There are few things more satisfying than watching old, rusted out objects made good as new by talented restoration artists. In this clip from Odd Tinkering, he takes a 1970’s era Tonka toy dump truck, and gives the yellow plaything a fresh new lease on life. Scrubbing off the old paint looks like a particularly satisfying task.
Rescue & Restore found an old metal toy piano rusting away in a barn, then carefully disassembled it, satisfyingly sandblasted off the rust, powder-coated it, and cleaned and restored its mechanism – which was basically a xylophone with keys. The resulting restoration is quite impressive.
We’ve seen rusty metal tools restored completely. But in this case, the rust has gotten the better of the tool. DIY Random found this knife that’s been rotting away for years in his friend’s backyard and tried his best to get something usable out of its remains.
Outfitter Iron and Resin teamed up with 4×4 restorers New Legend to bring this classic 1972 International Scout II back to life, loading it up with a modern GM LS 5.3L engine, a leather and waxed canvas interior, modern roof racks, a swing-out motorcycle mount, and more.
Classic Recreations’ handbuilt GT500 Shelby Mustang packs a 427ci Ford Performance V8 and a Procharger F1-R supercharger to push out more than 800hp. It’s built on a ’67 fastback chassis, and rocks 18″ Forgeline wheels, Detroit Speed suspension, and Magnaflow exhaust.