Dinky 983 Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this!
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Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 7 months ago #16

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There is a need to mask or protect with cloth or what ever to keep the model from being scratched, Yes. I just have not figured it out yet is all. It will happen when I decide to go for it and assemble. Jn

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 7 months ago #17

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you wouldn\'t believe how much it cost me just to get the one original into this country (NZ). It put a real dent into my credit card. Best car transporter in my collection even if it did take 30 years to to get one.

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 7 months ago #18

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Here is the next step. Fitting and making sure that all parts fit right and that the lifting mechanism works properly. So far, so good. Jim



Last Edit: 11 years, 7 months ago by Nobleco. Reason: make photo bucket work

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 6 months ago #19

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And you could have had it for £1.18.6 ...

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Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild th 11 years, 6 months ago #20

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That was first released in 1958 and I was 7 years old and at the mercy of my parents. It would have been in the $5.00 range and out of our reach. I was lucky to get the 582 Pullmore Car Transporter as a present that year, Maybe earlier. It would have been under $3.00 so was on the list.  Sure would of liked to of had one of these. Didn\'t even have a friend who had one and there were about 6 or 8 of us who had dinky\'s that played together.
Jn

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild th 11 years, 6 months ago #21

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I saw this truck& trailer in two places: When I was 4yo in a hobby shop specialising in model cars (in Holland) and later as a teenager (in New Zealand) I made a photocopy of it from a book.

Both times it appeared I would never get this truck as it was incredibly expensive.

Approx 6 years ago I won it on eBay. Had to fight for it. Paid US$250 for it.
Would\'ve had it for a lot less if the other dude hadn\'t tried to outbid me. Had the final say when I put in my final upbid over the cellphone/internet.

Almost got a second one, but got astronomically outbid on that one.

I wouldn\'t mind getting a repainted version of this one with trailer

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #22

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Have just enjoyed catching up with my reading, hope I\'m not to late, great looking restoration there Nobleco. I am just putting the finishing touches to a few more myself. I\'ve done two Land Rover ones this time and three Continentals. Seem to have had parts spread all about the house. Still, as you say, these are sought after models and very satisfying to put back in good order. The customers seem to like them as well ...

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #23

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Bentley Continentals or Lincoln Continentals?

Would love to see the Land Rovers too!


MrBlunden wrote:
I\'ve done two Land Rover ones this time and three Continentals.

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #24

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Baskingshark wrote:

Bentley Continentals or Lincoln Continentals?

Would love to see the Land Rovers too!


MrBlunden wrote:
I\'ve done two Land Rover ones this time and three Continentals.

I suspect it will be the Bentleys. The guy\'s got style of the classics.

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #25

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Hello there. The \'Continental\' transporter that I refer to is the one that Nobleco has just shown us I\'m afraid. It is the rarer version of the standard British Red and Grey version.




The Land Rover version is a Code 3 that I produced based on a card found at a toy fair. This lorry also does exist in real life.


I would like to have shown some pictures, but for some reason this site wont let me. Check my eBay shop if you are interested, I should be listing the Land Rover version shortly.




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Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #26

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Mr.Blunden, allow me. I still have some of the pictures you sent me of yours when I was doing mine. Either that or they are from the other site. This is what his models look like, very nice.

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Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #27

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This first picture is of two or Mr.Blunden\'s Code 3 Tranporters. This Transporter did not come with a trailer.

Below is the Real Land Rover Transporter that Mr.Blunden used as a model for his Code 3 of the Land Rover Transporter. It was complete with Land Rovers too if I remember.



Roland, you will have to get some pics up of the Code 3 of this one. I don\'t seem to have any. Hope you don\'t mind me putting up the pictures for you.
Jim

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #28

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That Rover Transporter is just amazing, am off to look for your eBay shop...

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #29

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Thanks Jim for putting up some pics for me, I can\'t seem to get it to load either via PhotoBucket or straight from my PC.

Anyhow, I\'ve just put the latest Land Rover Transporter and a Continental Transporter up on eBay. Also, two Pullmore sets, and a nice Spratts Jekta Code 3 with a custom \'Scotty\' box.

Yes, I have been busy ... lol.

Re:Dinky Car Carrier Redone. Watch as I rebuild this! 11 years, 2 months ago #30

Fresh Boarder
Will try again ...








Last Edit: 11 years, 2 months ago by MrBlunden.