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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2022 04:45 pm
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I am planning a project using a Ford model A cab
on the Graham Brothers fenders and chassis.

I get the feeling the cab on the model is a bit short,
it seems to me it should sit a little taller.

I am asking for opinions,
are the proportions of the cab correct ?

What do you think ?

Thanks, Dave L. 















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 Posted: Sat Sep 17th, 2022 08:40 pm
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FINALLY, a model of a closed car and not a convertible !
This '31 Ford Tudor from Liberty Classics arrived today.

I am pleased that it has glass and
actual openings for the rear windows.

When I ordered it I could not tell and suspected it might
have metal window depressions and not actual openings.

I am pleased and surprised that the car has a rear seat, too.
A coin slot is in the back, I'll have to paint the wheels.

The TSC promotion came off with Testor's Plastic Cement.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 18th, 2022 08:05 pm
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Wheels are painted black.

To finish this model I would need to paint
hubcaps silver and Dullcoat the Black top.

The top was some sort of fabric cover
(canvas?) and was not shiny, I'm sure.

This model is pretty rare on eBay.
I've only ever seen two and I bought this one.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 19th, 2022 08:30 am
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The black wheels make all the difference from a toy to a model.






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 Posted: Mon Sep 19th, 2022 02:56 pm
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From what I've read, Gerold,
black wheels were standard.

Buyers of new cars could have the
dealer paint the wheels optional colors.

I think the Liberty Classics folks must think the
'chrome' wheels are attractive to the toy buyers.

I've seen their model cars with black wheels.

I wish they would just use them
and save me the effort to paint them.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 19th, 2022 11:00 pm
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Today in PA it was nice out on the deck
and I was able to prime two truck bodies.

The 1920 International's paint was ruined
when I tried to remove sticker residue.

The 1930s Ford truck had promotions that did not come off
with the Testor's cement (unusual) so it needs a full repaint.

The Ford has some rough spots that will need some work.
Final color for both will depend on what I have on hand.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2022 01:58 am
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I put a coat of paint on the Ertl 1920 International.

To be honest, the best thing about the model
are the wheels, which are nicely done.

The model is crudely cast and lacking of detail.

There is no glass, and the interior is in plain view
of the huge front windshield area.

I think I'll keep the wheels
and put the body in the parts box.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2022 01:06 pm
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The Liberty Classics 1930s Ford van
is looking better with its silver color.

I need to paint the wheels black, yet,
and then put it back together.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2022 02:34 pm
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The International body is in the parts box.

The Ford was sitting beside the extra wheels on the workspace.
It was inevitable, what would they look like under the Ford ?

I may end up with this combination.
I like it.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2022 04:28 pm
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The '30s Ford is back together.

I've kept the International wheels.

Will anyone ever notice ?

:shocked:

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