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#1 Modelmikey

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Hello all, I have a question about AITM Cabs. I'm not trying to bad mouth AITM by any means, but I am looking at a F Model mack to turn into a Hayes. I ordered a MTFA cab in 2000, and it was rather thick, and I more or less ruined it trying to clean it up (I was 17 at the time). I ordered a tall sleeper and it seems to be a better quality resin, and thinner walls. What are the current cabs like compared to the older MTFA cabs?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:09 AM

I think it depends if the mold was reworked.  The newer cabs are thinner.  I would just reach out to Dave and ask what the cab thickness is.  B)



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:38 AM

Aitm has some of the thinnest cast cabs u can get

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:15 AM

Hallo

 

I have a mack f cab from aitm which I bought 3 or 4 years a go and I was verry thick as you mentioned In tried to rework it but it is not the way I want it so it is parked in the backyard. I bought a Hayes cab last year and it is the same thick as AMT cabs. So in my oppinion it depends of who and when the cabs were or are made but just ask Dave.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

It has to do with the molds for the cab/car body and how they are done.

Some are "slush cast" where the caster slushes the resin around in the mold until it hardens and the thickness varys quite a lot over the body/cab...but hopefully no reputable caster uses that technique anymore as the castings demands lots and lots of work to be usable.

Nowadays most of the body/cab molds are done in two pieces, one outside and one inside and the resin is poured in the small space between them, and the thickness depends on how big the gap between the outer and inner mold is.

I have only one kit from AITM and that's nice and crisp, so I don't have anything to complain about.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:20 PM

There is a wide variety of quality among his cabs, some have been heavily reworked while others were just cleaned up and remain on the thick side. He also has some that are entirely new masters and of very good quality.

 

I would just email Dave and ask about any parts you are interested in, I've always found him easy to work with and honest in assessing the items he offers.