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  1. Here's some pics of my new 1926 Mack Stake truck. Built box stock with custom built racks and some mild oil and dirt staining which is hard to see in the pictures. This was the log truck version, but I wasn't crazy about the load so I decided to change the bed. I did find certain things that I didn't like in this kit, like poor locater marks and some fitment issues but nothing insurmountable. All in all, I think it looks like a nice model of an historic truck. Sorry about the small pics; for some reason the pictures won't transfer correctly from the camera to the computer.
  2. Here's my new model of a Ford Model AA 1-1/2 ton H.D. Express truck. I know of no '30- '31 Model A closed cab bodies so I had to build this one. It started out as an old 1930 Model a coupe kit. I cut the rear portion of the body off along with the rear part of the top with the rear window. The curved body sides and back panel were scratch built. The rear belt moulding was added along with interior details that were fashioned to fit the cab. The front fenders, hood and grille shell were used from the kit. The chassis, rear axle, springs, rear fenders and express body were all scratch built. The wheels were a set from Scenes Unlimited. Interior of the box is painted Ford gray and the body is finished in Lombard Blue. Note that the body paint is not polished. Ford did not polish the paint on commercial vehicles as a cost saving effort. In late 1930, due to lagging sales, they did offer polishing as an extra cost option on trucks and fleet orders. Today, you'll see very few "restored" Model A trucks that are not polished! The front fender wheel well is made from a rear fender from the kit and the rear fenders are made from layers of plastic then carved and sanded to shape, The bed sleepers are made from wood as is the paneling in the bed. The interior has the exposed wooden structure that would be in a truck, but it's not evident in the photos. Glass is thin sheets of clear plastic cut from a shirt stiffener. Enjoy the photos! Now it's on to figuring out the next project. Maybe a Model of the Walton's express truck!
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    Carolina Autocar DC100

    Thanks for the info!
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    Mclean White Road Commander

    Very nicely done and a unique model! Love that weathering!
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    1969 Ford C700 Stake Bed

    Very nice job! Neat truck!
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    Carolina Autocar DC100

    Beautiful job! Does Mr. Rowley make custom decals? if so, do you have any contact info?
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    1937 GMC COE

    Pretty sharp! Let's see the finished project!
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    1953 Reo Rescue is done

    Wow, beautiful job!
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    1944 Diamond T 6x6 4 Ton Wrecker

    Wow, that is just amazing! What attention to detail!
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    1950’s Peterbilt cabover

    Nice build! AITM really has some nice offerings!
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    GMC Topkick Rollback with 64 1 ton GMC

    Very nice! I especially like that ol' Chevy!
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    Need to make a phone call?

    This is a really novel idea! I love the different working vehicles, especially ones that you never see as models! Nice job! the rack and ladders look really good!
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    Ford LT9000 Dump Papco

    I'm always amazed as to how you guys get these models to look so real! Great job!
  14. Finally finished this '34 Ford fuel truck after about 4 months. Started with leftovers from an old AMT kit that I had built back in the late '60's which had been lying around for a while. I wanted something different and I like old trucks. I used the hood, cab, engine, interior and running boards from the kit. The fenders are '32 Ford grafted to the '34 running boards to eliminate the fender mounted spare. The entire frame, rear axle, tank and accessories are scratch built. All the tank supports are real wood as well as are the rear frame risers. The beautiful tires and wheels came from Scenes Unlimited. The tank was formed from 1 1/4 PVC drain tube and then wrapped in .010 styrene sheet because there is virtually no glue that will adhere to PVC! She's not perfect but I think it came out pretty nice. The TEXACO letters are just old stick-on vinyl letters I had around. I wanted to get some period style decals for the cab and cans, but everywhere I look, no-one has any in stock at a reasonable price .I did do some slight weathering to the tank top and bottom and parts of the frame, but I didn't want it to look too shabby. I mounted the spare wheel behind the cab because it interfered with the gate valves; not practicable in real life but doesn't look too bad. I'm considering a Model AA Ford truck as my next project but haven't pick a body style yet. Enjoy the pics.
  15. Great looking build ! I really like the dozer!