Help Me Become A Toy Restorer
January 10, 2007 9:30 AM Subscribe
I want to restore pressed-steel Tonka toy fire trucks, but I haven't been able to find much information on how to do so.
posted by scrump to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In a fit of nostalgia, I've embarked upon restoration of several 1970-era Tonka snorkel fire trucks. However, the resources I've been able to find on both "how it should look and what it should have with it" and "how to restore a Tonka without screwing up" are somewhat limited.
I'm aware of http://100megsfree3.com/lonestar/resto1.htm, and I've heard anecdotally that the sole book I've been able to hunt up is useless
, but the problem that's vexing me most is that when I search for "restoring X", I tend to get people who want me to pay them to do the restoration.
I want to do it myself, and I'd love to hear first-hand advice from people who have done this. Failing that, pointers on where to look to educate myself would be similarly awesome.
Thanks, hive mind!