1930s Marx Battery Operated ElectroMagnetic Crane Truck Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 28 נוב 2020
I purchased this 1930s Marx Battery Operated ElectroMagnetic Crane Truck on eBay October of 2020. It was in dire need of a restoration and missing numerous parts. During disassembly I snapped off a tab on the boom, a tab on the boom mount, found the tab for the battery holder snapped off. The truck was missing the battery switch completely, as well as the electro-magnet. One of the wheels was damaged and had to be repaired, I ended up remaking quite a few parts for this restoration. By far this is my longest video I have produced to date, however I believe that it is well worth it. I love the final results.

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Restoration Costs

Truck Purchase $186.60 (eBay)
Spare Truck Purchase $97.83 (eBay)
Decal Set $9.14 (eBay)
Crane Hook $6.00 (MXP-009 www.gasolinealleytoys.com/ )
Electromagnet $9.19 (Amazon Uxcell 5V 50N electromagnet)
Rivets $1.92 (RIV-1/8 www.gasolinealleytoys.com/ )
Silver Powder $18.87 (Bonded and Extruded Chrome www.powderbuythepound.com/ )
Black Powder $16.66 (Wet Black www.powderbuythepound.com/ )
Blue Powder $12.78 (Crystal Blue www.prismaticpowders.com/ )
Primer Powder $17.28 (KL Primer powderbuythepound.com)
Red Powder $18.49 (Flag Red www.prismaticpowders.com/ )
Yellow Powder $17.48 (Electric Yellow www.prismaticpowders.com/ )

Total Restoration Cost: $412.24

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  • It's amazing how fun and imaginative toys could be made these days. I especially remember a firetruck (made somewhere in the 60-ties, I believe) you could connect to your garden hose and drive around putting out fires :) And today? We have microchips, electronics and hey, here's your _another_ remote controlled car, the same stuff as 30 years ago but now you can control it using smartphone... what an achievement.

  • These videos are beautiful. I love them for the detail and care taken, but I've been watching them with my two year old and 4 year old and they love seeing all the different tools you use. It's wonderful watching things be lovingly restored like this. I can't wait to share it with my dad. Thank you for the care you take creating these!

  • This is amazing. I cannot stress this enough, APPRECIATE THIS MAN FOR TAKING THE EFFORT TO EDIT THIS VIDEO!!! I can’t imagine how long it took..

  • Chip, you have some MAD skills! It’s fun watching you bring these old toys back to new condition and saving them from being tossed in a junk pile.

  • This is amazing if only I had such toys when I was growing up, Great work!

  • When I saw this one I was so excited! I happen to love them in their rusty, crusty state, too! It's SO 1930s, love the cab, especially. Great job!

  • I am so amazed by your skills and means to repair/remake anything that's broken or missing!!

  • I never would’ve thought I would watch this entire video, from start to finish, and I’m not even particularly interested in restorations... Thats how you know you’re doing excellent work, my dude! Keep it up and KEEP IMPROVING!

  • What a great restoration this was! Love all your videos! My five-year-old daughter enjoy enjoys them as well and always asked me if she can see the rusty truck videos. Thanks so much for posting all your awesome work!

  • This was a neat one! My favorite part of restoration videos like this is watching each restorer try different techniques and methods on how to produce a new exact replica of an old broken or missing part/piece of their project. They probably think it’s a pain in the a$$, but it’s so interesting to me. I’m always wowed by what they manage to create & it always looks pretty dang close to the original too! I wonder what his favorite part of his restorations are....probably piecing it all together at the end if I had to guess? Stripping the paint might be pretty fun too! This project was a cool one and a job well done!! 💕

  • I love your 'scrap yard', the sheep, your restoration bringing them back to new life - and the quality controller. Very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing.

  • It’s really amazing to see you take something that’s been forgotten in time and bring it back to it’s former glory. Awesome work! Keep it up!

  • I love how on each restoration, you start by towing the vehicle with your tow truck. Lol adorable. Awesome job!! Your restorations are remarkable.

  • Wow! That is so amazing. So much work and tons of time to restore this piece. Absolutely beautiful. And then to watch it work. I can only imagine the fun and thrills a little boy had with this awesome toy. ❤😺❤ Fabulously incredible Chip.

