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TOPIC: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration

Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #1

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<p>Here is the second in the series of these truck I am restoring for my collection.</p>

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #2

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Here is how it started out in October of 2016 when I first got all these trucks.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #3

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Okay, lets take it apart. Quite simple really, just make the axles square with a set of Vise-Grips®. I do it in small increments and have a bit of the teeth left on one side so I can hold the edges of the axle with the vise grips. Other wise the axle tends to move.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #4

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You can see better in the picture above the square looking ends. This end on the near axle and Far end on the back axle.
You can also see the bend in the roof on this one. Not hard to get out if your careful. I use Flat jaw pliers and heat the casting to about 350°F or so. Bend a little, heat it up again, bend a little more, heat it up again etc. until it looks good again.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #5

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<p>I am getting ahead of my self. Here is the truck before paint stripper.
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<p>Now for some stripper.</p>
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<p>Not all comes off.</p>
Last Edit: 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Nobleco.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #6

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Now for the bead blaster treatment.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #7

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Now it is off for a wash and then a dry. Then it is time for some primer. I have already straighten out the roof A pillar.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #8

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Now it is time for some paint. Black Chassis and Jasmine body.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #9

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After waiting for just over one month I finally got my order from Steve Flowers. I needed new grilles.
Here is the finished project.



Another successful addition to my collection.

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #10

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Hubs look better in crème than the red actually!

Another much improved model from the starting point as a junker, mine also has a 20 or 30 miles per hour number on the unrestored vehicle.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nobleco

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #11

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Another fine and "factory fresh" job done!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nobleco

Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 11 months, 3 weeks ago #12

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Thanks guys. These are pretty easy to restore. Only parts are the grille with headlights that really get broken unless you get one or have one with missing bumper. I had one that was so brittle that I lost the front bumper and some of the front fenders when trying to fix the smashed in front end. I carved it up to make a different style. I will be showing that one in the next few days.
I did three of these in this last go around.
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Re: Dinky 25A Wagon #2 Restoration 1 month, 3 weeks ago #13

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Here is the other canopy I painted. This one is Ivory in color and will get the Hornby Trains decals.





More when the decals arrive.
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