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#1 carman59

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:40 PM

I don't know the history on this custom truck, but I heard it was called the Car Craft Dream Truck and it was built from a 50 Chevy..

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:53 AM

Hi Nathan,
I'm enjoying seeing your various Danburys.....Danbury Mint's models were certainly the pinnacle of 1/24 detailed diecast and I, too, have collected many of them over the years. The custom and hot rod series were particularly well done

The 'Dream Truck' , known as the R&C Dream Truck was the project of Spence Murray (of Rod and Custom Magazine) and it's design and build during various itterations were covered in the magazine during the late/mid fifties as it went from one famous custom shop to the next to get modifications done to it. Sadly, it was damaged in a towing accident while on its way to a car show back in the late '50s and its wreck sat fallow for quite a while but, thankfully, it was eventually restored and I believe a clone of the original has also been done.

Danbury has been having a lot of trouble with their manufacturing facilities in China lately (closures and labour problems, etc.), and I hope they can regroup, get things sorted out and get back to producing more great 1/24 diecast models soon.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:02 AM

yeah I do too, I also heard that they are doing away with their catalogs, now you have to go on line to find what you want, and then call them and tell them. Kind of sx, but oh well....that's progress.