Model: (Click to see more) 58089: Bullhead
Status: Extra info
Date: 6-Nov-2010
Comments: 17
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This is my 1st hard shell restoration.Got this from a local trading site and it came with electronics.Was in descent shape.But most of the chrome parts needed to be replaced.1st thing i did was completely strip down the kit and cleaned all the parts.Next step was to source all the chrome parts,but after seeing the prices on ebay i was slightly discouraged.It seemed like getting all the parts to complete the restoration,it would end up costing close to,if not more than a NIB.

I eventually found a place locally that does plastic metal plating.So i stripped all the chrome and smoothed most of the surfaced areas before having them rechromed.Once that was done the shell was the next step.Have to thank Henk4focus for the advice on shell restoration.Once all the prep work was done i knew i wanted to finish it in box art but with a twist - so i had the body chrome plated in a dark blue metal finish.The only frustrating thing was that i misplaced the new flag i bought somewhere in my toy/hobby room.Sure it will turn up when im not trying to find it.

A new Bullhead kit - $350(ZAR2450) without shipping and electronics.This Bullhead cost $240(ZAR1700) in total with electronics.Im very happy with the restoration outcome as well as the eventual cost.Thanx for looking.Comments always welcome.

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Comments

Tamiyamandan

6-Nov-2010

WOW...Fantastic restore......really looks nice !!!!!!

kstar

6-Nov-2010

Killer bullhead.

Fishlord

6-Nov-2010

Sweet Bullhead, nice job.

3-Speed

6-Nov-2010

WoW, looks like new !!!

Fernado Alonso

6-Nov-2010

Wow I like the colour on this one very nice

Rhodesey

6-Nov-2010

Great job, love the chrome body looks fantastic

Leethal Driver

6-Nov-2010

That is one great job! That chrome blue shell looks the business.

berman

6-Nov-2010

That blue chrome looks awesome! Well done on the Resto looks marvelous. (saved to favourites). Cant go wrong with Henk looking over your shoulder You could plate some clod buster C parts chrome and make some money off them, i'd buy some as I need a set

slimmy

6-Nov-2010

That is an awesome looking bullhead. I have been trying to get henk4focus to make a bullhead SIG. You should email him and let him know there are others that would like a bullhead SIG.

Skottoman

7-Nov-2010

Wow! That looks brand new! Nice job!

JB86BruiserBoy

7-Nov-2010

Really Cool job, nice work Puffdog!!

Renco5012

7-Nov-2010

Looks beautiful, always liked the BH over the Clod. Seems to have a lot more character and is way more eye catching on the move.

Puffdog

7-Nov-2010

Thanx for nice comments guys.Ive always wanted one as a kid,so im extremely pleased with the outcome.

brendogs

7-Nov-2010

wow that is cool love the chrome have one of these my self and your right those chrome parts aint cheap this is the best one i have seen superb have fun

beetleman

7-Nov-2010

Stunning chrome finish all around! I love box art 'with a twist'.

yellowscott

7-Nov-2010

Absolutely stunning! The best bullhead I have seen. Love the plated body.

mongoose1983

10-Nov-2010

Love it! Your restoration work is excellent. It is always nice to have another look at such a beautiful Bull Head Monster truck.


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