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Art & Inspiration The Relaxation of Restoration

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  1. J.Ukrop
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    The Relaxation of Restoration

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  2. Love that. Lanny’s son sent me that video the other day because it reminded him of his dad’s old roadster that I have “restored back to life.” Now I need to find one of those!
     
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  3. Tim
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    I have a few of BobK’s and have been looking for a set of wheel covers/ white walls for one ever since I got them.

    anyone have any idea where he magically had his appear from in the video?
     
  4. catdad49
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    Thanks, Joey! Now, I have to find one to restore. I don't have any of the fancy equipment used in the the resto of the blue roadster, but I should be able to make one presentable. Quite a contrast between the two, but they both are quite nice! Tim, look for Nylint/ tin toy parts, I believe that's where he got the caps and whitewalls. Happy Hobby, Carp.
     
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  5. Been watching those for a while, my only gripe is they are kinda long and drawn out.
     
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  6. J.Ukrop
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    Oh wow, I knew I recognized it from somewhere! Too bad we can't hang out at the Drags this year. Let's keep our fingers crossed for 2021.

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  7. Tim
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    move googled around a few times but never found anything, was a few months ago perhaps it’s time for another round of hunting
     
  8. squirrel
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    that's funny, I've been restoring a real T for the past six weeks..it's a lot of fun!
     
  9. Paul
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    Funny you should post this,
    I've been watching those videos too.
    Yesterday I pulled out my pile and pieced together the blue roadster with white top in the foreground.

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  10. Paul
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    Oh, and I too am piecing a full sized T Roadster together
     
  11. catdad49
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    Nice stash, Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think my favorite is the red roadster pickup(s).
     
  12. WOW!
     
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  13. Baumi
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    Jim, I must have missed your build thread!
     
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  14. squirrel
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    No build thread, I've just posted a couple pics in "what did you do today". It's not a hot rod, so it's off topic mostly.
     
  15. hotrodjack33
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    Cool vids.
    I've been restoring toys for 30+ years and restoring chrome parts has always been an issue...until I found Caswell Plating "Copy Chrome". It's a home plating kit that actually electo -plates.
    https://www.caswellplating.com/elec...lug-n-plate-brush-plating-kits.html?limit=all
    I've been using their products for the past 15 years and it's amazing for plating toy parts...and small car parts too.

    I have a ton of my toys posted in the Antiquities forum under "vintage tin"
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  16. Yes! Next year will be better than ever though! You can bring your new roadster!
     
  17. catdad49
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    Jack, dig the Metro wagon!
     
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  18. Mine too! 60 years ago I drew a lot of inspiration from this one. The top is lost. Wish I could find one for it.

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  19. I saw this video before. Great restoration, but I was wondering why he checked the paint for lead. Does that make any difference in the restoration process? (I know that lead is toxic, but still...)
     
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  20. ramblin dan
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    Now those are cool.
     
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    Thanks Carp, been doing toys...well, forever:D. Along with collecting coins, guitars and the occasional hot rod, it's just one more thing to piss the wife off:eek:
     
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  22. Except it's a Rambler.
     
  23. catdad49
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    They say the mind is the 1st thing to go!
     
  24. And from my experience "they" are right!
     
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  25. A Boner
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    Why restore it...when you can hot rod it!
    Restoration looks great, though...what body filler is compatible with the powder coat heat?
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  26. I kinda have a thing for those little Hot Rods too.:rolleyes: 233.jpg 20170905_170333.jpg 20160118_163038.jpg 20170119_232322.jpg 20170119_233301.jpg 20160203_111409.jpg 593.jpg 593.jpg 293.jpg 295.jpg 296.jpg
     
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    Well, you are both kinda right...It's a Nash Cross Country Wagon:D

    I my case...the mind wasn't the first thing to go...gotta love them little blue pills;)
     
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  28. Paul
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    JB Weld
     
  29. Hey Ron, why do't you sell me a top? :)
     
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