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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby misterpop » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:08 pm

Chevrolet Orange Engine Enamel?...Would look good on the early Moko prime mover as a suitable colour is not realy available in the UK.{I have a plan involving B & Q and a Spectrem analizer}. :o Nice restos BTW..keep up the posting of these. ;)
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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby Tinman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:11 pm

Beautiful! One of my favorite models.
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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby Bob/Ohio » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:10 pm

Here is a Dinky 25x Commer that I got a at swap meet a few weeks ago. I am amazed how much these Commer Superpoise trucks look like the 1940/46 International K line trucks.
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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:40 pm

That is a winner and very factory finish. A lot of skillfull work has gone into that restoration. Looking forward to even more... :)

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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby zBret » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:19 pm

Bob that looks great ! You have have really got a knack for that color matching, looks spot on.

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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby Bob/Ohio » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:49 pm

What I can tell you for sure about color matching from spray cans is, don't go by the color on the cap because it is usually off from the paint in the can.

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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby Bob/Ohio » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:13 pm

Well I started on the Prime Mover this week. I didn't figure I would find any parts that I needed, so I built a rear fender/axle assembly from sheet stock. Found some pictures of what it should look like, but no measurements. Fits well to the body, and looks pretty close to me. I glass beaded the body, as I do with all my projects, so it is almost ready for primer, except for some dental work needed on the grille bars.
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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:31 pm

Now this is looking good.

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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby zBret » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:11 am

Very nice Bob, you fabricated that missing piece very well Image

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Re: Trying my hand at restorations

Postby misterpop » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:31 am

Great job...I love doing these and look forward to a bit of fabricating ...Heres one I did last year...

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