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Die Cast Restomod


Restoring old die cast toys (Hotwheels, Matchbox, Dinky, Corgi etc) is becoming a popular hobby with many Youtube channels and Facebook pages devoted to it. 

I thought I'd have a go at doing a simple restomod using two beat up Matchbox trucks. Here's what I started with:

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The yellow truck was a Dodge stake truck. The stake portion of the truck was destroyed. The other truck is a European DAF which was missing wheels and in sad shape as well, The Dodge is from 1968, the DAF from 1970

Here's what I ended up with. Some guys super detail their models but I wanted to make it look like it could have been an actual Matchbox release back in the day

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I wouldn't mind having a go at restoring the larger 1/43 scale Corgi and Dinky models. If you have any beat up ones you want to unload shoot me a PM. They can be missing parts as many pieces are now available in reproduction (as are decals, tires etc)

 

 



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Cool job! PM sent.



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You've found your calling Todd,

Just think of how many of these will fit in the new garage!



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Good filler until the real cars come along.

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Cool stuff, Todd.  Great job!



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Great job, and the cost is low. Nice to do stuff like that during the winter to pass the time. I have Dinky Cars back to the 30s and each one looks great. Some needed to be restored and had fun doing it. Cheers.
Brian

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