The most important tool necessary is a Dremel Moto-Tool(or similar tool:Black and Decker,Craftsman,etc.) While some cutting can be done with a hacksaw,this can be very difficult since these cars are so small. Electric ones are much better,and a variable spped unit is ideal. Also,pick up some cutting stones and bits. Pick up a polishing kit for the Dremel too. This is especially important if you are going to do a Spectraflame type of paint job on your car or truck.
Small files are good to have for shaping and removing casting lines in the body.
Of course things like small screwdrivers,and hobby knives are necessary.
A small vise is a nice item to have to hold the cars while doing things that make it hard to hold.
A good size tackle or tool box is also a must to hold the cars and parts to customs that you are doing,and for holding parts that may be used for a custom to do at a later date.
A standard rivet gun is also necessary to have if you are riveting the vehicle back together when finished.
The rivets I use are 3/32 in diameter and I get them online from http://www.kans.com/futrells .Fairly cheap in price too.
You will need some kind of glue or epoxy if you aren't using rivets to reassemble. I prefer JB Kwik-Weld.This is a 2 part steel type epoxy.Sets up in about 4 minutes depending on the weather conditions and the mixing ratio.
If you are going to bake your paintjob,you will need a baking oven. The easiest way to make one(can be done for 10 bucks or less)is to get a 1 pound cofee can and cut out the bottom.When the car is painted,slide the can over the vehicle,and get a metal rimmed shoplight,and put this over the top.THIS GETS VERY HOT,SO BE CAREFUL AND USE COMMON SENSE!! BE SURE TO OBSERVE ALL SAFETY RULES NECESSARY SO YOU DON"T START ANY FIRES!!
An electric drill is also nice to have.
I will add another section on some advanced supplies needed soon,so keep checking this page.