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 Posted: Sun Aug 9th, 2020 06:54 pm
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David Laughery
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Since I have the second stake bed unbuilt,
It'll be easier to custom fit it to the Ertl Model T. 

Thanks for following along. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Sun Aug 9th, 2020 07:16 pm
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I decided to take apart the built stake bed,
to make it easier to resize it for the Studebaker truck. 

It came apart easily after soaking the joints with the liquid plastic cement. 
It "unglues" as easily as it glues. 

Something to remember if you goof and glue the wrong part
(don't ask me how I know this)
or make some other mistake. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 02:21 am
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Nail polish remover also works well in some cases.

Also good for un-glueing fingers.




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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 12:35 pm
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I've started to work on the stake bed for the Studebaker truck. 

There is no need to saw out a section of the bed,
but simply score the line with the knife and snap. 

The plastic will separate on the score line. 
This works with straight and curved lines. 

This saves a LOT of sawing with Zona or hobby saws. 

Dave L. 





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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 12:38 pm
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The section is cut out, edges sanded smooth, and ready to be glued. 

Dave L. 





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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 12:42 pm
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The parts are glued and just sitting on the bed of the truck. 

I like to wait 24 hours until the joint has fully hardened,
before I do final cutting and fitting. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 01:18 pm
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Great ideas Sir,

I am waiting for the next installment to see how it all comes together.

Have fun,

Don


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Thanks, Don. 

I will have to do some fitting (notching the bed edges) to make the bed sit evenly. 

The rails behind the cab will have to be narrowed, too. 

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Not willing to let things well enough alone,
I switched beds with a red truck and will see how a black stake bed will look. 
It will be easier to just spray it black. 

I like the red truck for its red color and wheel treatment and driver. 
You can see the difference of the pickup and the tanker beds. 
The tanker bed is now on the left.  

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: Mon Aug 10th, 2020 10:12 pm
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The stake bed is assembled and I'll let the glue dry overnight. 

Next is a coat of black paint and when that is dry,
I'll glue the bed to the truck using Aleene's Tacky Glue. 

I see the bed is sitting  crooked,  
I'll get it straight when I glue it. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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