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Deal's Wheels Baja Humbug Restoration

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With the reissue due out in a few months I decided it was time to restore one I've had rattling around in a box for years .  It's completely box stock except for some plug wires and home made decals . Now I have a stock build to display next to the heavily modified reissue I have planned . :D

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This is what I started with .

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The body was cleaned , polished , and cleared .

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I detailed the engine .

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And printed some duplicates of the original decals .

3 - Decals

 

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A few more photos . 

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Thanks for looking !

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Very nice save.

I gave all my Deals Wheels builds to my dad. When he passed I brought them upstairs along with MANY other builds. I asked my brother Rick if he wanted any builts and he went right to all the Deals stuff. He took the lot last night. I was sad but happy to see them go.

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Very nice save.

I gave all my Deals Wheels builds to my dad. When he passed I brought them upstairs along with MANY other builds. I asked my brother Rick if he wanted any builts and he went right to all the Deals stuff. He took the lot last night. I was sad but happy to see them go.

Thanks very much !  Must have been hard to let a collection like that go , but at least it went to a good home instead of the landfill .

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Here is the shelf when It housed the cars. It now has a hole, but not for long.

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NEAT!!

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Very nice restoration Bob. I love Deal's Wheels. I'll probably get one of these, as soon as they reappear on the shelves.

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NEAT!!

Thanks !  They're available for pre-order at Tower Hobbies .

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Very nice restoration Bob. I love Deal's Wheels. I'll probably get one of these, as soon as they reappear on the shelves.

Thanks Much !  They're not for everybody but I've liked them since they first appeared in the early 70's :D

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Those are pretty cool Bob, I should get a few different ones to build. Your VW came out nice.

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looks good Bob ................ tell something is the driver the same as Bug Bomb ? and is the helmet separate from the head ?

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looks good Bob ................ tell something is the driver the same as Bug Bomb ? and is the helmet separate from the head ?

Thanks !  No it's not the same driver , and the helmet is molded on .

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Thanks !  No it's not the same driver , and the helmet is molded on .

Thx Bob !

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Those are pretty cool Bob, I should get a few different ones to build. Your VW came out nice.

Thanks Ken !  I've got plans for a couple of them . :D

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