a nice surprise to see this post. my first pair of skis was a 180 spaulding formidable 390, purchased in late 1979 (i believe).
after 7 years away from the sport, it was my only ski for 3 winters - till 5 seasons back. i'd, of course get all sorts of looks - having the only ancient ski with runaway straps on the mountain any given day. after leaving 'em in the attic, basement etc for years, they've actually just been moved to the closet with my other skiis, awaiting a fresh set of bindings and a tune. dating back from days when all i knew was groomed snow, ice etc, the bases+edges look quite fresh...and unlike my other skiis, they never saw a single rock or stump...i'm actually looking foward to taking them out again as a spring bump ski - at least for a run or two.
are you seeking these for an exhibit, or do you plan to ski them??