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« on: February 26, 2019, 11:36:19 AM »

Picked up this crazy  Huh?  modified Cardinal 3 "Frankenreel" for pretty cheap yesterday. It just so happens that I've had a correct, new black, Cardinal 3 rotor sitting in my parts drawer for about 10 years now waiting for the rest of its carcass. Also have an unused correct handle, bail, arms, plates, springs, black drag knob, etc. Who'd have thunk? When I get her done she'll be like new.  Cool  It should arrive towards the weekend. I'll keep y'all posted on the progress.  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 02:45:21 PM »

Looks like patch-work repairs; know you'll put 'er right, Tommy.

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 07:58:07 PM »

I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would do such a hideous thing to a reel as valuable as one of those tan Cardinal 3s.  Shocked Takes all kinds I guess.  Roll Eyes
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Love those open face spinning reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco Cardinals)

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 10:11:01 PM »

They just didn't know Tommy.
Great find! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 10:19:30 PM »

I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would do such a hideous thing to a reel as valuable as one of those tan Cardinal 3s.

I think that neat reel was just waiting for the right person...you, Tommy!

Looking forward to seeing it back to original — after you work your Mojo on it.

Best,

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 07:30:54 AM »

  Eeek!! For the love of God, restore that thing to it's original form Tommy! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 07:51:53 PM »

Well, "Frankie" arrived in Friday's mail. Much to my surprise, and delight, what appeared to be reel seat rash in the sellers photos was nothing more than cork, and probably some catfish bait, stain!   Shocked  After disassembly and parts cleanup it looks like a brand spankin' new reel!  Cool

I took photos along the reassembly process and once we get the bulk photo upload back in working order I'll post a complete Cardinal 3, and another Cardinal model, tutorial. Here are a couple of the pics: Ready for assembly, part way through and all completed. It turned out great!  Kiss  


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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 09:05:47 PM »

Thanks, Tommy!

That is one great little reel, and rare...

You really brought it back from Transylvania!

Best,

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In life, be flexible, willing to listen to others, willing to change your mind based on your good judgement -- that is how progress is made, and new horizons are discovered.  When the winds of change blow -- A flexible limb moves and thrives -- a stiff and stubborn limb just snaps.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 02:58:20 AM »

That turned out beautiful, like it belongs in a museum
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 02:18:38 PM »

Wow that's awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 05:35:02 PM »

OK, I'm now lusting after another old reel. There is absolutely I could own one of these & not fish it. I must find one ! ... Jeff
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 05:39:33 PM »

Great job !
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 02:27:16 PM »

Taa daa!!! Looks excellent!  congrats!
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