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Re: Introduction to Beginners' Corner

Postby zBret » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:09 am

Matt d wrote:Hi
I’m new to this forum. My name is Matt, I’ve been collecting dinky and matchbox for a few years, nothing too special. Been reading the posts, very interesting. I’m glad I found it!
I do have a question if it’s ok. Does anyone know how to remove the headlight and grill assembly from a dinky 25 series truck?
Thanks in advance


Welcome Matt
I found this pic of the backside of the grille. It appears to be a split rivet ( for lack of a better term) the goes into the slot on the truck behind the grille and then its spread apart to hold the grille in place.

https://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdinkyclub.com%2Fekmps%2Fshops%2Fdinkyclubcom%2Fimages%2Ffrench-dinky-toys-30-series-grille-slightly-deeper-radiator-than-the-english-25-series-each--%5B2%5D-975-p.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdinkyclub.com%2Ffrench-dinky-toys-30-series-grille-slightly-deeper-radiator-than-the-english-25-series--each-975-p.asp&docid=cvJKYh-K6rfMrM&tbnid=yltSGy0h25pv-M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjC57Txz9PYAhVIpKQKHTbMDiwQMwg-KAEwAQ..i&w=1280&h=960&itg=1&bih=656&biw=1024&q=french%20dinky%2025%20grille&ved=0ahUKEwjC57Txz9PYAhVIpKQKHTbMDiwQMwg-KAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

http://www.planetdiecast.com/hwdphotos/upload_tinymce/thumbnails/Dinky%2025d%20Tanker%202%20-%208_1480623478.jpg


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Re: Introduction to Beginners' Corner

Postby toysnz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:01 am

zBret wrote:
Matt d wrote:Hi
I’m new to this forum. My name is Matt, I’ve been collecting dinky and matchbox for a few years, nothing too special. Been reading the posts, very interesting. I’m glad I found it!
I do have a question if it’s ok. Does anyone know how to remove the headlight and grill assembly from a dinky 25 series truck?
Thanks in advance


Welcome Matt
I found this pic of the backside of the grille. It appears to be a split rivet ( for lack of a better term) the goes into the slot on the truck behind the grille and then its spread apart to hold the grille in place.

https://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdinkyclub.com%2Fekmps%2Fshops%2Fdinkyclubcom%2Fimages%2Ffrench-dinky-toys-30-series-grille-slightly-deeper-radiator-than-the-english-25-series-each--%5B2%5D-975-p.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fdinkyclub.com%2Ffrench-dinky-toys-30-series-grille-slightly-deeper-radiator-than-the-english-25-series--each-975-p.asp&docid=cvJKYh-K6rfMrM&tbnid=yltSGy0h25pv-M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjC57Txz9PYAhVIpKQKHTbMDiwQMwg-KAEwAQ..i&w=1280&h=960&itg=1&bih=656&biw=1024&q=french%20dinky%2025%20grille&ved=0ahUKEwjC57Txz9PYAhVIpKQKHTbMDiwQMwg-KAEwAQ&iact=mrc&uact=8

http://www.planetdiecast.com/hwdphotos/upload_tinymce/thumbnails/Dinky%2025d%20Tanker%202%20-%208_1480623478.jpg


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ZBret is right Matt... it has a split rivet on the back that is spread or compressed to fit or remove it from the body casting. About the only way (that I can remember of the top of my head) to get the base off and access this rivet is to remove the axles which hold the base in place.

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