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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 07:27 pm
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David Laughery
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Another  Liberty Classics Studebaker is the panel truck.  Although a bank, the coin slot is out of sight in the rear.  There is no need to fill a slot on the roof!  I've removed the promotional lettering on the side.  Regards, Dave L. 



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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 07:41 pm
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A nice feature of these vans is that the body is cast in two parts and makes a nice open bed truck when the top is left off after disassembly.  Regards, Dave L. 



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You have a wonderful collection, Dave!

Thanks for posting them. 





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Thanks, Brian.  I've been building model cars and trucks for most of my life.  I've only discovered the usefulness of these diecasts in the last couple of years when Gn15 and 1/24 scale vehicles merged and I had a new hobby within a hobby.
I just added another Studebaker to the collection today ( a 1922 pickup).  I'l share photos when it arrives.  Here is a shot of part of the collection.  Regards, Dave L. 



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As I have mentioned, these models are often odd colors and covered with gaudy promotions.  Here is a Liberty Classics van with its decoration.  ...



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To remove lettering and logos I use Testor's Plastic Cement to eliminate the unrealistic promotions.  In just a few seconds the lettering is dissolved and a quick wipe with a cloth finishes the job.  I cannot  say that this works on all brands of paint, but works on the Ertl and Liberty Classics vehicles.  Regards, Dave L.

WARNING: Use this cement in a well ventilated area, and please DO NOT SMOKE  :mex:  near this cement.



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The Liberty Classics vehicles are assembled with small screws.  The wheels and axels each have one screw, and screws hold the bed or body and interior together.  Here is the underside of one.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Ertl makes a nice Ford Model T that is the basis of many of my adaptations.  It would fit into any era from the teens to the 1930s or 1940s, or even later. 



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Once they are painted they are more realistic than the brightly painted promotional versions.  Model Ts were black after 1914, and the curved rear fender places their model as 1915 or later.  The brass radiator should also be black, but I leave them as is because I like them.  Regards, Dave L. 



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The Ertl comes in four versions, as I have determined, simply by which rear casting is used, determined by the promotion.  All are historical, based on photos, although the barrel could have been.
Over the years many aftermarket companies made components to add the Model T body, so anything was possible, and Ertl made these four versions.  Regards, Dave L. 



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