  • Man that’s a sharp looking/ working tow truck. Well done on the restore

  • Apaixonada pelo seu trabalho a preocupação com cada detalhe fica tudo tão perfeito. Parabéns. Adorei o vídeo.

  • Another Fantastic Resto ! I'm sure the makers of this toy would be amazed at the new tech used to restore it, and grateful that someone would take the time and pay attention to all the small details needed to do the job right. Thank You for sharing with us, your many fans, and keep up the good work. Oh, and scratch Beaker behind the ears for me willya?? 😎

  • Amazed at how "new" the metal looks after sandblasting. We look so forward to these! Thank you for sharing your skills with us!

  • You just keep going up a few notches in the genius range every week, Chip. You make the other restorers look like amateurs!. What a beauty! Glad you went with the original colour scheme. That, folks, is one very impressive restoration. I am running out of adjectives to describe the level of grand mastery Chip has achieved, so back to the Thesaurus before the next video.

  • Bloody fantastic job. I've been waiting for this one to be restored. They really don't make toys like that any more. Thank you and keep them coming.

  • Amazing! I enjoy the skill and artistry you use to breathe new life into these old toys.

  • EXCELLENT WORK!!!, Chip. You had a lot of extra work to do on this project, but well worth it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Can you imagine how much a battery operated toy would cost in the 1930's? That had to have been the most sophisticated toy made up to that point. Every kid in the country probably wanted one of these.

  • That was amazing!!! such a hard work, thanks for sharing!!! I really enjoyed it ;)

  • I wish I could "like" it more than once. Amazing restauration!

  • São poucos que tem essa abilidade , é incrível gosto muito de ver vc fazer essas coisas parabéns .

  • I like how you have all the other vehicles setup like a junk yard. It really does make a good idea for a background for these metal cars and truck.

  • I have one of those that my grandfather gave me when I was little, its amazing to see what it could look like. You did an amazing job!!!!! mine has the same damage to the rear wheels and missing the grill and magnet. Do you by chance do contract work. I have a 40s-50s wyandotte steam shovel that lost the boom and bucket 10 years ago

  • First-time subscriber. Love watching vintage, items get restored to their former glory days!

  • The wife and I sit at our kitchen table in the mornings and when you post a new vid, we sit and watch it together with our coffee. We just love the work and care for details in your restorations. They come out so amazing. Keep up the awesome work.

  • I absolutely love watching your restorations, but when I read it cost $400+ to do it, I may have spilt my tea. Those sound effects are fantastic.

  • I think the most important aspect of these restorations, is preserving history

  • Hello, I love your restoration videos! You are doing a wonderful job. The sandblasting is particularly pleasant !!! Good night. And hello from France.

  • i love the sandblasting part, where you can see the clean metal revealing under the layers of dirt, rust and paint It feels like magic

  • your restorations are the foundation for the theory that we can go back in time ... thank you for posting ... from Brazil

  • This turned out so beautiful. It amazes me to see how many skills you have and the diversity of tools you need to make things look new again.

    • Its like you were paid to say this.

    • Agree, with only $100,000 worth of industrial tools, you too can restore a child's toy.

  • This was a perfect restoration. Thank you very much for sharing with us. God bless.

  • More than an hour of pure skill and entertainment. The knot for the hook is a work of art. Even the sheep were impressed.

  • Love your makeovers. You do such an awesome job. Just curious, do you ever sell any of them or do you just keep them? Thanks.

  • I can't even imagine how excited this vehicle's original owner was when they received this toy. It bet it was expensive when it was new!

  • Wonderful restoration. I never knew they had electromagnet toys back then!

  • Que diferença!!!! Excelente trabalho. Parabéns!!

  • One of the best I have seen you restore. I really enjoy your channel. Thank God someone is doing these toys justice. Keep up the great work. Always looking forward to the next one.

  • I love the way you solve the issues with broken or missing parts. You are a true inspiration to those of us who remember growing up with the old toys that you so justly bring back to life. These toys to me represent a simpler time when the world was a more laid back place to live. Thank you for sharing your amazing artistry and detail of fine craftsmanship. Looking forward to more.

  • Suas reformas São as melhores. Parabéns.

