Friday, November 6, 2009

Volkswagen Camper Van Crisis! Vintage tin toy Made in Japan









I saw the TV show Camper Van Crisis on Turbo Channel and this made in Japan tin toy reminded me of the show.  All the wheels were damage and I just replaced this one temporarily while I look for a replacement wheel set.  I dismantled the van a week ago and cleaned it inside out.  I sprayed the insides with a flat black paint to avoid more rust to form from the inside.  I also cleaned and re sprayed the chassis with flat black after removing all the surface rust. I also waxed this thoroughly to preserve the remaining paint on the body.




Some toys look better unrestored and for me this is a beautiful example of a weathered VW Van.

Thank you FRANK aka technophobia for this wonderful gift (he also gave me 8 other 40 year old tin toys which are very very mint and all are made in Japan)


Shot with Nikon D90

14 comments:

  1. Very nice volks, agree that this is better unrestored.....

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  2. Thanks Mervin! some real 1:1 VW Van really looks like this with dents, scratches and all.

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  3. Jedison, from the old logo markings, it looks like an ICHIKO from Japan. The made in Japan markings is still intact at the bottom and painted on the side of the van.

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  4. Congrats Bri! =)

    Some things are better left untouched.

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  5. nice but seems needs alot of restoration. Anyway, its looks real classic to me.

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  6. Thanks Jovet! I'll kep it as is and I wont even think or restoring it.

    Some old toys have character when they are aged this way.

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  7. Daniel, I know the mod master in you makes you wanna fix this VW :) However I think 'll keep it as it is and just get new wheel set to keep it period perfect.

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  8. I digg this bus in this state! Cool one ;-)

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  9. looks reali cool bus, looks similar to the one used in LOST series :P

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  10. I have an old fire engine. Want to identify it and need suggestion on restoration.

    How do I post pics?

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