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#1 Jim B

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:56 PM

I'm really not that familiar with European trucks. Can someone tell me the difference between the DAF XF105 & the XF105 Space Cab?

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

Start here; http://www.daf.com/E...DAF-XF-105.aspx



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

I suppose it's a start, but I don't know what I'm looking at.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

jim

the difference is the cab

you have space cab and super space cab ,its have a higher roof than the old space cab

in the beginning you have comfort cab - than space cab [ high roof ] and than super space cab [more high roof ] have drive self on the daf xf 105 space cab for a couple of years , nice truck , full automatic , no clutch pedal [ in the beginning its was very stranche ]

look at google and you find a lot of pictures and difference

hope its help

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:10 PM

Like jacobus said; just the cab is different. The normal XF has a somewhat smaller sleeper than the spacecab. That's it.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:49 PM

Its the cab roof, I have some information and specifications for both and Ill post later today if wanted



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:17 AM

As said before its just the roof cap.

 

The model XF is the flagship for DAF trucks and there are 3 cab sises to chose from, depending the job the truck is doing.

1) The smaller is the sleeper cab (flat top), flat floor, one bed, mostly used for national or just local trips.

2) The midle cab Space cab (stand up), one or two beds, flat floor, more space and closets, mostly used for national or international trips.

3) The Super Space cab (stand up) (floor to roof more than 2 meters high), one or two beds, flat floor, more space, more closets, dedicated for international, or if you want many days trips. If I am correct the Super space cab was the biggest and cab in EU for many-many years.

 

You could classify cabs in proportion to those of Peterbilt as follows: DAF Sleeper - 36'' sleeper, DAF Space cab - 63'' stand up sleeper, DAF Super Space cab - 70'' sleeper.

 

Of course it all depents also to the owner operator and his pocket. For example, here in Greece there are many-many owners using the super space cab doing tranzit all over Europe and at the other hand there are others who hauls ship cans around, their biggest trip is up to 500klms and also use the same cab.

 

IMO, it is crasy to buy a truck with the biggest cab to do the job you can do with a day cab.

 

Hope that helps.

Kostas.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:17 AM

Thanks, guys.  I did some digging when I got back to my computer (original post was from my phone), and I found the PDF Info Sheet describing the Space Cab & Super Space Cab.

 

http://www.daf.com/S...heet-Cab-EN.pdf

 

At 2.105m (6ft 10-7/8in) most people can stand upright in the Super Space Cab.  This is good information.  I'm thinking the Space Cab will make a better XT.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

Are you gonna build a DAF XT??? If so yeah, the Space Cab (SC) would make a far better looking truck.

 

Also there is a newer model you can see here http://euro6.daf.com/en/daf-xf-euro-6

At the time they released their Euro 6, new emitions engines, they not only did just a facelift to the cab, but they released a new chassis.

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:25 AM

Well, that's the plan, anyway.  I'm definitely going to build a XF, but depending on how that conversion goes, I might build another one and "rebadge" it as either a Kenworth or a Peterbilt.  In a way it sort of makes sense as Kenworth already uses the XF cab for the K500; but in another way it doesn't as Kenworth uses the same cab for the W900, T800, T660, T300, T400, T200, & T100 trucks.  So in the end it would probably cost them more money to us the XF cab for anything.  It's an interesting academic exercise, anyway.

 

That DAF XF Euro 6 looks really cool!



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

For those of you who are unfamilar with the DAF XT, here are a few photos of the only DAF XT in existance.  It was custom built by DAF for A. Jansen B.V in The Netherlands.  Here is their Web page about it:

http://www.ajansenbv...oduction-daf-xt

 

I've also found a few "close-ups":

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But this truck really peaked my interest.  It's an IVECO Strator (PowerStar in Australia):

Hauben_IVECO_LKW_Strator_zpsef39d9d8.jpg



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

jim , from kfs you can get a resin hood for this daf conventional [ if its not sold out ]

next month i go to belgium [ jabbeke ] and i think i wil found some stuff to make this model [ i hope ]

kostas , some company take the sleepercab insted of a daycab becouse after 7 ore 8 years it wil bring more money if the trade him for a new one

i know what you mean  that the use it for short trips and work [ but now you see more daycabs for foods delivery etc ]

jim , we wil see what you make and also for the iveco is a resin hood availlbe also a very nice model

jacobus



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:52 AM

There's a resin hood available for the IVECO?  Who makes it?



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:44 AM

jim model truck from heinz have them i time ago [ very fast sold out ]

and in 1:32 for a rallymodel its jkresins.com

it came from modeltruck at with two different grills and bumper i thought , and i was also to late to order him

i hope he make very soon some new stuff [ it came from kfs , but also sold out ]

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:21 AM

Thanks for the information.  If he ever does reissue them, I'll have to get one.  It'll keep me from attempting to scratchbuild one.  Do you have a Website link or email for Heinz?



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:49 PM

jim here it is , www.modelmakershop.com

i dont know if there come new resinhoods for him

i know  that howard from kfs make it but he now getting more militairie vehicles building and casting etc [ looks also great ]

i going to jabbeke in march and hope i found one ore two , but i think that he is hard to find

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:29 PM

jim here a old picture of the daf i drove on some years ago

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

Nice looking DAF, Jacobus. Is that a XF95 or XF105?

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:40 AM

thats the xf 105

very nice truck to drive  , lot of space and good comfort

jacobus