  • When you started removing the house to carbody turntable I went NOOOOO! I did one and that was a job to get it to not bind up thru a 360 degree swing !! hats off to you on that ! the Tonkas use a rivet much easier to work on . just think how much driving it took to wear out that wheel center It got a lot of play I wonder if that kid turned out to be a crane operator ??

  • Thank you . Not everyone realizes you have to edit, do your shots ,set up etc. This was alot of work but WoW. You did a great job (as always) on this 1930s toy!!!

  • Magnificent work mate. You make it look so easy.

  • Because of the rust and amount of fabrication involved, this is by far your best job. I have never heard of Marx. They look a great deal like Wyandotte.

  • So glad to see your repairing / rebuilding these toys. As a child I had some similar one. Unfortunately my grandmother gave them away. I was hoping to pass them down to my children as I kept all my trucks in good shape.

  • Best one I've seen so far, love love this one. Great job

  • You do such amazing work im surprised no box stores or stores in general want to buy your work from you to sell in their stores because you are just amazing love your talent for restoring these historic toys that should be in museums or be sold to collectors across the globe thank you for everything you do

  • Kitty may not be super impressed, but I sure am! Your attention to detail and skill are amazing. Fantastic video (as always).

  • Great work and I love all the restorations! I have a question about the lead paint; why cant you just sand blast it off?

  • Hey Chip🙂 Another Beauty to add to your collection! That red you use sure pops on your projects. Perhaps you could go into the parts end of things, selling them on eBay as a side job. Take care

  • That is one beautiful Restoration. And what an awesome toy, one I would love to play with. Great video.

  • I absolutely love the level of detail you put into your restorations. I wish I could learn how to do this!!

    • No pienses que see gueys YOU ves ci miro bestiditos otras cocitas femeninas es mi Sobrinita no yo miro cosa tremendas de varonil es poray chikas nunca las espiaba YOU like ci perdón mío. ♥️ Grases. ♥️

  • That was a really nice restoration! I was wondering is that the kind of string for the winch that came on those toys? I would think a thinner more supple string like a braided nylon would be more suitable.

  • This man is truly gifted and skilled. Absolutely awesome. I just love it. What great toys they had back in the day.

    • love from morrocco 🇲🇦

  • Outstanding. I was so fascinated with all your tools and techniques I couldn't take my eyes off all you did.

  • Absolutely Gorgeous Restoration job sir, love the magnet operation.

  • Beautiful Work! I like the eyelet(rivet)-press, but can't find it here. Could you give me the brand and type-number please? Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

  • Your work is amazing! Thank you , can you list the part suppliers you deal with please i am sure they would appreciate the plug and business from others who would like to restore their old toys thanks again Chip!

  • Must have been an expensive toy in the 1930's. Now, it's a more expensive toy! Great restoration. I would have loved to have had it when I was a kid.

  • I really enjoy your projects, you take care and have a high degree for details and I like that too. I noticed you use copper to stop burning holes in that light material great job. I have never seen the toys that you work on before . I look forward to seeing more videos. Cheers

  • This came out gorgeous. Do you sell them afterwards?

  • Fantastic job!!! My God I've been dreaming about doing that perfect. Congratulations.

  • Amazing restoration and lots of work! Looks awesome!!!❤️

  • This is an outstanding model and great restoration! 👍

  • Wonderful collection!! The Coke truck is my fav!! Love what you did with the bottles!

  • Quite possibly the coolest toy ever ! Awesome restoration as always!

  • Great Video!! the sandblasting and powder paint (drying) is always my favorite part of your videos. I do have to say kids back in the day sure must of had some serious imaginations to play with that toy. I was super spoiled moving dirt and rocks with my super cool Tonker trucks😉 .

  • Excellent restoration skills job well done on this one I think all these restorations you do would be perfect for a TV series similar to Gumby Butt where it’s Clay figurine Characters that on a mechanic shop and they also do restorations and that’s what they do it throughout the series is rescue these from the junkyard that you have set up

  • Absolutely one of the BEST restorations I've seen!!

  • The electroplating was a really sweet touch. Great job!

