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

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:18 pm
by Modelmaker
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

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

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:25 pm
by GLMFAA1
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

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:52 am
by cargostar
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

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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:56 am
by Pinolafire
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?

Matt :mrgreen:

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 am
by ChrisMooney
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

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

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:55 pm
by cargostar
IIRC the kit comes with plain wheels and dog dish hubcaps. I'll double check......

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 am
by cargostar
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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:47 am
by Daveski25
That looks great Dave! I gotta get one lol. Are you still planning on offering the spartan cab?

Dave

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:42 pm
by cargostar
Yup. The Spartan has just moved up to #3 on the list of projects....

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:18 pm
by Daveski25
Just curious. What's number 1 and 2? Lol..inquiring minds want to know lol

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:31 pm
by GLMFAA1
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.
greg

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:56 pm
by cargostar
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!

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:10 pm
by csp448
What mood , american or canadian ??? :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: Take care my friend . Pierre

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:07 am
by Modelmaker
Time to save those shekels to acquire 2 of these......they look AWESOME.......Gary

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:27 am
by Daveski25
Thanks Dave for all your time and efforts! Your projects are great!!!

Dave

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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:26 am
by cargostar
Also, since they are re-releasing a Ford van, I will be doing a similar roof for it.

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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:35 am
by hooknladderno1
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.


David

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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:21 pm
by MMFAAFireModel
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.
David


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.

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

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:17 pm
by Pinolafire
Wish we had a modern van based ambulance. Around here box trucks are very very
few and far between.

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:05 pm
by hookandladderno1
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!


David

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:13 am
by ENG17INE
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.
-Christian

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

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:57 am
by cargostar
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

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:05 am
by ENG17INE
Looks awesome man keep up the hard work.

Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -2/25/15

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:38 pm
by cargostar
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.

Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -2/25/15

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:30 am
by chariots of fire
Dave" Any progress on the International 1600 series cab of the 70's? I could use one or two. :)