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Not wanting to throw a spanner in the works as this is a step in the right direction getting a few vintage tractors on general release from a good manufacturer but aren't the headlights in the grilles on super's unless based on euro spec which still had headlights on the sides... :unsure:

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On my limited knowledge I thought the UK 1957 Dexta had outside lights but from 1960 on all the UK Dexta's had their headlights set into the front grill.

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7 hours ago, Valley Axe Man said:

Not wanting to throw a spanner in the works as this is a step in the right direction getting a few vintage tractors on general release from a good manufacturer but aren't the headlights in the grilles on super's unless based on euro spec which still had headlights on the sides... :unsure:

I think you are right there Paul but that is understandable, maybe a uk spec version might follow. I see they have a euro style hitch as well.

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Are those wheel UK spec,and I doubt any Dexta in the UK would ever be shod with Vredestein tyres would they,?

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Joe.

Marge - Legend Dexta.jpg

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The majority of Dextas here in Ireland have the headlights in the grill ..I don't think I've ever seen a Dexta that had headlights outside the grill in the flesh.. Super or not...Marge are Dutch...so they will go mainland Europe spec I presume. But as said above by Paul...its still a step in the right direction ..

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3 hours ago, catkom3 said:

Are those wheel UK spec,and I doubt any Dexta in the UK would ever be shod with Vredestein tyres would they,?

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Joe.

Marge - Legend Dexta.jpg

Well spotted joe, think they'd be Firestone or Good Year here.  Strange holes or black marks on the centres as well, can't make out which they are on my phone. Were Vredestein on the go in the 50/60's?

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I've just been looking through the Universmini web site some interesting MarGe parts,

New LHD dash,https://www.universmini.com/9390-6-0-Poste-de-conduite-camion-13_21015-Marge-Models_0_21.html

New Roof light bar, https://www.universmini.com/9381-8-0-Support-4-feux-+-2-gyrophare-pour-cabine-5_22426-Marge-Models_0_21.html

There's even the complete front pump assembly for the Vredo's, https://www.universmini.com/9169-6-0-Pompe-d'aspiration-Vredo-24480-Marge-Models_0_21.html

There is no short cut,you'll need to start here, https://www.universmini.com/boutique_Marge-Models_21.html

Regards

Joe.

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1 hour ago, catkom3 said:

I've just been looking through the Universmini web site some interesting MarGe parts,

New LHD dash,https://www.universmini.com/9390-6-0-Poste-de-conduite-camion-13_21015-Marge-Models_0_21.html

New Roof light bar, https://www.universmini.com/9381-8-0-Support-4-feux-+-2-gyrophare-pour-cabine-5_22426-Marge-Models_0_21.html

There's even the complete front pump assembly for the Vredo's, https://www.universmini.com/9169-6-0-Pompe-d'aspiration-Vredo-24480-Marge-Models_0_21.html

There is no short cut,you'll need to start here, https://www.universmini.com/boutique_Marge-Models_21.html

Regards

Joe.

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https://www.farmmodels.nl/Rebuilt:-VREDESTEIN-PACTON-Schuifzeil-Trailer-met-brede-Super-Single-banden-1:32-Marge-Models-MM1902-01-R-?fbclid=IwAR1GrvQlXEoKfSbWilnNPvffKNRCNlrvN_v3boXwsDceOs1-0tf2TunvZ0M 

The curtain is in one piece and feels like real curtain. Real nice feature

regards Willem

 

 

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On 10/10/2019 at 5:02 PM, justy 46 said:

The majority of Dextas here in Ireland have the headlights in the grill ..I don't think I've ever seen a Dexta that had headlights outside the grill in the flesh.. Super or not...Marge are Dutch...so they will go mainland Europe spec I presume. But as said above by Paul...its still a step in the right direction ..

I think the early build Dextas had side mounted headlights like the majors and power majors. I have seen quite a few over the years, in fact around here anyway most dextas had/have the early headlight mounts. Was it not around 1960/61 with the introduction of the super dexta, super major that headlights was mounted in the grill.

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If you look in THE FORD TRACTOR STORY BOOK PART ONE by Stuart Gibbard ,page 137 and page 138-139 Fordson Dexta announced in 1957 headlights on outside of grill ,page 140 revised styling in November 1960 headlights in the grill

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On 10 October 2019 at 2:23 PM, catkom3 said:

Are those wheel UK spec,and I doubt any Dexta in the UK would ever be shod with Vredestein tyres would they,?

Regards

Joe.

Marge - Legend Dexta.jpg

Had a chat with the local tyre man who also collects 1/32 Agri gear and he confirmed the Vredesteins are wrong, he said the tread pattern is from modern cross ply tyres and he didn't think they were around then anyway, or at least not over here. 

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I am not sure on tires page 139 in the ford book there is a roadless 4-wheel drive on very similar tires with a sub-soiler on the back other  pictures have a slight angle  on end of tread

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Fordson only used British tyres as did mf  dB. Ih etc. The 3 main tyres they were supplied on were 1 Goodyear traction sure grip   2 firestone gumdipped f151  and 3  Dunlop field master    the dexta never came on ANYTHING else but those   vredestein want even about then  I remember all tyre types of my childhood ha ha! 

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6 hours ago, Steve P said:

I think the early build Dextas had side mounted headlights like the majors and power majors. I have seen quite a few over the years, in fact around here anyway most dextas had/have the early headlight mounts. Was it not around 1960/61 with the introduction of the super dexta, super major that headlights was mounted in the grill.

I always associated lights mounted in the outside off the grill on Ford & Fordson tractors as export models as such ..But you right in what you are saying Steve...I have since learned that's not the case on early Dexta and Majors. And looking on the  DoneDeal website here in Ireland ..it has quiet a few early models with that style off headlights..Its just something I never took much notice off..

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Good year resurrected there old moulds apparently from Turkey and now make the exact same old type pattern. The only small difference is the original good year sure grips were stamped MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN and the new versions have MADE IN EUROPE stamped but same original thread pattern  the UH 1/32 mf35x has the correct tyres fitted but def not this dexta but easily fixed I'd say

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22 minutes ago, B O R said:

Good year resurrected there old moulds apparently from Turkey and now make the exact same old type pattern. The only small difference is the original good year sure grips were stamped MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN and the new versions have MADE IN EUROPE stamped but same original thread pattern  the UH 1/32 mf35x has the correct tyres fitted but def not this dexta but easily fixed I'd say

Do you know if they are to be stamped Good Year as well Brian? I thought they had stopped making ag tyres altogether. Good news for anyone restoring a tractor and wanting period rubber. Hopefully the tyres on the model will swap with the correct UH or Scaledown ones. 

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