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    1950 Ford F4 Wrecker

    I was building this as filler for my Leach unit. Rear wrecker body and rear chassis is modified from the Encore Model Bedford break down truck. The front chassis and cab is a modified Monogram '50 Ford F1 cab and chassis. The Bedford front axle was modified to fit he Ford chassis. The cab fenders were re radiused and the fender bottoms lengthened to F4 design. wheels and tires are from the Bedford. The kit boom is a licensed copy of a late 1940 Manley hand crank unit. The vintage Bang Bar is scratch build. Beacon light is aluminum tube and an Orange LED. Up graded the engine to an early 1950's Desoto 354 Hemi. Paint is Krylon and decals are parts box. Ford and F4 are Modelcar Garage Photo etch. The headlights in the last photo are coated with thinned Tamiya Clear Smoke. I feel it makes the look more realistic with shadows and shiny areas. Fun build. Paul Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  2. Started with a scratch built RS Mack that needed to be more than a power unit. Stretched it about an 1 1/2". Started to build up the body from a Leech unit in the yard where my Marmon is parked right now. Also on a whim stuck it on a Mack LMSW that is slated to be a Maine Logger unit. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  3. Going to Miami on Wednesday to pick it up. One of 100 made to showcase their truck in at movie A License To Kill. All the special interior goodies and the Numbered Built For plate is still there. 425h.p. V8 Cat, 18 speed, documented 249788 miles with all receipts since new. Covid bankrupted the company. They hauled beach sand Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  4. They told me that the average day is 35 to 45 loads in a 12 hour day. Drivers get paid by the load. I'll pass Now that the Tropical Storm has passed through finally, I'll be leaving on Thursday night Maine to Miami hopefully in 2 1/2 days.
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    A few Dogs with loads

    And only 70 h.p.
  6. I was told by an other small magazine company that depending on what state the printing company is locate, that quite a few of the smaller printers/publishers were shut down for the virus quarantine.
  7. This is a old build I took out to clean. Built about 2006 or 2007. Made it on the Scale Firehouse 2007 calendar for the month of December. The unit depicts an I.H. as it would have looked on December 7, 1941. Resin cab, Opel Blitz chassis and Americanized pumper body. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
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    1914 Dennis

    Ancient AirFix 1/32 scale kit of the London Fire Brigades 1914 DENNIS. The real unit served from 1917 up to the late 1940's and served all through the London Blitz. The kit has minor detailing and Tamiya lacquer paint. This is one of the only ones I've seen built. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
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    AMT KENWORTH Alaskan Hauler

    Would you like to see the sole pic? Paul
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    1948 Sterling Dump

    Sure looks the part!! I always liked all the Sterlings (even the newest ones) especially the heavier Sterlings with the Locust boards inserted in the frame rails
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    AMT KENWORTH Alaskan Hauler

    Excellent build! Weathered just right. I did one years ago but only have a single pic left due to Photo Bucket
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    1/6 roadway scratch built Mack r series

    Very impressive build. I didn't realize the size until I saw the clothes pin clamps. Wow!!
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Very nice, I'm impressed with the cab guard design. Is the body patterned after any brand? Has a Garwood look to it. Paul
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    Mack Garbage truck project

    And how! I wanted that to appear so bad. I often wondered what it was dropped, licensing maybe? Paul
  16. Great scratch building of a unique rig.
  17. 38,000 rears and 12.000 steer.
  18. The unit was originally a fleet tractor with single rails. It was stretched close to 3 feet, a dual wheel lift axle and contracted to haul cold planed asphalt. DOT cited it for a tad under 15,000 lbs. over weight, improper chassis modes and not CDL for driver. THe chassis broke where it was BUTT welded with only a 1/4" x8"x10" fish plate over splice.
  19. Today's lesson is why OTR units do not make good tri axle dump truck! http://Hosted on Fotki
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    Truck stuff

    If you would like I have many photos, promo items, spec sheets and goodies from 47 years driving, building and restoring real units that I could post up. My daily unit is a Marmon conventional and restoration projects are a number of AC MACKS. Paul
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    Truck stuff

    Thank you both. When I get back home from the Quarry this weekend and sit down I'll post up some goodies. Paul
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    Mashpee 354 is finished.

    I see a lot of Cape Cod style rigs with that set up but in their defense I've seen demos of the pushing trees over with them. My hood was made from some car body and 1/350 scale ship hull parts. What powers that unit? multi fuel engine or up grade to diesel?