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#21 Force

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

Yes it looks really good.

It might be that the sleepers are slightly too long, or as you say Sean, the frame could have been stretched some...but not much...just enough to get some space between the sleepers and the rear fenders to get the right look.
Other things I would have done if I would have built it is change the engine to a Detroit 12V-71 instead of the kits Cat 3408 and the wheels to either 5-hole Truck Mates or 2-hole Budds from Ben Wicker depending on wich version I did, I would also probably have tried to replicate the older 4-bag air ride suspension the real truck had instead of the Air Glide 100 that's in the kit, and add an auxiliary transmission...but that's me,  ;)

As for the gold KW "Bug" emblem it's only gold on the last two versions where the truck was Orange with white-yellow-red stripes and white tops or black tops, the other versions where the truck was white with blue and red shadowed panels on the sides and fenders, orange with white tops, white pinstriping and blue panels on the fenders, black (or if it's very dark blue) with light blue pinstriping and blue and white panels on the fenders, or the red with gold-blue-white large stripe on the sides and panels on the fenders and tanks the Bug emblem is the regular chrome and red.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:59 AM

Yes it looks really good.

It might be that the sleepers are slightly too long, or as you say Sean, the frame could have been stretched some...but not much...just enough to get some space between the sleepers and the rear fenders to get the right look.
Other things I would have done if I would have built it is change the engine to a Detroit 12V-71 instead of the kits Cat 3408 and the wheels to either 5-hole Truck Mates or 2-hole Budds from Ben Wicker depending on wich version I did, I would also probably have tried to replicate the older 4-bag air ride suspension the real truck had instead of the Air Glide 100 that's in the kit, and add an auxiliary transmission...but that's me,  ;)

As for the gold KW "Bug" emblem it's only gold on the last two versions where the truck was Orange with white-yellow-red stripes and white tops or black tops, the other versions where the truck was white with blue and red shadowed panels on the sides and fenders, orange with white tops, white pinstriping and blue panels on the fenders, black (or if it's very dark blue) with light blue pinstriping and blue and white panels on the fenders, or the red with gold-blue-white large stripe on the sides and panels on the fenders and tanks the Bug emblem is the regular chrome and red.

 

Yes there were things I could have done to make it more exact. The issues were money, so I had to do with what I had, If I ever get the funds to change things around I will especially the right 2 hole wheels, engine and suspension. Hopefully down the road I can fix these issues. Thanks for all the info it helps with correcting this later on.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:58 AM

I fully understand Alan, times are hard right now.

I'm impressed with what you have done with what you had and the truck looks great...I'm eager to see you start the Mama Truck now.  ;)



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

Man, that's a good looking truck......I really like that idea of the double sleepers.....Until this thread, I had never seen that....Maybe I'm a little slow, but that's a cool idea....I've gotta try that, myself....It won't be a replica, as I like to do things "My way", but I'm gonna do something like this....Thanks for the inspiration.....Awesome truck....