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37 caddy

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  1. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Kenworth W925   

    Im pretty sure this particular truck would have had a white colored motor,KW used to paint all the engines white back then,said it was easier to find oil leaks?. But tan could be used as well. Harvey
  2. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Kenworth W-925 OLD vs NEW comments   

    front cab mounts were always tricky on those, as was the front engine mount,could never understand why it was chromed?,never liked how the front bumper stuck out from the edge of the fenders,Decals were always hit and miss,sometimes they worked and other tmes they just went to little pieces.But i am glad it came back,it was a high dollar kit on ebay,if you were lucky enough to find one.Next up i want the original issue of the IH transtar cabover,that is one of my favorites. Harvey
  3. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Kenworth k100 help   

    Should be pretty easy,it is really no bigger then a V8 of the same type,just longer,not any wider.you might have to move some of the turbo piping or exhaust outlets,i made one myself from 2 old 8v92s from a peterbilt cabover kits,looks OK,havent run the pipes for the turbos yet,planning on 2 superchargers and 2 turbos?,The v12swere actually pretty common back in the day,you also see a lot of them running power generators for hospitals and the like too.Harvey
  4. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Suzuki Jimny (JA11-5 Type) Reveiw(whats in the box look)   

    Back in the late 80's and early 90's i had 3 of them,they were nearly indestructible,and i did try.Had a 83 pickup,a 84 hardtop and a long wheelbase convertible with a factory hardtop on it,we called it the popemobile,i loved them they would go anywhere in 4x4..motors were good on fuel,did put the rod out through the side of my pickup one night,man that made a big kaboom.Might have to pickup one of these. Harvey
  5. 37 caddy added a post in a topic AMT Kenworth Kits   

    I remember when i was about 10-11 years old,i purchased a mixer kit,it was really sharp looking on the box,I could not finish the suspension,it was too hard for a 11 year old,it didnt help that i painted all the pieces first,glue wouldnt stick very good.Never did finish it,it just wound up being a parts rig.Even today i wouldnt want to build the torsion bar setup,give me the walking beam anyday. Harvey
  6. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Detailing DETROIT 8V71 engine in California Hauler   

    the engines in the older peterbilt trucks were white,they were that way so the oil leaks were easier to find?,all the manufacturers had their specific colors,fords were blue,IHs were red,KW was white also.But you can paint it any color you want,as it may have had a "heart transplant" at some time. Harvey
  7. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Kenworth K100 Aerodyne Casino Truck   

    Very nice,those trucks were used to promote the Antique Car Museum they have there,they would travel around with cars in the back for shows and picking up new ones for the museum,I believe it is called the LINQ,now or something like that,the museum is still there,its up on the 5th floor,really something to see,a lot of nice cars in it.You can get in for free if you sign up for a players card there,otherwise it is 10 or 12 dollars to get in. Harvey
  8. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Mack Western 700 series questions   

    the early interiors were a light army type of green color,then they went to the beige color,the easiest way to tell what color the interior was by the hood letters,they started to use larger letters on the front,it almost looked like they went to a capital style of letter for the MACK on the front hood,if you see the 2 of them side by side it is real easy to pick out,this was around 73 or 74,my father had a small fleet of macks,i was only 12 or so,and remember seeing them when they were new.The beige interior was so much better looking,they also went to the curved style dash then too.The dash in the DM600 is pre 74,and the dash in the AMT R600 is post 74. also the hood letters are visibly different too. Harvey
  9. 37 caddy added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Whats new for 2016?
    just wondering if anyone has heard of any new releases for the coming year?,from the old AMT,Revell,Italeri molds.seems round2 always has some re-releases,that is mostly the type i am interested  in,really love the old school stuff. harveyb
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  10. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Early W series Ford wind deflectors   

    All they had were little strips of metal that attached to the deflector and then they screwed to the front of the cab,they were like L brackets?,cant put it into words?,but it wasnt anything to elaborate?,not much help?.. Harvey
  11. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Unfortunate experience   

    Ebay used to be a great place to buy stuff,i have bought and sold lots of different items on there,not anymore as they have changed it all around so it only seems to benefit them,not the sellers or buyers.the shipping is the worst i have ever dealt with,mostly not any fault of the sellers,but they want their commision on the shipping now too,They have lost a lot of customers over that too,And since i live in Canada that makes it even harder to even get someone to sell to me?,Im sure other canadians have similar stories to tell,you would think that we are in mars when it comes to shipping stuff to us here.
  12. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Scrap Container Haul - CALLING IT DONE!!!   

    Very Nice, you could try a false floor in the trailer,then it wouldnt take so many tires to make a load?But i think it looks perfect the way it is. Harvey
  13. 37 caddy added a post in a topic Hanks truck website   

    Its easy to become a member,you have to prove you are a real person,not a site looking for email addresses?,you have to apply with a reason you want to join,it is a real good website,i have wasted many hours on there.It might take a day or two for them to get back to you,but they will. Harvey
  14. 37 caddy added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Shell Tanker coming?
    Seen a advertisement for a Amt Shell Tanker,all the sites that list them have no pictures yet,anyone know anything about these?.just wondering if it will be the same old Tank trailer or maybe a new casting. Harvey
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  15. 37 caddy added a post in a topic DM600 questions   

    another thing might be to narrow the front of the frame so it does not flare out?,Another thing is the rear suspension,not sure if they used the camelback setup that old,a lot of the b61's were single axle with a tag axle if they were tandem.ask over on Hanks Truck Forum,someone there can tell you exactly how they were. Harvey