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This creation represents an Argentinian-market Ford Model A Phaeton (four-door convertible) that had been been modified at some point in its career into a pickup, as was common there. Mine is a composite of several I've come across on various vehicle sales sites. Condition of vehicles in those listings vary from nice restorations to rusted out hulks. Mine is somewhere in the middle. This project is a combination of Revell "Rat Rod" pickup and AMT woodie/pickup kits. Because of the mix, some components came out a bit less than straight and true, such as the front axle. It would appear that cars in Argentina were assembled with RHD up until the '40s, so I converted the Revell front axle and steering gear to RHD. The curved cab back wall is actually the front seatback panel. This was represented by a Monogram '60s Corvette Stingray windshield. Modern aftermarket turn signals have been added, and weathering was accomplished using rust-colored paint along with artists' pastels and colored pencils. (BTW: I have no real connection to South America...I'm just fascinated by the variations of vehicles down there.)

 

 

 

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More images can be found here... https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_w_austin/sets/72157634893359388/page3

Edited by Brian Austin

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Very nice work truck. Going so far as adding right hand drive really ads to the realism.  

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I looked it up. You are correct. Argentina converted from RHD to LHD in the 1940s.

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Nice to see an unusual take on a classic model truck.Thanks for posting your photos.

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