Volvo FH-16 Cabover
Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:31 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:42 AM
A few months ago I saw on another well known trucking forum, a picture of one Volvo FH and it was the first generation Volvo FH (as in your picture).
As far as I can remember, that truck was a tracktor with an extended cab. The cab was too long for the European standarts, so I can tell that it was maybe an experimental truck. Maybe Volvo wanted to taste the American market if it is interested on cabovers. I asume that this truck was 17-18 years old, because the first gen of the Volvo FH introdused back in 1993.
At first it was availiable with 2 cab options, first a flatroof with one bed and second the well known Globetrotter with 2 beds. The diference between the 2 cab was the heigh and of course in the Globetrotter cab a regular driver could stand up. Later a third cab was introdused, the Globetrotter XL with even more space for the driver and the passenger. Back in 1993 the most powerfull Volvo FH had an output of 520 HP. Later, in 2001 the second generation introdused. It was a full facelift with many changes also inside, outside and under the cab. A fird generation (also facelift) was availiable since 2008-9 if I am correct, with even more changes and with that truck Volvo selebated its aniversary with an output off 750 HP. A few months ago Volvo introdused the new FH flagship, a totaly new truck, you can see it here:
About the kit you got, it is the first generation Globetrotter cab. It is a very acurate kit about the cab and the engine but the chassis is not. As far as I know you can built it as a tracktor or as a rigid truck. The box is seperate from the side ferings, so you can use it on an American truck. It is a very nice kit and it will apear much better dressed with another livery.
Hope this helps, don't hesitate to ask further information.
Edited by Kostas Parchas, 23 November 2012 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:19 PM
Were the Volvo FH-16 Cabovers ever used is the U.S.A.?
Edited by chuckyr, 23 November 2012 - 06:21 PM.