I remember this place.

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  1. thumper

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    After Graduating from MMI in 1989 I got a job at a small aftermarket shop in Burien Wa, south of Seattle.

    We did a lot of work on Knuckles and Pans. That is when I learned about this place. If we needed a part and couldn’t find it anywhere else, there was a 99% probability we could find it here. I used to love going out there on a parts run but the boss always threatened to stop sending me because what should have been a two hour trip would take me half the day every time. I could have spent all day, every day out there and never gotten bored.

    I particularly remember at that time, him having three Harley JD,s. 1927, 28, and 29 and a Japanese copy of a BMW that you couldn’t tell from the real deal. I think it was a 1966.

    For anyone that is in the Seattle/Tacoma Area, I highly recommend a trip to check it out.

     
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    Great clip, would love to visit that museum. Got an invite to see a private collection located in Mesa, Arizona about 2years ago (do not recall the owner’s name) but it was a world class collection of Harley’s, Indians and old Cushman Scooters. It had about 75 to perhaps 100 bikes, all private in a huge garage facility. Absolutely a world class collection. What a passion!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Cool ! My son lives in Burien, and I visit 2-3 times a year. Next time out I'll check it out.
     
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    I grew up in Burien. Graduated from Highline High School.
     
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    Long Ways from me but if in the area would definitely stop by ..
     
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    Did the collection have a post office version of the Cushman?
     
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    I got my Underseas Technician degree at Highline Community College! :) Small world. :cool:
     
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    Yes it is. I took some criminal justice courses there.
     
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    Underseas Technician???
     
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    He's Lloyd Bridges stunt double...:cool:
     
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    Yeah, Underwater Construction really. It's what I do to make money to spend on Motorbikes. :)
     
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    Ha! FUNNY :D
    Sea Hunt is one of the reasons I did get interested in underwater work though. :)
     
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    The collection of Cushman’s was extensive but to tell you the truth I am not familiar with the “post office”version of a Cushman so I cant honestly say that there was one or not. This collection did have a completely restored 1911 Harley he had found in a barn in Kansas and a 1947 Harley that was ridden by the California Highway Patrol. This was the best private collection of vintage motorcycles I have ever seen in my lifetime.
     
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    Cushman made a version of their 3 wheel cart that was used to deliver mail in the 50s. Saw them when I was a kid in my neighborhood. They also made a version that had the back open like a pickup truck.
    1956 Cushman Mailster | F214 | Anaheim 2015 | Mecum Auctions
     

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