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1916 FWD Stake Bed Truck - By Randy Sawyer

This model of a 1916 FWD Stake Bed Truck was started in March of 2004 and finished in July. The model is completely scratchbuilt using styrene, brass, and scale lumber, except for the wheels and a few detail parts. The wheels were customized by modifying Circus Craft Wagon Wheels. These were filed down to a scale 30", and tires were added by filing, stretching, and painting 3/8" plastic tubing to represent early 34-1/2" solid rubber tires. The model features a tilt bed that is fully functional. An illustration of the prototype can be found in the book, "American Truck Spotters Guide 1920 - 1970".

Posted October 3, 2004