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lapazleo

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About lapazleo

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  • Scale I Build 1/25,1/24,1/32

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  • Location great lakes region
  • Full Name Leo Bishop

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  1. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced   

    The monkey motion was only available in the 50's. The torsion bar, four spring and the old KW four bag were about it. There may have been some with Neway air or Hendrickson walking beam. The Page and Page set up pictured was pretty well gone by the late 60's but later Page and Page set ups could have been.
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  2. lapazleo added a post in a topic '71 Kenworth K100 and Fruehauf reefer   

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  3. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Kenworth Kits   

    The real life torsion bar was a maintenance nightmare and would have been useless on a vocational truck like mixer as it was not designed for of road use. However it did ride decent even better than early 8 bags according to many guys I knew back then. 
  4. lapazleo added a post in a topic DM600 Steel Nose   

    Here is a DM 600 with steel hood.

  5. lapazleo added a post in a topic White Westen Star 112" S.B.F.A.   

    Love that model of WS.
  6. lapazleo added a post in a topic TAT Cat CT630   

    Somebody here on the forum was doing the same conversion should be able to find it. Seems like it was 6 months to a year ago. Was making good progress as I recall.
  7. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced   

    The AMT w900 is also a couple years older than tv truck but is close for the in tandem movie truck. The interior is also wrong AMT has the splendor interior while the tv truck had the VIT. All the pieces to make a correct Movin on truck are available however.
  8. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced   

    The AMT w900 is also a couple years older than tv truck but is close for the in tandem movie truck. The interior is also wrong AMT has the splendor interior while the tv truck had the VIT. All the pieces to make a correct Movin on truck are available however.
  9. lapazleo added a post in a topic On the heels of the Heller Ferguson TE-20 tractor!   

    Actually I've hauled several for a vintage farm equipment auction that I used to some trucking for. Neat subject for a kit.
  10. lapazleo added a post in a topic Papa Truck Kenworth   

    I've found Round 2 releases to be better than the originals. They seem to clean up the vintage dies,goe back to original parts and improve decal sheets. The papa truck kit came out at the time AMT was cutting back on quality and could have been better.
  11. lapazleo added a post in a topic 1/24 Peterbilt 579 Project Ideas?   

    Seen several New Ray 579 builds on that page including  Tim's
  12. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Movin On Kenworth Announced   

    Interesting.
  13. lapazleo added a post in a topic TAT 1/43 California Hauler Peterbilt w/ Fruehauf Reefer   

    These were great kits I wish AMT would have kept going with them.
  14. lapazleo added a post in a topic 1:32 Aoshima 22.5" wheel set.   

    Do a search on shapeways.com there are some decent looking 1/32 wheels and tires being done there in 3 d printing. Cabs and other goodies too.
  15. lapazleo added a post in a topic Pete 359 anomaly   

    Friend of mine bought a 1975 w900 new with a pair of those air cleaners. Note the center point steering. This truck was unique even with short hood it had a factory Cummins kt 450. It has a unique firewall and cross member brace around the bellhousing. By the way this truck is still going doing local work and yard mule duties.