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TOPIC: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3

Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #1

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<p>From my other Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 thread, I mentioned that I was going to restore the Tuborg Beer truck version of the LP322. Here's the truck disassembled.</p>
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<p>Having been unsuccessful at locating replacement roller blinds, and being dissatisfied with the options available to me, I've decided to make this one a Code 3. I'm going to set aside the beer truck-specific parts such that a future restorer might be able to take it back to original.</p>
<p>My next step, then, was to to fill in the holes for the Tuborg "crown" in the cab roof. I did this from the outside using JB Weld, again such that a future restorer could drill out what I filled from inside the cab and reinstall the "crown." When Tekno punched the holes in the cab roof for the "crown" it caused a depression between the holes. A little putty came in handy to level out the depression.</p>
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Last Edit: 2 weeks, 3 days ago by lark6.
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Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #2

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<p>Here's the cab and chassis in white primer, wearing a new set of tires courtesy Teknosamleren.</p>
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<p>Now comes the greater challenge: scratch-building a body. This will be something a bit more complex than the simple wooden block for a moving van body.</p>
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Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #3

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With the quality of your work, no one will ever want to take it back to original! Could you fill in the open panels on the original body, or somehow use it?
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Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #4

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This is a good thread. I will watch this with interest. Too bad about the roller curtain for the rear box. Have you thought of turning it into a curtain side truck. some wire or even string, a nice piece of thicker slightly stiffish material with some small grommets pressed in for the wire to run through. That way you can make it look like a real curtain side truck. Something like below.

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Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #5

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You could then maybe put a Tuborg beer logo on the side.

Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #6

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<p>Nobleco wrote:
This is a good thread. I will watch this with interest. Too bad about the roller curtain for the rear box. Have you thought of turning it into a curtain side truck. some wire or even string, a nice piece of thicker slightly stiffish material with some small grommets pressed in for the wire to run through. That way you can make it look like a real curtain side truck. Something like below.
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<p>That's not a bad idea! I seem to recall from my youth building military models that canvas can be replicated using facial tissue and white glue diluted with water. It may be worth a try.</p>
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Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #7

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I guess that is almost like a paper mache would be. I would think it is worth a try. The diluted white glue water mix must make it a bit more flexible than paper mache.

Re: Tekno Mercedes-Benz LP322 Code 3 2 weeks, 3 days ago #8

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looking forwards to this one , it is a nice model
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