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Vintage toy trucks and buses

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

  1. raymay
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    My Hubley Bell Utility truck. I have since found the trailer and all the accessories.

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  2. Lepus
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    here are some of mine. I've had plenty of time to organize my toy room. I'll start with pressed steel trucks. 062.JPG 063.JPG 064.JPG 072.JPG 075.JPG 076.JPG
     
  3. Lepus
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    Cast iron 069.JPG 068.JPG The moving truck on the left in the second photo was missing part of its front bumper, and one of the tabs inside that aligns the two halves of the truck. I disassembled it, glass beaded, filed broken areas flat, silver soldered on pieces of steel, filed to shape, made new axles and rivet, and repainted.
     
  4. Lepus
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    tin plate 077.JPG 073.JPG 074.JPG I found this stake truck at a yard sale. It had no grille, so I designed one, and cut it out of stainless, using a water jet. The lenses are turned plexiglas. A polished piece of stainless mesh finished it.
     
  5. Mike-model
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    Gosh, amazing things shown here.
    I feel like a heel for not looking around more on this forum.
    This will change.
    Thanks for all that you guys have shown, much appreciated.
    I didn't know these things even existed.
    What great little treasures.
     
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  6. Lepus
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  8. A Boner
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    Picked this truck up a couple of months ago. 1920’s Buddy L #201 chain dump truck...about 2 feet long. A few years, and it will be 100 years old!
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  9. raymay
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    My Keystone Aerial Fire Truck from the 1930's Art Deco period. Truck is complete and still in working order.
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  10. mark schanfeldt
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  11. Lepus
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    I bought the blue truck from a dealer that I get my better toys from. I had to buy it because the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) is who I get my power from. 037.JPG
     
  12. Lepus
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  14. Lepus
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    002.JPG lowtruck.JPG Some more of my trucks. I engine turned a piece of aluminum sheet for the back of the shelf. I restored, and lowered the little blue truck in the close-up. If anyone wants to know anything about any of the trucks and hot rods I've been posting pictures of, I'd be glad to answer. It takes so long to do this, I don't have time to list who made every toy.
     
  15. autonoob
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    Vintage Tonka Fire Truck found this on Facebook Marketplace.

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  16. I posted this hauler on the tether car thread some time ago, but I think it fits here as well.
    It started out as a Smith-Miller barrel truck. The bed is modified to haul my Thimbledrome Special tether car, both the truck and car polished and decals applied to resemble Kelly Patillo's 1935 Indy winner.

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  17. Lepus
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    Lurker mick, that is too cool! A few more of mine: Corgi Greyhound Super Scenicruiser, Tootsietoy Greyhound bus, almost identical bus in green,made by Metal Masters Co., Hot Wheels Art Deco bus made in 2000, and last, a Hubley cast iron tow truck I restored. I drew out a new front bumper to replace the old one that was broken off, cut it out of steel on the waterjet, milled, filed and sanded it to finished shape, filed notches in the front of the cab, and silver soldered the bumper in. Then glass beaded and painted.Turned new wheels and axles, had rubber one-piece wheels that were the right outside diameter, so I bored them and radiused the inner edges to fit the wheels. Finished it yesterday. 029.JPG 030.JPG 031.JPG 033.JPG 034.JPG 018.JPG
     
  18. hotrodjack33
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    Been a toy collector for...well...forever. Started out with Pedal Cars in the 80s, which led to pressed steel (Keystone, Buddy-L, Steelcraft etc)...some tether cars and even Redline Hotwheels. But for the last 20 years, it's been nothing but Japan Tin Toys. Here's a few...

    HTC Japan Greyhound
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    H Japan Greyhound
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    BIG 16" long KTS Japan Greyhound
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    Marusan Japan '58 Ford Pickup
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    2 Japan tin Trucks
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    LineMar (Marx) Japan '53 Dodge Pickup
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  19. Lepus
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    This is a reproduction of an old toy, that I got Jen (metal hot rod girl on the HAMB) to pinstripe. I think she did a great job. 009.JPG
     
  20. ..........hot rod Jen is one very talented gal.:)
     
  21. A little bump to see some more trucks and buses. We all like Hot Rod toys. But we probably got started playing with trucks in the sandbox. Ron........ 20200617_135934.jpeg 20200617_135331.jpeg

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  22. A Boner
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    Just picked up this Keystone Fire Truck...from the 1920’s. It’s 31” long and still has some of its 90+ year old original paint!
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  23. hotrodjack33
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  24. Posted a large S.M. So how about a small Dinky car carrier. 20200721_112159.jpeg

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