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 Posted: Fri Dec 17th, 2021 02:35 pm
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Ertl's 1927 Graham Brothers truck is a nice model. 

It is made of three major castings:
The body, the fenders, and a separate chassis.   





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A plastic interior sits on the fender casting which sits on the chassis. 










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I put a set of spoke wheels on the chassis,
and am thinking of putting the cab of the '28 Chevy on the frame. 

I don't want to sacrifice the nice Chevy pickup for a project,
so I'll wait until I get another cab. 

Thanks for following along. 

Regards, Dave L.   





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I like the sturdy look of the six spoke wheels.





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Gerold

I like that look, too. 

I have another cab coming,
and will try a quick check on the fit of the cab and chassis.

The Citgo '28 Chevys seem to be plentiful on eBay right now. 

Regards, Dave L.   





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It is too bad that I can't get to the workshop. 

I would slice off the back of the 1927 Graham Brothers truck,
to make a chassis and cab for a dump truck. 

Should the '28 Chevy cab fit on the Graham Brothers fender and chassis,
I may try a dump body. 

Regards, Dave L.  





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I continue to be impressed by the possibilities that these Liberty Classics '28 Chevys
and early Studebakers provide for modification and adaptation into nice models. 

I hope some of you are looking at the many diecast models out there. 
There are models for all eras available. 

Regards, Dave L.  







 

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Some projects can be as simple as changing wheels...





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Other projects can be more involved. 

The car on the left started as a model similar to the right one. 
The body was in two parts, top and bottom, and the top was left off. 

Painting wheels is usually required,
and a spare top from yet another model finished the project. 

Since the models are put together with screws,
they come apart easily with just a small screw driver. 
No cutting or drilling of metal is required. 

Regards, Dave L.  


 

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As I suspected, the cab from the Liberty Classics '28 Chevy,
nicely sits on the Ertl 1927 Graham Brothers truck's fenders and frame. 

It'll be the basis for a larger truck rather than a smaller pickup. 
I'll have to keep the Chevy interior and fashion a completely new bed. 

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