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    Harvey Bowness
  1. International Sightliner

    Wow simply amazing. very nice work indeed. Harvey
  2. the model companies parts are also all a bit different,revell is not the same scale as amt and etc.The boxes are the same from 55-66,but a revell box will not be exactly the same as a AMT box,myself i wouldnt worry about the minute differences,when they are that small no one is going to be able to tell anyway? Harvey
  3. Freightliner COE Questions

    Frieightliner was big on the fact that every truck was custom built to the owners specs,they always had ads in the magazines promoting just that.Coming on to the end of the cabover era they werent really a fleet truck,IH Ford and Dodge were the real cheapy ones then,frieghtlier was a step up from them,KW and peterbilt were the top of the line then,Mack was not at the bottom but between a IH and a frieghtliner.At least thats how i remember it. Harvey
  4. Freightliner COE Questions

    That old truck looks like its been ridden hard and put away wet?,there are some good shots for details you normally dont see,it has stack towers very similar to the kit ones,wouldnt be hard to replicate that.It has the small emblem on the grille top,it is a pointed type,not the rectangle one in the kit.The cab in the kit is an oddball cab,they had a very limited run of the cab steps,was a one year only?.I have never seen one in person that is the same cab with those type of steps.There were some pictures on here of the real one that had those steps. Harvey
  5. AMT Trucks

    The directions can be hard to read,its best to test fit parts first,they do have some warpage issues too.I grew up with them as a kid,i have only built 1 italeri kit in my life?..It helps to be able to visualize what the end result is going to look like,i work at Auto Body work so it is easier for me.AMTs wheel and tires leave a lot to be desired in the authenticity department,the tires never fill out to the edge of the rim,they look like they are going to pop off,i used to put the rims and rings together first,then slide the tires over them like you do a real tire,it helps to get the rubber tire warmed up a bit first,makes it easier to slide over.You have to remove any chrome from where you are glueing,nothing will stick to that.. Good Luck Harvey
  6. It sold on e bay for 255.00 have seen them go for up to 400 at one time,still too rich for my blood.Had it when i was a kid in 71,was only 11 then,couldnt get the torsion bar suspension to go together right,ended up being a parts kit,To this day i still cant understand the excitement over that rear suspension,i just have bad memories of it.. Do hope they will bring it back,as i want another crack at it. Harvey
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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