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Has anyone seen one of these before?

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A few years back I purchased a model car collection from a man that stopped building models in 1962. This workbench was among the models. Does anybody know anything about it, it's 1/25 scale, moulded in the blue color you see. I was going to start doing some modifications to it, but decided to hold off until I could find out more about it. 

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that is pretty cool,  and long before the use of disc brakes  on US cars,  so I wonder what the circular things are  ?

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The circular things are probably hubcaps.  I don't think that piece is from a kit, it's more likely from one of those lithographed sheet metal toy gas stations from the Fifties or early Sixties.

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The circular things are probably hubcaps.  I don't think that piece is from a kit, it's more likely from one of those lithographed sheet metal toy gas stations from the Fifties or early Sixties.

That's exactly what I was thinking too.

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Talk about detail, they've even got the crapper in there!  My Buddy L Texaco station doesn't even have that, and the Texaco stations had "registered rest rooms"!

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Thanks guys ! I knew someone would come up with an answer. I'm going to try and spruce it up a little.

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I would suggest making a mold of it, then chop up the copy. That way if something happens you do not like, you just pour another copy. 

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I would suggest making a mold of it, then chop up the copy. That way if something happens you do not like, you just pour another copy. 

First thing I thought too Mark.  That thing's cool!

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Not going too crazy here. I've added toe kick below and want to add doors to the front with handles. Maybe a back splash board and detail paint.

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I would suggest making a mold of it, then chop up the copy. That way if something happens you do not like, you just pour another copy. 

I agree.it not lie you can go buy another.maye a caste would do it...Chris

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I've never cast anything before.......

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Why cast? Build a styrene box to the same dimensions, and raid your spare parts boxes for a couple of hubcaps, a six volt battery or whatever you want on it. You said you were going to modify it, correct? No need to make it any more difficult than necessary.

It is a pretty cool piece.

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I scribed cabinet doors, added edges to bench top, added a back splash and door hinges. Needs a little more clean up. Ideas, suggestions, comments all welcome. 

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Those 'round things' are not hubcaps, they are the tops of air cleaners :) Notice they are beside the oil filters :) Have any of you ever done an oil change or air filter change on a car from the 50s or 60s? :) 

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That is so cool. If I had the space, (and the money) I would collect some of those old gas stations. My grandma had one of those in her garage that I would pull out and play with.

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I've wanted a Buddy L Texaco gas station for as long as I can remember. They are way out of my price range though.

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Maybe some peg board on the back with tools hanging......

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Now that is COOL...!

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Really cool. I like your modifications to it:)

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Thanks for the kind comments I started painting the items on the bench .  Hope to have it done soon .i will post pics.

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Finally finished it

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Well done. Barely looks like the same piece. 

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That came out really cool. Nice job adding additional details.

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That is really cool,nice job on the painting

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