Model: (Click to see more) 58028: Toyota 4x4 Pick Up
Status: Restored
Date: 11-Aug-2017
Comments: 12
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Got this in a trade a few years back. Was really in bad shape. Last year i decided to restore not just the Blazer, but all the 3 - Speeds i got(4) over the years. The chassis was polished as where the wheels. The radio box was cracked and broken in alot of places. After the repairs, all these showed so i thought I'd try something a little different seeing as i already have a box art example...so i had it hydro dipped in a wood grain finish. The body i repaired myself, was in very very bad shape. The shell was sprayed by the same company that did the electronics box. The detailing was done by a guy i met who sprays cockpits for model flying planes and helicopters. Electronics are vintage as well. Now to find a spot for this beauty away from potential harm and dust...easier said than done. Just very happy as it was a long and tiring journey. Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome.

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Comments

MAD-BEE

11-Aug-2017

That's beautiful!!!! Fantastic colour with those decals! Great job and love the radio box idea!

MAD-BEE

11-Aug-2017

PS.........tyre lettering is mustard too!

MAD-BEE

11-Aug-2017

Driver details too! Tyre choice!
lol love it!

Puffdog

11-Aug-2017

Thank you for the kind words Mad-Bee. As for the tyres, they actually come like that, lettering all done.

hi-pe70

11-Aug-2017

Well done! A great colour combo, and the radio box looks fabulous.That goes directly to my favorites!
Regards Peter

ladies444

12-Aug-2017

Love the originality of this one. Goes to show there is always something different one can do with design.
Amazing collection you have mate.

Crash Cramer

12-Aug-2017

That is great looking and I think the box in wood was a perfect idea. I only wish I had the top to my box to even attempt to restore it to anything resembling a complete water tight box. That is a great color idea and I shall push forward with my black idea. I did cave in and buy reproduction tires, but I did entertain the BFG tires for some time.

moffman

12-Aug-2017

Really beautiful good idea with the radio box! Can I ask how you get your alloy clean? I'm in the middle of restoring a ford ranger I'm 99% finished the body and all the alloy and brass bit are striped ready for clean but I'm not sure what to use for the best results?

Puffdog

12-Aug-2017

Thanks Peter.Ladies444...i have some models 100% original...but in saying that it doesn't phase me at all in doing something different. @Crash, nothing wrong with deviating from the norm, you will see in my showroom i do that often, one must do what ones budget dictates...so i often go the cheaper route...lol. Thanks for the compliment Moffman, I'll send you a email with how i do it.

Tamiyastef

12-Aug-2017

Absoluty love it! Just amazing how well this car looks in grey. Also love the woodgrain idea. Another one for my favourites!

Basket Case

13-Aug-2017

Fantastic resto job. Great looking truck!

Puffdog

13-Aug-2017

Thanks for the kind words Tamiyastef and Basket case.


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