Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration
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TOPIC: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration

Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #1

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<p>I have restored this Nash Rambler in the Rio Pink with Blue Flash</p>

Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #2

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<p>Here is is as received</p>
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Last Edit: 10 months ago by Nobleco.

Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #3

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Now lets take it a part,.











As you can see it is rather dirty on the inside. You will also notice that the window unit is missing and it has 1 treaded tire and 3 smooth tires. I will change that.

Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #4

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On with the show. I stripped it of paint, not very well, and then bead basted it and it looks good now.









Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #5

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The stripper just did not want to take the paint off the inside of the toy. My blaster took care of that as you can see.
Note the stiffener across the underside of the hood where the rivet is. That is not here on the Cross Country. It is there but not so prominent on the Fire Chief Rambler
Now I have primed the body.



Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #6

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Now some color.





Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #7

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The masking did not take too much time.



Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #8

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And the results.







Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #9

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The above is before and after touch ups. needs a bit more work I think,

Now for the finished car. The hubs are done in Pale cream and I put the white treaded tires on.









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Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 10 months ago #10

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Great walkthrough the process and it looks as new now. How did you mount the window unit because in the first few photos it looks like the roof rivet is still intact
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Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 9 months, 4 weeks ago #11

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Thanks Theo. It was a fun model to do but for the flash. For the screen rivet, I have my dremel do that work. Grind around the rivet so the screen will fit over top.
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Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 9 months, 3 weeks ago #12

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Very nice work , was the black on the original post sprayed on as you can see an over spray under the body, the colours are spot on.
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Re: Dinky 173 Nash Rambler Restoration 9 months, 3 weeks ago #13

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No, I don't believe so. The black on the rear fenders was painted by a previous owner. I have no idea if it was sprayed or brush painted.
The Black you see inside the body is Dirt of some kind. Maybe carpet fluff or something similar or just plain old black dirt. It came off on my fingers handling it. Washed off with the running tap.
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