KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! Yeah, I have a plexiglass cover for it, I just left it off for the pictures.
  2. KJ790 added a post in a topic truck rims   

    I sell some, what are you looking for? There are a few others I can direct you to with very nice rims as well.
  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic question   

    That is actually how I made this 379: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/104045-peterbilt-379-and-timpte-super-hopper/
     
    I modified a 359 snap kit hood and cab. The cab width is not quite right for a real 379, but it looks good on a shelf.
  4. KJ790 added a post in a topic question   

    If you are looking to make a "cheater" 127" 379 by using the 359, then you will have to stretch the hood by 8 scale inches, fill in the cutout for the intake tubing, file off the ribs on top and replace it with one center rib (with rivet detail if you choose), file the rib off the sides of the hood (and add new rivet detail if you choose), file off the step on the back side of the fenders, fill the holes for the turn signals on the fenders, and use appropriate headlights. There are a few more tweaks I am sure, but this will give you a pretty convincing look. If you file the windshield opening in the cab so that the corners are less round and thin out the center support you can make the 359 cab look a bit more like a 379 as well. There will still be dimensional differences, but it looks good regardless.
  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks Tom! I am hoping that this one will make it to Fulton this year. It will depend on how quickly the guy that it was built for wants it on his shelf.

    Thanks!  I now have made a lot of the parts that were mastered for this build available through my website: http://kdhumphr.wix.com/double-take-replicashttp://kdhumphr.wix.com/double-take-replicas

  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! For the rims and tires, I drew them in 3D cad and had them 3D printed. Then I made molds and cast each rim in resin and each tire in urethane rubber. The tread pattern is different for the different tires. I made steer tires, drive tires, and trailer tires. For the rims I made oval hole rims for the Pete, and round hole alcoas for the trailer.
  7. KJ790 added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Peterbilt 379 and Timpte Super Hopper
    Well, I am calling this one close enough to done. It has been over a year in the making. The only kit parts I used were the frame, axles, and cab from a Revell 359 snap kit. Each of those were heavily modified as well. Everything else was scratch built including the rims and tires.
     

     

     

     

     

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  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic 5 hole rims for a Pete   

    Are you looking for a modern style or an older split rim style. I cast a modern style if you are interested.

  9. KJ790 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks guys! I got a lot more done tonight. For the tarp, I used a heavy duty paper towel that I painted red. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.








  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks! For the sides I used Evergreen styrene sheet with grooves in it. I then glued styrene rod into each groove to create the ribs. It was a bit tedious, but it worked out alright in the end.
  11. KJ790 added a post in a topic 1st Annual, Big Rig Build Off, 2017 Calender build contest.   

    I might as well throw my name in the hat. Not sure what I will build, but I have until January to decide I suppose.
  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic Talbert Detachable Lowboy trailer Kit   

    Robert has the right to know what was going on. Travis' own words were that people were on a "witch hunt" for him. I have no problem with Travis, I have helped him out a few times in the past. Hopefully he gets these lowboys sorted out and shipped soon. I don't think he is out to rip anyone off at all, I think he just got backed up a bit.
  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic Talbert Detachable Lowboy trailer Kit   

    Not at all. Of course I agree that the matter should always be taken up in private first. To go straight to the public without contacting me first is wrong in my opinion, but that is not the case here. I would expect someone to contact me privately first, but if I don't respond for weeks I would expect nothing less than someone to start asking around publicly. Sometimes others can help explain what is going on, or can help find a better way of contacting someone. I had this problem before when a seller had changed his email address and I did not know the new one. Robert didn't say anything negative, he was simply asking if anyone had any updates.
  14. KJ790 added a post in a topic Talbert Detachable Lowboy trailer Kit   

    I don't think that asking if others have heard anything in a public forum is a big deal. Especially when you paid for something months ago and have not gotten a response to emails for a few weeks.
  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt Timpte Super Hopper   

    Thanks guys!

    Mark, those are actually plastic protectors on the side to keep the tarp roll from scratching up the side of the trailer. I used .08" square styrene rod and filed it into shape for those.

    Today I worked on the tarp a bit: