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TOPIC: Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration

Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration 4 months, 2 weeks ago #1

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<p>I recently picked up this Gama Mercedes 600 from an estate sale in the US state of South Carolina. Unlike the Corgi and Dinky 600s, this one is a short-wheelbase car as opposed to the long-wheelbase Pullman.</p>
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<p>It looks fairly playworn but no parts are missing so I'm going to give restoration a go.  I have no experience with the Gama brand so it will be unexplored territory for me.</p>
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<p>The roof appears to be warped so making it level will present the first challenge.</p>
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Re: Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration 4 months, 2 weeks ago #2

Gold Boarder
<p>It has an opening hood/bonnet and trunk/boot.</p>
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<p>The base is held on by screws.</p>
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<p>Diassembled and ready for assessment.</p>
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Re: Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration 4 months, 2 weeks ago #3

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That is a nice Mercedes. You can make a two-tone out of it because the windowunit is a separate casting. How are you going to tackle the roof problems?

Re: Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration 4 months, 2 weeks ago #4

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Interesting to see another brand of model stripped down, the screw on bases always make the taking apart easier and save that "guilt" of drilling out an original feature.
Is the roof plastic, as a hairdryer sometimes works.

Re: Gama Mercedes 600 Restoration 4 months, 2 weeks ago #5

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i will follow this with interest. I have no experience with Gama Models.
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