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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  09:05:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I decided to use a Danbury Mint 1933 International A-5 Stake Delivery Truck as a
donor for some parts of this project, mainly the frame and wheels. I also planed to use the hood
and front fenders. It turned out that the cowl, hood and fenders looked so different from the
Mack bus that I could not use them, I would have to scratchbuild them too.

This is NOT the truck I started with, it is one from my collection.The one I used was bought on
Ebay for a really good price because it had broken and missing parts. I forgot to photograph it.




I am in the process of removing all that I will not be using and that means a zillion tiny
screws, some painted in place. I'm getting too old for that !!

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  09:20:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, I answered you last email via your regular qmail address, maybe I shouldn't have done that.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  09:38:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks again guys, I appreciate your comments.

Ted, I just went back and checked and she's a blond, maybe she bleached her red hair.

Greg, Don't look for a lot of passengers. The bus has curtains at the windows making it harder
to see inside. I was going to leave the interior blank. Then I thought it would look really empty
so I made a master and mold and am casting a bunch of seats to fill the space. I think
passengers would be a waste of time in this project, maybe a driver because of the windshield. We'll see,


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Guff
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  12:57:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
It's OK to use my G mail address but the darn reply didn't come through.
Man I do like that stake truck...hate to see you scrap it!
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  1:08:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Dave, Wrong Dave..................

I have that problem with 'Bob"
there are too many of them.

That note was to another Dave who had been emailing me trough the Forum
which is a lot more work than regular emails.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Bob, that is a beautiful tuck. I don't think Danbury mint is making vehicles any more? I have several in my collection. But I haven't received the flyers they used to send out in the mail in several years'...

Personally Bob, I could never scrap that truck'
too sentimental I guess'. Comes from having not
much in the toy dept as kid'...



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2016 :  2:13:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, I can understand that, I don't want to cut up any of the good ones I have. The one I'm using was
damaged when I bought it, otherwise I would never have bought it for the price I did.

You are right, both the Danbury Mint and the Franklin Mint each closed down their automotive
stuff years ago. Trouble in China getting them made. It does look like the Danbury is coming out
with a resin model with a pretty high price tag.

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/29/2016 :  10:07:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, CAUTION: DO NOT SCROLL DOWN
The next photo may disturb some people.












After I removed the unwanted parts I cut through the frame and the drive shaft and inserted plugs
to give me the proper wheelbase for the bus.


Kinda like Dr. Frankenstein, er, "Front-en-steen"






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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/29/2016 :  10:53:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Doing this project is going to be a stretch, but you're definitely up for it :)


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/29/2016 :  11:15:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I agree with Bill.

Before you go too much further with the blue bus thingy, though, you should consider turning that magnificent frame into a 1935 Seagrave aerial truck. Protecting your cities is important, and....

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 09/29/2016 :  12:07:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning Bob,
Disturbing Yes, but knowing your abilities the new bus is going to be just as terrific as the old stake truck!
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/01/2016 :  08:45:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Pete, and Dave, thanks for your posts.

WOW!! While looking over lots of photos I am inclined to say that there were no two of these
buses that were the same. I guess all I'll have to claim is that this model will be
"representative" of the 1931 Mack buses.

Here's the fist of the styrene outer walls in place. I know, they look real thin but they will
be built up similar to the walls on the private car I did a while back. Each will be five layers
thick, the outer wall (shown), then the layer that shows as the silver framing of the windows,
then the plastic representing the glass, then the inner wall and window frames, and finally
the layer with the curtains.

I also painted the wheels and started the framing for the rear windows and spare tire compartment.




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BBLmber
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Posted - 10/01/2016 :  08:59:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work as always Bob. Mark

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/01/2016 :  10:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Lookin' good!

Looking at the photos you posted I came to the same conclusion: each vehicle looks a little different.

Perhaps this calls for an in-depth analysis, worthy of a Masters thesis or PhD dissertation.

Seriously, I am impressed by your progress and find your project interesting and instructive.

Mike


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/01/2016 :  12:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Are you sure you don't have elves who come out at night to help? Looking really good already.


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