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2 tone #14 griffo

Postby fixer » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:45 pm

Bit of a puzzler powder blue with dd wheels but has mid blue doors rivet looks fine and there is no sticker residue on the base so I don't think it's a Brazilian
One door does spring open a little and I can't see any reason to change the doors
Question is can they be changed without taking it apart ? and it was a freebie so no financial gain by the seller
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Re: 2 tone #14 griffo

Postby matchboxkiwi » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:29 pm

I have one of these. Mine is the powder blue Japanese one and when I bought it, it had no doors so I replaced them with the nearest blue doors I could fine from the later standard issue light blue model which looks like what could have been done here.I don't know if the door springs in the Japanese models are weak and brake or smaller than the standard issued one and therefore tend to fall out but I've seen a few with no doors.

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Re: 2 tone #14 griffo

Postby motorman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:39 pm

It does look like a door swap to me Reg, definately not Brazilian mate.
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Re: 2 tone #14 griffo

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:20 pm

I think I agree with the door swap idea and seem to remember another member on the forum has done a similar door replacement. Imagine he went to a toy fair with this in mind and brought a pale Blue beater for it's doors thinking they were the same colour, which in his mind's Eye they probably were.

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