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Garage Find! 1/2 scale model T

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by turboroadster, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. turboroadster
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,627


    stumbled across this on the cl last night, got it first thing this morning!
    the kid was 21 years old, his dad bought it for him from an auction when he was 5 and I can't believe he sold it and he had a young son too! no way I would have sold something my dad bought for me like that.
    oh yeah, "ran when parked" lol
    anyways, it has a new home and a happy owner, what ya think?
    it already has the red rims! lol
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  2. Kustomkarma
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 898


    Cool. I've been half way looking for one of those. Isn't 1/25 like plastic model car scale?
  3. RatBone
    Joined: Sep 15, 2006
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 609


    That looks just like the one I saw this summer in the Round Rock 4th of July parade. If it's the same family they run a body shop and have quite a few vintage cars.
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  5. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,740


    Is it me, or have the pics disappeared?

  6. It's not you..............we need the pics !
  7. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,579

    51 MERC-CT

    Not 1/25th scale:)

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  8. turboroadster
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,627


    hahahaha, your right! the tag says SHARP 1/2 Scale Replica Vehicles
    manufactured by "CrewCut"
    Gardner, Kansas

    found em,
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  9. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,755

    from Texas

    These were made by several companies over the years in the 50s-60-70-80s and maybe still today. Most often seen advertised in the back sections of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.

    The Coca-Cola one pictured is a very late one with moulded plastic wheels.

    The one I have rusting away in the back yard has wooden wheels(what's left of them), a chromed radiator shell, one piece fiberglass 26-27 Ford style R and L front fender/runningboard/apron/rear fender units, a hand brake which rubs on the rear tires to stop, and a vertical edger style engine with a tip-forward to tighten the drive belt archaic riding mower drive unit.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  10. turboroadster
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,627


    yeah, I'm thinking this one is from the 80's or so.
  11. Shrine Clubs bought them by the hundreds. There's always one or two at Carlisle and Hershey.
  12. I'd love to find one of those from the 60's I drove as a kid at places like Gaslight Village in NY State.
    Joined: Jan 16, 2013
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    from arizona

    Have you had anyluck finding parts for this mini car?
  14. vinnyragu
    Joined: Oct 9, 2011
    Posts: 7


    In the back of HEMMINGS is a guy selling parts called MUNCHKINS MOTORS... I have a 1932 Ford Roadster Go Kart
  15. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,088

    T&A Flathead

    Awesome, i picked up one of those a few years ago. My 4yr old loves it. If its like mine put a centrifical force clutch on the motor output shaft. Have fun!
  16. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,922

    from Mayberry

    my dad painted one for a friend a couple of years back. I think there was one on pawn stars a while back too. fun little parade toys
  17. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,255

    from Midwest

    I like it. We need VIDEO!
  18. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 3,965

    from texas

    Friend has one. He put an electric start 5 horse and added lights. I'd like to have one and make the seat where I could get my big self into it.
  19. Dr Dirt
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 69

    Dr Dirt

    I'm looking for info on this one. 2 adults can fit in this one

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  20. RamJet1
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 281


    I'd love to find one of those, or something like it. What did you search under on cl for that to come up?

    Cool find!
  21. wildwest
    Joined: Jan 20, 2007
    Posts: 62


    I had one of those from when I was 8 (1988) untill I was 18 ! I traded it and my pedal car for my first hot rod project, a 1927 Willys Knight. The Model T go-cart I had was a steel body with fiberglass fenders and it had a 3 1/2 h.p. Briggs. It was black with red wood spoke wheels. I loved that thing and I wish I still had it. My dad got if from an antique store and I got it for Christmas (coolest gift ever!) I was in the St.Paul Rodeo parade with my little sister for 4 years in that little car. Mine was owned by "Rusty Nails" the clown years before I got it, and somewhare I have pictures of the clown with the car and a swimsuit model? I traded it to a friend who pained it light blue with purple interior, and it was sold around Pahrump Nevada in the early 2000's. I wish I had it back now that I have two little girls!

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