Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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The other day I noticed that the Bburago GTO I recently acquired was looking a little too #stancenation. So I took advantage of the boys’ afternoon nap time to get this classic back to concourse condition.

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Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

A closer look confirmed my suspicion, not just one but both upper control arms were broken. This side was hanging on for dear life and the other was broken clean off.

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Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

Three screws came out and I carefully separated the metal body from the plastic base. After I popped out the steering mechanism I was granted easy access to the culprits.

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Ouch.
Ouch.
Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project
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Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

A couple of sniffs drops of super glue later they looked good as new. I didn’t waste the opportunity and cleaned up the chrome engine bay while things cured.

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Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

I simply worked my way backwards and reassembled the chassis and interior. Well it would have been simple if I remembered to slip the spare tire back in the first time... Thankfully I remembered to reattach the steering wheel column.

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Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

Much better! Back on the office desk it goes.

Illustration for article titled Saturday afternoon restoration project

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