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Tiny Dancer

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Now that Mel and I are a part of the classic car crowd with our new ’55 Fairlane we have started decorating it, yep, as though the house isn’t enough we have now started decorating our car. Anyways, the first iconic thing we wanted to add was a vintage Hawaiian Hula Dancer for our dash. I searched high and low and most of the ones I found were not very old. I didn’t want a reproduction. I wanted one that had brought some other driver years of enjoyment.

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I was able to find this little cutie but she had been dropped and glued back together at the feet with a visible crack.

As you can see the crack needs filling and repainted.

As you can see the crack needs to be filled and repainted.

As you can see the paint is also uneven and not done very well. I decided to freshen the whole piece up.

As you can see the paint is also uneven and not done very well. I decided to freshen the whole piece up.

After a short time I was able to complete my restoration of this vintage hula dancer. I think it looks better then it did and can’t wait to place it on the dash and watch her shake!

I also changed up her Lei, I think it looks better than the original.

As you can see the previous damage has been repaired. With the new paint it looks great!

As you can see the previous damage has been repaired. With the new paint it looks great! Oh, I also added some nail polish to add a little more detail.

Well this little one will soon be appearing on our dash. Onto the next resto.

Well this little one will soon be appearing on our dash. Onto the next resto.

Here is a clip to celebrate this momentous occasion (staring our favorite redhead).

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