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#1 KJ790

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

I started on a new cabover KW build recently. I started with an AMT Kenworth K123 kit, then added 8 bag air-ride suspension from a KW snap kit. Here is where I am so far:

 

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#2 Madd Trucker

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

mmm  now  I havhe ause  for the  air  bags   in the  snap  kits  ..  so  far   your  build is  looking  good



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

Very nice work, so far....I like the way you integrated the air ride suspension....That looks really good.....



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:43 PM

Nice KJ  B)



#5 Chris guthro

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

Very nice! Love the airride! How about using the kitty cat in the kw too haha

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

Looking good.  I like the update on the suspension.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

Solid start and I like the paint scheme on the cab...



#8 KJ790

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

Thanks guys. I got a bunch of work done on it tonight, but then it slipped out of my hands, caught the edge of the table, and hit the floor... A few curse words later and I'm almost back to where I was before the accident:

 

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:45 PM

Good save.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Nice recovery. I like the colors too.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:14 AM

Nice colors & more spoke wheels!  So what was the fleet number for this one?

 

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#12 KJ790

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:39 AM



Nice colors & more spoke wheels!  So what was the fleet number for this one?

 

Ap40

 

This one is going to be old #26. We bought two of these in 1980 that were identical. This one is going to get some of your step ladders and one of your wide grilles Rick.

 

You can see the two of them in the foreground of this old pic. I will have to come up with a better pic to post later.

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

fantastic KJ, looking forward to the build.  What was the engine?

 

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#14 KJ790

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:28 AM

Detroit 8V92T. I hope to work on the engine a bit tonight or tomorrow.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

Love the way you made the colors work so well together....looks great!



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

lookin good KJ, nice detail going on too.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

Very nice KJ.I see old 29 in the line up. What number is the red freightliner is that 44 or 45?

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

nice..



#19 KJ790

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:04 PM



Very nice KJ.I see old 29 in the line up. What number is the red freightliner is that 44 or 45?

 

Thanks Justin! That's 45 in that pic. I only know because of this closer pic from that day:

 

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:21 PM

Great lineup! Some good looking cabovers.