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#21 Casey

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Thanks, Brian.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

I kit bashed the heck out one of these pretty recently. All in all I was very impressed with everything I used.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:04 PM

I picked one up with coupon at Hobby Lobby a while back-it was marked "Clearance" too,so I wound up under $10 for it. I have one o the original stock releases as well NIB (still shrink wrapped no less) that was gifted to me after the house fire last Summer...IF I can ever get arund to it,it'd be killer to buil em together,I enjoyed building a resto-mod version (complete with '67 Musatng front subframe and drivetrain,slammed stance,stock look otherwise) back when it was first released as a new kit :)

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:30 AM

Casey I have built this kit twice and it has different tires for the steel wheels then the custom. The steel wheel tires have white wall inserts and dog dish hubs one that covers all the wheel and one hat covers the lugs.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

the custom caps work great on the 36 ford coupe too

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

Has anyone used the Model Car Garage P/E set for this kit?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Also, if one does decide to build this truck "factory stock", be sure to carefully sand away the wood grain between the skid strips, as on the real trucks, from the factory, there wasn't any exposed wood.

Ford, in their pickup beds 1928-52, used a sheet metal floor OVER the oak planking, having "skid strips" stamped into that--with one inch drain holes at each front corner of the bed floor. Since very few restorers either know, or care about this detail, most of these trucks get restored with piano-finished wood planking.

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This was true for a wide bed in 1930 but the others in 1930 were just painted black over the wood not a steel floor .Ford did not stain and clear the wood for the beds.