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 Isocarro with improved pickup box
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Cliff Read

Canada

Posted - 12/24/2017 :  11:11:49  Show Profile
I really like microcars (my brother and I have restored a few over the years) and when Schuco introduced a 1/18 Isocarro pickup I was so disappointed that they'd copied an example that used a kluged pickup box instead of the original sheet-metal version. I took a chance that the box could be removed (it could luckily) and I then made a facsimile of the original box using sheet styrene. I'll now be pleased to see a more accurate model of the Isocarro under the Xmas tree this year.










The original Schuco model with the inaccurate home-made wooden box


An example of a restored Isocarro with the stamped sheetmetal box sides.

Evan M

USA

Posted - 12/24/2017 :  11:38:47  Show Profile
Nice work.
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Jim K

USA

Posted - 12/25/2017 :  15:11:33  Show Profile
Looks good.
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tcam

USA

Posted - 01/07/2018 :  14:59:20  Show Profile
I agree looks much better then it did originally.
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