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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:14 PM

When Kenworth stopped using their own K100 cab on the C500K heavy COE last year, I saw the prototypes with DAF cabs and wondered how difficult it would be to build one of these.
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I found an Italeri DAF XF SpaceCab kit on eBay, bought it, and scrounged up some old Paystar frame parts and started slicing and dicing.
Finished Photos are after the in-progress photos
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Thanks for looking.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:18 AM

Looks sweet Tim, its coming along nicely.
Look forward to seeing this one completed.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:29 AM

Great job on this one (again) Tim. Great skill you have.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:07 AM

WOW! I've never seen one of these trucks before!

Hey, perhaps GM could reintroduce the GMC Astro/Chevy Titan with an Isuzu cab!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:08 AM

Cool stuff, Tim! Do you know if they're currently offering the trucks with the DAF cabs, or if these were merely prototypes?

Hey, perhaps GM could reintroduce the GMC Astro/Chevy Titan with an Isuzu cab!


They sorta did. Both GMC and Chevrolet sold re-badged versions of the Isuzu Giga in South- and Central America over the past decade.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:09 AM

Tim...

I am speachless...Unique indeed.

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Kurt McLucas

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:25 PM

Evan
The K500 COE is a regular production truck replacing the C500K COE. Mainly for export and oilfield use.

Tim

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the info, Tim. Didn't know if those were a couple of one-offs or what; didn't see anything on the K500 on the Kenworth website.

I'm usually not one for most KW/Pete stuff, but the obscure super-heavy-duty and/or off-road stuff always catch my fancy. Or the American/European hybrids. This falls into both categories.

Can't wait to see more!

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:48 AM

Tim..why did you go with spoke wheels? What are your plans for it...bare frame or ? Looks great!!!!

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:19 PM

Dan
Spoke wheels.. simple.. they were the only wheels I had that fit the big RNK tires! :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:10 AM

That's as good a reason as any other :lol: Just thought you had some big master plan for it!

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:51 AM

Tim,

I like the KW/DAF whatever-the-heck-it-is. Very cool. Does this mean that the KW K100 is no more and the K500 will be replacing it here in the US? I always wondered when PACCAR was going to start importing DAFs to the US. Will Peterbilt be using the DAF cab for anything that you know of?

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:48 AM

Jim
Kenworth stopped production of the K100 cab last year and now uses the DAF cab for the export/oilfield COEs.

Peterbilt and KW use a DAF cab in for the Peterbilt 260 (K270?) COE.

Starting in 2009, the DAF 12.9litre engine will be built here in the US for KW and PB's as an alternative to Cummins and Cat engines. A huge facility is being built in Alabama.
There is a DAF 12.9 in this Peterbilt 388
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

I'd heard about the DAF 12.9 engine. Is that the same as the PACCAR engine?

Interesting info on the PB 260 and the KW K270(?). MAybe one of those "high-speed" resin casters out there might make a conversion kit for the current DAF XF95 kit. Still like that DAF though, but it would be interesting to have one in the collection with KW badges, too.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

I was looking for photos of the 1:1 and the results sent me here. This one looks fantastic!

 

I'm thinking of doing one myself, if I can find the right tires for it-

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Tough looking truck, magnificent as always!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Excellent work, Tim...This is a good one...Something you don't see every day....I saw some of these out in Cypress at a plant just outside of Houston....Great work....



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

Nice rig

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

Tim, Great job as always.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:34 PM

Philip d'Hondt from Belgium also build one of these monsters. It was shown at the Jabbeke 'on the road' show two weeks ago.

 

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In fact he also had a 3-axle version ready in 2012.

 

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I think they look really great.

 

Hessel


Edited by Hessel, 28 March 2013 - 10:37 PM.