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Latest Restoration in Progress: Corgi 260 - Renault 16All Restorations

Ready to restore. Poor paintwork but otherwise complete and working. On stripdown the inside was seen to be quite corroded but salvageable. The tires hardened and hubs rusted to the axles. The springs were removed, axles removed and cleaned. The rear window was a clip in but care was taken in removal. Holes for rivets were in pillars that are quite thin so I drilled right through with a slightly oversized bit so that the tapping would not split the pillars. All cleaned ready for a respray, weather permitting currently -15C. Weather now above freezing so outside to primer and two top coats. Ready now for detail and assembly. Painted the engine bay and reassembled. A few paint chips on the way but touched up. All good and working, now for the box. And finally the box. Not the original design. Maybe sometime I will do the transparent box.../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/1.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/2.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/3.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/4.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/5.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/6.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/7.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/8.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/9.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/10.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/11.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/12.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/13.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/14.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/15.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/16.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/17.jpg ../content/J4/Renault 16 (J474)/images/18.jpg

noimage noimage 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 most recent restoration is shown below

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