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GobblerK5
11-08-2013, 12:52 PM
So my dad calls me the other day and tells me they had found one of my old toys down at my grandmother's house. I told him I'd love to have it. So he calls me y-day morning and tells me to stop by his house on my way home from work and look in the back of his "fishing jeep" (a.k.a. Geo Tracker) and the toy would be back there.

Stopped by and picked it up...boy was it dirty...covered in dirt and cob webs...so last night I gave it a bath in the kitchen sink and then rubbed it down with some Turtle wax rubbing compound and then hit it with the Turtle wax cleaner wax with carnuba...came out looking pretty good for its age (which I suspect is in the 35yr old range?). It's got some chipped paint and a few surface rust spots and some wear and tear from my boyhood days and the abuse I gave it. My uncle used to work for NAPA back in the day and he had given this to me as a gift one Christmas...couldn't tell ya how old I was when I got it, but prob 4 or 5yrs old?

So here's some pics of my Vintage Nyliant NAPA Semi Truck and Trailer!

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8310.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8310.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8312.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8312.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8313.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8313.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8314.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8314.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8311.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8311.jpg.html)

I have it on display here in my office!

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii560/GobblerK5/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8315.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/GobblerK5/media/NAPA%20Toy%20Truck/IMG_8315.jpg.html)



And no...I'm not starting a BUILD THREAD on it! Just thought I'd share this with you folks...thought some of you may have had one of these yourself as a youngster? :)

pkrodel
11-08-2013, 01:54 PM
Nice lookin truck man!

Blzr boy
11-08-2013, 02:22 PM
Older we get, the more those good memories mean to us. That's cool. Thanks for sharing.

budweiser_man
11-08-2013, 02:42 PM
is that REAL metal? I have heard of toys being made with it at one time. unlike now where everything is plastic. Looks good man

Doppler
11-08-2013, 03:05 PM
That truck is cool! They sure don't make toys like they used to huh?

junkyard dog
11-08-2013, 03:15 PM
I see old toys like this in antique shops and they dont go cheap..... I have an old radio shack r/c truck thats powered by C cell batteries that still works that I found at an antique mall

GobblerK5
11-08-2013, 04:47 PM
Yeah it's metal...cab, frame and trailer. Polished up great with the Turtle wax. Plastic parts are the grill, fuel tank and stack (which is missing on drivers side), horns on top of the cab, windshield, rear door on the trailer and the wheels/tires. The axles are even metal.

I looked it up on fleabay last night and found one for $80.

Hoss blazer
11-08-2013, 04:49 PM
Ya i can remember the metal toys, then they switched over to the plastic stuff. I used to break all the plastic toys and get real upset over it. Granted i'm only 28 but i can still remember the real toys!

Deerkiller
11-08-2013, 05:40 PM
I'm surprised hot wheels are still metal and only .97 $.

I buy lots of them but I do like finding the old metal toys....and their not for me to with......I swear.....Not like I enjoy playing with cars anything.....

Nice find though, err re-find (?) I guess lol

jjvh5150
11-09-2013, 04:35 AM
You gonna por-15 it?lol.

GobblerK5
11-10-2013, 01:47 AM
You gonna por-15 it?lol.

You know...the thought crossed my mind about slapping some on the frame of it where it has some surface rust. :)

Timberdoodles
11-10-2013, 11:47 AM
Yea, I love going through antique stores looking for "Old" stuff from when I was a kid. They sure don't make things the way they used to, with parts that would last. I've still got some stuff at my folks' house that I need to pick up one of these days.