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Schuco Restorations

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Schuco Restorations

The Schuco Models are highly suitable for restoration due to their simplified assembly, usually with simple rivet construction. Doors open which does add some complexity, however it is easily worked with. For restorations only models which are well used but still complete become subjects for each project. The axles from 0,5mm metal which can be relatively easy to arranged. Wheel covers and tires are from other donors in which parts were used to help others. The Decals are water-slide created from pictures and other easily obtainable sources. The bodies must be thoroughly stripped in order to be properly cleaned and prepped. Lacquer paints are used through a standard airbrush and are sometimes custom mixed.

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Schuco History

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Schuco History

Note: This information has been transferred from one of the best Schuco reference sites I have seen. We thank Thomas “Moon” for partnering with us and, hopefully, bringing this information to a whole new group of collectors.  This information was originally published on 164scale.com

Thomas’ main site is located here: http:\\www.moon-s.de

We have included the core of his site here for reference purposes but Thomas has all of his collection pictured on the site. 

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Schuco Opel Restoration

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Schuco Opel Restoration – Pictorial Transition

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Schuco VW Restore

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Schuco VW Cabriolet Restore / Custom Project Pictorial

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Schuco – Benz Restore

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Schuco Mercedes Benz Restore / Custom Limo Project

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Rebel Rods 2 – The Series That Never Was

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Rebel Rods 2 – The Series That Never Was

A documented timeline into the development and death of Johnny Lightning’s Rebel Rods 2.

In the Beginning

The first release of Rebel Rods 2 were to be in stores in July 2003. There were plannedto be 4 releases; two to three months apart. Packaging was also to be updated. The card art showed a Duster with velocity stacks (subject to change of course). These did not have the decals as an added pack-in, but instead were to have the drag light tree that had been used in the Tom Daniel Dragsters series.

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