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'29 Olds Hot Rod Truck "Apple Cratey-8"


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#1 bondo bill

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:24 PM

Here's an AMT Beverly Hillbillies issue. I used a '50s Olds engine and a stakebed from a AMT '34 Ford truck. The wood graining is handpainted.

 

I'd like some input on the wheels. The choices I have available are either mags or painted steel wheels. Any thoughts?

 

Comments welcome!

 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:28 PM

I would go with the mags... Nice start

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

Great looking woodgrain, very neat project. l also like the mags...



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:29 PM

The mags for sure. Good looking wood. I mean the truck bed. get your mind out of the gutter. : )



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

It can't be a '29 (last year for that Olds Economy Truck was 1923), but other than that everything is looking A-OK.

Normally I'd tell you to go with painted steel wheels, but those Cragars would look pretty good too. So I'm gonna go ahead and recommend the mags this time.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

Yeah, the mags look cool.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:05 PM

It's actually a 1921 Olds. Here's a nice walkaround of an original:

One big but correctable error on the kit is the honeycomb on the radiator should be flush with the front of the radiator shell. It's an easy fix - just insert the radiator into the shell, mark around the opening, remove it, then carve away around the outline until it fits flush with the front of the shell.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:49 AM

Nice so far. Given the two choices I'd go with the mags. How about the steel wheels from the 36 Ford with the rear wheels widened a bit using a sleeve in the front?

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