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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

I was planing on making one with a Pete coe cab so there is interests.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

I'm not positive the cab is the same, but the "Blue Mule" style IS what replaced these. Maybe the cab is the same?

 

The basic cab is the same. The major difference is the grille and the roof. The roof on the 66-73 cab was flat. The roof on the 73-77 cab has indented lines running front to rear. The cab your wanting to produce was used from 1966-1973. The "Blue Mule" WT9000 is a 1974 model. That cab was used from 1973 (late) to 1977. This is the cab I am currently mastering.


Edited by Ben, 30 November 2012 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

Here's how the 66 model looks. You'll see a lot of little differences. The windshield is smaller, the "F O R D" letters are larger, there are two wiper motor access vent panels, covers over the wipers, round turn signals, etc.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Now here's some shots of the late 73-77 model WT9000 cab.

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3hvep.jpg

splitrimwheel.jpg

 

More pics of the cab I am mastering here: http://www.public.fo...so/ford-wt9000/



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

Now here's some shots of the late 73-77 model WT9000 cab.

05-08.jpg

3hvep.jpg

splitrimwheel.jpg

 

More pics of the cab I am mastering here: http://www.public.fo...so/ford-wt9000/

Is the grille supposed to be one piece or two?...

Looks good so far...



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

Thanks Michael! The grille is two pieces. The upper 80% is fastened to the cab itself and tilts forward with the cab. The lower 20% of the grille is fastened to brackets on the frame and remains in place when the cab is tilted. There were pieces of rubber "flap" painted silver to close the gaps on the outside of the grille surround. Here's a link to my Fotki album that has a LOT of detail pictures from all over one of these trucks.

http://public.fotki....ord-w9000-pics/


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

Thanks Michael! The grille is two pieces. The upper 80% is fastened to the cab itself and tilts forward with the cab. The lower 20% of the grille is fastened to brackets on the frame and remains in place when the cab is tilted. There were pieces of rubber "flap" painted silver to close the gaps on the outside of the grille surround. Here's a link to my Fotki album that has a LOT of detail pictures from all over one of these trucks.
http://public.fotki....ord-w9000-pics/



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:08 AM

ben when will you have the wt9000 available for sale.want one of these kits to build blue mule.tried aussie they are not responding to my email.the one sourkraut offers does not include the bumper you just got have that bumper.could you please let us know when available and how to get one or three.i think they will sell well for you.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:12 AM

Hummmmmmmmmm, they wern't exactly the most popular in their day. I drove an Astro 95. Still, who knows , you might get 50- 60 sales ..............



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

ben when will you have the wt9000 available for sale.want one of these kits to build blue mule.tried aussie they are not responding to my email.the one sourkraut offers does not include the bumper you just got have that bumper.could you please let us know when available and how to get one or three.i think they will sell well for you.

I'm working on various parts of the kit right now using outside sources and I have no control on how long they take to get things made for me so at this point I'm unsure as to when it will be ready. Some of the things I really want to go with my cab are a photo etch or stamped aluminum grille and a full detailed interior including the rear sleeper wall that has the names of famous mountain passes embossed in the vinyl. I had a friend make the wall but he made it way too big so I need to get that made in the correct scale. I still need to redo the sleeper doors but other than that, the cab shell itself is pretty much done. I'll be telling all the groups about it just as soon as it's available.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

Hummmmmmmmmm, they wern't exactly the most popular in their day. I drove an Astro 95. Still, who knows , you might get 50- 60 sales ..............

I've noticed that's how it is in the modeling world, vehicles that were not popular end up being very popular as a plastic model kit. Look at the Ford Pinto and AMC Gremlin.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

Those are wind deflectors on the corner. They helped prevent mud/snow/splash debris up on the wide windows and were supposed to keep the wind from buffetting the mirrors. The Ford COE's weren't the most aerodynamic.. :rolleyes: In the 70's, the corner deflectors were very common on Canadian COE's of all makes.

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There were a lot of Freightliner COEs with these deflectors. Kenworths K100 too.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Now here's some shots of the late 73-77 model WT9000 cab.

05-08.jpg

3hvep.jpg

splitrimwheel.jpg

 

More pics of the cab I am mastering here: http://www.public.fo...so/ford-wt9000/

 

 

This is looking pretty good! :D



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

I drove an Astro 95 also. Ben I like those stubby nosed rigs.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

I drove an Astro 95 also. Ben I like those stubby nosed rigs.

Yeah, that W9000 is my all time favorite cabover!!!!!!



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

i wil know fore shor that cab wil fast sold out i think

i have build one from ausskids [it can see also on this forum,from the truck i build]

but if there is a coe resin cab from ford ore a other old one ,ishore buy one

i know there is a crackerbox[gmc] but i can not find one now thats the one i wil have also on the do list

now i am stil workin on the white 7000[if i have time]

and ben i have the double bunk pete from p&p but first makin the others a lloooonnnnggg list

jacobus



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

would definetly do one if it was avail. 



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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Just out of curiosity, but are you considering offering this as a day-cab as well?



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:44 AM

Hey Tom, are you still considering making this cab?



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

I would also like to know if you are going to cast one