I have a hard time resisting the urge to buy kits that I built as a kid. The AMT double T kit is one of them. I saw this one on a vendors table recently and had to grab it. Unfortunately, it only had the parts for the stock Model T.
That's cool. I'll build it.
This will be the pickup version and will also include a wrecker boom. Here's a mock up of the basic parts:
Like many other kits, the rear axle is open on the top. On most models however, the axle is tight up against the underside of the car, so you'd never notice. On a Model T, the top of the axle is highly visible. Some plastic tube was cut in half and used to cover up the gap.
Some scraps were also added on the top of the differential housing and used to fill in the gaps in the brake backing plates. The axle is not done yet, but starting to look better. Since this truck will support a wrecker boom, I scratch built some heavy duty tires using slices of PVC.
I'm using basswood for the bed floor. The wood is stained with Minwax Provincial # 211. This will eventually get a clear coat.
You don't usually see the doors opened up on the Model T roadster body. They're so small.
The real Model T's I've seen have a passenger side door only. This one will have that door opened up. With such a small door, the challenge will be to make hinges small enough to look in scale. These will be my smallest hinges yet.
Edited by Alyn, 11 May 2013 - 06:41 PM.