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cavejohnson

Member Since 05 May 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2013 04:47 PM
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In Topic: 1970 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker

07 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

All the old truckers I know that have been at it for a thousand years have always loved the 1693TAs, I know a guy from Albin, WY with a 71 Pacemaker and a 75 (or so) Chevy Titan and they both have 1693s stuffed in them. It's darn funny sight to see that old Titan out pull a chrome plated Kenworth with a Signature 600. I love the idea behind yours though, when I get my 352 I'm either going to put a 12V71 or a 1693 in it.

In Topic: 1958 Wide Track cabover

07 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

I know this is an old topic, but I did learn a bit more about this truck from my grandpa. He knows a guy in Lander, Wyoming that has a Wide-Track. The owner used to drive to my great-grandpa's farm and move potatoes with it. The WT had a 290 cummins with a 5x3, and eventually got a 335 cummins. My grandpa said that there was a predecessor of sorts to the WT called the "Knox", he knows the cab was built by Chicago Cab and was fairly certain that it used a Kenworth frame and various Kenworth components. He said the knox looked like a bubble nose Peterbilt with "extra weird rounded edges everywhere". He's only ever seen 2 Knox cabovers, but has seen 10 or so Wide-Tracks. If anyone is interested in seeing either of those trucks, I know for certain that both a Knox and a Wide Track are sitting near a wrecking yard in Lander, Wyoming. Next time I'm up that direction I'll see if I can't get some pictures of both.

In Topic: 1/16 peterbilt cabover (PAINTED WITH STRIPES)

09 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

That's going to be awesome when it's all finished. I love the way you did the Cat engine, all the plumbing looks great as does the weathering!
I like this sudden surge of 1/16th scale builds :D

In Topic: Chevrolet Titan 90 build

09 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

Thanks everyone :D

USMC4810, I can offer some advice right off the bat, the round fuel tanks are a total pain to get on there, I'd go for the square saddle tanks if I was doing it over. Also, the cab is mighty hard to attach to the mounts at the end, It took me a long time to get them on there and get it lined up decently. The rest of the truck went together really well though, I've always had good luck with AMT kits fitting nicely. Save the White Freightliner cabover cab, because of it's odd two piece design :P

In Topic: 1/16th KW K-100 Sorry no more pics......

19 September 2012 - 06:48 PM

K100s are some of the best looking cabovers on the road (in my opinion). This is one awesome custom job. I wish I could build like this!