Restoration of a heavily rusted Tonka Mighty car carrier from 1970.
After the restoration, the Tonka Mighty car carrier looks new again. Check out the beautiful restoration project. Very rusty toy looks new again!
--Product used in the video--
Vaquform vacuum forming
I bought the beautiful Tonka Car Carrier Truck on eBay for € 30. The Tonka Car Carrier Truck is very large. It is 1.20 m long in total. So that the truck looks like new again, let's start with the restoration.
First of all, the Tonka Car Carrier Truck was completely dismantled. Then all metal parts were freed from rust. Since the parts were so big, it took a while until everything was sandblasting. Actually, the freshly blasted parts should be coated with the powder gun. Unfortunately the Tonka Car Carrier Truck is so big that the parts don't fit in my oven. That's why I had to paint all parts with the spray can. First the parts were primed and then painted with the appropriate color.
Since the engine grill was busy I made a new one. I took the engine grill from the Tonka Mighty Dump Truck as a template. With a vacuum machine it is possible to produce a new part by molding. The Vaquform company made one of their devices available to me. If you are interested, take a look at the website of the company Vaquform. They have really very good products.
The bikes were actually in good condition. It was just washed. Small stones that were in the cracks of the wheels were removed with a flat screwdriver. Since the old axles were pretty rusty, I made new ones. To make the headlights white, I put them in hydrogen peroxide. After 12 hours, the headlights looked like new.
Grant all components were assembled. Of course, the original stickers should not be missing on the Tonka truck. That's why I got some stickers on Ebay. It was a very nice restorations project. If you liked it, give a thumbs up. Don't forget to leave a comment.
03:22 Dent metal
04:02 Paint parts
06:00 make plastic white - hydrogen peroxide
06:33 Mount lamps
06:42 Vaquform vacuum forming
08:45 Assemble parts
10:16 Restore wheels
12:05 Mount the wheels
12:27 Assemble truck trailer
14:19 Assemble truck trailer
Bought on Ebay for 29€
Duration of restoration 30 hours
Video cut 13 hours