UPDATE: Starts below...
Sticking with my new policy of restricting myself to one “new” item if/when I make it to the flea hotel, I dug deep into the far corners of the indoor section (it was raining today...), and found a treasure:
Siku Porsche 911 Turbo for one dollar. It has an issue with the glazing and dashboard rattling around inside, but that means I get to open it with a clear conscience.
The black blob lying across the front buckets is the dashboard and steering wheel. I’m assuming that there were two pegs sticking down from the “glass” piece, that went through the matching holes on the dashboard and held it in place. If I’m correct, it should be a simple fix.
6 Zyl, 3300 ccm, 300 PS, 221 Kw, 260 Km/h.
Porsche 911 Turbo
MADE IN W.-GERMANY
Question: I’m thinking that the little white split looking tab thing, in the rear slot on the base, was their way of saving a rivet? Do I have to squeeze the two ends back together to release the rear end of the base?
Thanks in advance!
Yes! Yes, those little tabs hold the body to the base in the rear, a death grip, that, with patience, can be ground down with a drill...
And, it gets better, there was nothing broken inside to make the glazing and dashboard rattle around like that. Probably end of shift/make quota kind of stuff, but there had to be some sad little kid who had a rattle and a toy car all in one.
If I could, I’d go back in time and give him this:
A properly assembled Siku Porsche 911 Turbo.
But, I can’t.