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  1. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    They appear to be radials?
  2. '73-'79 Ford "Dentside" F-Series pics

    Its a good idea to study trim moldings on the specific years before you build. Still waiting for an readily available '73-'79 standard wheelbase 8' bed.
  3. 1959 Ford T 950 Super Duty Dump

    Thanks guys. A few more shots. I should mention the cab guard was lowered on dump since the Louisville cab sits much higher and extra speedo decals were added to the original instrument panel to simulate tachometer and air pressure gauges, and an air control valve on dash for pulling equipment trailers, something the original AMT pickup would not have.
  4. 1978 Mack U-Model "Overnight"

    Another excellent build! A perfect example of why fleet trucks are my favorites!
  5. Different styles of "Budd" disc wheels

    The 2 piece 16 wheel, first photo, and the 1 piece 16.5 , second photo, Ford 1 ton rims used in the late 60's and 70's. In the 80's, third photo, the 1 piece 16" began to take favor.
  6. Different styles of "Budd" disc wheels

    1 ton Chevy GMC wheels 70' thru 80's, . The third photo is the 16" 2 piece which seemed to disappear after the mid 70's.
  7. Great choice in building an 8 lug workhorse. I would like to do a 8' Ford Flareside bed ( used between 1953 and 1979 ) when someone offers it in resin. The only thing interchangeable between the short and long bed Flaresides is the fenders and tail lights.
  8. Resin Wishlist

    Correct stock hubcaps for '69-'75 Chevy pickups or vans in 1/25 scale. These highly accurate 1/32 scale caps were done by Revell.
  9. Chevy Truck Dog Dish Hubcaps Kit Source?

    The only accurate 70's Chevy van hubcap was done by Revell in 1/32 scale, it is the'69 thru '75 style used in 1/2 ton vans and 1/2 ton pickups. Unfortunately, it is molded into the wheel, and its 1/32 scale.. AMT tried doing the 1 ton version on their 1/25 van, but screwed up ( Casey's first photo on left ). The edges need to be filed down to be correct.
  10. Different styles of "Budd" disc wheels

    6 hole 22.5" solid wheels used on 2 tons.
  11. X2! Mr. Turner or Mr. Hunt must have transplanted the white walls and full wheel covers from a totaled Sierra Grande he towed in.
  12. Wow! Love the subject, a old 3/4 ton workhorse. The weathered period factory original paint color is perfect! Those stout bumpers mean business! Great job!
  13. The City of Troy Dept. of Public Works just has taken delivery of a brand new 1959 T 950 Ford Dump truck. Cab was from Frontier Resins, frame and Heil Dump from AMT Louisville kit. 534 gas engine from AMT tilt cab, 5 speed main and 4 speed auxiliary from KW 925 kit? Budd wheels are aftermarket resin. Plenty of work to get to this point, but it was worth it.
  14. Different styles of "Budd" disc wheels

    Some Chevy and GMC 2 tons and step vans used the interesting 5 and 10 system, a smaller bolt pattern than heavier trucks. .
  15. Different styles of "Budd" disc wheels

    8 lug Budds were used on late 40's to late 50's Ford Big Jobs. Smaller 6 lug Budds were used on 50's to mid 60's Dodge, Ford and International 1 tons.