Changing the cab from a 1000 to a 900 is easy Minor trim differences only The chrome panel at the bottom front of the cab (where the front bumper mounts) is Painted not chrome and most 900's had paired lights in the upper bezel instead of the oval arrow's in the kit (and on 1000's)
as for cutting down tp an open cab, Do NOT cut the jump seat area sides level with the door windows. That area should match the height of the firewall/radiator cover section of the jumpseat interior piece
Lindberg's kit listed as 1/32 but smaller (1/35??1/37?) shows this
I read (I believe at the Scale Firehouse forums the old Aurora 1.32 Headlight bezels Sadly LONG out of production (--I have a few and could offer a set for resin casting) would be correct for the upper marker lights on the 900 I have also seen some simply glue 2 lenses to the kit piece
I believe the other noticable difference is the Eagle on the American LaFrance logo was a 1000 series original. Some late 900's may have gotten them, others had the added afterward
I want to say the at some time the Pyro/Life-Like/Lindberg 1/32 kits DID have Chrome I have a few of the 32 Fords & Chevy's and they do have chrome IF I can find them I will take pics. I want to say the chrome was more of an Aluminum look than Bright chrome but they weer plated not painted Also I think those issues came with Blue tint clear including those with headlight lenses
It has been A LONG time, but....................................
I have passed the Lindberg re-issues at Ollie's as they were the same $7.99 that the 1/25 kits were And while the 1/25 got marked down over time, the 1/32 did not!!!
SEVERAL!!! Example, Pair of Prestiege issue 63 Galaxie's started when the sseries First came out!! One converted to convertible MANY Others including the 65 Tempest/:Le Mans wagon!!!! Not planning 64, 66 & 67 Tempest/Le Mans (GTO) Wagons!!!!!