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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2020 09:58 pm
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Besides Ford Model Ts, Ertl makes a 1923 Chevy Truck.  The promotion on the side looks like it might fit my era so I have not repainted it.  I even like the color of the wheels, which usually need to be painted on most models.  Regards, Dave L. 



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One of Ertl's 1923 Chevy vans was painted as a Hemmings promotion.  I liked the color and the wheels were even a matching green, so would they would not need painted.
A big surprise was that somewhere along the way Ertl went from painting the promotion on their vehicles to applying clear stickers which were not affected by the Testor's Cement.  This meant that I would have to repaint the whole body.  Dave L. 



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A coat of primer was applied...



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The final green color was not the same as the Hemming's green, but I like it anyway.  A problem with the stickers is that the lettering can be slightly seen under the new paint. Regards, Dave L. 



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This red Chevy van had an actual painted promotion and the Testor's Cement readily removed it.  I dullcoated this one to use on an actual layout.  Regards, Dave L. 



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If early Fords and Chevys don't fit your era, there are diecasts for all the decades.  A quick look on Amazon and eBay today saw vehicles from the 1930s up to the present.  You are especially fortunate if you model the 1950s.
I have a friend who does painting and conversions of diecasts, too, although he models a later era than I do.  Here is one of his models that he repainted.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Another vintage vehicle in the Ertl collection is this 1912 Ford truck. 



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I really like this model because the body's top is a separate casting.  When removed a chassis, interior, and hood is available for modification to another body style.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Here is a chassis ready for modification.  One possible style is displayed in the photo.  I've mentioned that many truck body configurations were available from after-market companies.  My list of these companies numbers over thirty; there were a lot of home made bodies put on the Ford chassis, too.  Regards, Dave L. 



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There is considerable information on early vehicles in books and on the internet.  The Ford Model T cars and trucks are covered in a number of excellent books, and Google Images has numerous images of these vehicles.  Regards, Dave L. 



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