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The photo album is in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 5 or newer is required (Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe). The CD will run on operating systems as old as Windows 95, but will not read on earlier versions of Acrobat Reader.

1:64 Scale Diecast Trucks
Custom Built For My Personal Collection
Models Built By Dave Bontrager

  • TPD Vol. 87, 1:64 Scale Diecast Trucks – Custom Built For My Personal Collection, Models Built By Dave Bontrager, is a CD photo album featuring photos of custom diecast truck models that the author built in 1:64 scale for his personal collection.
  • Many of the trucks in my personal collection are lettered for BTS (Bontrager Truck Service in remembrance of my dad), Bontrager’s Range Bulls, or Bontrager Ranch Co.  I like bull wagons and grain trucks, so I established Bontrager’s Range Bulls and Bontrager Ranch Co. as fictitious companies.
  • I rarely sell trucks from my personal collection, but several of these trucks have been sold.  In 1:64 scale there are many commercial detail parts available, but I still hand-fabricated a lot of parts, and this is one of the things that make my 1:64 scale trucks stand out from the rest.  Over time my techniques of building have evolved.  Several examples are I now rarely use stock fuel tanks, substituting these with turned aluminum fuel tanks.  I also use turned aluminum air cleaners on many of my trucks.  I also rarely use the commercial stainless steel stacks any more because they are grossly oversize.  I now make my own in a true scale size of 7” diameter, which better matches real trucks.
  • Despite poor health I still custom build trucks once in a while, but the process goes very slow.  If I get any more built I will update this CD.  The models in this CD represent some of the finest 1:64 scale truck modeling you will find anywhere.
  • The images are in pristine condition and will view excellently on screen.
  • Pages may be printed for personal non-commercial use only – not for public distribution by any manual, mechanical or electronic means.
  • Custom enlargements and posters are available directly from the author.  All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed on Premium Heavyweight Gloss Photo Paper.  Not all photos may be available as individual prints, but most are.  Email inquiries to: sales@fatjacksplace.com or dabontrager@yahoo.com