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    Transtar 4300 restoration

    Back in 1976, my wife built a model 4300 for her dad as his personal truck was an IH 4300. She did a great job for her first foray but over 40 years takes it's toll! I started a restoration on it recently and ordered the new 4300 kit for parts. Found out they are 2 different animals. The older kit had the spoked wheels, a shorter hood, round headlamp bezels, a different engine, plain seats and no sleeper. fortunately, I was able to reuse most of those parts and I did need the sleeper as her dad's truck did have one. His truck had the longer hood, but I kept the original kit engine and just moved the cab back. His truck had one of the special paint schemes which is giving me a little trouble but hoping to remedy that soon. I've weathered the frame so it looks more like a working truck. i'll have to post some shots, although I don't have any photos of the original model. Good luck with your rebuilds, they can be tricky.
  2. Has anyone heard from P&P vintage lately. Kelly e-mailed me a few months ago but now it seems that their website had disappeared. Another shop going out of business?? Been trying to get my hands on a C6500 GM truck model. Any other good suppliers for parts and bodies out there that actually stocks anything?
  3. Thanks for the info, now I just have to wait to see if I can get a kit!
  4. I did get in contact with Kelly today via phone but the kits are out of stock! She thought that she might have a second so she's going to look and let me know. Can warped or damaged bodies be repaired?
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    Ford Model AA truck

    I've been debating on what kind of bed to use, stake bed, dump, grain or maybe a HD express, Although I don't think any Model AA express trucks were built with dual wheels. I was looking today at the cab; it's amazing how much detail is left out on some of these kits, even in 1/16 scale. Lots of work to get the cab looking correct!
  6. Here are some shots of a model I'm building of a 1930/31 Ford Model AA truck. A Minicraft 1/16 Model A truck kit is the donor for the cab, engine, front axle and a few small parts. Everything else, frame, wheels, tranny and rear axle are all scratch built. Tire are from Thomas toys, made for some old cast toy truck which happened to be the perfect size. This has been on the back burner for a while, really should get out and finish it. The chassis is all the farther I've gotten. All the wheel bolts are tiny brass bolts and nuts.I'm almost inclined not to finish as most of the frame will not be seen. The engine will be wired and all the brake rods installed. The drag link moves with the front wheels.
  7. Weeks, wow, I would never thought that! I guess I'll wait and see! Thanks
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    Thanks for the info!
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    New Member

    Hi, I'm Jim Page from Pennsylvania. Been building models since 1964 and been trying to get back into it now that I'm semi retired. I fool mostly with real antique cars and am currently restoring a 1936 Dodge sedan. My son recently purchased an old 1975 Chevy C65 single axle dump truck for his construction business. He was really excited about it and it has brought back memories of my teenage years. It's a real beast but a lot of fun to drive. I'd been wanting to build a 1/25 scale model of it for him and have been searching for parts on the internet. I did see a resin C6500 Chevy/GMC conversion kit at PPvintage kits and some parts at Sourkrauts parts but have not been able to contact them. Does anyone know if either of these companies are still in business or if anyone else sells the c6500 kit? Any help will be appreciated. Another foray in modeling that I tried was to build a 1/6 scale model of my '36 Dodge engine. 2 years and still not completely finished but here are a couple of shots of it. Take care guys!
  10. Hello. I'm new to the forum and am looking for a resin Chevy /GMC C6500 cab kit. I saw one on PPVintage kits website but have not been able to get them to respond to emails. Are they still in business? If not, does anyone know where I can find this kit or did it disappear? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks