3/4" truck casting kit

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Bill Shields
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Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:51 am

I didn't say that I wasn't going to buy...just seeing if these is an alternate option.

I don't care about the wheel size...for a riding car, it matters not to me...

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Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Post by SteveM » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:51 am
I don't care about the wheel size...for a riding car, it matters not to me...
The smaller wheel size for scale is probably an advantage with the lower center of gravity.

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Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Post by FKreider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:35 am

steamingdon wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:19 pm
These patterns are copies of Bill Van brocklin`s Andrews trucks.
I believe the patterns might actually be the original Van Brocklin and not copies.

I bought a set of these from Jim earlier this year and they are a great value for the price! I will most likely be purchasing a second set in the future!
-Frank K.

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Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Post by steamingdon » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 am

No, I made the patterns from the originals. Bill had loose patterns, so I made a mold from those and used the reverse as the new pattern mounted on a match plate. You can`t beat the price.
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Re: 3/4" truck casting kit

Post by FKreider » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:07 pm

steamingdon wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 am
No, I made the patterns from the originals. Bill had loose patterns, so I made a mold from those and used the reverse as the new pattern mounted on a match plate. You can`t beat the price.
Ah ok, that makes sense. When I purchased a set from Jim he mentioned they were an original design of Bill Van Brocklin so I thought he meant the patterns were original. Cool either way 8)
-Frank K.

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