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Hi guys

I have fallen in love.....

I have fallen in love with this C cab. These pics is all I can find of it, and I dont even know where I got them, I had them for ages.

The car is called Cargoyl.... (Yes I know of the Caddy with a similar name)

Does any of you guys have any pics, vids, or webpages with this C cab? Anything?

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Thanks Rick, another pic..... :)

You´re right there William, it is pretty neat.... I wouldnt mind having that truck in my drive way....

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Reminds me of some AMT kits I built in the 70s, li'l mixer, li'l gasser and li'l wrecker I think

Edited by Busman
Incorrect spelling

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Wonder what steering it is like, with that huge contact patch out back and those skinny front tires...

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It looks like a Show Rod,  so it probably never goes more than 2 or 3 miles per hour if it runs at all.  So steering is  a moot point. The show promotors eventually made a rule requiring running engines  because many or the show cars in the '60s had engines without pistons, rods, cams and other internals- just blocks, heads, cranks and external parts. They were pushed off their trailers and into the display, then pushed back onto the trailer. No messy fuel, water or oil to leak and no heat to discolor the chrome.

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Would be easier to see what I'm looking at without that darned photobucket banner across the pics.

 

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On 9/17/2020 at 6:27 PM, Mark said:

Wonder what steering it is like, with that huge contact patch out back and those skinny front tires...

I’m guessing it would be abysmal, at best.

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Yeah, especially if the rear axles has posi differentials. ;):rolleyes:

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On ‎9‎/‎23‎/‎2020 at 10:09 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

Try using this kit.

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That's the kit I was thinking would be a close starting point. The cab on this is closer to the real dealio!!

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That's a cool looking C cab. It reminds me of a tandem axle truck that was running around the car shows when I was younger.

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On 9/23/2020 at 11:09 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

Try using this kit.

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Reissued by Round 2 a few years back, as the Chuck Miller Fire Truck.  Only the rear wheels and a couple other parts were different between the two.

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Found this one at a local flea market recently.  Revell did a series of these C-cab customs, all with VW engines.  This one was cheap because it's missing part of the 2-piece tires, the glass, and decals.  

It still has all the cab parts, roof and the interior shelves, since it's supposed to be a hot dog/snack wagon.  I thought I might cross-kit those parts with an AMT '23 T delivery wagon, and build a stock-ish snack wagon.  A quick check showed that the Revell roof is about the same width and length as the AMT kit.  I might try to also use some parts from the old MPC Popcorn Wagon. But that one is 1/20 scale and might take some serious fiddling to fit. 

 

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That’s a nice score Mike, especially if you didn’t pay a lot for it!  I’ve been watching for one of those myself, but they usually go for fairly decent amounts of money

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6 hours ago, Mike999 said:

all with VW engines

Look a little closer @@ ....they are Corvair engines...6 cylinders not 4 poppers

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6 hours ago, Mike999 said:

  This one was cheap because it's missing part of the 2-piece tires, the glass, and decals.  

Jim is right Michael.....I had a wanted post up with almost NO response. ...so if you don't use these parts...I will make it worth your while

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15 hours ago, Khils said:

Jim is right Michael.....I had a wanted post up with almost NO response. ...so if you don't use these parts...I will make it worth your while

OK, I'll check if it has those suspension parts and get back to you.  I'm in the middle of some Monday morning chores right now.     

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