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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Modelmaker on Thu May 31, 2012 10:18 pm

I'm looking forward to these coming out.....those pix of the Vanbulance II bring back memories as Milwaukee FD ran 8 of them as Rescue squads.........Gary
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu May 31, 2012 10:25 pm

Yes that's the one I think it was 82 inches wide w/o counting the fenders, the new one's are like 98 inches wide with just a small fender
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:52 am

The Cincy cab that I've been researching is the 60's-80's cab....

For anyone that is interested, the ambulance raised top is done.
The set includes the roof, a rear bumper, and a roof vent.

There are no lights included, but I am working on a "Braun-style" light pod that can be added to the set.

The set w/o lights is $20.00, plus postage.

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Pinolafire on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:56 am

Lovin' the Ambulance kit for the Dirty Danny van Dave... looks awesome and I may try to sneak it for my birthday.... One (somewhat) related question.

Does the kit come with a plain wheel and tire set to finish off the ambulance look?

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby ChrisMooney on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 am

cargostar wrote:The Cincy cab that I've been researching is the 60's-80's cab....

For anyone that is interested, the ambulance raised top is done.
The set includes the roof, a rear bumper, and a roof vent.

There are no lights included, but I am working on a "Braun-style" light pod that can be added to the set.

The set w/o lights is $20.00, plus postage.

Thanks!
Dave


Im gonna have to get on the ball and order two from you
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:55 pm

IIRC the kit comes with plain wheels and dog dish hubcaps. I'll double check......
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 am

Here are some pics of the ambulance conversion kit.

I haven't got the info to Chris as of yet, so, if anyone is interested, drop me a pm or email.

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Daveski25 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:47 am

That looks great Dave! I gotta get one lol. Are you still planning on offering the spartan cab?

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:42 pm

Yup. The Spartan has just moved up to #3 on the list of projects....
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Daveski25 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:18 pm

Just curious. What's number 1 and 2? Lol..inquiring minds want to know lol
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:31 pm

That rear bumber looks better, If I recall the vent is the other way with the little flip opening to the rear in order to create a vacuum to suck the air out.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:56 pm

I kinda figured whatever way I put it on was going to be wrong!!! I figured as a seperate piece, the builder could figure it out......I coulda got out a ladder and checked one of the rigs in the collection, but I was too lazy....


#1 on the list is an IH 9400i daycab conversion, along with some other related bits......

#2 on the list is probably the IH Loadstar

The ranking on the list can vary depending on the mood I'm in!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby csp448 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:10 pm

What mood , american or canadian ??? :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: Take care my friend . Pierre
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Modelmaker on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:07 am

Time to save those shekels to acquire 2 of these......they look AWESOME.......Gary
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Daveski25 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am

Thanks Dave for all your time and efforts! Your projects are great!!!

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:26 am

Also, since they are re-releasing a Ford van, I will be doing a similar roof for it.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby hooknladderno1 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:35 am

Sounds great Dave! How about a Braun style Ford van roof? Any thoughts of an extension to the rear of the Ford van body to create an extended type II ambulance? My squad bought 2 or 3 before going to the Braun type III.


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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:21 pm

hooknladderno1 wrote:Sounds great Dave! How about a Braun style Ford van roof? Any thoughts of an extension to the rear of the Ford van body to create an extended type II ambulance? My squad bought 2 or 3 before going to the Braun type III.
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Unfortunately the Ford is a short wheelbase, so it really needs the extension behind the rear wheels. I just wish they did the van kits with hinged side doors instead of the sliding ones. Except for van ambulances in the early 70s, most aren't made with sliding side doors.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Pinolafire on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Wish we had a modern van based ambulance. Around here box trucks are very very
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby hookandladderno1 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:05 pm

cargostar wrote:...

There are no lights included, but I am working on a "Braun-style" light pod that can be added to the set.

The set w/o lights is $20.00, plus postage.

Thanks!
Dave


Dave,
Any progress on the Braun light pods? Thanks!


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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby ENG17INE on Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:13 am

Dave I'd like to see more updates but I'd love to see your shop. Not to sound bossy. You should sell tickets and give guided tours. The work you do is spot on. I haven't been able to get to my bench in over two years. Seeing your projects just makes my wish list grow like my son's Christmas list when we go to Toys R us. I must have scrolled through this forum a thousand times just to day dream about the cabs you have available and ones I'm just waiting to get my hands on. In the earlier pages I saw you had some masters to refine. Squad 51, NYPD style box and I think I saw what looked like a Seagrave ladder type to the far left. Any info on that or any of the other projects available and how to order is greatly appreciated. The Ford canopy and ALF 700 along with the Spartan are at the top of the list. Does the Ford come with jump seat windows? Thanks for keeping the creative juices flowing.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:57 am

Wow......been a while since an update...... :? :oops:

I've been doing some semi truck conversions, and strayed away from the fire department for a while. I am slowly getting the fire bug again, and have a new cab suited for fire service ready, and another in the works.

Ready now is a crew cab conversion for the Ford Louisville kits. It is a direct replacement for the kit cab and interior.
$35.00
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Coming soon is a crew cab conversion for the Mack R model truck. This cab is based on units in service for FDNY Here is the master, still needing some work in the gutter area.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -2/25/15

Postby ENG17INE on Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:05 am

Looks awesome man keep up the hard work.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -2/25/15

Postby cargostar on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:38 pm

Wow...been a while!!!

I have just purchased a number of the THC milk, and flat bed body kits, suitable for 1/24 &1/25 trucks. The milk body would be suitable to build a tanker.

Price will be determined later in the week once they are delivered to me, but I'm hoping to keep them around the $15.00 mark.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -2/25/15

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:30 am

Dave" Any progress on the International 1600 series cab of the 70's? I could use one or two. :)
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