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Does anybody make Kenworth K100 grab handles for AMT K123?


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#1 BigBad

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 04:34 AM

Hi guys, I don't know about you, but after building my own AMT K123, it really bothers me that I can't find these parts elsewhere than in other rare and (now) expensive kits such as the Revell K100 Aerodyne and the ones in the AMT Aerodynes. Does someone make these items in the aftermarket? These handles are really distinctive on these trucks and a must have on later model K100s. At the same time, why not include the gullwing bumper, lower cab door handles and square headlight panels in a retro-fit kit? Anybody??



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:34 AM

Well I have the gull wing bumper, never thought about casting the long double rail grab handles.  I would lean towards casting the mounts & step cleat & using ally rod for the bars.  As for the other bits, all good ideas.  KFS has a nice set of plated PE slam locks.

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:11 AM

Well I have the gull wing bumper, never thought about casting the long double rail grab handles.  I would lean towards casting the mounts & step cleat & using ally rod for the bars.  As for the other bits, all good ideas.  KFS has a nice set of plated PE slam locks.

 

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Yeah, casting the steps would be great, along with aluminum rod for the rail itself, but you still have to get the correct brackets to mount them to the cab. If someone decides to cast them as a whole, I'm sure he'll get some business. I have a set from my Revell K100, but I don't want to use them on another truck... There is tons of parts for Peterbilts and Macks, there might be some interest for retrofit parts for the K123 (probably more than some actually...)



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

Count me in to order so if someone would cast me.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

don't forget the wider grill if you want to up date the amt cab.

A totally new grill with shape much like a W900b would have to be done with "new" headlight panel



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:53 AM

I would buy a few sets for sure! I'm in the process of building a K100 and will be making my own handles/side steps. I have a few K100 builds planned and would need to make handles for each one.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

I think we're on to something...



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 07:44 AM

I drew a set up in CAD based off of a set I have from an AMT aerodyne kit. I am trying to get quotes from a few different 3D printing places. One place said if the quantity is large enough then the price goes down a little. Maybe we could get a group buy and get the price down a bit.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

I might be interested in a set if the price was right.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

Right now the best price I have gotten is $25 per pair, which is pretty steep. I will keep contacting people to see what I can find.



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Hi,

 

These trucks were such as classic that I'm sure lots of people, including myself, would love to have parts to modify or improve their K-123 kits now that it is readily available again.  There are so many ways you could build one that an enterprising aftermarket company could tap into - lets hope some do!


Edited by Jim Whalen, 21 September 2013 - 11:57 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

OK guys & gals, i have several sets and am willing to make & cast them in a pair.  Others have mentioned the larger grille as well. anything else?  I am looking at $12.00 a pair plus postage.

 

PM or email me.  Will build a mold next week & post photos.  

 

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:36 AM

Just for clarification, here are 2 images of both the wider grille & the grab rails from the AMT Aerodyne K-100 & the RoG VIT K-100 kits.  IMHO, the RoG parts are the bits to run as the detail & accuracy is much greater than the AMT.

 

Attached File  AMT-RoG K-100 grille.JPG   343.49KB   0 downloads

 

Attached File  AMT-RoG K-100 grabs & steps.JPG   276.9KB   0 downloads

 

Your opinions count, so lets here which you would prefer to have.

 

Thanks,

IMD

 



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

I agree, the RoG stuff looks more accurate.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:22 AM

I guess the next logical question is how do you make them fit a 63" daycab?

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:28 AM

I guess the next logical question is how do you make them fit a 63" daycab?

 

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I guess the next logical question is how do you make them fit a 63" daycab?

 

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Jim,

I will be glad to show you how to do just that this winter.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:29 AM

I agree, the RoG stuff looks more accurate.

Good, I will also add in the short bar for above the drivers side door.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

Yep, RoG looks better. Count me in for 2 sets Richard.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

Is it too late to get a set of the grab rails? I was so happy to see someone offering these, I didn't pay attention to the age of the post.... :huh:


Edited by bismarck, 11 February 2014 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

Is it too late to get a set of the grab rails? I was so happy to see someone offering these, I didn't pay attention to the age of the post.... :huh:

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