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  1. 2019 Round2 Truck Kit Releases

    If you look close at the proposed kit box art this will be the 1100 series cab version of the wrecker. Some creative artwork has transposed the original Unilite cab art to the later 1100 cab . That’s ok , nice to now get the newer kit again ! And if one wants to recreate the original wrecker the older Unilite kit can still be found easily.
  2. Dodge L-700 V12

    Now this is fun! Looking forward to seeing more!
  3. Nice build on the turbine! I bought a factory sealed kit awhile back and have been debating on how to build it ! An original AMT box art build is tempting but I would also like to do the the actual prototype build of the real truck. As done on the box art I will have to do two trucks and I have only one kit so far!
  4. Bobby Isaac Dodge Daytona built 30 years ago

    Force is right, the two kits are totally different, the K&K Kit was basically a warmed over Street kit and the the Brooks kit was part of the generic NASCAR series , but the Brooks kit t had a fairly accurate body!
  5. Freightliner FLA (fsba) 1/25

    Haven’t had time to check on all the projects that I have been following but this build is continuously impressing me! I am going to use it as blueprint to build a similar truck , will be doing a low cab forward auto transport hauler!
  6. Autocar dump coming this summer

    Glad this is making a return ! And since they have made a dump truck and a tow truck in the reissue dept , it’s time for a Mixer with a Kenworth under it!
  7. Freightliner FLA (fsba) 1/25

    You are building a masterpiece Freightliner!
  8. Torsion bar rear suspension questions

    The Kenworth Torsion Bar suspension was available from ‘56 through to ‘76 at least , probably a few went out after but in teams of what I have in literature as available. It did change a lot during its production run , predominantly in how the bars were mounted! Most of the Kenworth model trucks still available would have had the torsion bar suspension as an available option. It was a Kenworth only deal although it is possible that someone could have mounted it on a glider kit from another truck manufacturer, so technically you could build a truck model other than a Kenworth with it but it would not have been a common thing to see in real life.
  9. The conversion hood from Gary depicts the second configuration of the RL-RS hood . The first was near identical with the difference being the grille ( had a two piece deal). Both the first and second style shared the fender configuration of the R700 . The third style is where both cab sat higher and the fenders and hood were taller to better accommodate the larger engines and accompanying radiators, plus the rear bottom fender extensions. That how you can spot the difference in the movie Convoy between the first unit 1977 truck and the second and third unit 1973 trucks. Looking forward to seeing your build as it move along.
  10. 1978 Mack U-Model "Overnight"

    One of my favourite builds on this forum to date , fabulous job!
  11. Most certainly Round2 will have a hit on their hands with this one ! I owned a 77 Macho PowerWagon so this is huge for me ! The missing 4x4 parts are of no consequence since the original MPC stuff was not correct at all . Be nice if they tooled up fresh parts for it , definitely it will sell! Many varieties of this truck can be done , thanks Round2
  12. AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced

    10.00 x22 across the board!
  13. Are these both AMT Rigs? Help!

    Pm me , I can send you both instruction sheets, I have several copies!
  14. Help identifying a resin KW

    The conversion kit you have I don’t know who made it, but it is an S-Series Kenworth. The truck was one of the first trucks exported to Australia but was sold in the US primarily on the eastern side of the country where the overall length was an issue. The truck wasn’t overly popular on this side of the pond. The SAR W900 was developed by Kenworth Australia as a replacement for the earlier S model.
  15. How do you display your rigs??

    This was a fabulous question and I too have been planning it forward with several projects neat completion, how to display them!