, a little diamond in the rough, but she can be fixed, Boss Man said so. She’s gonna be a Glamper when she grows up. In case you would like a tour, I posted a video our our My Western Heart Facebook page, here is the link if you would like the nickle tour. While you are there don’t forget to like our Facebook page as we will be sharing updates of TAC via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Have you ever restored junk? I mean treasures, if so, what was it, would love to hear all about it, please share comments here. And if you have experience restoring old trailers, please by all means, speak up! We need all the help we can get.
Until next time, happy, healthy trails!