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Model x Fords

Post by Baxter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:53 pm

In the Mini theme thread, Tom mentioned that he wished someone would start a Model T theme. I suspect that this will be a short thread because many of us don't go back much farther than models produced during the Nineties and I'm already including some of those. So I thought I would stretch the theme a little to include Model T, Model A and Model B. The Model B was the 4 cylinder version of the 1932 Ford V8 but I'll include any 1932 Ford, a classic basis for hot rodders. If you have anything earlier than the 1909 Model T then we';ll take that too. Anyone have the 999 race car the won Henry Ford the cash to start Ford Motor Company? I think that was done by Brumm. As I stated in the pickup truck thread, I also have some Classic Carlectable Model A Fords that were done for Ford's 100th Anniversary, but those are locked out of reach at this time. I'll add them in a week or two.

I make one request. Please no Minichamps "American Hot Rod". That is a repulsive model and an insult to all Americans.

I don't know if I dated all of these accurately. Some stated the wrong year when they were released and some mix and match things from different years. I once did the research to establish the best year for the car but I think that info slipped when I added them to my database.

1909 Model T - Ixo
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1912 Model T - Universal
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1914 Model T - Minichamps
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1915 Model T - Corgi these two suffered from child abuse
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1925 Model T - Ixo
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1925 Model T - Ixo this is your basic, bottom of the line Model T. Sadly, I don't know what happened to the other three wheels. It was like this when I took it out of storage. I also have an extra 1914 Minichamps Model T that is missing the windshield. If I had modeling skills and could weather them realistically, they would make a great junkyard diorama.
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1928 Model A - Minichamps
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1932 Model B hot rod - Eagles Race
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Re: Model x Fords

Post by IFHP » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:37 am

Thanks for starting this thread Baxter. I have some early Fords too, though mostly they overlap what you have already shared. I am curious about the wheelless black 1925 model. I'm noticing that the radiator shell is painted black which is much more realistic for a 1925 model than the silver shells.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Tom » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:26 am

Nice! The Model T pioneered assembly line production and sold in huge numbers, which makes it an automotive icon. Good idea to include later models.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by JSB33 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:04 am

I have Model T's and Model A's in 1:24 but hardly anything in 1:43.
Just the M/C Model A coupe shown above.
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Post by Baxter » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:07 am

IFHP wrote:I am curious about the wheelless black 1925 model. I'm noticing that the radiator shell is painted black which is much more realistic for a 1925 model than the silver shells.
That's a custom. Code3, I think the kids are calling it these days. Everything is black including the one remaining wheel. As you said, it's more realistic of the majority of Model Ts. Which is why I'm disappointed that it's busted. I'm hoping that I find the wheels stashed in a bag somewhere. If they had just fallen off they should have been with the model. I only discovered it this week and couldn't find a replacement on eBay.

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:05 am

I should get that red 1909. Nice. 8-)

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999. Rio.

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Eligor.

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Model A. Testors.

Are trucks OK?

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Matchbox. 1932.

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Ford V8. 1932. Eligor.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Baxter » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:35 am

I see that Eligor has done the 1932. I'm surprised that more haven't, it's a very good looking car. The 1933 is pretty snappy too. There are several mid-1930s Fords that are worth doing. The Rextoy 1935s are nice but it's time for another stab at it.

This site has several spotter guides to American cars from the 1930s through the 1950s.
http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2012 ... -36-fords/

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Post by Baxter » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:36 pm

I don't know anything about the Australian Classic Carlectables brand, but these two models impressed me. I've also got a 1967 Ford Falcon XR-GT of theirs but haven't seen it in a while so I don't know if it's as good.

Both of these are 1933 Fords and they're interesting to me because these bodystyles weren't produced in the States. If I recall my automotive history correctly, the pickup was the first in a long line of the Ute bodystyle that's so popular in Australia. It's also the first pickup that your wife would be willing to ride in; the predecessor of what we like to call the "Texas Cadillac" and forerunner of the El Camino, Ranchero, Sweptside, Cameo, Chevy SSR and several other attempts to make trucks acceptable as the only vehicle in a one car family. And as such, they are also the forerunner of the modern SUV.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:57 pm

1902 Ford "999", by Rio
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1911 Ford Model T, by Matchbox
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1912 Ford Model T -Coca-Cola-, by Matchbox
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1919 Ford Model T, by McGregor
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...and, I'm not sure if these belong in this thread:

1934 Ford V-8 -1984 -L.A. Olympic Games special edition-, by Eligor
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1935 Ford V-8 coupé Stock Car -Bill France Sr.--, by Team Caliber
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1936 Ford V8 -Chicago taxi-, by Ixo-Altaya
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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Baxter » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:33 am

I've wanted a model of 999 for a long time and keep waiting for a better version than the one from Rio. I thought we might see it for the Ford Centennial.

