1/76 CMP Ford F60L Ambulance

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Neilie, Sep 23, 2015.

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  1. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Continuing with Mike Simpson inspired CMP's, I have had an assembled Milicast 13 Cab 6 wheel chassis in my stash for some time having borrowed the gantry body to add to a Leyland Retriever some time ago. I was looking at scratch-building a large engineering body to go on it but discovered the spare wheel assembly is cast in place on the cab back and chassis and would be difficult to remove without damage. As I could find no photos of 13 Cab 6 wheelers with the spare behind the cab, I did find some photos of an Ambulance body on a 158" WB chassis with the spare behind the cab. I happened to have a spare Cromwell Ambulance body at hand, so I decided to remove the rear part of the chassis and add a new frame with axle and suspension to a 158" WB. Another feature was the rear steps which slid between the frame members under the rear doors. I added that also. Here is the result so far, a bit of a cross-kitting, scratch-building mish-mash but I think it's passable. It's all just set together for the photo and along with the Chev C60 L GS will be painted soon.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Great work Neil thank you for posting
    Regards
    Clive
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    In the anticipation he will post more :)
     
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Neil,

    Another fine model.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  5. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Thanks Clive, Miguel and Tom for your nice words and thanks also to Mike Simpson who was kind enough to quietly mention that Fords did not have the radiator overflow on the nearside, only the early Chevs. It is now devoid of the device and suitable cleaned up. Milicast got it wrong as well as it was on the model and it is labeled as a Ford F60L. Additionally, Dave Rhodes who mastered the Ambulance for Cromwell mentioned that he messed up on the roof vents in that he had only two....it now has the requisite four. Thanks to both for their ensuring I do a reasonably correct model.

    Cheers,

    Neil
     
  6. ted angus

    ted angus Senior Member

    Hi Neil, another great build. Everyday is a school day on these forums - its all great stuff;
    regards TED
     
  7. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Cheers, Ted.....many thanks.

    Neil
     

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