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  1. Chariots of Fire

    1950 Ford F4 Wrecker

    Nice job, Paul! I like the black and white paint job.
  2. Thanks, Vince. Great work!
  3. Extraordinary build! Wonderful work. Question: How did you do the tie down straps for the car in the trailer? Buckles are super!
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    U.S.N. Ford Island Fire Truck 12/7/41

    Here's one that may have accompanied the one above during the attack on HIckham Field. 1941 International FFN-3
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    1948 Sterling Dump

    From what I understand they were all built that way, Paul.
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    1948 Sterling Dump

    Finished up the Sterling tonite with some last minute details. Additional bracing between frame and bumper, mud flaps, the oil cans to lubricate the chains and some air tanks behind the step on the driver's side. Already now to go get a load of road gravel.
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Work continues. With the body painted, the tailgate latches and handle were put in place. When the handle is pulled forward the latches raise and the tailgate opens. There are still steps to be made for the driver's side along with air brake cylinders and some oil canisters for the chains.
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    Mack Garbage truck project

    At first I thought the body was too big but then with the back of it in position and looking at it from the side it looks just right! Nice scratch work!!
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    You are right, Paul. It is a GA Wood body. So is the lifting mechanism that I was able to complete today. Here is the mechanism in the retracted position. When fully extended the inner rollers push against the curved runners and the body is raised. It is a Wood design.
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Here are some updated photos. Body work has started using some Evergreen sheet and strip stock. The upper portion that protects the cab is made of thin sheet brass. It needed to be bent in a curve and it is easy to do once the brass is annealed. Side pieces and the lip at the top were soldered on. It fits snugly against the two vertical plastic angles but will need to be braced further before mounting it permanently. Next up is the tailgate and lifting mechanism.
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Got a lot more work done in the past few days including getting all of the major painting done. The Krylon Leaf green is a great color but like other non-automotive paints it is soft and requires a long drying time. Duplicolor is great fast drying stuff but the color selection is just not there for non-metallic colors. The battery boxes are being painted and certain other small details are to be added to the cab.
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Kept working on the details today and last nite. The front bumper is now done along with the headlights and brackets. The doors have been opened after much scribing but they came out quite well. Getting closer to some paint on the cab!!
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    1948 Sterling HC 175

    Here's where we are as of today with the Sterling. I'm modeling a 1948 Sterling, Dave. Brass sheet has been used to form the hood so it can open. The bumper is now brass as well since the kit bumper was straight and did not have the curved ends like most of the trucks that I am trying to construct. Next up will be to get the doors open. Bumper has been primed and I will post pix of it shortly. The engine is a compilation of various pieces from the parts box including a Pete block and oil plan and transmission. Much of the rest is simply plastic tubing, sheet stock and craft wire. A shot of the engine bay with the hood side open. The louvers still have to be added along with a strip for the Sterling name plate.
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    Mack B61 fuel hauler

    I've heard some things about the Rubber Duck Mack that suggest that the model is not that close to the real thing. Comparisons to photos indicate some adjustments may be necessary. Not my personal observations; only what I have heard from others who have done the research.
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    Mack B61 fuel hauler

    That's been my experience with AITM castings as well. There is very little prep work that needs to be done with them before painting.