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#1 KJ790

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

I decided to start a new Kenworth K123 a few days ago. So far I have the frame together with a torsion bar suspension on. I'm going with spoke wheels and a Detriot Diesel 8V92 engine. Progress will likely be slow and steady, but I will try to keep this updated.

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

Nice Dub  the Green looks good what about body color please let us see more 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

Very nice start. Looking great..



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

great start..i like the frame color...



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

Looking good.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:07 PM

Looks good.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:43 AM

Nice job.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

Nice

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Lookin' good! With an 8V92? Cool! Where is that engine from? I like your spoke wheels too. This is going to be good!

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:52 AM

The 8V92 is from the AMT aerodyne kit. I got the torsion bar suspension from P&P resin works and the spoke wheels are from a diamond reo kit.

 

My family ran a trucking business for about 50 years before selling it a few years back. Through the 60's and early 70's they primarily ran K123's with cummins engines, then switched over to 8V92's in the mid to late 70's. In 1978 they bought a few matching green and white K123's with 8V92's. For this model I am trying to replicate one of these as best I can.

 

These still had the skinny grille (they went to the wider grille a year or two later it seems) with the oil door in the front of the cab, a window on the back of the cab, larger diameter air intake tube (cab mounted) with a cab mounted single exhaust. I just cast some slam locks to put in the bottom corner of the doors, but I still need to come up with something for the side step ladders from the late 70's.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

Sounds like a plan! For the side grab handles and steps, unless you can cast them yourself or own a 3D printer... You're going to have to have to kitbash a Revell or AMT Aerodyne, I'm sad to say. My 3D printer is still in the pipeline... Have I got plans for this thing...


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nice looking green

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

Got the engine and transmission in place. Also did a little work on the interior, still need to clean it up a little.

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

The KW is looking good

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Coming together well.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:34 PM

I like it, great work. Very well.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hi,

 

Your project is coming along nicely.  The green and white paint scheme sounds like it'll look really sharp when the cab is all sprayed up.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:17 AM

looks great so far, love that green!



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:53 PM

I did a little work to the cab over the last few days. I filled the top door handles and cast my own slam locks (to be added later). I shrunk the vent windows down to update the cab to a late 70's model. I got the paint sprayed and tonight I put on the stripes from modeltruckin.com. I ruined the first set of stripes before I got the hang of it, but by the time I was done I was a pro :D  Here is the cab as of now:

 

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Here is a picture of one of the real trucks, kinda crappy quality I know. I will try to get some better pics of the real thing soon.

 

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Next on the list is to clear coat the cab, then put the lettering on the door, then add the slam locks and step ladders.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

Wonderfull. I like it.