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Complete model minus one jewel headlamp. No existent suspension and quite a few paint chips. Inside was quite dirty. The strip-down revealed some damage to the plastic suspension units. They need to be removed by carefully drilling away the lugs. They was repaired by reinforcing with tape while adding a little super glue and allowing it to cure overnight. The tape was removed afterwards. Refitting them does not seem to require anything more than placing them back in position as they seem to be held by the other components.See All Restorations
Remember those toys cars from your childhood, or perhaps your fathers or grandfathers toys. They are very collectable now even in poor condition. I have been restoring them to give them a new lease of life using basic tools. I am sharing some of my best tips and showing some of the restorations to help you do the same. The collections includes Dinky, Corgi and rare makes such as Toby Toys, Gilco, Gaity, Kemlow, Londontoy etc. Browse the Collection, view the catalogues, see the box and decal templates box reproductions Compare models in the extensive catalogue research page. Models from 1934-1970 are listed (and more being added).
The following videos are a brief insight into the restoration process.