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Motion Pictures Holiday Gift Ideas... Restore Old Toys!

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Holiday Gift Ideas... Restore Old Toys!

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  2. Tim
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    Man I wish I could find some of those hubcaps/ white walls lol. I’ve been strategically parking them so you can notice the missing pair lol
     
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  3. sixty3
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    Last year I restored an old fire truck pedal car for my Grandson complete with flamed paint job. A very enjoyable project to complete and give away. I also enjoy watching him ride it. I was surprised at the availability of replacement parts for these old toys.
     
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  4. 2935ford
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    Me, I would have left that petina alone! :)
     

  5. 49ratfink
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    be careful what you restore. those Nylints have little value even when in the original box. other toys you can take a $1,000 toy and turn it into a $500.00 toy with a paint job.
     
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  6. Jive-Bomber
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    Antique Road Show on PBS be like: "Now if you wouldn't have restored the item, it would be worth between ten and twenty thousand dollars in it's original condition, but as-is, you're looking at around $50... Thank you so much for brining this in."
     
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  7. Watching that guy wash the car in a tiny bowl was the most frustrating thing i've seen today.
    Get a friggin' bucket. Geez...
     
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  8. Yea....lost all its character and appeal. You can restore it a million times but its only original once.
     
  9. D type
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  10. But not to a little kid that gets it as a gift. They get to start creating their own patina. To an adult collector, patina is important, to a kid..... it just looks like a junky old toy that someone threw out. I vote for giving a kid something as near new as possible. The real value is not the$$$, it's the enjoyment and memories it makes.
     
  11. 51 mercules
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    When my niece was little I restored an old tricycle for her.
     
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  12. 210superair
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    Restored a 1959 evinrude golden jubilee for my dad a few years ago that belonged to his favorite cousin. This is the first Christmas with dad gone, and I'm restoring the first outboard motor he owned (1939 Johnson m39) for my brother to hang in his boathouse. He's gonna chit when he sees it.
     
  13. 210superair
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    This is true, very. Sometimes the worst thing you can do is restore something. Research what you have first!
     
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  14. 51 mercules
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    Cool!I have the same motor on my 1959 Sea King Hornet.I even have the sales brochure too![​IMG]
     
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  15. 210superair
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    Nice. You should post in the vintage boat thread! That's a big boy. What, a 50? Mine's an 18.
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  16. stanlow69
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    Should this be on the Antiquated side of the HAMB. @Moriarity
     
  17. 51 mercules
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    It's a 35 hp
     
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  19. Fortunateson
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    Well said! Not everything is about the bloody money. The child that gets that will probably hold it dear to their heart because Grandpa, or some other important person in their life, gave it to them. Who knows, it could steer them into liking old cars...
     
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  20. guthriesmith
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    EXACTLY! Well said! I can appreciate an old toy for its value in dollars, but that is nothing compared to the value of the memories a kid can make with that toy.
     
  21. But if you know the value of your stuff, maybe you can sell or trade it and make 3 or 4 kids happy- spread the joy. I always have a bucket of dinkies at the swap or flea market for the kids to take their pick from.
     

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