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Bobcat205

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    Brad Parker

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  1. I'll trade it for two of the new round 2 W925's. Kit no. 1021 I believe. If you want the 1980 kit too, throw in 2 additional W925's. Or whatever is fair, i'm not really sure what they're worth.
  2. Hey guys, Well I've been going through some of my old truck kits. This particular KW I bought 10 or so years ago, being one of those guys thinking the tooling was gone forever, I pulled the trigger on it. The box is history, but the kit appears to be complete. I did the best I could going over it, the cab, frame, hood and sleeper are all straight. The engine, transmissions, wheels, tanks, are all assembled. The decals are actually mint. Since Round 2 has saved these classics, I'd like my originals to go into better hands. I'm not a skilled modeler by any means, and would rather have reproductions, since not only do I build them once in a while but enjoy collecting them for the box art and history. So anyways if anybody is interested in this kit, i'll swap it for two of the new Kenworth W925's sealed in the box. I also have a 1980 Issue sealed in the box if anybody is interested. Thanks! - Brad
  3. Two other rigs id like to see recognized: The Dodge Big Horn, and the Hand made Marmon 57P (Earlier version with the taller grill)
  4. Hi all, so im looking for some assistance. I'm looking to build replica western star trucks that my father in law once had. The two trucks were a 1991 4964, and the second a 2004 4900. I have the constellation kit as well as two of the older #790 (Brown 4964's) kits. So essentially I need the rear cab panels for the sleeper delete since both rigs were day cabs, and I need the conversion kit for the constellation to the 4900. I do know kits were made but I have no idea where to find them. And leads or anybody who may have what im looking for would be a super help. I also have crates full of AMT truck kits both new and vintage if anybody is looking for something. Thanks!! - Brad
  5. A granite would be awesome! I'd like to see a CH mack too.
  6. Totally agree with everyone. I'm very thankful the crew at Round 2 saved our beloved classic American rigs for younger generations to enjoy, but I do wish somebody out there would start getting the blueprints for some of these new rigs. Like as suggested above the w900L, w990, 388 0r 389, T2000 would be neat, T800 and 880. Maybe some day...
  7. Totally agree with everyone. I'm very thankful the crew at Round 2 saved our beloved classic American rigs for younger generations to enjoy, but I do wish somebody out there would start getting the blueprints for some of these new rigs. Like as suggested above the w900L, w990, 388 0r 389, T2000 would be neat, T800 and 880. Maybe some day...
  8. Hi all, I've kind of had these ideas for a while. I think they'd be great to add to the AMT truck line up. My first is a Brockway U360 with a 12v71 under the hood, And peterbilt 351 or 358 with a Caterpillar 1693TA, and last would be AMT's White freightliner cabover with the Ultra rare optional Allis Chalmers "Big Al" power plant. What do you guys think? What trucks/power plants would you like to see? I wish the Round 2 Crew could pull this off.
  9. Hi all, I have a question about the types of spoke rims used on AMT trailers. I know the most common ones used are 5 spoke, But were any AMT trailers equipped with the old Webb 3 spoke wheels? These were never used on drive axle's, But once in a while they can be seen on a tag axle on a log truck. Here are a couple pictures of what I'm talking about. These pics are from one of are old storage trailers, This trailer is a '68 Gindy 40' with a roll up door. We also have some old chain dump and tanker trailers at work that have the old webb 3 spokes. I always liked them because they're cool looking and they are easier to line up and balance than the 5 or 6 spokes. - Brad
  10. Yeah I'm with ya man, Couldn't have said it any better myself. When I got my first model truck for my birthday it was the coolest thing (which was a AMT 31005 Pete 359), I didn't care about whether or not the kit was correct or not it was just the fact of being able to build a minature scale truck. That was the whole cool factor of it. But now when we all buy these kits we expect them to be a dead on scale replica. But its really unfortunate about the T600, It could have been a really nice kit if the powertrain was upgraded with the sheet metal. But instead Ertl took a short cut to keep the truck modelers happy. But when we found out what was hiding under the new body the T600 was as good as dead. I actually have two sealed T600A's, I really have no ambition to open them let alone build them, But for some reason I feel I should hold onto them, Good conversation peices I guess. - Brad
  11. Thanks, Yeah I don't think I did bad, I gave $140 for it. Its a really nice kit. Yeah I thought it was rather funny when I first found out the T600 was really 90% shared parts of the 925. I think the latest KW I've seen in person with twin transmissions was an '81 W900, As I recall it had a 400 cummins mated to a 6+4. I think a more realistic power train for the T600 would be maybe a 3406 Cat and a 10 speed Roadranger. Maybe Round 2 could retool the cab and bring back the 925. Is it possible to make a mold from an existing part? Couln't an original cab be used to reverse the process to make a new tool? - Brad
  12. Thanks Force. Yeah it sure is a shame that the W925 was sacrificed to make that awful T600. I'm not saying I don't like the T600, But to me it would have made much more sense to produce a whole new tooling for the T600 rather than just put a new body on a 20 year outdated chassis. Its nice that Ertl attemped to make a change and introduce a new kit, But theres really no point in making a model if it isn't a true authentic scale replica. Round 2 has done such a great job bringing some of these old kits back to life that were believed to be gone for ever, Im hoping they can bring the W925 back to life.
  13. Hello all. Well I was wondering if I could gather a little more info on the AMT KW 925. Well for a while now I been scrounging evil-bay for a nice original example of the kit. Well long story short I found one about two weeks ago in near mint condition still factory sealed featuring the Torsion bar suspension. Well At the time I knew the the AMT W-series were rare let alone the torsion bar suspension and factory sealed. But the price seemed a little heavy. I decided to wait a couple weeks before I made my decision. After reading alot of old threads on the AMT KW's It doesn't seem like we will ever see the 925 ever again, and all we will have left is originals, So yesterday I pulled the trigger on the KW, luckily it had actually dropped $60 on the BIN price so that was good. So my question is, What are these things worth? This is an original T519 factory sealed W-925 with the torsion bar suspenion. But I'm worried that the 925 will never be reissued so I wanted a nice kit for my collection. Any replys are appriated. Thanks! - Brad
  14. Trucks Trailers 1. Autocar Dumptruck (I will buy 10 copies if they reissue it!) 1. Tri axle Gravel Trailer 2. Kenworth W925 (And 10 more of these!) 2. Great Dane Extendable flatbed trailer 3. GMC Astro (with optional turbine engine) 3. Haulaway 5 Car Transporter 4. Original Mack R685ST (with spoke wheels) 4. Great Dane Dry good trailer 5. Peterebilt 359 (Original narrow window would be cool, But unlikely) 5. Tri axle Lowboy trailer 6. Kenworth Transit mixer 6. Trailmoblie Moving railer 7. Kenworth Alaskan Hauler. 7. The Rare 27' Exterior post van semi trailer 8. Peterbilt Wrecker 8. Double Header trailers. 9. Kenworth Aerodyne 10. GMC General
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