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Differences between W900 and W900b hoods


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#1 Fat Brian

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

I want to build a Kenworth with square headlights and the Aerodyne sleeper. Are there any differences between the hood in the round lights Revell kits and the square light hoods ? Could I just putty up a square corner to the flat area where the lights sit and throw on some square lights with out making any more changes? Also, does anyone make a resin version of the Alaska hauler hood?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

It's not just the hoods that are differend, it'a also the cabs. The AMT cab is a 1968-72 (give or take a little) while the Revell of Germany & Revell USA cabs are 1973-1982. If you want to do a W900B, check with Gary Wallace of GW Trucks (gwtrucks@yahoo.com). He'll be able to set you up with a resin W900B cab & hood.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

yes gw or p&p very nice stuff..i buy alot from both and will recomend them to anyone..

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

I figured out what I needed to know. The P&P hood is a W900L, I have a Canepa T600 on the way that has the correct cab and sleeper. The B could be made from either of the Revell kits without too much trouble, the lights need to be moved up a quarter of an inch or so and a small piece would get added under the lights to replace the leading edge of the fender.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

shape of upper grill more square

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Posted Imagethe t600 canepa is more like a w900 L than a b..because it has a curved windshield..

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

Right, I will use the Canepa for an L but I think a passable B could be made with a Revell hood.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

The B model is a short hood with a wide grill and the L model is a long hood with a narrow grill.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

There are many differences in the hoods alone, not to mention the cabs. The
"A" hood has round headlights, rounded fenders, a raised triangle on the top of the hood and the top has more slope to each side where it meets the grill.

The "B" hood has square headlights, more squared off fenders, a straight raised rib on top of the hood and the grill is more squared. These are just things I can remember off the top of my head. I'm pretty sure there's a few more differences.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

A W900L has a nearow grill and is a Long hood with square headligths. I like the B and L hoods And as for a lowboy tractor a T800W Wide hood single headlight.
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