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KJ790

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  • Location Syracuse, NY
  • Full Name KJ Humphreys

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  1. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Haha, I am trying to build my favorites at least. Not much to update for February, been busy casting parts the last few weeks.
  2. KJ790 added a post in a topic GW Trucks   

    Gary is a great guy and makes some of the best resin parts I have ever seen. He is super helpful and teaches me something new about casting every time I talk to him. I have heard some people say that they had to wait a bit for a response, but keep in mind that he has a full time day job that he travels for as well as a family.. His parts are top notch for sure though!
  3. KJ790 added a post in a topic Brockway 758   

    Got a little color on the cab this weekend.
     

  4. KJ790 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    1965 Kenworth K100
    Now I need another project like I need a hole in the head, but when inspiration strikes you need to act. Maybe someday I will finish a model... So I decided to backdate an AMT K123 kit to represent a 1965 K100 model. I started with a scrap cab that I bought recently. I stripped the old paint and cut the front headlight panels out. I made new headlight panels, filled the "peep" window on the passenger side, added a vent to the driver's door, and modified the cargo doors. I will be using a back-dated grille as well. I sprayed the first coat of primer on the cab tonight.
     

     

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  5. KJ790 added a post in a topic AMT Kenworth Kits   

    Yes you can put the torsion bar suspension on the the Watkins version of the kit without any problem.
  6. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    We only had 9 Macks through the years. Mostly used Kenworths through the 60's, 70's, and early 80's. Then switched to mostly Freightliners and Internationals with a few KW's thrown in. We had a couple of almost every brand, but seemed to stick with KW, Freightliner, and International the most. When I was a little kid we had a couple GMC Generals and an Autocar AT64F that I always liked.
     
    I'm not sure of everything that is in their fleet these days since my family sold the company a few year back. It seems like they are still mostly using Freightliners.
  7. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    The grille is the biggest difference. I'm not sure why they had two different versions.
  8. KJ790 added a post in a topic TAT Mack F700   

    Thanks guys. I am going to modify a DM600 kit chassis, and will use an AITM cab. The cab will need a few modifications to make it a west coast model. I have resin drive wheels already made, and am working on some front spokes to match these Mack ones. I was picking my father's brain on this truck this past weekend, since it was years before I was born. He says it had a Mack 673 engine with a 5-speed Mack transmission. I thought this was interesting since everything else in the fleet had twin-stick 16-speed transmissions at that time. He said it was a big difference to jump from one of the twin sticks into a 5 speed, but it didn't run nearly as fast as the others did.
  9. KJ790 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    TAT Mack F700
    I have been meaning to build this truck for a long time. I think the time has finally come. My end goal is to build a replica of this truck:
     

     
    I always found it interesting that it was a Western model cab with east coast specs.
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  10. KJ790 added a post in a topic Need Help to find "decal site"   

    modeltruckin.com is where I get mine.
  11. KJ790 added a post in a topic Brockway 758   

    Thanks! Those are spokes that I used to cast. It is on my to-do list to get some new molds made for them so I can make some more.
  12. KJ790 added a post in a topic Kenworth torsion bar suspension   

    Yeah, I have built 4 of them already. I always got them from P&P, but now I need to find another source. I may need to scratch build one if I can't find a resin one.
  13. KJ790 added a post in a topic Kenworth torsion bar suspension   

    That is where I normally get them from, but their mold is worn out and I have no clue if or when they will have them again.
  14. KJ790 added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Kenworth torsion bar suspension
    I am looking for a Kenworth torsion bar suspension. Anybody out there have one laying around that they are not going to use?
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  15. KJ790 added a post in a topic Brockway 758   

    Finished up the wheels and tires and added a little weathering.