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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby EdselDan on Tue May 17, 2011 12:24 am

Your eyes are correct. MPC did modify this Twinsonic to the Aero. I have several of the TJ Hooker
issue Monaco sedan & 1 of the CAnnonball Run Dodge van Ambulance with them in it.
I always say that is what MPC did.
I just wish they had cast the Aero lenses in Front/Back halves, instead on the upper/lower
It is impossible to remove that seam Right through the center on the lens!
Revell made the same mistake on their Jetstream in the LAPD Pro-Street Camaro
MPC's Jetsonic is Better, but not perfect. The thick faces are not correct, but can be used to simulate
the vertical color filter on some bars.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby steve on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:39 pm

Dave, any update on the spartan cab yet? :D
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE 5/10-NEW PICS!!

Postby hooknladderno1 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:28 am

cargostar wrote:Been busy woring on several projects. Here are a couple of them.
ALF 700
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Dave,
I know you have several projects in the works. Anythng new with the ALF 700 cab? Thanks.


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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:00 pm

No. Nothing to report on the 700. I've moved recently, and the masters/projects are still packed, pending the build area set up. Using the kitchen table, I have been able to start a new smaller project. A raised top, and a step type bumper conversion for the "Dirty Donny" van reissue
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:43 am

Nice looking 700, Dave. Interior will be included, no?
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Yup. Interior will be included. Along with dsh, bumper, jump seats, etc........
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby chariots of fire on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:52 pm

All kinds of possibilities with this one! Thanks for all of your hard work. I know what it takes to come up with something like that.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby EdselDan on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:32 am

I like that one too
My local department had an Open cab of the 700 when I first moved here.
Only got disposed of a few years ago.
The hose bed had been replaced by a tank.
Also, the former Chief took a fender off of it to replace a bad on on the 900/1000
Mid-mount ladder they had for a couple years.
The City did not like that, but the rig had been sitting up for a few years unused at that time.
It was scrapped/sold shortly after that.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE 5/10-NEW PICS!!

Postby hooknladderno1 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:46 am

hooknladderno1 wrote:
cargostar wrote:Been busy woring on several projects. Here are a couple of them.
ALF 700
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Dave,
I can't wait! My hometown used to run a '53 open cab 700 series.


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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Mon May 07, 2012 12:12 am

Heres a project that i'm just wrapping up....


With the release of the AMT "Dirty Donny" Chevy van, I decided to master an ambulance conversion for it. The conversion will include a raised roof, a roof vent, and a step-type rear bumper. Here are a couple of pics.

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I still have to do some finishing touches on these, but , they will be available soon!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby MMFAAFireModel on Mon May 07, 2012 12:46 am

The raised roof van top and step bumper are looking sweet. Next year's NNL-East subtheme is vans. When the budget allows, I'll have to pick up one of each.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Mon May 07, 2012 10:10 am

Nice job on the conversion, just one suggestion is that you widen the step in the bumber to the width of the doors instead ofjust being in the middle. My 40 years of experience would say you would need shin guards and a hard time loading a cot. Now we need the Braun light pods and I'm all set.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Mon May 07, 2012 11:27 am

I wondered about the step..........All of images I found online showed a narrow step, so thats what I built! I may make it wider..... ;)
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby ChrisMooney on Tue May 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Ill take two... I picked up the Vantasy van at the NNL now I dont have to scratch build a high top roof
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby 1st 700 Quad on Thu May 10, 2012 9:38 pm

I can't wait for the 700. I own a 47 Quad, the first one delivered actually, and would like to model it as well as the 51 700 my department ran.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Mon May 14, 2012 8:33 pm

Didn't want this to get to far with out some input I found in my brochure stash, My printer wont scan so I took some pictures my apology
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either under the bumper addition or a full new bumper with step the width of the doors. If you had a 'kick cot or one man loading Ferno it would get hung up on the step you have done, sorry :cry:
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Tue May 15, 2012 12:15 am

No problem!!!
I measured the step on one of the Travelall ambulances that I have access to and used that width. I've already started on a different one!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Jeff_C on Tue May 29, 2012 12:03 am

Dave,

Any chance for a Cincinnatti cab in the future?

Just think of the possibilities

Oren
Sutphen
Hendrickson
Ward LaFrance
American LaFrance
Howe
Hahn
Hammerly
Pirsch

And about a dozen other manufacturers used them
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Thu May 31, 2012 12:18 am

Uhhhhhh.......Yeah!

Been researching the differences between builders, so I can plan the variations......
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu May 31, 2012 8:45 am

Just a 'plain Jane' let the builders (us) do our thing
If you need any research material let me know
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby cargostar on Thu May 31, 2012 9:26 am

Plain Jane?

Never thought about that........I would be alot easier...... ;)
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu May 31, 2012 1:49 pm

Next question is old narrow cab or newer wide version?
I vote old narrow witht the fenders
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby hooknladderno1 on Thu May 31, 2012 3:10 pm

Dave,
A set of the angled rectangular light housings that Braun used to use on all of their ambulances would be great!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby GLMFAA1 on Thu May 31, 2012 5:49 pm

hooknladderno1 wrote:Dave,
A set of the angled rectangular light housings that Braun used to use on all of their ambulances would be great!

David


I agree, Those would be swell little add ons to a lot of projects, even the new square ones would be nice
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -5/6/12

Postby Jeff_C on Thu May 31, 2012 10:11 pm

GLMFAA1 wrote:Next question is old narrow cab or newer wide version?
I vote old narrow witht the fenders
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The old narrow like the Mack C cab?

Or something like the mid 60's thru early 80's cab? These had fenders too.

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