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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by rbantique, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Our latest project. Australian King Car. Complete nut and bolt build... Wired and ready to run...
    Machining/ Fabrication- Dave DIMauro ( my dad )
    Custom 1-off Wire Rims- Chris Roberts
    Paint- Steve Faraone

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  2. Paul
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    cali-chopper, I hope you don't mind but I took the liberty of enlarging your photos.

    Simply beautiful work
     
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  3. All good, thank you
     
  4. 35cab
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    another Tootsietoy/Durant 34
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  5. raymay
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    Sorting through boxes to thin out some of what I have collected over the years. Found another small Tonka sedan and decided to change it up a bit along with a similar Tonka coupe that I had done before. Took them both apart and lowered the suspensions. I then chopped the top on the sedan, put the chrome engine and grille on the coupe, made a custom grille for the sedan and added a little color. Maybe I'll decide to keep them now.

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  7. 50Fraud
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    Just saw this ancient post for the first time. I have that toy too, although I've only owned mine for 30 or 40 years. It explains a great deal about you, Dean!
     
  8. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
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  9. ZZ Top Chop
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  10. chevy57dude
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    Spotted this at my friend's shop yesterday. '57 hardtop, 150 trim on the quarters and '55 fender spears. He said "look they really ruined it", showed me the HEMI. He's not a Mopar fan but I think it's cool. Made by Hot Wheels.
     
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  11. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Found this Hubley Roadster. Needs a wheel and a few other parts. Probably will leave the paint as is. In my parts I had the base of a Wyandotte trailer that I could not fully identify. A friend hooked me up with a beat up Wyandotte cab so I am in the process of using the parts to build a car hauler. Maybe it will make a good vehicle to display the Roadster on.

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  12. 31Apickup
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    Picked up this Hubley roadster last fall, missing some pieces.[​IMG]


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  13. Found this AMT Dealer Promo 1953 Studebaker yesterday at a flea market. It's like new.

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  14. 50Fraud
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    How about this?
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    It's a British Meccano windup toy from the '30s, maybe meant to be a Jaguar. I love the proportions: half the length is hood; more than half the height is wheels and tires.
     
  15. 35cab
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    A Hubley Hotrod and its little brother a Schuco Micro Racer.
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  16. 50Fraud
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    I've noticed this similarity in the past, and don't pretend to understand it. There are so many details that are identical between the two toys that one is certainly a copy of the other, or both are copies of some third example. But as far as I know, there was no corporate relationship between Hubley and Schuco, and I've never seen another example of the two companies doing such similar models.
     
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  17. 35cab
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    Yup, very strange, so similar in so many ways, they are both well made, solid toys.
    The Hubley one has a repaired windscreen top and non original hub caps.
    The Schuco one has a reprinted/repro box.
     
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  18. Schuco copied the Hubley one. The Schuco car was released in 1962, the Hubley Hotrod in 1959.
    They even found the original Hubley car they had copied in Schuco's archives when Schuco went bancrupt in the 1970s.
    There was also a small version (1:87) in the Schuco Piccolo series, released in 1964 (this one is not mine).


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  19. 50Fraud
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    Thanks for that! You've satisfied my curiosity!
     
  20. An old battery T sedan. looks like the show Rods at the time. Ron........ 20200203_062412.jpeg

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  21. Lepus
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    A Midgetoy set, and my hot rod slot cars. 043.JPG 044.JPG 047.JPG 048.JPG 049.JPG 050.JPG 051.JPG
     
  22. Lepus
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    A variety, mostly die-cast. 053.JPG 054.JPG 056.JPG 061.JPG
     
  23. Lepus
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    The mostly white dragster is another slot car. 057.JPG 064.JPG 063.JPG
     
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  24. rustydusty
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    Here is a decoration that I set up last Christmas... 20191208_145348.jpg
     
  25. Found this 70s diecast model of the Silhouette today at a fleamarket. It's somewhat similar to the Hot Wheels version, only much bigger, about 1:32 in scale. Made by Zylmex. The hot wheels one is just for comparison.
    Also bought a nice Hot Wheels Farbs "Hy Gear".
    Nice additions to my collection. IMG_20200501_213009225.jpeg IMG_20200501_212558558.jpeg IMG_20200501_212653474.jpeg

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  26. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Still spending a lot of alone time at home and just about done with my custom Wyandotte car hauler I made from spare parts and other stuff I found laying around. The bed was the base of an old Wyandotte trailer that I could not find any parts for a restoration. I friend had a beat up Wyandotte truck cab he gave me for parts so I found a way to make something from what I had. I like the Art Deco shape of the hauler. I welded up the center seam on the hood and made a visor. The bed was reshaped from the trailer base. I welded a piece of an old florescent light cover to make the bed floor, made steel side boxes, added exhaust stacks, taillights, rear wheel covers and a simulated cable winch that actually clips to the car to hold it on the hauler. The metal parts were not in the best of shape so instead of doing a lot of body work, I sand blasted the parts and gave the hauler a patina look. I covered the body with a little of my steel wool and vinegar mix I have used as a stain on wood projects. It lightly reacts with the metal adding that aged rusty look.

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  27. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Metal Masters...with a paint job and wheels, hmmmm. 20200505_143218 (2).jpg
     
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