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Customized 1934 Desoto Airflow


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This 1934 Desoto car was converted to a tanker truck by local car customized, Chad Hiltz. I took the photos September 2019 at a Rick Rood's annual car show in Waterville, Nova Scotia.

1934 DeSoto Airflow - Noggins Cider Custom Truck fsvd {Waterville 2019}=KRM02.jpg

1934 DeSoto Airflow - Noggins Cider Custom Truck fsvp {Waterville 2019}=KRM02.jpg

1934 DeSoto Airflow - Noggins Cider Custom Truck fv {Waterville 2019}=KRM02.jpg

 

1934 DeSoto Airflow - Noggins Cider Custom Truck info sheet {Waterville 2019}=KRM02.jpg

 

Has a model kit of an Chrysler or Desoto Airflow every been produced?

 

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I like the Art Deco design and don't recall seeing anything this nice on his TV program before. This styling looks like many of the commercial vehicles built in the late twenties and thirties. 

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Franklin Mint did produce a 1934 Chrysler Airflow coupe.  There is also an Airflow sedan in 1:32 mass-market diecast. Note that DeSoto's Airflows had a shorter wheelbase and different nose styling from the Chrysler line.

Dodge did also produce a relatively small number of Airflow-styled truck cab-chassis.  Many had streamlined tanker bodies mounted, though I don't think I've seen one with a tandem axle such as this custom.

As Chrysler Airflows are seldom seen these days out and about, I think DeSoto ones are even less common.

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20 hours ago, Brian Austin said:

That bank is not 1:25.  It's closer to 1:30-something.

Correct. I almost went down that rabbit hole, but thankfully, a seller posted the dimensions of the model, which were clearly well under 1/25.

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On 10/3/2022 at 4:00 PM, misterNNL said:

Makes me wish we had a 1/25 scale Airflow in resin as a starting point for this style of vehicle. All I can find is a 3D file which does me no good at all.

The Franklin Mint model in 1/24 is absolutely beautiful, and can occasionally be found slightly damaged, and cheap enough to hack up.

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