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first attempt at redoing a tonka, been building jeeps/trucks and such for enough years to know i wanted to try something other than a fullsize vehicle, so bought this tonka at a yard sale for $5.


bought a snad-blast cabinet, some paint stripper, and some JB weld, and went to work..



prime and paint time :


finished project:



also found this jeep at the same place, much less work needed.


and turned it into this:



thanks for looking !
jon
 

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thanks for the kind words :) the dump was in pretty rough shape, but the 2 year old that i gave to to for his birthday thought it was the best thing in the world!
Can't wait for the next batch i ordered on ebay to show up so i can turn out some more !
 

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some more things i've been playing with lately..
turned this:

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doing a little custom work turning this :


into this:

dropped it about 1/2" had to tub the bed to make room for the wheels to tuck, filled in the stake pockets on the bed, might chop the roof , but i'm not sure yet.
 
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