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41 Plymouth Diecast Pick Up

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I ran across this in a very unlikely place….. Christmas decorations section in a large chain grocery store…..hmmmm….strange indeed but…..

It is 1:24 scale by Motormax….. nice looking and I considered grabbing it….under ten bucks I figured I can't go wrong…..

Does anyone have experience with these ???? Looks like some good possibilities here….. pretty nice right out of the box with the exception of a few oversized details here and there….would love to see a Revell plastic version of this (like the 37-38 Fords and 41 Chevy???? Maybe????)…..it would certainly round out the collection…..!!!!!

Any comments on this one????

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Bill (Duntov)

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Bill, I bought one years ago when Wal Wourl had them. I knew a fellow in town that had a 1- 1 version. They did an acceptable job of it . I dunno what else to add .............

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What store (I'm also in the Atl. area currently)? Under $10 is about what I can afford this Christmas.

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Bill…. Try Publix…… they vary greatly from store to store with where they place things and there is significant variation from store to store in the seasonal things they carry….as I mentioned this was in the seasonal section with the Christmas ornaments that they just started displaying…..

Also------ sent you a PM about another source….

This looks like an OK truck…Ed made the comment that it was "acceptable"…..

They also had some early sixties Chvey trucks as well (65 ish I think……) a red and a cream color one as well but the Plymouth looked better….plus there are enough of those out in plastic that I would not go after one…..

I am considering stripping the paint and doing some rework…..maybe rebuild the engine?…. long before the Revell 50 Olds came out AMT / ERTL did a '49 Olds and I stripped that one and painted it and added some after market wide whites and baby moons….tweaked the interior a bit too…... still have that '49 in my collection and it looks great…… I had to fill in the slot in the trunk (originally it was a bank) but that was the only real issue and it worked pretty well…..

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Bill (Duntov)

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Thanx for the heads-up on this...I just snagged the last one at my local, and I had to dig in a bunch of other models to find it. Remarkably nice little model for ten bucks, though the chassis is typically blodular. There's certainly a nice, crisp bunch of body castings, and plenty to make the basis of a really unique build.

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that would be a good start to a replica of the 47 dodge my dad has on a half ton chevy longbox frame

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Here's my copy of the Motormax Plymouth pickup. I like this very much and wouldn't think of breaking it apart to do anything different. I'd add some light commercial decals on the doors...

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Since someone mentioned Dodge, Johnny Lightning did the neat humpback van. Our very own Art Anderson designed the Coke scheme.

Motormax also did a nice '66 Chevy pickup that hasn't been kitted. I got one of those at Walmart in a set with a camper for $20. I've also seen the above Plymouth pickup mated with that same camper at Wallys. So that's another place to look.

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Hi, Tom!

Do you mean this one?

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Hi, Tom!

Do you mean this one?

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That's the one! I took a lot of photos of the truck and the camper. I even have shots of the camper taken apart... all of them currently missing on Fotki.

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I have several of those Plymouth trucks, they're not too bad. The last one I picked up comes with the camper pictured with the '66 Chevy, it doesn't really fit very well in the Plymouth bed, though. I found it at the local Tractor Supply store, along with a decent '58 Chevy Apache Fleetside. Menard's is also carrying the same line of die casts.

For the most part, any die casts I get go right on the shelf, but I do have one of the Plymouth trucks apart with plans on making a hot rod out of it. No real progress other than taking it apart, though.

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No real progress other than taking it apart, though.

That's me and that camper! It comes apart real easy with screws. I want to turn one into a full detail interior and haven't gotten any further than taking it apart! :rolleyes:

In my defense, the interior wasn't meant to be opened up. None of the camper windows are cut open, just painted black. And there is a lot of structure and screw posts in the interior to hollow out!

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Hi guys….

I have to agree it will be a bit hard to take the 41 Plymouth apart but it will happen…..

I think lowering it just a bit with some period (1950's) custom wheels and maybe rework the engine… is all in store for this one….

Thanks!!!

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

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Here's what I did with mine. Just a little detail, some black wash, and some wide whites. Pretty nice little model for the price. Franklin or Danbury actually did one of these, but for over $120 less, I'll gladly keep the Motormax one!

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Yep Alan….my thoughts exactly…. just a bit of a nip / tuck here and there and few details and for the price you can't beat it…..

Bill

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