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    • April 8, 2019 11:01 AM EDT
    • Thanks all. Nice set of suggestions. I guess I'm not done yet :-)...

    • April 8, 2019 9:33 AM EDT
    • Jim, your truck turned out great, now you've got to load it full of merchandise. 

    • April 8, 2019 9:22 AM EDT
    • I can't believe you slapped new tires on this old beast! I think you should sand off the treads and show some are threads ...

    • April 8, 2019 8:23 AM EDT
    • Jim

      one thought if this truck is in regular use then the tops of the timber in the back deck would be fairly smooth from all the stuff being thrown on top of the deck.


    • April 8, 2019 7:26 AM EDT
    • Great work on your truck Jim.  It's clearly a winner



    • April 8, 2019 6:03 AM EDT
    • Heck, back then they had to outrun the revenuers, to get the shine to its customers. So of course they had to soup up their rides.

    • April 7, 2019 8:10 PM EDT
    • Timing


    • April 7, 2019 8:09 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Wow I had no idea they had drag racing in the late 1920's! Learn something new every day!

      They did but I mentioned nothing about drag racing

    • April 7, 2019 8:08 PM EDT
    • well, this is entertaining:


      Drag racing was born in the dry lake beds in the California deserts. In the 1930s as engines got better and drivers got braver, speeds began topping 100mph. But it wasn't until after World War II that a bunch of kids with cars, hanging out with nowhere in particular to go, turned into something more serious.


      Wally Parks was another pioneer of the drag racing world who earned his credit on the dry lake speed trials. In 1937, he founded the Road Runners Club and eventually went on to become the first President of the NHRA. Just north of where the first official drag races were held was where the NHRA held their first event.

    • April 7, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
    • Jim,

      I think they even had drag racing with chariots in Roman times!

    • April 7, 2019 7:45 PM EDT
    • Wow I had no idea they had drag racing in the late 1920's! Learn something new every day!

    • April 7, 2019 7:40 PM EDT
    • Slap a blower or alcohol injection on it ...make a cut out in the hood for it then put it back on

    • April 7, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
    • Joe: Yeah, there was indeed a hood. Still have it :-). I decided to expose the engine (as Rick Marty did with his truck) because I liked the "falling apart" look and it gives you more to look at...

    • April 7, 2019 7:33 PM EDT
    • Jim,

      Didn't your kit come with a hood?

    • April 7, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
    • that is a really nice truck! and just what combines with the building.

    • April 7, 2019 7:11 PM EDT
    • Too cool   Now I want one 

    • April 8, 2019 10:47 PM EDT
    • Make it a freight

    • April 8, 2019 10:32 PM EDT
    • Steam powered.



    • April 8, 2019 9:32 PM EDT
    •  So I have an aristocraft heavyweight doodlebug I picked up last year at a g scale show. though I am more narrow gauge, I couldn't pass on the price. I want to do a lot of modification so it doesn't look like every other one out there, and also to give it a little more of a narrow gauge feel. I plan to shorten it, and make a short trailer from the leftover parts.  Anyone else bashed one of these and care to share what they did to them?