Model: (Click to see more) 58028: Toyota 4x4 Pick Up
Status: Restored
Date: 27-Nov-2009
Comments: 16
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This seems to have taken forever to complete - 5 years to be exact. I started of with nothing more than a couple of diffs and a gearbox that I picked up cheap on a local auction site and have gradually added to it over the years. Most of the parts were found on ebay or via the TC traderoom - many thanks to those who have helped out with parts (I would mention names but 5 years is a long time and my memory is not what it used to be lol). One part that I just couldn't find was a decent rear bumper so I fabricated my own from a piece of aluminum channel before polishing it to look like the original chrome item.
Basically everything was stripped and mildly polished before being assembled using new screws wherever possible. The body was given the brake fluid treatment before being sanded and primed. Next came 4 cans of Tamiya Italian red and 1 can of clearcoat. The body was then finished off with a set of TC repro decals and a genuine (but expensive) wing mirror.
I know it's not the most economical way of doing it but I've had so much fun - for me the thrill is in the hunt. Hopefully the Blazer resto won't take this long :)



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
At long last - the big daddy of them all.

Comments

pininy

27-Nov-2009

nice restored!

supergreg

27-Nov-2009

It's still one of Tamiyas most beautiful models. And yours is a one of the - if not THE best - i've ever seen.

Dante77

27-Nov-2009

Stunningly beautiful, John! You have every right to be proud of this masterpiece!

scoobybooster

27-Nov-2009

Holy moly this is what i call a PERFECT resto! Awesome truck

canonball

27-Nov-2009

Great looki'n resto Mate!

slimmy

27-Nov-2009

Very nice restoration. Looks beautiful. great job!

mcovalsk

27-Nov-2009

Flawless example, well done!

larbut

27-Nov-2009

That is a real beauty! Takes me back to the days I had mine in running condition, 26 years ago... Ahhhh...

mor10retro

27-Nov-2009

Beautiful restoration of a beautiful model. Top work!

def4x4

27-Nov-2009

Great restoration of a awesome truck. Beautiful work you did!

Bluefoot

28-Nov-2009

Wow! what a beauty. Well worth the time and effort.

Troy Heli King

28-Nov-2009

Time well spent looks a great model fella.

Type49rs

28-Nov-2009

Thanks for the great comments guys. It's not exactly perfect but it's good enough for me

pcw 064

29-Nov-2009

Absolutely top work.Pleasure to look at.Well done.

steman

2-Jan-2011

very nice please take a look at mine and tell me whot you think

slimmy

11-Mar-2011

49er, This is one sweet looking truck. I love a shiny machine. I am not into aged paint, black chassis or simulated rust. I like bling and clear coat. and lots of polishing. And ,you my friend have what I like. Very nice work. I'm puttin this one into my faves.


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