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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Relic, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Relic

    Relic Member

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    I put this photo here 'cause the truch has a scratch built body, BUT I kindd got too much stuff/didn't zoom in on the truck.
    ANYWAY, out of the box it had aplastic stack of boxes on a flat deck that I hacked off and built this lovely (if you could see it) slab box.Up untill just a few years ago lots of people burned slabwood in their kitchen stoves.
    Probably when I get the mill finished it will make more sence

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  2. doctorwayne

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    A nice picture, nevertheless, and the truck makes perfect sense to me. What model truck did you start out with? It looks like it might also be suitable for my era. I also like the whole scene, particularily the position of the road in relation to the tracks, and the trains aren't too shabby, either.:thumb:

    Wayne
  3. Russ Bellinis

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    The truck looks like a mid fifties Ford.
  4. Relic

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    thanks Wayne, I respect your opinion.
    The truck, to the best of my knowlage(and I should know, I drove enough of them but the remembry ain't what it was)is a 49/50 ford.I have no idea who made the model but it looks pretty good and I think it was about three bucks at a show. I got two of them one has a van style box with Texaco logos(I have a Texaco station) the other ,the one in the photo had a pile of plastic boxes that looked pretty cheap but I needed the truck for an old sawmill I've been working on.
    I removed the stock body and built the one (poorly)shown with popsicle sticks and paneling that has been soaked to separate the layers,the tailgate release is a piece of rabbit wire ,the mud flaps are dryer sheet painted black.The load is some kind of small bush cut split and glued to a chunk of styrofoam(to minamize the amount of cutting and splitting,it's hard on the fingers)
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    Are you sure it's 49/50 Ford? It looks like the Mini Metals 1956 Ford truck model.
  6. Relic

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    Russ
    No I'm not ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE that it's a 49/50 but I am that sure it's not a 56. If you could see the front that'd settle it.
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    Relic: can't you just take more pictures close up to undo your "oops" ? It looks nice BTW! :thumb:
  8. Relic

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    Sometimes it seems that I'll never get th' hang of this computer stuff ,other than just using it as a typwriter, but here goes my 5th attempt to load these photo's

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    Oh! I have that truck, although not with
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Not with what??

    The junk load?

    I think you forgot to post the restsign1
  11. doctorwayne

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    Josh, I believe that's a load of slabwood, good for burning in fireplaces and woodstoves, although nowadays, it's just as likely to end up as a piece of MDF or OSB.:rolleyes:
    'nother nice picture, Relic.:thumb:

    Wayne
  12. galt904

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    48-50 Ford. Sigh. Nobody makes a 51/52 in ANY scale. IMO, it's the most beautiful year, but I'm biased because my dad is restoring a 51.