  • Aren’t those “to go” restaurant bowls the handiest?! This is exactly why I save mine as well, if they get ruined a replacement is just another food order away... I like the small clear ones for misc hardware, they stack and are a breeze to locate what you need. 😉 I love this restoration too, it reminds me of a grade school science fair project where I made an electro magnet crane. Yea, it feels like a hundred years ago but still, very cool. Great attention to detail as always! 👍🏼👍🏼 from this guy! ✌🏼

  • That was awesome. Thank You. Pure entertainment and dedication on your part. Well done.

  • G'day boy there was a lot of extra fabrication on this one it was really great to watch and impressive to see other skills you had to use to finish the model, it turned out fantastic well done and I look forward to the next one kind regards John

  • Very impressive. I doubt the original looked so good even when new.

  • These are the most calming videos ever! I so enjoy every one of them.

  • I would have imagined old folk restoring these toys but by the looks of your hands, you are young(ish)! Good on ya fella, Great to see young folk valuing these well made toys and showing future generations how REAL toys were made!

  • Fantastic job with the making of the replacement parts you do very excellent work (if sounds right) I've watched a lot of the videos

  • Awesome stuff I have my trucks from the early 1970’s still don’t know what should do with them I though about restoring them, thank you for sharing

  • I could watch this man restore toys all day and I would never take my eyes off it. I have no idea why this is so satisfying but it sure is

    • It is...and so relaxing!

  • Seeing all those replacement parts you made, I would want to challenge my mechanics to restore a few of these old metal vehicle toys.

  • This was a very expensive toy for it's time (the 1930's) and the 30's were a hard time economically for everyone, which is why this toy was stored and not thrown out. The original owner probably served in the military sometime in the 1940's, at which time the toy was stored. After the war the owner probably left it in a box in a garage. His grandchild most likely found it and either him/her, or a consignment dealer sold it to Chip. The toy is now either as good as new, or probably better-because it no longer has lead paint on it. Chip gave us quite a tutorial today (the professor of the restoration shop). It was very enjoyable, almost cathartic.

    • @Chip Channel Restorations Considering you could get a hamburger combo for .15 cents in 1940, yeah, 2.98 would be about 100 to 120 bucks today.

    • Thank you soo much for watching! I just posted an original advertisement for this truck under my Community tab, original price was $2.98, which was expensive back then for sure!

  • This was probably the most detailed restoration yet. Many parts to strip and recoat. I was watching for the repaired tire, why didn’t you use it? They all looked OEM so assumed you couldn’t use it. Fantastic job.

  • Muito bom!! Parabéns!

  • Just found your channel today! Impressed with your professional restorations. Love the attention to detail, your skill, and knowledge. Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the transformation.

  • One of your longest videos to date. Another lovely restoration. Back when toys were made to last!

  • great work :) just as an idea on the wheel axles ... if you'll need to re-peen them on refitting it may be worth heating just that end of the rod and annealing the metal prior to plating and make it easier to hammer to an original finish just a suggestion so forgive me if you have tried this before :) best wishes and thanks for sharing

  • Una maravilla su trabajo señor!, gracias por compartirlo!.

  • That truck looks totally changed from the old rusty truck to that really beautiful colourful toy truck. Great work.

  • Very nice. I thought you might fill the wonky wheel with resin and drill out the hole... nice job welding the piece of metal rod in and drilling it out. Wax the twine you used for cable, or use a tighter wound cord. Excellent parts fabrication and tab replacement. Great job all round, and great kittycat.

  • congratulations beautiful work! If I may have a question where can you buy the rivet press you used for the interior? Thanks!

  • I am a 68 year old lady and love watching these toys come back to life. And the sheep playing!

  • Is there ANYTHING you can't fabricate for your restorations? This may be your best yet! Glistening finish and full magnetic power.

  • I had one of these as a kid! Definitely not this nice! Goodness. Your process is beautiful

  • First of all fantastic restoration like always. I love powder coating. Second what do you guys think about endless conversations regarding restore or not to restore because of loosing value of precious antiques. For me everything worth couple hundreds of dollars is worth restoring because what's the point of keeping rusted antique somewhere in the corner of the shed or cupboard when restoring can bring all the glory once that item has. Different storie is antiques worth over thousands of dollars and they are maybe of some historic significance. They shouldn't be touched, maybe just protect them from further deterioration applying rust protection. Thoughts?

  • Love the sticking plaster on the sheep. Still no tumbleweeds blowing through the yard though. 😄