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KJ790

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About KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic Moebius Trailers   

    I hope this isn't so! Realistically, they have been out for a long time so I would not be surprised if they have been discontinued. I hope they were a good seller for Moebius. I know I bought over 60 of those reefer kits to use the suspension and wheels to complete the flatbed kits I was making.
  2. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    I am thinking this one will be pulling a stainless steel great dane reefer. I may have to build another one just to go along with this build.
     
    I just got back from a week's vacation and realized that I missed July by a few days. I hope that doesn't mean I am out of the build off. Not that there is much progress being made anyways...
  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic fuel and tax stickers   

    In the 50's and 60's it was common to have a lot of separate license plates. By the mid 70's it was common for one license plate along with a bingo plate.
  4. KJ790 added a post in a topic fuel and tax stickers   

    As for the license plates, each state used to require a commercial vehicle to be registered in that state to drive through it. So a truck would need a plate for each state that it would travel through. In 1973 the International Registration Plan was passed which started with just a few states, but gradually all other states as well as Canada and Mexico joined in. Under this plan, only one license plate would be needed and a commercial vehicle could travel through any of these states.
  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic fuel and tax stickers   

    The fuel tax stickers for each state were phased out in stages. Starting in the early 80’s a couple states got to a consensus on how fuel tax would be handled among them. More states joined as time went on. In 1991 a federal act was passed to make fuel tax universal in all 48 states of the continental US. The deadline for all states to be onboard was September 30, 1996. So there were state fuel tax stickers used in some capacity up until 1996 depending on the part of the country.
  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    They are close, but unfortunately they are the wrong diameter. The DM600 kit uses 20" wheels while this truck had 22" wheels.
  7. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    The first progress has begun, but not much to show. I started working on a master for the front wheels, since I cannot find any that are a good match for the ones that were on the 1:1 truck.
  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Man, these months are flying by and I have yet to touch this thing!
  9. KJ790 added a post in a topic Brockway 758   

    It has been a long time since I have worked on this, but I dusted it off and made some progress yesterday.
     

     

     

     
     
  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Well, I seem to have hit a snag. I cleared the cab tonight and I am not liking the way it is looking. Not sure what happened, but it just doesn't look right now. I think I am going to have to strip the paint off and start over. I felt like I was getting close to the light at the end of the tunnel, but now it is a going to be a bit more work.
  11. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Thanks guys! The Revell kit comes with VIT interior, which was not available in the 86" cab. So I used some corrugated styrene sheet to make a standard interior.
     

  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Managed to finish the engine and get it in place.
     

     

  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Haha, yeah they are in there for sure! He is digging a few of these old ones out this week to get rid of them, so I wanted to take pictures of all of them before they are gone.
  14. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    A good friend of mine currently owns this truck along with a few of its sisters. I swung out to his place last weekend and snapped a few reference pictures.
     

     

     

     
     
  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Thanks guys! Here is the inspiration for this build.