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1948 Corbitt 25TG sleepercab

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  • Member since
    October 2014
  • From: Payette, ID
1948 Corbitt 25TG sleepercab
Posted by dsldriver9900 on Friday, March 23, 2018 11:42 AM

Corbitt was the largest truck manufacturer in the southeastern US back in the '30s to the '50s. They built a good, solid truck that many of the eastern freight companies used. They also built many trucks for the US military effort in WWII.

For this model I started with the AITM Corbitt kit, and used the AMT Ford Louisville for a donor. Just for kicks I decided to open the hood, and stretch the cab to add an integral sleeper.

Tags: corbitt
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, March 23, 2018 2:38 PM

What a great looking truck . I quite like the grey primer as well . ( don't say ' rod it 'Spence..... ) --- I also saw the 64 Dodge at the side !! Good man !  LOL 

  • Member since
    October 2014
  • From: Payette, ID
Posted by dsldriver9900 on Friday, March 23, 2018 3:25 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

What a great looking truck . I quite like the grey primer as well . ( don't say ' rod it 'Spence..... ) --- I also saw the 64 Dodge at the side !! Good man !  LOL 

 Thanks for the compliments on the truck! The MoPar is actually a '64 Fury, destined to be part of a crushed car load!

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:04 PM

Oops - Sign I looked up at my Ramchargers S/S on the shelf  & saw the front was very similar . I shall go and thrash myself thoroughly for such ignorance ! Smile, Wink & Grin

 

  • Member since
    October 2014
  • From: Payette, ID
Posted by dsldriver9900 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:12 AM

Update, I've added some paint! The wheels and tires came from Jamie at moluminum.com.

I still have some touch up to do, then I can add windows and decals.

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    December 2019
Posted by Big Rig Bob on Friday, December 6, 2019 2:25 PM

very nice build.

 

  • Member since
    October 2014
  • From: Payette, ID
Posted by dsldriver9900 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:12 AM

I see that I forgot to post that the Corbitt was finished! After it was all done, it traveled to the American Truck Historical Society National Convention in Reno, NV. There I donated the model to the Corbitt Museum of Henderson, NC.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:24 AM

What a great looking old truck. You did a wonderful job on this. I imagine it was a lot of work turning this resing kit into such a cool replica. Love it.

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

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