Edited by blazefox, 03 May 2013 - 07:34 AM.
What kit trailer would best fit a 1949 FORD F8 SEMI
Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:55 PM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:07 PM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:13 PM
You could start with the Lindberg/IMC/Testor's Tank, Box or Flat bed
and build one of them Short. That is an option on all 3.
Max trailer length then was 30-32 feet. and many box vans had a rounded front,
so all kits are too modern. You will have to modify one to correct specs.
I am not sure where to go to find plans for trailers of that era
Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:06 PM
A truck built in 1949 could easily still have been hauling cargo for a local independant operator in the early 70s which is about the period most of the trailer kits represent. I'm not positive but I think the Lindberg flatbed, tanker and van trailers are a bit older style than the AMT and Ertl trailers.
If you want it to accurately represent a semi in the 1950s you are going to have to do some scratchbuilding.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:26 PM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:25 AM
Yes AMT made a 5 car hauler that resembles something from the late 40s to 60s. unfortunately it's been out of production for some time so prices are high.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:05 PM
Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:52 AM
Or something like this! They were still using some of these(longer versions) into the late 60's early 70's for local deliveries of their furniture.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:50 PM