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 Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Charlie,
    Glad you like my Seagrave Sedan.  I got some reference info from Matt Lee, but then living in the Detroit area, there have been several that over the years have been at local apparatus musters.  When I moved to Detroit in the late '70's they were still in use all over the city.  A friend of mine used to work for the DFD and we spent a day down at "the shops".  There were probably 10-15 of them in various states of repair, or going out of service.  The rust really took its toll on most of them after being on the streets for 15-20 years.
     
    A.J.
  2. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Here's the one I built in 1987 from the second set of Mike's castings.
     
     





  3. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

    The one thing that you have to keep in mind is that it is your model, so build it however you want.  Just have fun doing it to please yourself.
  4. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic What kind of builder are you?   

    I've been building model cars since 1958, trucks since the late '60's and fire apparatus since the early '70's.  I don't categorize myself as I build for the fun of it, and depending on the model, I can go all out on detail or just do a build that looks good on the shelf.  This is, and always has been, a hobby for me and when I don't find it fun, I take a brief break, but always end up coming back.  I must admit that I have always found it hard to build a model just like the one shown on the box, and have always done something to make every model I've built unique in one way or another.  I seldom try and duplicate a 1:1 truck, car, or piece of fire apparatus down to the smallest detail as that would be more taxing for me personally than to build something that is a reflection of what I have in my mind. 
  5. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Aftermarket Resin Hinged Side Doors for the AMT Ford Vantom Kits???   

    Here is a similar conversion that I built in 1984 using a modified 1981 issued MPC Cannonball Run 1978 Dodge van. Body and chassis modified to B300 maxi-van specs, with a second set of rear doors installed on right passenger side to provide windowed doors. Paint is Dupont Chrysler W1 with Testors orange. 

  6. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Parts Box Diamond Reo   

    Cool.
     
    A.J.
  7. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic C-600 Ford wrecker with a scratchbuilt Holmes style boom   

    Great job.  All it needs are some exterior mirrors.
  8. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic I just noticed something funny about the AMT Ford C-600   

    It was actually common for big medium and heavy duty trucks not to have shock absorbers.  I used to work as a tech in a Ford full-line dealership back in the 1960's and early 1970's, and once the truck got above the 500 series, shocks weren't even available.  And those trucks were heavy, even when unloaded.  They'd ride like a buckboard empty, but put 20,000 pounds on the back end, and they rode pretty well.
     
  9. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic 1925 Ford Model T Pickup   

    I've always loved these '25 Model T kits.  I've built quite a few pickups over the year as well. Here are a couple that I still have on my shelf.
    Here's a stock one I built originally in 1970, then rebuilt it after a household move in 1985.

    Here's a fire chief's buggy built back in 1987 and restored in 2010.


  10. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Show us your pick-up truck models!   

    Here are some from the '70's until now.
    1970 GMC Long Bed

    1971 Chevrolet C10 Short Box

    1971 GMC Step Side

    1972 Chevrolet C10 - low line

    1973 Dodge W200 w/plow

    1978 Dodge D100 Li'l Red Express - original 1978 kit

    1980 Ford F150 Flareside

    1990 GMC 3500

    1991 Chevrolet 3500 short cab

    1991 Ford F250

    1992 Ford Flareside

    1993 Chevrolet 3500

    1993 Ford F150 long box

    1994 Dodge Ram 1500 short box - cut down from 2500 long box

    1994 Dodge Ram 2500

    1995 Dodge Ram 3500

    1996 Chevrolet C1500 454SS

    1996 Chevrolet C3500

    1996 Dodge Ram VTS

    1996 Ford Ranger

    1997 Dodge Dakota

    1999 Chevrolet C1500


  11. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Show us your pick-up truck models!   

    Here are some from the '40's, '60's, & '60's.
    1940 Ford Pickup Street Rod

    1940 Ford Pickup stock using AAM resin conversion kit.

    1941 Chevrolet

    1941 Ford stock using AAM conversion kit.

    1950 Chevrolet

    1953 Ford

    1953 Ford

    1956 Ford F100 (built in the 1980's before Revell stock version was available)

     
    1961 original Falcon Ranchero


  12. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Show us your pick-up truck models!   

    I've got quite a few so I'll start with ones from the '20's & '30's.
    1925 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup

    1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

    1929 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup

    1932 Ford 4 Cylinder Pickup

    1932 Ford V-8 Pickup

    1934 Ford Pickup

    1934 Ford Pickup

    1934 Ford Pickup 1936 Ford Pickup

  13. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic 62' or 63' Chev C60   

    It is not that hard of a conversion to make if you have an old AMT '62 or '63 Chevy pickup cab to start with.  Here's one I did,, but as a '62 GMC pumper.  I made the fender flares out of Tamiya putty.






  14. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic What year were the MPC dodge trucks originally designed off of   

    I think you'll find your answer here:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/70067-history-of-mpcs-dodge-dw-series-trucks/
     
    A.J.
  15. maxwell48098 added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Super Boss   

    I'd read this post:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/109703-amt-super-boss-2016/
     
    A.J.