How To Find, Fix, And Sell Vintage Tonkas For Fun And Profit
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Find vintage Tonka Trucks inexpensively
  • Do light repair and clean up on trucks to prepare them for resale
  • Maximize resell profit through wise selling strategies
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  • Basic tools are needed and a general comfort with using easy to find products like car wax.

In this course master Tonka truck restorer John Venheim shows you how to take-apart, clean-up, and repair Tonka trucks for maximum profit. 

Bonus Ebook: When you purchase the video course you also get the ebook version of Tonka Profit as a free bonus. In it you'll discover John's 12 favorite places to buy Tonkas. His dynamic pricing strategies to understand the price of what you find. His selling techniques to maximize your profit. His Be-on-the-lookout Guide and a 9 step guide to maximizing your profit on eBay by Jason Miles.

More About The Video Series: 

Secton One: Welcome & Introduction. In this video John welcomes you to his shop and gives an overview of the video program.

Secton Two: Taking Trucks Apart. In this video John shows you how to take apart Tonka Trucks quickly and easily.

Secton Three: Cleaning Up Tires. In this video John shows you how to quickly and easily restore tires.

Secton Four: Polishing The Painted Parts. In this video John demonstrates how to polish and shine the painted parts of trucks.

Secton Five: John’s Storage Rack System. In this video John shows you how he stores and organizes truck projects while he’s working on them.

Secton Six: Polishing The Chrome Parts. In this video John shows you techniques for restoring the chrome parts on a truck.

Video Seven: Fixing Dents. In this video John shows you how to deal with dents and fix them quickly and easily.

Secton Eight: Dealing With Decals. In this video John shows you how to deal with decals. From cleaning them to replacing them when needed.

Secton Nine: Windshield Repair. In this video John shows you how to clean and repair windshields.

Secton Ten: Truck Re-Assembly. In this video John shows you how to put your Tonka truck back together.

Bonus Section Eleven: Touch Up Painting. In this video John shows you how to touch up paint when it is needed. He shows you the tools and techniques to quickly get your trucks looking good.

Bonus Section Twelve: Alternate Truck Example. In this video John shows you an alternate truck that has a set of common features you’ll encounter and how best to handle them.

Bonus Section Thirteen: Parting Trucks Out. In this video John shows you how to part out a truck for maximum profit.

Secton Fourteen: Conclusion. In this video John thanks you again for taking the course and encourages you to go for it!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you enjoy tinkering with simple items, cleaning things up, and restoring them to their original glory, then this course might be right for you.
  • If you want to make some side income from home in a low stress and fun way.
  • If you are willing to sell your restored Tonkas (if that is your goal) via online sites or offline locations such as flea markets, antique stores, or similar locations.
  • If you have no interest or enjoyment from tinkering in your garage, then this course isn't a good fit for you.
  • If you are unwilling to learn to sell your restored trucks online, then making money from this is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
An Introduction To Tonka Profit
2 Lectures 01:02

In this video John provides an overview of the topics in this course.

Preview 01:01

Enjoy your free copy of Tonka Profit where we walk through 12 places to find Tonkas and much much more!

Bonus: Your Copy Of The Complete Tonka Profit Ebook (An Amazon #1 Bestseller)
Taking A Tonka Truck Apart
1 Lecture 09:24

In this video John demonstrates how to take apart a Tonka truck.

Preview 09:24
Dealing With Tonka Truck Body Damage
1 Lecture 09:30

In this video John demonstrates how to deal with common body damage.

Dealing With Body Damage
Polishing The Painted Parts
2 Lectures 09:03
Polishing The Painted Parts Of A Tonka Truck

In this video John continues to demonstrate how to polish a Tonka truck.

