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#1 jaydar

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:34 AM

I am more interested in stock than custom but either is ok. 1/25 preferred.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:45 AM

I know others will tell you about smaller scales, but Minicraft has a pretty nice 1/16 kit.

http://www.ebay.com/...KUP&_sacat=2580

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Joe, in 1-25th scale , the A M T actually former M P C 1929 Ford Model A Roadster P U is hard to beat .

 

The Revell 1930 Roadster cab/ Enclosed cab  has a way more delicate suspension system. I did one as a light duty wrecker by combining pieces from A M T's 1929 roadster with the revel kit to gain a stocker .

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

Man, you know Revell and AMT have a few trucks still in production you could choose from and some earlier issues you could grab on ebay....Just look around....



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:27 AM

Joe, in 1-25th scale , the A M T actually former M P C 1929 Ford Model A Roadster P U is hard to beat .
 
The Revell 1930 Roadster cab/ Enclosed cab  has a way more delicate suspension system. I did one as a light duty wrecker by combining pieces from A M T's 1929 roadster with the revel kit to gain a stocker .


Fantastic Dio. thanks for the tip.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for the information, 1/16 is interesting but i do not have anything else in that scale.

thanks all,

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:02 AM

The Revell '29 pickup is the finest Model A pickup that can be bought in 1/25 scale. 

Unfortunately, a proper '30-'31 cab pickup has not been done in 1/25.

 

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It's out again under in the "Car Show" series in a Monogram box:

 

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It has a delicate suspension system because it is ACCURATE and true to scale. 

 

You must remember that Model A pickups were manufactured on the passenger car chassis. 

 

Only Model AA trucks (1-1/2 ton and 2-1/2 ton) were any beefier than the passenger cars, and they had totally different frames, suspensions, wheels, tires, axles, brakes, and transmissions.  The engine, cab, hood, radiator (but not radiator shell), headlamps, headlight bar, and front fenders were the only components common/interchangeable between the Model A passenger cars/pickups and the Model AA trucks.