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1:25 - need tips..looking to build log truck, older conventional

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Not much luck doing search.  What I'd really like is a 1950's era log truck in 1:20 scale to use with that scale model logging railroad.  Don't think I'll find that.  On a gamble today, I picked up the AMT 1103 Peerless logging trailer in 1:25, new, $29.    Could be OK in that scale, but am having trouble finding a suitable 1950's vintage truck to hook it up to that would match scale.

Any tips/thoughts would be appreciated.  Not much out there in older conventionals that I can find.

Thanks, Dennis

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Check with Dave at American Industrial Truck Models. He has resin conversions from the 50s.

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X2 what Driptroit 71 suggested,  Dave will definitely have what your looking for.  

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I would also suggest AITM as there is a great variety of cabs,  I would be on the look out for the ERTL IH Logger($$$) as the kit is more substantial than the AMT. Not going to be near 1/20 but aren't garden railway (G scale) 1/22.5?

greg

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Thanks.  Big help.  I ordered the Sterling cab kit from AITM.  Now to figure what/where to find a chassis for it go on.  Side comment on G scale model railroading:   Our guys run a lot of 1:20.3, but also 1:22 and 1:29.  Different manufacturers have been making things to different versions of scale.  I can make 1:25 work.  

Now to save more money!

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Dennis,

If this is going to be primarily a "shelf display" type of model truck, and money is an object, you might consider using one of the SNAP kits as the donor for your resin cab.....  If you have a Hobby-Lobby that you frequent, those kits are about $18 using the 40% off coupon.

DJ

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Thanks.  Largely shelf display or part of logging diorama.  "SNAP," kit means nothing to me.    Guess I better do a search on that one.  

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Revell offers two snap tite trucks that are very good kits despite their simplified nature. Unfortunately both of these kits are too modern to be a donor for your truck. Personally I would use the AMT Diamond Reo or Autocar kits as a donor, these are closer to the year of your truck and have a suspension closer to what would be used on a logging truck at that time.

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