X2 on both.
Jump to content
Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:51 AM
Final vote: 40 REAL, 12 MODEL.
And the answer is... MODEL! A big model, but still a scale reproduction of the original, or "model!"
Posted 29 November 2013 - 05:33 AM
Really? I was completely sure that it was a Real Deal. This time you fooled the most of us, a really good one.
Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:35 AM
Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:14 PM
Maybe that guy is just really tall. Like, really, really tall. A very tall cowboy.
Edited by Erik Smith, 29 November 2013 - 12:14 PM.
Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:24 PM
What scale is that? Beautiful model by the way. It looks like it could be driven by a little person.There is a scaled down '49 Mercury around here that is driven on the highway, it looks like about the same scale.
Edited by rmvw guy, 29 November 2013 - 12:29 PM.
Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:07 PM
Excerpt from Ernie Adams' site about this car, his 49-Merc and others... http://www.dwarfcarpromotions.com (Loads a little slow).
Ernie started with photos taken from a full-sized '39 Chevy 2 door sedan. He took pictures of the front, rear, both sides and everything in between. All measurements needed were taken off these pictures.
Ernie looked for a donor car with 12-inch wheels. He found a '72 Toyota in an alleyway and was able to get it for free. By using the Toyotas complete drive train, all parts remained compatible.
Ernie began construction in 1990. He spent two and a half years from start to finish. This car is a solid 1770 lbs. and will cruise at highway speeds with ease. Ernie’s '39 Chevy Dwarf has been on the road for sixteen years and has 54,000 miles on it to date.
Posted 29 November 2013 - 05:10 PM
I don't know, Harry. It seems to me if it can be driven by a person, it's not a model. I would call it a replica, but not a model.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:43 AM
Isn't a model a replica? Whether it's driveable or not? Ya fooled alotta folks with this one Harry!
Edited by george 53, 30 November 2013 - 03:43 AM.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:42 AM
Looks like you got us all, but I have to say you really pushed the limits on this one. I was very intrigued and read the web site. These are street legal cars and have been driven across multiple states. These cars straddle a fine line between a model and a custom car. Yes, it is scaled down so I suppose that would fit the definition of a model, but they have Toyota running gear. If he had a scaled down flathead with running gear I would probably think it leaned closer to a model. As I said this is getting into a real gray area. Perhaps a separate thread on "what is a model" would be started.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:04 PM
Finally, a model car that was good enough to fool us.
It would also explain why the rear spats are too big.
Edited by otherunicorn, 30 November 2013 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 06:14 PM
These cars straddle a fine line between a model and a custom car.
They are miniature representations of the real thing. That's a scale model in my book.