Diecast & Pressed Steel Combo
Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:58 AM
As you can see the cab has been well played with a painted several times.
Here is the cab cleaned up and shown with the tailer as found.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:40 AM
Very cool combo Tom!
Oh, glad to see you back here, all it took was a new section for different model types, huh?
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:35 AM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:02 PM
I stripped the paint and brazed up the corner cuts on the trailer. Also did some bondo work and primer today. I also cut the door lines it the cab, these came with almost none showing.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:43 PM
I'm not sure on the color yet, probably why it's going so slow. I was thinking Oliver tractor colors, the dark green and clove, light green almost white used on the Oliver wheels. That way I could use it as a hauling truck for a couple of restored Oliver show tractors being 1/16 scale.
It's a little large for 1/18 but I do have a few 1/16 cars so I could go that way as well. ?????????
The truck and trailer measures 24in long.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:29 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:06 AM
Now comes the never ending hours of getting an old high mileage truck smoothed out.
I'm not going to go all out detailing this one. I like to keep most of the original look of the old toys so they have the aged feel about them. That said, I am going to add some simple mirrors to the truck.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:22 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:11 PM
What rig were they replicating with this one? It reminds me of some old Mack or ih.
It's an International Loadstar 1600 for the 70's.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:19 PM
Cleaned off the rust and removed the latch, spot welded a new release arm on and riveted it back together.
The arm is the belt clip off of a Sheffield box cutter type knife. You Never throw anything away
Edited by AzTom, 19 June 2012 - 10:41 AM.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:29 AM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:32 PM