SLEEPER INFO NEEDED
Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:51 AM
"TIMS TRUCKS" ABOUT USING A NUMBER OF ITEMS FROM THE REVELL USA PETERBUILT 359 SNAP KIT ON THE AMT PETE TO MAKE IT INTO A PRETTY ACCURATE 1980 359 . I DID'NT SEE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MAKING CHANGES ETC. TO THE SLEEPER THAT CAME IN THE AMT KIT BUT I CAN REMEMBER READING THINGS IN THE PAST ABOUT THE AMT SLEEPER NOT BEING CORRECT AND THE REVELL SNAP KIT SLEEPER WAS ALOT BETTER BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE I HAD SEEN THAT INFORMATION AT. DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANTHING ABOUT THE REVELL SNAP KIT SLEEPER BEING THE BETTER ONE TO USE , AND IF IT NEEDS TO BE MODIFIED ANY TO MAKE IT CORRECT FOR A 1980 359 ? THANKS, JARRNO88
Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:18 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:25 PM
Edited by truckman1981, 29 October 2012 - 05:29 PM.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:02 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the real sleeper that AMT was trying to make. This style of sleeper was used from '72 through early '79 when the round-corner door sleeper for the 36" size debuted. Sidenote: Look at restored pre-72 Peterbilts and check the height difference between the cab and sleeper - if the sleeper looks too tall, it's the later year taller bunk - and doesn't fit well with the shorter cab.
Back in the day, Peterbilt sourced the shell of the 36" sleeper from Kenworth, adding their own roof corners, skin and doors. The roof from an AMT Kenworth W925 kit sleeper is close to the right shape too.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:02 AM