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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 4:07:28 AM
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Another example is that refuse collection truck, produced by the French company JRD in the sixties, being modified:





Berliet GAK 65 4x2/2 truck fitted with a Genève Vorax refuse body





It was fitted with Lion Toys wheels all round, rear mudguards, hydraulic rams raising its body, rear axle shaft and transmission, cab interior, etc. It now requires a new coat of paint.

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 4:12:59 AM
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One of my first mods:





Scania-Vabis 110S 4x2/2 tractor (modified Tekno Danmark model) and Fruehauf-France 2-axle semi-trailer (modified Dinky Toys model)





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Guy
modelmaniac
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That 6x4 looks great.Was it originally blue?Do you know what trailer it pulled?I always thought it was a Mack truck,but you can clearly see the Ford lines,in that cab.Looks good pulling that tanker.
Exkvate3140
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Guy thanks for all the information, that Ford is gonna be nice and for some reason cabovers look great with tankers.
I never got any Dinky or Corgi toys when I was young, mainly Tonka and Buddy L, and they got worn out so I never saved any.
Steve
GuyM
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modelmaniac wrote:
That 6x4 looks great.Was it originally blue?Do you know what trailer it pulled?[...]


modelmaniac,

I didn't alter the Ford tractor color. I think that it was originally paired with an "out-of-scale" Express Service 2-axle box trailer with sliding doors, like this one currently for sale on e...:



I hope it helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
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I can vaguely remember it now.That express service trailer,looks hideous.The truck looks much better as 6x4,with tanker.I remember Matchbox made an eight wheel Scammell box truck,with sliding doors.I saw lots of Scammell tippers,on the road at that time,in the 80's though,so was never interested in a box truck.
RobS
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:32:57 PM
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Love those Fords! That's the "H" series. If you look closely, it's the "C" series cab, raised up. The original wheelwells are visible behind and above the front wheels. I had the Corgi wrecker, wish I still did.

Thanks for posting!

Rob
GuyM
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Berliet GLR8 RM3 built by Jean-Jacques from various Minitrucks bits and pieces:







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GuyM
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Using a few vintage pictures of SITAM trucks (a transport company from the Nice region), Jean-Jacques built a Berliet GBM 10B bulk cement carrier:









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GuyM
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First use of the Berliet carrier for a SITAM transport:









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Guy
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GuyM wrote:
Berliet GLR8 RM3 built by Jean-Jacques from various Minitrucks bits and pieces
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Guy

le basique français, Poclain et Berliet Applause
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:17:10 AM
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Pascal,

Agreed. At that time, these 2 brands could be found on any French working site.
Interesting to see that they both disappeared in the seventies, one bought out in 1974 by Case and the other one absorbed in Renault Vehicles Industriels in 1978/80.

Bonne journée.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 10:54:50 PM
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Guy those are great customs and again the pictures of the real truck to show the custom are a great addition to the post.
Steve
GuyM
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Volvo FM4-T510 6x4/2 tractor and Nooteboom MPL 85-05(V) 5-line lowloader with extendable flatbed (WSI models) carrying a 48.6 tonnes Volvo-CE EC 480D L tracked excavator (Motorart model)









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 4:29:04 AM
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Back to the US with a road transport of Union Pacific Railroad:





Ford C 750 4x2/2 dropside carrier (Athearn model) loaded with 4.78 tonnes of Thompson Hardwoods Inc. railway sleepers (Bemo Models elements)





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 4:38:17 AM
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RobS wrote:
Love those Fords! That's the "H" series. If you look closely, it's the "C" series cab, raised up. The original wheelwells are visible behind and above the front wheels. [...]

Rob


Comparison between both "C" and "H" units, using the same Ford base cab:





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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 3:52:36 AM
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Loading by Brame of a mining equipment in Colmar (France) Liebherr plant to Strasbourg (France) Rhine inland harbor for export via Rotterdam (Holland):









Scania R164G-T580 8x4/4 tow truck fitted with a sheeted ballast box (IMC model) and Nicolas 9-line modular trailer (made from 3 Corgi modules) loading a 106.5 tonnes Liebherr 9100 tracked excavator (Conrad model).

To be continued.
Guy
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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 10:19:15 PM
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Guy nice looking heavy hauler. The Fords from Athearn are very nice models in my mind, I have a couple of them I turned into form trucks that the foundation contractors still use in the northeast and usually the name of their company is done in magic marker on cardboard that is taped onto the doors.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 3:38:08 AM
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Heavy activity in a Richelmi construction rubble disposal site somewhere inland the Franch Riviera:









To be continued.
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