Polishing Part Two
Restoring The Chrome Parts On Tonka Trucks
1 Lecture 08:29
How To Restore The Chrome Parts
Repairing and Rejuvinating Tonka Truck Tires
1 Lecture 03:45
Repairing and Rejuvinating Tonka Truck Tires
Dealing With Tonka Decals And Accessories
1 Lecture 09:02
Dealing With Tonka Decals And Accessories
Putting Your Completed Truck Back Together
1 Lecture 09:41
Putting Your Completed Truck Back Together
Bonus: Tonka Touch Up Painting Techniques
1 Lecture 02:05
Bonus: How to Do Tonka Touch Up Painting Techniques
Bonus: Working With Windows
1 Lecture 03:01
Bonus: Working With Windows
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About the Instructor
John K. Venheim
4.0 Average rating
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7 Students
1 Course
Master Tonka Restorer

John Venheim lives in the Portland area and has been a lifelong Tonka enthusiast. He is the founder of the Custom Tin Toy Trucks Artisan Guild and showcases every truck that he has restored and customized on his website as well as provides resources for fellow enthusiasts.

John is also an avid Tonka buyer and seller and has spent years mastering the techniques involved in profitably finding, fixing, and selling Tonka trucks.

Jason Miles
4.6 Average rating
628 Reviews
8,281 Students
6 Courses
has sold millions online and he shows you exactly how

**Jason is the author of the bestselling Pinterest Power, Instagram Power, and Youtube Marketing Power, all available in bookstores worldwide and published with McGraw Hill. **

In 2008 Jason & Cinnamon Miles founded Liberty Jane Clothing at their kitchen table and began selling One-Of-A-Kind handmade items on eBay. Cinnamon was the artist with a penchant for designing on-trend doll clothes and Jason was the marketer helping during the evennings and weekends. His day job was as a professional fundraiser in Silicon Valley. They used social media to scale their fans, followers, and customers and quickly became eBay Powersellers, ultimately selling millions online via their own websites. How?

In 2009 they began selling digital downloads on their own website. In the first month they sold 11. But sales quickly grew and other designers began asking them if they could publish their patterns on the site too.  

From 2010 to January 1, 2014 Miles served at Northwest University in the Seattle area. As the Senior Vice President of Advancement he managed the Fundraising, Marketing, and Human Resources departments.  

That year they also founded of Sew Powerful, a 501C3 charitable organization focused on combating extreme poverty in Zambia. The Google Foundation has become their largest donor and they've received worldwide support for their innovative Sew Powerful Purse program and creative efforts to combat extreme poverty in Ngombe Compound - the worst urban slum in Lusaka Zambia. 

In 2011 Miles founded the Marketing On Pinterest blog to document their work on the popular social media site and two weeks after launch he was offered a three book deal with McGraw Hill Professional. Each book has been a bestseller and can be found on Amazon as well as in bookstores worldwide including North America, Korea, Australia, India, and Europe.

In 2013 Jason & Cinnamon launched Pixie Faire (a marketplace built on the Shopify platform). Pixie Faire has quickly become the Internet's largest doll clothes pattern marketplace with over 70 designers and over 1.5 million patterns downloaded. It attracts raving fans from both the toy and sewing world. The site averages 40,000 to 50,000 pattern downloads a month.

Jason is an award winning marketer having earned the All-Star Award repeatedly for Email Marketing & Social Media Integration presented by Constant Contact.

On January 1, 2014 Miles retired from the 9-5 world to focus on the growth of his company and charity. His corporate career included twenty years of work in Human Resources, Fundraising, and Marketing.

His work has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Wharton Magazine (of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Business), IBM's Connect Chat, CNET, MSN's Business On Main, Social Media Examiner, Profnet, PRNewswire, and other premiere publications.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Northwest University and regularly present for the American Marketing Association (AMA) as well as at other industry leading events where he presents on the topics of social media and ecommerce. 

He spends quality time mentoring and coaching others, kayaking, traveling to Africa, and helping Cinnamon teach the pre-school class on Sunday mornings at Renton Christian Center in the Seattle area. 

Jason's passion is to serve and help others, which he brings to his teaching and speaking projects. His unique experience as a Senior Marketer at a University as well as a start-up kitchen table entrepreneur give him a unique ability to connect with a wide range of learners. 

He's sold millions online, but is most passionate about the start-up phase, branding, social media, and the transformational power an online business can have in the lives of hard working people as they turn their dream into reality with proven techniques and practical online marketing strategies.