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 Posted: Mon Oct 5th, 2020 03:59 pm
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Here is a favorite body style that will be built on one of these 1912 chassis some day.  Dave L. 



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On some models the wheels will be a matching color, but most diecasts' wheels will need to be painted.  Some early Ford wheels were black (as were most cars' wheels), but natural wood spokes were seen, too.  I paint most wheels black, and occasionally paint them a wood color.  I use Rustoleum semi gloss black for wheels, fenders, and bodies.  Dave L. 



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 Posted: Mon Oct 5th, 2020 04:15 pm
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Here is my setup for wheel painting.  Dave L. 



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 Posted: Mon Oct 5th, 2020 04:20 pm
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Wheels ready for assembly. Ertl tires can be black or white.  Natural rubber tires were white and about 1920 carbon black was added to the rubber to help make them more durable.  You see models with either.  I often mix or match tire color to suit the model's color.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Another nice model in Ertl's line up is this 1917 Maxwell Touring car.  I have only seen the model  decorated for the Texaco Company commemorating a race in 1917.   The Maxwell ran from Newark, NJ, to Los Angeles and did it n an incredible ten days and sixteen hours.
I have both versions, the race car, and a standard touring in my collection.  To be honest, I've done more than one model in the black; it is a nice model.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Here is the real car.  I'm not sure if the fenders were red.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Another nice model is this 1927 Graham Brothers truck. 



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Ace Hardware used this model in their promotion.  With the advertisement removed it became a nice truck.  Research found that there was a pickup version in 1927, and I started to cut down one of the models into a pickup. 



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Cutting the metal proved to be a tough job, but a pickup version was almost finished.  The front grill needed to be attached.  Dave L. 



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Final 1927 Graham Brothers pickup truck.  Dave L. 



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