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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2011, 08:49:37 AM »
The sacrifices we make for our art.  :-[
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 07:55:23 AM »
Cut mine the other night, filled the holes with apoxie and then fit it together to cut the holes for the hinge rod.  I cannot tell you how nervous I was when I started cutting into the lower jaw/ inner seat section.  This is not the first time I've used vintage parts or even expensive ones for a project, but just the night before I had brought the seat upstairs to wash it, and my daughter decided to sit in the now gutted part that becomes the head,  and started making car noises so I felt kind of guilty while prepping it to be used for Gypsy.  Hopefully, she'll like Gypsy more then she liked playing in Gypsy's head.   :P
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 08:01:13 AM by myersfarms »
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2013, 04:02:14 PM »
Has anyone ever done a replica or the car seats.

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 04:58:55 PM »
Randy at Lil' Monsters was looking into it, but last I heard it would be cost prohibitive to do it out of resin.

Another guy was looking into doing it out of fiberglass, but I've never heard any updates... and it's been years.

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2014, 11:59:12 AM »
Well lets see in the 70s/80s a Century infant love seat was about $35 but in the 70s/80s $35 would be like $100 so i couldnt imagine how much a reproduction seat would be nowadays  :-\
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2014, 04:42:15 PM »
Gypsy is my grail... I have Tom and Crow, Cambot is almost done and the satellite is under production... Yet I just can't get a hand on that saucy purple vixen.

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2015, 02:08:52 PM »
Bob Bukoski was looking into making Reproduction car seats, but he said it won't be easy, You probably need to make a BIG, HUGE rotocasting machine to replicate it. I would gladly pay an arm and a leg to build Gypsy. 
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 07:42:23 PM by 1984gojifan »
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 07:09:13 PM »
I doubt there would be much of a market for a rotocast reproduction of the car seat once you figure in cost of materials.   I could see them easily being hundreds of dollars each... plus, all that resin wouldn't be light.

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2015, 08:17:08 PM »
 Still I have something of value,just today I found a Beanie Baby that was worth THOUSANDS of dollars, and the tag was still attached, it was one of those purple Princess Diana memorial Beanie babies.

If I sell it, and Bob makes reproduction love seats I'd love to buy several of those seats ;)
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2015, 03:54:14 PM »
Could something like this be reproduced via some thick sheet vacuum forming from a base mold?

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2015, 10:27:55 AM »
It would have to be one heck of a vacuform machine!

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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2015, 07:49:07 PM »
My brother met a guy that has a 3-D printer the size of a large desk and 3-D prints stuff for a living. He figured that It would be possible to duplicate an infant love seat in pieces.

Ron what are the dimensions of the seat? take a tape measurer and measure one of those spare seats you have, the outer shell and the inner seal. I AM DETERMINED TO BUILD HER, EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!  ;)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 07:24:10 AM by 1984gojifan »
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2015, 05:07:05 PM »
YES I AM SO READY FOR THAT IF IT EVER HAPPENED AND WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN IT WILL PROBABLY BE AMAZING
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2015, 03:37:08 PM »
 I exchanged emails with Bob yesterday, he said that he was gonna be making a new Gypsy for Motor City Comic Con on May 15, he said after that he would start work on the repro seats. ;D ;D ;D and he'll notify everyone. So everyone, give him some space.
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Re: Gypsy reproduction car seats?
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2015, 06:42:22 PM »
OMFG YES I AM SO READY YES YEAH YEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH
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