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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, May 9, 2018.

  1. ...........I feel your pain, Danny. When I was growing up I was thrilled to get a 3 in 1 AMT Model kit at Christmas or birthdays. Meanwhile my cousin, whose father was a pharmacist and operated his own drug store almost always got yet another Smith-Miller truck. He must have acquired about 15 of them over the years, but we could absolutely never play with them. They sat on shelves and I honestly didn't ever touch them. I'm sure now at age 70, he likely still has them. As an aside, when he graduated from HS his father bought him a brand new White 1966 Pontiac Catalina. By the time I graduated HS I had a 1953 Ford that I paid $35 for. I always said that I apparently was given to the wrong family at the hospital. I was supposed to go to the Vanderbilts or the DuPonts or the Carnegies!:D:):D:):D
     
  2. My son gave me this Tonka for Christmas. I have a few other old trucks and some tractors I'll have to dig out for pics...

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  3. 330wagon
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    Found this car at a antique store !! Love it
     

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  4. Your son gives great gifts. I have one similar to it. Flat beds are fun to dress up. I put Christmas trees,or pumpkins in the fall, or just deliver some old gas pumps.;) Lol Ron..... 20190103_154013.jpeg

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  5. Scored at the auction yesterday. Bought this hand made ambulance out of the estate of an 86 year old gentleman who had it as a kid. Went for a steal of a price.
     

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  6. Found this little jewel in my favorite antique shop today. Thought at first it was one of those fake "antique"Chinese vehicles but upon looking at it closer the age looked authentic.
    No maker's name but the style of artwork hand painted on it definitely reminds me of some Philippine art I have. The workmanship looks a bit crude and there a a couple of missing pieces(the right side rear grab rails and three of the pieces that simulate the Jeep grille). The rear fenders are separate pieces that have been soldered to the body and the steering wheel and shaft is made of a single piece of round rod(think early Citroen)as is the floor gear shift lever. The wheels look like they started life as a couple of bottle caps that were soldered together.
    For the princely sum of $3 it has now joined it's cousin in my shop. I'll post pics of both. Jeepney$3 006.jpg Jeepney$3 007.jpg Jeepney$3 008.jpg Jeepney$3 009.jpg Jeepney$3 012.jpg Jeepney$3 013.jpg Jeepney$3 014.jpg Jeepney 002.jpg JeepneyWithNewBumper 001.jpg
     
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    Couple more followed me home from the auctions. First is a Hubley tow truck that I converted to a pickup. Then there is the Tootsietoy Greyhound bus.
     
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    well dang, 20191009_235734.jpeg i have that little green car's cousin in my garage. :)
     
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    1960's tether tank I converted to full wireless controller setup. Notice the cat? These tanks are absolutely massive! And yes the barrel fires shells.. EDIT I took the top barrel apart and upgraded the tension spring in the barrel it WILL put a marble through a wall. WIN_20190912_17_19_06_Pro.jpg
     
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    Tin toy jeep converted to belt drive using a double per-mag mkm acme motor.. And a battery WIN_20191225_18_59_26_Pro.jpg WIN_20191226_01_42_55_Pro.jpg
     
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    Picked this up on ebay as a small Christmas present. the wheels were loose and the friction drive was locked. A good oil and some hobby cement and the siren and drive system work like new. tin toy jeep.jpg
     
  13. I had that same tin jeep as a kid. It didn't survive. Probably ran over a M-80 land mine. Still have the Tiger Joe tank though.
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    tiger Joe tank mkm #30A 1.3 volt to 6volt electric drive motors are extremely rare! I have been searching for years and there is none for sale anywhere! I have never seen a spare tiger Joe tank motor outside of it's original reduction gearbox system. I worry about running my tank because no exact spare motors seem to exist unless you by a whole tank just for the motor.
     
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  16. Sorry, but that is WAY too clean inside to be a hippie bus. :)
     
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  17. philo426
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    That is the Universal Reading Tiger Joe tank!Very cool!
     
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    Deluxe Reading Tiger Joe Tank. And toppers toys made the Tiger Tank that steers left and right plus fired from the controller. Both were in my attic for a long time. Sadly I could not find my dads tiger Cannon that is towed behind the toppers tiger tank. EDIT : The toppers tank has a barrel raise and lower on the controller also. Second EDIT: The only other replacement parts for tiger Joe tanks are ufo Anderson shadow mobiles. As tiger Joe tank hauls and tracks plus the motor were used as the base! 71178516_1368964089923267_7591157676940197888_o.jpg
     
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  19. I got this old White Kelment truck from my neighbor. He passed away a few years ago. A great guy. He had it since he was a kid. 669.jpg It was in his barn for many many years. I added the steam shovel.
     
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  21. 1912MackBulldogBeerTruck1.JPG 1916StudebakerDeliveryVan 001.jpg 1920ModelTFireEngine1.jpg 1923M-BTruckFront.JPG 1958GMCNapa1stGeraFront.JPG Bekins18WheelerRalstoyFront.JPG DisplayCaseSouthWall 053ModelTTTruck1.JPG DisplayCaseSouthWall 057WhitePanelTruck1.JPG DisplayEastWall2 046.jpg IS18WheelerCeramic1.JPG KentoysSpeedyTransport3.JPG Models62215 030.jpg TopOfIluminatedDisplayCaseSouth2 005.jpg TopOfLightedDisplayCaseSouth 98003.jpg WikingBucketTruck.JPG Here are a couple I dug out of my shop that were way in the back on a shelf.
     
  22. A 1957 Chevrolet Cameo. 2434.jpg
     
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