Sign in to follow this  
Josh from CA

1/16 504 restoration

Recommended Posts

Guys, 

I recently bought this 1/16 scale 504 that was probably a 544 at one time. I'm hoping to restore this tractor. I bought it for $30 on ebay. Got decals. Not sure if I'm going to replace the wheels and tires or not. 

2016-08-07 16.54.10.jpg

2016-08-07 16.56.47.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks nice Josh.  I have done the same thing in the past.  Here is what mine ended up looking like.  Keep us posted on your progress.

9521A1A0-6CED-4F0B-8550-245B5CA72AF4_zps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those old 544s are cheap enough you can customize them very reasonable.  Eason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I masked the wheels off and used a spray on paint stripper and a acid brush to get the little nooks

2016-08-08 20.11.36.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

COOL!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the day, a 544 casting, Massey 1150 fenders, and an Allis 7060 front axle could be combined to make a really slick 656 utility.........back in the 80's when ERTL didn't make 15 of everything and repaints and customs brought good money.......it's a fun hobby now, but it was a BLAST back then!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are so right Mr. Plow!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

those are a must for every collection Josh, I wash my wheels off in the sink and then run them through the dishwasher- they come up excellent!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wesleys bleach white and a stiff brush followed by a good cool water rinse and armor all will really restore your old tires......I have done many many Ertl tires that way!

 

and boiling water gets them off the plastic rims. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Josh from CA said:

finally finished today 

 

2017-01-28 18.19.14.jpg

Looks nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this