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  1. I'd like to add a few tid bits.The autocars come with turbo parts ,so by kit bashing the turbo with the non turbo intake manifold you would have a 335.I like horsepower so I call the nta370 an nta 420.Those nta's came in 370 up to 420 in 10 horsepower increments .You can turn the cruiseliners 300 into a 315 hp 300+ by painting it a redish copper colour.For a period of time Euclid owned westernstar.During that era engines were Euclid green.
  2. An 903 is too new for an H.These would be the correct era cummins V8
  3. it will be light blue plastic.they also say 903 on the covers.the only kit was an international 4200
  4. I think the difference in height is because a western rl700 has straight frame rails.later western the fenders were lowered jus t like a valueliner r600.The ribs on the fenders are to do with what year truck.I don't have the years off hand.last picture is a eastern r700.The original pictures in this topic is interesting because its an western r700 built to eastern specs
  5. just to add a little something,you could of had a narrow nose extended cowl also
  6. There are a couple options available. I myself would start with an amt because correct splendor interior,bumper ,battery box,rims,and bunk.An extra battery box would need to be sourced for the passenger side.In my opinion the snap aerodyne tanks would be best.The doors would have to be updated with paddle type door handles like the revel kits Revell would be the best choice for the base if building the restored version because of the battery boxes are the newer style.A revel interior is a newer double bunk vit interior,so the amt should be swaped as well as the small bunk. I guess a third option would be a revel of Germany long nose kit ,swap an amt or revel standard hood and cut down the bunk Some pictures of the truck clearly show gold emblems that were avalible in 73 for kw's 50th anniversary The engine is pure speculation because no photos of the originals are around.many say cat because snowman wore a cat hat Torsion bar suspension is available from the aftermarket modeltruckin has the decals
  7. found these.my dad had one with orange interior
  8. a mercury would work also.I saw one picture that clearly showed the mercury access hole matched the ford window,but I think modifying the cab to match the bunk opening would be better,as many were done that way
  9. I'd like to ad a few things.the single bar grill is a series 61 cab ,nothing to do with raised or older configuration.I think a twin bar grilled series 71 is 7 inches wider.The interior padding could be virtually any colour for the kits vintage.The kit has a sever duty cab option,if memory serves me correct the boxed under door steps were part of it if they were ordered.The angled raised panels on the front are part of the sever package.|AMT missed a few delails,the headlight location ,the angle on the side profile is too high. I guess it has to do with the headlight measurements being off. The front axle as with most amt kits is too wide,exaggerated by the narrow 61 series cab.There should be a window gasket instead of rivets around the peep window.Also the doors should have 3 ribs instead of 2.Freightliners were purely a custom built truck so almost anything was a go.My favorite truck and kit,so I don't mind dealing with the cab seams
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