Sunday, June 3, 2012
A Sandblasted Kingsbury Ford Coupe
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A Sandblasted Kingsbury
You've seen today's toy on the May 11, 2012 post. I just started to buy these fine toys. It's a Kingsbury 1937 Ford Coupe Wind-up Car. It's made of pressed steel. If you don't remember or don;lt want to go to the May 11, 2012 post, the photo below is how the car looked "before".
This toy measures 12" (305mm) in length.
I decided to repaint it because it's a beautiful toy to repaint.I also want to take the wind-up mechanism from this model and transfer for to another larger 14" Kingsbury with lights. That one I want to fully restore.
The sandblasting has removed the rusted from the front grill and lights.
However the shine has been lost. I'm simply going to spray paint the grill with a metallic paint.
I'll leave it up to the buyer to purchase a new grill if he/she wants.
I'll probably have to purchase 2 shiny headlight inserts for the front headlights.
The wind-up mechanism is missing a metal brake.
As the car wind-ups now, there is no break to hold the wound up energy on the spring. You need to use your finger to hold the tension.
I'm going to have a local professional antique restorer make the brake.
Here's a close-up photo of the wind-up mechanism
So that's it for today.
Thank's for dropping by, and have a nice day
wherever you may be.