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Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tito » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Hi All:

Working on doing a little custom paint job for a #13 Dodge wrecker. I want to install a new hook, but not sure about how remove the old remnants. Anyone attempt this? Please share your knowledge.

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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Before any preperation like the primer stage you seem to have done, I would heat it up over a candle or some other small flame and when quite soft just pull it away from it's fixings. Now the model is primered, cut through the remains with a sharp modelling knife and tease the Two halves out.

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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tinman » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:31 am

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Before any preperation like the primer stage you seem to have done, I would heat it up over a candle or some other small flame and when quite soft just pull it away from it's fixings. Now the model is primered, cut through the remains with a sharp modelling knife and tease the Two halves out.

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That's one way, be careful not to bend the boom tips outward. I'd just put a cut-off wheel on the Dremel and cut through the center of the plastic. Here what it looks like without the hook (two little pips or bumps hold the hook on). The hooks are installed by placing the wide top portion directly over the boom tip and pulling straight down until it locks into place on the pips.

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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tito » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:17 am

Step one -- removal -- completed. Thanks Ghosty. Used an X-acto knife. Onto Step two. Thanks for the tip Tinman. I need to find a hook.
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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby zBret » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:03 pm

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Heres one I made myself using a bit of electrical wire and jb weld epoxy

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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tinman » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:56 pm

The hooks are made in red and yellow and available from the usual replacement parts sources.
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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tito » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:51 am

I'm going to see if I can cannibalize an existing truck for the hook. The shipping charges on parts are rather steep to the U.S.
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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tinman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:54 pm

ToyResto is back in business. Ships within the USA for a reasonable rate.

https://www.toyresto.com/shop/index.php ... 88fc414066
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Re: Dodge Wreck Truck Project

Postby Tito » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Thanks for the link. Sadly, I already ordered from an e-bay supplier. I am familiar with Toy Resto. Glad they are back. Will keep them in mind.

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