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    Chevy C65 or C70

    You'll need to shorten the front fenders since the hoods are not as long as the standard trucks. The rear of the front fenders extends past the front door about 3 inches. I like that grill template! Could you email me a full size copy at jamesopage@aol.com. That would help me a lot in making the grille. If I can find my measurements, I'll let you know how long the hood is. We also have a C60 bucket truck for measurements also. if you notice the bottom edges of the hood extend down into the tops of the fenders too.
  2. I've been rebuilding an old Transtar 4300 conventional kit from 1975 that my wife built for her father who owned one. I purchased a new kit for parts and noticed several differences. The old kit had a much smaller engine and a short hood, the new kit had a long hood with square headlamps as opposed to the round lamp version. The new kit also had disc wheels but the old kit had the 5 spoke type. Had to make several modifications on it to match my father in law's truck. It's still a nice looking truck and a nice kit! I did not notice any issue with the centering of the front wheels even since the 2 frames are exactly alike. I do think that the front axles could be made a little stronger though.
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    Chevy C65 or C70

    To me, the Chevy looks to probably be a C60 judging by the height of the tires. I'm pretty sure though, that the C60, C65 and the C70's shared the same cab. I've been building a model of my son's '75 C65 dump and have also been looking for a cab . There was a company, now defunct I think, that had a resin model of the C65 but looking at some close up photos , was not very nice although it did have a very close grill and bumper. I have purchased a "7's style pickup model to try to build a correct cab. The resin model ,I think, was taken from one of these kits as the p/u version had the large rear window and most of the larger trucks had a small rear window. Our truck has a flip type hood as opposed to the front opening style. I think a regular cab model could be adapted to the C60 or C65 style but it will take alot of work. Fortunately, I have a truck to measure and take photos of handy. If you should ever find anything, please let me know as cab issue is holding me up! By the way, the other model looks great! Oh, forgot..A.I.T.M. has the correct fuel tank for that Chevy.
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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.
  5. 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?
  6. Thanks for the info, now I just have to wait to see if I can get a kit!
  7. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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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    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!
  13. 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
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