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Posted By: Clifford Read
Posted On: Saturday November 21, 2020 at 2:34 AM
(PICS) Just to be different, a '52 International panel....not the usual '53 model

My brother and I built this basic '52 version of an International L110 panel van from a NAPA '53 1st Gear promo many years ago.  Our main intentions were to make the model into the earlier mustache -grilled '52 as well as changing the rear doors from the Travelall's tailgate into the correct side-opening  split-doors used on the panel trucks.  As long as we were modifying the panel van, following the '52 brochure reference, we also changed the interior into the basic driver's seat only van with the spare wheel/tire mounted inside behind the driver . We also detailed the engine compartment with added fuel line, battery cables, detailed air filter, etc., added brake lines to the rear axle, and tubing exhaust tail-pipe.  The hood was appropriately modified and the '52 grille and front trim was fabricated in brass (and chrome plated). The hinged rear doors were also done in brass and the body was painted in automotive basecoat/clearcoat to approximate the brochure reference.The wheels now have tiny air-valve stems added as well.

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(PICS) Just to be different, a '52 International panel....not the usual '53 model by Clifford Read #57733
Love it..LOVE it! LOVE IT! I'm always fond of "toys" that are modified into true scale replicas! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #57733.1
Just another "out-of-the-park-homerun" Cliff! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #57733.2
+1. (EOM) by Billy Collins #57733.2.1
+2 (EOM) by Ira Gillispie #57733.2.2
Another work of art from the Read brothers. Always a treat to see your work. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #57733.3
+1! (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57733.3.1
Engine and chassis from diecast heaven! (EOM) by Tony Perrone #57733.4ModeratorZone Diplomat
this is your most spectacular yet .....what a Classic you guys put together !! (EOM) by John Barry #57733.5
Clifford. You and your brothers work is just fantastic.... by John Napoli #57733.6
all I can say is "Perfect" (EOM) by Galen Laird #57733.7
Stunning as always Buddy. I love seeing yours and Larry's creations. (EOM) by Gene Mills #57733.8
+1 (EOM) by Geoff Jowett #57733.8.1
WOW! (EOM) by John Merritt #57733.9
Boy, i wish i had your talent - great job (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #57733.10

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