When we were expecting a daughter, I hit on the idea of giving her a pink Tonka. His store front highlights but a sample of the reproduction parts he sells. Over all truck looks nice and makes a great display piece or would be a really nice one to restore. Truck is in good condition with wear, some scratches and paint loss but over all still looks pretty nice. Tow string is not original.
Any links to other sites are provided merely for the convenience of the users to www. The grille and bumper was a massive one piece design with two plastic headlights per side. You're going to need a catalog to see the color variations to determine a 1966 from a 1965. Truck is in ok to good condition with visible wear, scratches and paint loss from age and play. Please see all pictures to help determine over all condition as they are part of the description. This sturdy, steel construction vehicle is ready for the toughest loading jobs.
If you are looking for original parts to complete your project, the Tonka Wrecking Yard may have what you need. The tailgate was hinged at the bottom and secured to the box sides at the top with a plated metal chain on each side. Extremely rare 1960s Sears exclusive Turnpike Line Car Ferry and Docks. Happily, the venerable Tonka dump truck turns out to be a versatile platform for mods and customization. Movable scoop for dumping Durable steel design Signature Tonka decals Realistic details 10. The Identification Features listed below, are applicable to the Tonka classic Regular series of trucks. Inside the cab, injection molded plastic seats and a vinyl steering wheel were added.
Place one socket on your work surface and center the fixed axle end cap inside it, facing downward. Give the socket a firm tap with a hammer, and the end cap should lock in place. For the next several years, the classic Regular series grille would be based on Dodge pickup trucks of the era. In fact he deals in most things old and collectible. Although the metal is tough, the plastic chassis is soft, so avoid drilling the holes in the chassis beyond their original size.
Vintage Tonka pressed steel blue Dodge wrecker truck with the bigger wheels. The wheel covers were aluminum with a satin finish and 5 round holes. Remove the plastic windshield and the rubber exhaust pipe, and put them in a safe place for later. Some are fairly broad, you will only be able to narrow down the age of your truck to within a few years and some will identify the exact year of manufacture. There were other changes that took place in 1959 that can help differentiate models made in both 1958 and 1959.
Truck is in ok to good condition with some wear, scratches and paint loss from age and play. Be sure to see all the new pressed steel I have listed at this time. New for 1959 was the introduction of whitewall tires. Use a long, thin, flathead screwdriver to gently but firmly pry 1 chrome cap off the end of each axle. Visit this website to learn more about the historical origins of Tonka Toys. The tailgate was hinged at the bottom and secured to the box sides with plated metal chains.
Also new for 1959 was the introduction of two new wheel covers. All other features remained the same as the 1955. You will also find vintage Tonka advertisements featuring Tonka Gas Turbine trucks and a few private label Gas Turbine trucks. The hood now sported a scoop, unique to 1957. In fact he deals in most things old and collectible. The front bumper and grille, although still plated steel, were now separate pieces with the grille held in place by a single, clear, smooth plastic headlight on each side.
And the Regular line grew to include the Gas Turbine futuristic cab in 1965. Top of the roof looks like it was repainted and some light over spray shows on the windshield. Fellow Texan Bill Lyde buys and sells Tonka, Smith Miller®, Structo® and other pressed steel marquees. A companion website to this website, Mighty Tonka Trucks and Tonka Gas Turbine. The ferry is battery operated, have not tested. Same as 1960 Decal Decal Wording Tonka Toys script Mound, Minn Tonka Toys script Mound, Minn Tonka Toys script Mound, Minn Tonka Toys script Mound, Minn Other Last year for tailgate chains. Remove the metal cab deck.
A companion to this website. Keeping in mind that both years sported hoods with 4 parallel ribs, check for the chains. Toy Trucker and Contractor magazine. Front fenders have some damage but over all truck looks decent. A new hitching method was designed into the chassis to allow accessory trailers to be attached. Has very detailed pictures inside of old Chevy ads.