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'29 Olds Hot Rod Truck "Apple Cratey-8"

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Here's an AMT Beverly Hillbillies issue. I used a '50s Olds engine and a stakebed from a AMT '34 Ford truck. The wood graining is handpainted.

I'd like some input on the wheels. The choices I have available are either mags or painted steel wheels. Any thoughts?

Comments welcome!

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The mags for sure. Good looking wood. I mean the truck bed. get your mind out of the gutter. : )

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It can't be a '29 (last year for that Olds Economy Truck was 1923), but other than that everything is looking A-OK.

Normally I'd tell you to go with painted steel wheels, but those Cragars would look pretty good too. So I'm gonna go ahead and recommend the mags this time.

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It's actually a 1921 Olds. Here's a nice walkaround of an original:

One big but correctable error on the kit is the honeycomb on the radiator should be flush with the front of the radiator shell. It's an easy fix - just insert the radiator into the shell, mark around the opening, remove it, then carve away around the outline until it fits flush with the front of the shell.

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Nice so far. Given the two choices I'd go with the mags. How about the steel wheels from the 36 Ford with the rear wheels widened a bit using a sleeve in the front?

Later-

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