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#1 Chuck Most

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:34 PM

Just wondering if anybody's ever built an H-Series model. Dean Milano did one years ago in SAE, but I've never seen another one.

Please tell me he and I aren't the only guys who love those ungainly things!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:00 PM

hi Chuck,
I have a friend that is putting plans and parts together to build one of these trucks.I'm helping my friend Paul T on his project.he has a coule of resin cabs,but I do believe he is looking at building his own cab.we are getting as much info as we can on this project.Paul thinks that the resin cabs are not accurate enouch for him.I see the things he is talking about.we are looking at the frames and deciding weather the C Cab frame is good or weather we need to build a new one.thats about where we are on this project.Thanks,Chris

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

I have a resin H series, maybe in the future, to many other projects to do first. might make 1 of my signature long wheelbase smoothies..
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

Hi Chuck:

I built one from a resin conversion from Austrailia, and I semi scratch built one, using a C series kit. The blue unit is the one I converted.

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It has to be one of the ugliest trucks ever, but there is something just too cool about it also.

Cheers:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

Two very nice builds, you took a fairly ugly :( truck and made them likable, nice job. The allied vans truck remind's my of one that was @ the local allied years ago.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

I vaguley remember seeing a how-to article, years ago..... :(

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

I really like these trucks. I might have to try my hand at one one of these days. I think my biggest problem will be getting the little details correct. Like the ladders, logos, and the headlights.

Bitner, your blue cab looks perfect! Excellent job. The Allied cab is vry nice, too.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:18 PM

A two story Falcon!!! There was a company here in town ad a small fleet of them years ago! The drivers hated them with a passion!:rolleyes:
There was one here in town this summer! A carnival still had it in use! If I would have been getting around better I would have gotten some pictures!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:38 PM

Two very nice builds, you took a fairly ugly :) truck and made them likable, nice job.


X2 Bill!!!

Never really gave these trucks a second look as a kid because they were so ugly, but looking at your builds now, it's sure easy to see how Ford shortcutted to make a "new" cab! :o

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:48 PM

Kinda similar Bitner:


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:53 PM

G,day ,This was at a comp last week . I know nothing about it or who built it , just thought i'd put it here , cheer's .
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:03 PM

Never really gave these trucks a second look as a kid because they were so ugly, but looking at your builds now, it's sure easy to see how Ford shortcutted to make a "new" cab! :)

Many modelers here (including me) have the same thoughts about this truck. It is ugly, but it is attractive too.
Bill, I love your Fords.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:45 AM

heres one :

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item3a5f7f1d1a

hope this helps

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:15 AM

Every time I see that Allied Van Lines Ford I swear I have seen that one in1:1 back when I was a kid!
That is probably the best representation of that truck I have seen. Not that the others I have seen are not equally as good but this one really stands out!B)

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:33 AM

Close match

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:37 AM

Don't that sleeper look nice and comfy!B) And drivers complained abot the sleeper in an Emoryvile!:lol:

#17 Chuck Most

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

Don't that sleeper look nice and comfy!B) And drivers complained abot the sleeper in an Emoryvile!:lol:

Oddly, there's plenty of room for me to sleep behind the seat on a C-cab (or H-series, by proxy). Even with two passengers, one guy could theoretically sleep on the seat, and one on the shelf behind the seat.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

I was thinking of building one from scratch. You could use a c series cab, frame and probably the engine and most of the interior. With a little modification to the cab, you could have a nice truck to add to your collection.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

That's the spirit!!

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:37 AM

This is definitely on my list of rigs to build. I'm one of those people who say the uglier they are, the cooler they are..lol

This truck embodies the style of the late 50's/early 60's and I think that's why its so ugly/attractive..lol


Great builds above guys btw