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#1 realgone58

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

Posted ImageStarted life as a Sunstar 1/18 diecast Atlanta, GA cab. I wanted a stock Checker. So here it is. I loved the color combo I did my '77 Monte Carlo kit in, so I chose the leftover paint for this as well. Came out pretty good, except I cracked the back glass! Oh well, I guess you could say some kid threw a rock at it!! Thought the redlines would look cool on it. Removed all the Taxi hardware in and out, filled the holes, and the rest is stock Testors spray, and Krylon for the cream color on the roof.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

Love it!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

Beautiful!

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

Great looking stocker!!!!!,you did a very clean job converting it....

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:42 AM

Wow... I can remember when the streets of NYC were CRAWLING with Checkers! If you see one now it's at a show.


Great conversion of something truly unique.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

WOW that looks super Alan the color is perfect . i also have the same sunstar 1/18 checker and i altered it my way.lol altho it still a cab. i will post more of it at a later time.again super great job on yours. B)
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:49 AM

Excellent.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

Thanks guys.........Jersey, I should have know you'd do a wrecked one!!! I love it!!! Still amazes me how you get these diecasts to bend up so realistically.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Love those cars! You could not kill them they were built like a tank! :lol:
Both cab companies used them here when I was a kid. My Uncle drove cab on and off over the years.
Wife brought our first kid home in one.(I was away with Uncle Sam)
One took me from the train station to the induction center in Chicago. Actually 8 of us, Gypsy cab driver, drove like a wild man! :lol:

There were several here locally that were private owned and were really nice cars.(models befor the DOT bumpers)
One even had a raised roof and a wheel chair ramp! Saw that one taking it's last ride on a rollback about a year ago. :(

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:06 AM

Great looking car !
According to Hemmings Classic Car Checker produced 20,000 cars from 1922 -1982 .
I would have thought they had made 10 times that many of just the Marathon .