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IH Loadstar Diecast & Pressed Steel Combo


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I have this one started now but it's going rather slow. The cab is a 1/16 Ertl International diecast cab from the 70's. The trailer is a Wyanndott pressed steel trailer for the early 50's.

As you can see the cab has been well played with a painted several times.

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Here is the cab cleaned up and shown with the tailer as found.

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WOW!

Very cool combo Tom!

Oh, glad to see you back here, all it took was a new section for different model types, huh? ;)

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Very nice! How big it is?

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I have a feeling that rig would have been worth a few bucks to a toy collector, even in "as found" condition. :o

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I'm loving it .

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I have a old structo ? Coe truck. It's yellow.

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Thanks,

I stripped the paint and brazed up the corner cuts on the trailer. Also did some bondo work and primer today. I also cut the door lines it the cab, these came with almost none showing.

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That looks sharp. What color combo are you planing?

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Beautiful as is!

G

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That combo has some cool lines

Glad you rescued them

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Thanks Guys.

I'm not sure on the color yet, probably why it's going so slow. I was thinking Oliver tractor colors, the dark green and clove, light green almost white used on the Oliver wheels. That way I could use it as a hauling truck for a couple of restored Oliver show tractors being 1/16 scale.

It's a little large for 1/18 but I do have a few 1/16 cars so I could go that way as well. ?????????

The truck and trailer measures 24in long.

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That would be sweet . I had painted my 74 sears garden tractor with Oliver paint from tractor supply company a few years ago . Nothing like going green.lol

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The ends of the diecast bumper were broken off so I cleaned up the break and made a new brass bumper. I'm using 4 - 1-72 hex head screws to mount it to the truck. I plan to BMF the bumper then do the bolts after installed.

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Good stuff!

B)

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Thanks

Now comes the never ending hours of getting an old high mileage truck smoothed out.

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I'm not going to go all out detailing this one. I like to keep most of the original look of the old toys so they have the aged feel about them. That said, I am going to add some simple mirrors to the truck.

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What rig were they replicating with this one? It reminds me of some old Mack or ih.

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What rig were they replicating with this one? It reminds me of some old Mack or ih.

It's an International Loadstar 1600 for the 70's.

AzTom

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Worked on the fifth wheel today.

Cleaned off the rust and removed the latch, spot welded a new release arm on and riveted it back together.

The arm is the belt clip off of a Sheffield box cutter type knife. You Never throw anything away :P

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Wow that's pretty inavative using that knife bit. I knew that truck looked similer to one of those trucks. I want to find a replica of my 59 f100 I know there is a dicast 1/18 but it's 4x4 .

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Nice work on that 5th wheel! You're quite the cratfsman... B)

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Wow. Nice, Tom.

B)

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Okay, I know you think I forgot about this build, :blink:

Shortly after starting this we decided it was time to move for the third time that "We are never doing that again". So we started building a new house and packing to old one. Almost a year later I'm finely getting my junk unpacked.

Anyway, enough of the excuses, it's time to get started again, although I still have little time between getting house stuff setup.

I kind of accidently came up with some mirrors and would like to know what you guys think. They don't need to look factory stock as the truck is a light custom.

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So what do you think, does it look proportional? Real?

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The mufflers mirrors look great, Tom. Go with 'em!

-MJS

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At first glance they look right, until you notices that they are mufflers. I would go with them.

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They look good to me!

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