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#1 Dodge BigHorn

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

I bought this resin Big Horn off EvilBay. I can't seem to find much in reference photos about what engine it had. I've Got the frame, Suspension, Fuel tanks and a bunch of oddball stuff gathered up for it. But no wheels or tires yet. I'll have to grab my camera out of the Jeep and take some pics. I'm not real pleased with how thick the casting is.
If anyone on here knows anything about these trucks, I would greatly appreciate the info.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:27 PM

Thank you for that info. That means I can put an NTD-350 in it and it will be alright. This is going to take a lot of patience to build.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

Cummins NTC 290,NTC 350 or Detroit Diesel 8V71N or 8V71T very common. Spicer 16 speed such as AMT,s road boss or Diamond Reo kits, 10 or 13 speed fuller transmissions. US sold bighorns had reyco 4 spring rear suspensions, Canadian sold bighorns usually had hendrickson walking beams. Western stabilaire air ride was an option it's identical to the early Peterbilt air ride like AMt,s Pete 352 or California hauler . But the only Bighorn factory equiped with it was the prototype by the way still in existence and being fully restored. The old dodges.com website will give you all you could ever want to know about bighorns.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Hey Rob!! The Diamond REO is the best donor kit for your Big Horn build...It's what I used for my Dodge CNT 900 Road tractor.. Being that the Big Horn has a longer hood,It should be easier to do than my CNT 900!! Good luck with it!!!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

did you get one with the hood made to the cab or did you get it seperate??i ask cause i have 4 of these and all 4 are different..

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:49 AM

Attached File  128.JPG   1.01MB   36 downloads It's a seperate hood. Casting is VERY thick.


I'm in the process of gathering parts. I'm resin casting my own rear wheels for it, but I don't have any wheels to duplicate the fronts. Couldn't find anything on EvilBay either. Just have to keep hunting.

Edited by Dodge BigHorn, 28 January 2012 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

I agree the diamond reo is the best kit to use even the sleeper would be accurate.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

It appears to be the Resin Motor Replicas version. Not a bad replica but not right either. The cab is very close but the hood is way off. Nothing that can't be corrected though. Normally comes with cab floor and door panels and correct fuel tanks. Diamond reo tanks are close. Looking forward to seeing pics.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:31 PM

I'm using an old Revell Kenworth Frame. I'm not going for the stock look. The frame has airride and is considerably longer than the Diamond Reo frame. That and I don't want to chop up my Reo, It's still sealed in the box yet. With this frame the fuel tanks are not under the cab. I was thinking about an air dryer and a battery box with steps built into them for under the doors. If I can Find them, I'd like to put full fenders over the rear tires. I have a headache rack and a 100,000lb Tulsa winch I'd like to install on this build and make it an oilfield truck as some of the info I found show there were 18 of them used for the rigs. Just some thoughts I'm tossing around right now.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

Attached File  028.JPG   1.11MB   45 downloadsAttached File  029.JPG   1.15MB   56 downloadsAttached File  026.JPG   1.06MB   35 downloads

This is where I'm at with it right now.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Lookin good!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

I would say if you want a matching set of wheels for the front the AMT W925 KW wheels are a close match.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

I actually wanted to run 6 spoke wheels on the front but I don't have any and can't seem to find them either. I cast the front wheels and one of the rear wheels out of resin. They turned out pretty good for being a newbie at casting.This is gonna be a long project.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

Its lookin good keep it up.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:26 AM

Got some goodies from AITM. Hopefully I'll get somewhere with it.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Got it in primer and set the Cummins in place.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

Looking forward to seeing this finished. Here's what i'm suppost to be doing with mine................
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

lookin good so far

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

Yashu: That wrecker looks cool. I'd like to see more of it.I've got a long way to go before this one is done.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

That is some really nice Bighorns that is being build on here.