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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 Diamond Reo Tanker   

    Sweet! reminds me of the many DR's here in the midwest back then.
  2. lapazleo added a post in a topic AMT Kenworth K123 Rear Suspension   

    Pete and KW also share the Pete Low leaf aka the KW ag400L. Pete air ride was actually a factory option on KW's back in the 70s paticularlly before the 8 bag came out. KW also had a 4 bag before the 8 bag that dated back to the 50s. You can recognize it by the air bags tilted at an angle. Yes the Pete air rode much better than the early ag100's. Somewhere in the 90's Kw redone the ag 100 with bigger air lines and faster valveing which made it much better. The ag 200 and ag 400 also ride better than the old ag 100. As far as the original question goes The front drive axle should be level with ground and the rear drive will be determined by the middle drive shaft length usually level or just slightly nose up.
  3. lapazleo added a post in a topic Italieri Clasic Western Star   

    Actually it could be as new as 99. That style was built as late as 1999 (maybe later) and was renamed the heritage series in 96 when the costellation style was released. As far as the big cam Cummins goes like everybody said Italeri just used the FLC kit with the WS cab. But that style of WS could very well have had that engine. Not to mention a glider kit could be powered by anything. Ws trucks like Petes and KWs didn't change styles for years at a time.
  4. lapazleo added a post in a topic White Gas Burner #2   

    I like the idea for this project to bad there isn't  resin 555 somewhere. Could maybe use the 1160 cat from the louisville kits with a little work.
  5. lapazleo added a post in a topic White Gas Burner #2   

    Nope 100% REO gold comet design. Wet sleeves and all.
  6. lapazleo added a post in a topic Revell Kenworth K-100 COE kit -- Cummins color?   

    White or beige are both accurate for this kit. Revell's k100 is a "c" model between a 78 to 82 as the 8 bag air ride came out late 77 early 78 and KW went to the "e" model for 83. I've seen new Kw's with white engines as late as 1979. Yes it would be a white white if it was white.
  7. lapazleo added a post in a topic Vintage tractor/trailer motorhome   

    I thought it appeared to be based on a 40s White cabover. The winged emblem above the grille and wheel style.

  8. lapazleo added a post in a topic 1973 Road Commander Aerodyne   

    Nice!
  9. lapazleo added a post in a topic 7400 White Walk Around   

    Quite find of them myself. They are the definition of the word truck to me.
  10. lapazleo added a post in a topic Need help with track width on cabovers   

    You are correct sir. It does add to the optical illusion. However the kit axle is to wide as is but good point none the less.
  11. lapazleo added a post in a topic Need help with track width on cabovers   

    All standard highway trucks have a track width on rear axles that make overall width between 95.5" and 96" it has nothing to do with frame and suspension widths. Like I said before steer axle track is generally a little narrower than rear axle track. Since you have to narrow the front axle on the AMT Freightliner any way a track slightly narrower than the rear axles will look correct maybe a scale 1 to 2 inches.
  12. lapazleo added a post in a topic Need help with track width on cabovers   

    Generally the steer axle is narrower than the drives.
  13. lapazleo added a post in a topic TAT 2017 build: Western Star Cabover update photos added 03/07/17   

    Nice. I see you got the right windshield size most people over look that difference from the rc2.
  14. lapazleo added a post in a topic Road Boss 2 Integral, photos 03/08/17   

    neat!
  15. lapazleo added a post in a topic Peterbilt Fire truck question   

    Yep no clutch pedal. And yes they were available in the 359. Allisons have been around since the late 60's or longer.