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Some rusty relics from last night's dig

Dewfus

"Saving The Past So It Has A Future"
Nov 30, 2019
653
93
Ligonier,Indiana
Can it be restored? I'd need more pics of each, and one of the Hubley without the caked on mud. The Wyandotte... Maybe
Can it be restored? I'd need more pics of each, and one of the Hubley without the caked on mud. The Wyandotte... Maybe
There too far gone lol so I just cleaned it and sprayed it with rust-oleum clear gloss and made them a decoration in my museum
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Torringtontg25

Active Member
Feb 28, 2020
39
18
Central Kentucky
Ah, yeah that one is too far gone. I'm amazed it still looks recognizable, I found the remnants of a 1970s Nylint trailer in the woods behind my house, it was just two pieces of "metal"(rust, with hints of metal, lol) with two plastic wheels.
The Hubley is diecast and cannot rust, as long as there aren't any breaks in the castings, it should be a breeze to restore. My steam shovel truck was metal detected by the previous owner, both front wheel mounts are broken but the the rest of it is in great shape, even with spots of the original paint! The axles and wheels are a different story lol
Either way, they make great decorations!
Also, here is a similar Hubley to yours, no paint but you get the idea. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1920s-cast-iron-mack-stake-truck-3-252839124
 

Dewfus

"Saving The Past So It Has A Future"
Nov 30, 2019
653
93
Ligonier,Indiana
Ah, yeah that one is too far gone. I'm amazed it still looks recognizable, I found the remnants of a 1970s Nylint trailer in the woods behind my house, it was just two pieces of "metal"(rust, with hints of metal, lol) with two plastic wheels.
The Hubley is diecast and cannot rust, as long as there aren't any breaks in the castings, it should be a breeze to restore. My steam shovel truck was metal detected by the previous owner, both front wheel mounts are broken but the the rest of it is in great shape, even with spots of the original paint! The axles and wheels are a different story lol
Either way, they make great decorations!
Also, here is a similar Hubley to yours, no paint but you get the idea. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1920s-cast-iron-mack-stake-truck-3-252839124
Hubley is smashed lol I got a hubley spirit of st louis I believe it's missing propeller and a wing but it displays nicely lol
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