Even the things the author talks about do not really explain how to do anything. Buy it now or make an offer sales. You might be able to just pop the wheel cover out by flexing the tire. Epoxy is quite hard, but doesn't hold up well outdoors in sunlight. Push the headlights out to release the grille if it does not automatically come off with the front bumper. Using the pliers, gently keep pulling the front end of the roof up and backwards towards the rear of the truck bed.
Then use either rivets or bolts to attach the box back to the frame. The sandbox at the Sistrunk home always has a few of his restorations to keep the grandchildren busy when they come to visit. Tonka Town, an eBay store run by Fred Carlton in Georgetown, Texas, features an assortment of quality reproduction Tonka parts. Restorers try to keep as many original parts as possible to boost this worth. Doesn't talk about how to restore a product to like new condition. This will allow you to then make a further judgment on whether or not more work is needed. I am interested in what advice I can find out.
Even the pictures in the book show pitting after completed paint jobs and other incorrect techniques. I didn't think their was much hope for getting them to a point where they were safe to play with but I thought I'd give it a try. Insert a screwdriver with a flat blade between the tire and the lubricated whitewall. Cleaning Pressed Steel Toys Cleaning pressed steel toys such as Tonka, Wyandotte and others can often be a challenge if there is rust involved. Spray rusted parts of the toy with a light-oil spray, concentrating the spray to just the rust. Hundreds of new reproduction plastic and steel parts for Tonka and others. Add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to a small plastic bowl and fill with warm water.
I find the best way to insure I am going to stop the action of the solution in the crack and seams is to place the toy in a solution of hot water and a mild dish detergent for up to an hour and then spray the toy off. Confirm this though with collectors if you are unsure. The best option for cleaning this toy is with a acid solution. Websites such as Thomas Toys, Inc. We expect that 80% of paint remaining may be fine…. When nobody answers, it's usually because they don't feel they have enough information to be able to offer a useful reply. And, if I'm ever lucky enough stumble across a decent first year issue, 1955 red stepside at a very reasonable price, I'll leave it as is.
Dismantle Truck Date and identify the toy truck's maker and model by looking in a current value guide for vintage toys. Dust your toy with a soft paintbrush, taking care to reach the hidden parts of the toy. Use one of the grinding wheel attachments that came with the tool. Janice Anderson - Kerrville,Texas If you have a question in mind which seems off topic, please Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. If the flat washers manage to escape, they are readily available at your favorite hardware store. Inspect all the truck pieces and list any items requiring replacement. These toy trucks were created to withstand plenty of abuse and look like the real vehicles on the road.
The pictures show the before and after condition and they were very poor with much rust and most joints froze solid with rust!! Strip the old paint and rust from all the truck parts, including the axles. From pressed steel trucks to die cast, this magazine has it all. Order replacement parts as needed. I've been a little creative in my tool selections for my restoration projects. Any links to other sites are provided merely for the convenience of the users to www.
When in doubt about the value of a truck, have the piece appraised by an experienced vintage toy collector. I used to borrow a Dremel Tool from my next door neighbor before I finally purchased my own hardware. A note on selecting tools to use on your restoration project. Start pricing and searching for original or reproduction parts either online or locally. Once its dry get the paint you want to use and go to work, i used a car aerosol spray can paint at my local auto parts store. Leaving some is ok, as to vouch for the age of the toy, but dust can damage over time. Features Tonka's Regular series, 1965-1979 futuristic Gas Turbine trucks.
All of the pickups I own that originally came with chains, either had none or what was left was a candidate for the trash can. Featuring over 120 Tiny Tonka toys from the late 60's to the early 80's. Make sure you have safety glasses, old work clothes you don't mind getting stains on and a good pair of rubber gloves. This tip was passed along to me by Victor. The windshield frame and boot look like they might have been chrome plated. I need something to top painted metal and withstand some hard play form kids. For your resto project, use the tool that best fits your needs and preferably the tool designed for the job.