Dinky #989 Car Transporter and Trailer
This is the Dinky Toys Car Carrier and Trailer set #984 and #985 converted into the later #989 Yellow, white version. The original was offered in Red and Grey as you see in the photos. The set was issued as #983. No trailer was made to match up with the #989 with the Yellow and white with blue loading ramps color scheme.
I received a nice trailer and a very play worn truck. Dismantled and stripped of paint and then glass bead blasted to clean it up. Diecast parts only were blasted. I use about 70# air pressure and a 000 grade but I think it might be to fine. Next I primer and then get ready for painting. Some of the masking was a pain but worth the effort in the end. The reassembly went well and the finished product speaks for its self. The owner, as this was a commission I under took, never having done one before, was very very pleased when he got it back. I am also pleased with the results and look forward to doing a Corgi Transporter on the near future. The Cars in the last photo are done by me but for the Grey Austin and the Maroon Citroen. The Yellow Mersey Tunnel was also done by a friend of mine. All excellent restorations.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did creating this toy, and the cars I did in the photo.
Like new just out of the shop
Interesting to note that you actually sand blasted the die-cast, using air pressure and I presume a small sand blaster pick up gun attachment. As you said the sand may have been a little fine, although the photos indicates there wasn't any damaged at all to the metal surface. Good job on painting this model, including the rest of your vehicles. Well done.