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RELUCTANTLY OFFERED FOR SALE THIS 23 INCH /59 CM LONG PRESSED STEEL TOW TRUCK, MADE IN 1958 BY STRUCTO TOYS FREEPORT ILLINOIS.
STRUCTO WERE SERIOUS TOY MAKERS WHO OPERATED FROM 1908 TO 1974 BEFORE SELLING OUT TO ERTL.
THEY PRIDED THEMSELVES ON THE STRENGTH AND DURABILITY OF THEIR PRESSED STEEL VEHICLES. [ I have seen an old advt depicting 3 burly men standing on one of their toy trucks demonstrating it's strength]
THIS DELUXE POWER-WRECKER #702, WITH IT'S FUTURISTIC CAB FORWARD CONCEPT HAS THE LATE MODEL STEEL GRILLE AND FRONT BUMPER AND A BATTERY POWERED WINCH AND DECK LIGHTS.
WHEN I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK IT NEVER HAD THE BATTERY HOLDER, SO I HAVE NEVER TESTED THE WINCH.
THE LAST 2 PHOTOS ARE OF ANOTHER TOY I FOUND ON-LINE TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT THE HOLDER AND LID LOOK LIKE.
THE MISSING FRONT SCREEN AND PLASTIC ACCESSORIES, i.e. wipers, side mirrors and roof air horns are available on-line.
THE TRUCK I IN VERY GOOD CONDITION BUT SADLY THE CAB AND TOP SURFACES OR THE REAR ARE SUFFERING WITH THE SURFACE RUST THAT SO MANY OF THESE PRESSED STEEL TOYS DO. I SUSPECT THEY WERE NEVER PRIMED BEFORE PAINTING.
IF I INTENDED KEEPING THE TOY, I WOULD REPAINT THE CAB -,BOOM, AND TOP SURFACES OF THE REAR.
AUTOMOTIVE PAINT SUPPLIERS WILL MATCH ANY COLOUR AND SUPPLY SPRAY CANS, WHICH WITH SOME PREP AND CARE WOULD RESTORE THIS BEAUTIFULLY
THE OTHER SURFACES ARE EXCELLENT AS ARE THE DECALS.
ALSO MISSING IS THE LEVER FOR THE WINCH, ALTHOUGH THE SWITCH STILL FUNCTIONS, I NOTE THE EXAMPLE I FOUND ON-LINE IS ALSO MISSING IT'S WINCH LEVER.

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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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