maxwell48098

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  • Location Troy, MI
  • Full Name A.J. Ramming

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  1. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Dodge RAM 6 X 6   

    Reminds me of the 6X6 Dodge Ram T-Rex from back in the mid '90's.  Neat build.
     
    A.J.
  2. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Dodge truck   

    You could always get a Lil' Red Express kit which are common and cheap just about anywhere for the standard front suspension.  That's what I did when I rebuilt so old 4x4's a couple of years ago.
     
    A.J.
  3. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic 1/32 wheels & tires on 1/25   

    Here is a 1977 Dodge mini-pumper that I built around 1980 that used resin castings from the 1/32 scale Aurora 1969 ALF pumper.  They look quite good as 1/25 scale wheels and tires for 1 ton duallies.

  4. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic What was your first truck model?   

    I'm going to date myself here, but my first big truck kit was the phantom AMT tractor and trailer produced in the early '60's.  The model and image shown aren't mine, but this one was a local show last month.  The first regular big rig kit that I built was the 1969 issued IMC kit 118 Dodge L700 tractor.  The funny thing about this is that I didn't build it as a stock tractor, but instead built it as a box van using half of the IMC trailer kit for the box, and Plastruct to lengthen the frame and aluminum tube for the longer prop shaft.  I still have this one after rebuilding it in 1974 to repair damage from a house move.  My absolute oldest truck build was built in 1960 from original AMT kit 125 1925 Ford Model T double kit.  I never glued the turtle deck with spare tire or pickup box onto that kit, so I could swap it out when I played with it.  The picture shown of the car is the 1960 kit, while the roadster pickup is one I built strictly as a pickup around 1970.
     
    A.J.





  5. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic 1965 Chevrolet Panel Delivery   

    I took one of the R&R kits and lengthened it for this rescue truck.
     
    A.J.



  6. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359 & Great Dane Reefer Trailer   

    Very nicely done.
    A.J.
  7. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic my first big rig   

    Nice job Nick.
     
    A.J.
  8. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Blazerburb   

    Very nicely done.
    A.J.
  9. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Ollie's Dodge Truck   

    Always liked these Dakota kits.  Nice simple build with the added details.
     
    A.J.
  10. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic AMT American LaFrance Aero Chief   

    Here is one I did years ago.  Converted ladder chief to a mid-mount aerial.
     
    A.J.




  11. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic AMT American LaFrance Aero Chief   

    Still have several of each release of this kit.  Ironically, Troy, MI never had any 1000 series apparatus, but they did have a 1968 ALF 900 1000 gpm pumper.
  12. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic GMC turbine   

    Spoke with John G today at the toy show in Warren, and he confirmed that the tooling does exist.  I mentioned how about offering it as a "parts pack" like they did with the chromed Mercury sleeper.  He said that may be a possibility if there any demand.  Use the email address in Casey's post and let them know.  I also asked about the IH S-series trucks.  He stated that they might have the tools but they still haven't been able to go through everything they bought.  Again,, if there is demand, they might look harder to see if they have either or both sets of tooling.
  13. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Kenworth W-900 Wrecker   

    Went to a toy show in Warren MI today and there were a couple of vendors selling them.  One guy had them for $67 and the other for $65.
     
    A.J.
  14. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Kenworth W-900 Wrecker   

    Asked the owner of the local hobby shop and he said he would be selling it in the $65 to $70 range versus a retail price of $80 to $85.  That was a couple of months ago now.