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Old 08-08-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default DINKY FAB 1 help

Hello!

I'm trying to restore a DINKY FAB 1 in very poor condition (I love that kind of job) and wonder if you guys kow of a website where I could find good reference material. The same applies to the CORGI Batmobile.

I'm looking too for a good source of replacement parts.

Any help pleeease?

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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Although this isn't a referral to specific website, you may wish to track down the November 2001 issue of Model Collector Magazine, which contains a blow-by-blow restoration article by Pete Elmore.



All the best with your resto!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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You'll find a good selection of replacement parts here:

http://model-supplies.co.uk/

Chris
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Thanks a bunch! But maybe a few good pictures will suffice. I'll track the mag anyway.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #5
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ToyTinker also has bits as does Recover Toy. I love this sort of stuff and have done up a Fab 1 and many batmobiles if you have any questions. The ToyTinker site still has an excelent tutorial on restoring batmobiles

http://www.toytinker.co.uk/index.php

Just head for Corgi, then press on the picture of the batmobile and on the left of the parts page at the bottom you'll see the links to the tutorials.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thanks Tony, I knew about Toytinkers. Do you know which materials they work with? Are the windscreens cast resin or plastic?

My Batmobile is a late model with "wizzer" wheels which I was thinking to exchange with "bat-logo" wheels. Are their wheels good?
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:19 AM   #7
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Email Darren and ask him for a set of original ones. (make sure the rear set has the cog in the middle for the flame) He has these and will do you a good price. You can be lucky with after market ones or get crap so the originals are the way to go. The tutorial shows you how to do the conversion, and all you need is the flame. Not sure about the windscreens, I'd ask.
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