Casey~ I see your from Elizibeth, Pa.
You have three great model clubs within 30 miles of you in each direction
3 River Automodelers meet in West Mifflin @ Neals Resturaunt 2 nd monday of each month
Old Pot belly Gang in Scotdale, Pa. Meets every other month
Hobby town in Monroeville meets thrid week of every month
We got a lot of truck builders hanging around
Not sure if you know about these clubs or if you have ever attended
if you are interested in more info drop me a PM
Absolutely Right on the mark- Very Nice~
Welcome back to the hobby- Looks like you didnt miss a beat!!
I really like those CANNONS-- I can hear it now breakin over the hill-hittin the JAKE
TWIST, This is my kinda Build I have one of these started and never finished it. But now you just re kindled my spirit for this.
Attached are a few pictures of my cab.
I am not a scholar when it comes to FORD but it is my MY # 1 Favorite Truck brand and Model Choice.
Looking through all my Ford reference material I can not find anything indicating the 317 was available in 1953,
I do find where the 317 was offered in 1954. I think the engine in the Ford C-cab will work and would not be considered unreasonable for your truck.
However, 1953 offered many different wheel and tire options for this truck- 22 x 7.5 inch wheels cast spoke or disc-- 20 x 7.5 inch rims and a two speed rear axle
10,000 pound max capacity, air brakes, overdrive tranny
Hey, Its a model so I dont like getting caught up in the details, I generally build to what I think looks good. but I do appreciate and respect your desire to be period correct.
I dabble in resin casting tires and wheels and have a few on ebay now.
My new wheel mastered for this truck is a period correct five bolt 10:00 20 soon to be cast in resin.
I have a 64 Ford F750 started ( resin ) and a 60 Ford 1/2 tow truck that I need to finish before I can get back to this one-
What type of body will you be putting on this truck?
I am not sure yet what to do with mine
It looks great- cant wait to see it finished
Not one to cause a stir, I did as I was asked without question, But not without looking at the way others were signing thier posts.
I did see that others are using thier proper name in thier postings
I trust all is well at this point