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#1 Mr mopar

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:53 AM

Hi guy's I'm planning to build this truck , but need to know what kind of Rear suspension was used ?
And if it was ever a model part.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:03 AM

That's going to be a nice project! Tyrone was one of the first truck customizers, wasn't he? At least he was one of the better known ones.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Here's the only pic I can find of the rear suspension.http://public.fotki....erica13-vi.html. Here's the link to the rest of the album http://public.fotki....oss-truck-of-a/.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

That would be the airglide 100. It can be found on the Revell KW w900 snap kit,the AMT K100 Aerodyne, The Revell of Germany KW w900 extended hood (the best kit to start on the Boss) The Revell of Germany KW k100s etc. I wander if the Boss originally had the KW torsion bar suspension though due to the year. You have 3 choices on paint as the Boss was also orange and white as well as Red white and blue.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

That would be the airglide 100. It can be found on the Revell KW w900 snap kit,the AMT K100 Aerodyne, The Revell of Germany KW w900 extended hood (the best kit to start on the Boss) The Revell of Germany KW k100s etc. I wander if the Boss originally had the KW torsion bar suspension though due to the year. You have 3 choices on paint as the Boss was also orange and white as well as Red white and blue.


Ok the boss did not have an air bag suspension , nor torsion bar suspension . It looks like something like hendricks but it wasn't could be like you say the age of the truck be a browning suspension ? As far as color I'm liking the fancy paint orange and white.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

I've tried to find a good pic to see but haven't found one. Looks like someone stretched her out with a cut off. That appears to be an early ag 100 but would still be newer than the Boss. I recall seeing the Boss on the Movin On tv series back about 74 so I'll check and see some old KW brochures see what it might be. Great idea for a project hope to see pictures. Come to think of it there were more than 3 paint schemes.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

Found a good shot on youtube it's a KW 4 bag air ride that predated the ag 100. It was available late 60s to mid 70s. A lot of Canadian trucks used with the Canadian 60" spread on their tandems. Not sure what it was called but it could be modeled with a little effort.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Good pics on straightstack.com under early kw air ride.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

I've tried to find a good pic to see but haven't found one. Looks like someone stretched her out with a cut off. That appears to be an early ag 100 but would still be newer than the Boss. I recall seeing the Boss on the Movin On tv series back about 74 so I'll check and see some old KW brochures see what it might be. Great idea for a project hope to see pictures. Come to think of it there were more than 3 paint schemes.


Hey Leo the suspension was also on little irvy a 1969 Kenworth if you go to ken Harris web site you see it there. I did see the boss when it was black , I was just a little kid back then.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

I see that found a pic of the Bosses hauler on Aol image search it has it too.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Many thanks Leo that's the one , boy do I look stupide saying it not an air ride ,now to get it modeled up .thanks everyone for the help.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Found it.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:10 PM

Here is the one i want to do...............!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

Cool good luck great project.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

Here is the one i want to do...............!


I make those full dress chrome two holes as well. They're not plated but look exactly like those when you get them plated!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

I would have thought for sue that it had the torsion bar suspension. This is great to know! Now someone needs to make good master parts of this suspension so we can get it cast into resin!!!!!
If you look at those pictures of the Boss Truck, as it is now, you can see that the whole rear section of a newer Kenworth was added to the existing frame. The frame wasn't that long on the original truck and you can see where the old suspension mounted on the original portion of the frame rails, forward of the existng 8 bag air ride.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

Just what I was thinking Ben. That suspension would be nice in resin as the AMT k 100 would be ideal for it

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

Well guys i'm going to try and make it ,then i will cast them up only if they trun out good.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

I found what i was looking for.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Cool good pic shows the angle of the air bag.