I hve that Team Caliber Bill France race car too. Forgot about it. I'm not sure it belongs in this thread either as I've drawn such a gray line. Without a hard and fast rule like "The Nineties", it's tough to decide where to make the cutoff. I need more practice starting themed threads. It began as every Ford known as "Model x" but once you get into the 30s, there's a lot of similarity. So bring on the Rextoys!

1935 Ford Fordor - Rextoys
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1935 Ford woody - Rextoys
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1936 Ford Fordor - Solido (either I or Solido have got the date wrong on this. I'm changing it to 1934)
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Post by Tom » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:53 am

Play-worn Models of yesteryear Model T

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And by Ziss Modell

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Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:18 am

Well, OK, I'll be glad to expand the subject of this thread. (Maybe the title should be changed to "Pre-WWII Fords.") ;)

I don't have any RexToys, but here's a 1936 Ford Deluxe "Trunkback" Fordor V8 by White Box. A very good reproduction, as far as I can see. We need more 1930s models with quality like this (at White Box price points).

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Some differences from the 1935 version include redesigned grille, hidden horns, and dual wipers.

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Featherless_Biped wrote:Well, OK, I'll be glad to expand the subject of this thread. (Maybe the title should be changed to "Pre-WWII Fords.") ;)

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That would be a good title for this thread! :)

BTW, I've just added a photo of a '36 to my original post.
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Re: Model x Fords

Post by IFHP » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:34 am

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I've seen this model on e-bay many times. Its based on a 1935 truck and unless this type of vehicle was unique to France, it is a model of Ford that never was.
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Post by IFHP » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:40 am

ImageScene from "Tin Lizzy" by Michael, on Flickr

The model is a circa 1912 Model T by Whitebox (I did the research and found out that 1912 was the first year that the touring car was offerd in black --at least in the US).

The diorama was created with my nine-year old daughter and was inspired by Peter Spier's 1975 children's book "Tin Lizzie."

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Post by rotormotor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:55 am

I got me the 1/16 Franklin mint Model T and the original Corgi 1/43 with figurines..have the minichamps one on watchlist though..


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Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:53 am

M/C 1928
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Rextoys 1935
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Post by Tom » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:18 am

From IFHP's post I assume that this Model T that Ziss Modell calls a 1908 is actually a 1912.

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Apologies for its appearance, I even rinsed it off before photography but it's been standing in a not-so-clean room for 40+ years before I got it. Guess I'll take it apart for a decent clean, because that's not flocking on the front seat. :oops:

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Baxter » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:39 am

IFHP wrote:Image

I've seen this model on e-bay many times. Its based on a 1935 truck and unless this type of vehicle was unique to France, it is a model of Ford that never was.
It's certainly not a US 1935 Ford passenger car but it looks like a 1934 or even a 1933. Are you saying that the body style did not exist? It seems like it could pass for a US Deluxe Fordor but with a poorly rendered rear quarter window. Or perhaps an English Ford Popular, which I know very little about.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Tom » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:40 am

Certainly not a Popular, that's a much smaller car.

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Post by Baxter » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:46 am

Tom wrote:From IFHP's post I assume that this Model T that Ziss Modell calls a 1908 is actually a 1912.

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What color is it? It appears to be a deep blue, which is the dark color that preceded black on Model Ts. I used to know lots about these cars but it didn't get used often enough and has slipped my mind. When I did my research to establish a date for my Model Ts, I found that the diecast manufacturers assigned the dates arbitrarily and mixed and matched various features.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Tom » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:57 am

Held it to the light, looks like black to me.
It's actually a nice model and interestingly only the wheels are plastic, the rest is painted metal.

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Re: Model x Fords

Post by Tom » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Not a lot of working pics in this very interesting thread. It would be great if the respective owners would fix their links.

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