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6' tall concrete AMOCO tiki statue. Correction: MAPCO
stevekh
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From: broken arrow
Posted: 2018-09-17 09:26 am   Permalink

did you find this in Broken Arrow?

 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-09-17 3:01 pm   Permalink

Great score! Looking forward to seeing the restoration.

 
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2018-09-17 4:07 pm   Permalink

No, it was in Sand Springs. It's the same one discussed earlier in this thread. The owner had moved it and had been unsuccessful in his attempts to sell it previously, transportation often being the problem. I think I can deal with the logistical issues in moving it. From what I can tell, it's constructed like some miniature golf obstacles - concrete over a rebar and mesh frame - which makes it lighter than were it solid. The problem then becomes (given the cracks) keeping it from crunching under its own weight while being tipped into a horizontal position and when being set back up. It used to have a cable coming out the top, indication it was moved by crane, but the previous owner said it's now broken.

It's more the concrete restoration that's a challenge. With all those cracks, it obviously can't withstand too many more moisture freeze/thaw cycles without further degradation. I'll have to use a material that expands/contracts at the same rate as the base material to avoid the repair itself being damaging.


It would be helpful to know if it was originally painted. There are traces of paint on the coal lump and 8fttiki's pics show it used to have blue eyes and a painted base. If I can paint it, the differences in new and original cement won't matter as much.

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On 2018-09-17 09:26, stevekh wrote:
did you find this in Broken Arrow?



[ This Message was edited by: tikijackalope 2018-09-17 16:16 ]


 
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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
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From: broken arrow
Posted: 2018-09-17 5:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-09-17 16:07, tikijackalope wrote:
No, it was in Sand Springs. It's the same one discussed earlier in this thread. The owner had moved it and had been unsuccessful in his attempts to sell it previously, transportation often being the problem. I think I can deal with the logistical issues in moving it. From what I can tell, it's constructed like some miniature golf obstacles - concrete over a rebar and mesh frame - which makes it lighter than were it solid. The problem then becomes (given the cracks) keeping it from crunching under its own weight while being tipped into a horizontal position and when being set back up. It used to have a cable coming out the top, indication it was moved by crane, but the previous owner said it's now broken.

It's more the concrete restoration that's a challenge. With all those cracks, it obviously can't withstand too many more moisture freeze/thaw cycles without further degradation. I'll have to use a material that expands/contracts at the same rate as the base material to avoid the repair itself being damaging.


It would be helpful to know if it was originally painted. There are traces of paint on the coal lump and 8fttiki's pics show it used to have blue eyes and a painted base. If I can paint it, the differences in new and original cement won't matter as much.

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it looks like from reading the earlier posts it was the one that was in broken arrow at a mechanic's / gas station at the end of main street - i remember my brother dated the owner's daughter - we've actually been in touch with them to see if we could track down where it went - congrats on the awesome find! if i could have found it, i was going to put it in my yard (i restored a house about a block from where it was while i was growning up)


On 2018-09-17 09:26, stevekh wrote:
did you find this in Broken Arrow?



[ This Message was edited by: tikijackalope 2018-09-17 16:16 ]



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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2018-09-17 7:49 pm   Permalink

Abatron Concrete Repair
Give them a call, explain what you want to do and they should be able to help you choose which product will work best.




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