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Custom 1/16 Kenworth W-900! Update 5-18-17

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First im new to this forum so im sorry if anythimg seems screwy. Im working on my first 16th scale truck.  I have lost many of the pics but i am happy with how its coming along.  Tell me what you guys think.  ThanksFB_IMG_1477277155726.thumb.jpg.9b9fd6bf5FB_IMG_1477277176301.thumb.jpg.a32645dfe

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Nice work Mattix . I would be tempted to beef up the chassis a bit though . Those 16th rigs get very heavy once all together. I like the door work

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Thanks for the tip.  I may lay some .010 brass in the rails then. Thanks i worked pretty hard on them

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Working on a suspension change due to the dicision to do something special.  I got some parts made and now i got the deflated bag height that i like. I think that im going to mod the front fenders more.   So far there isnt anything on this truck that i havent altered in some way.  LolIMG_20161018_153234.thumb.jpg.a3c49a79d2IMG_20161018_151342.thumb.jpg.ee8fabcb75IMG_20161021_191434.thumb.jpg.1bc0055e2cIMG_20161024_215421.thumb.jpg.352f800fdaIMG_20161026_172809.thumb.jpg.7f3653a6a1IMG_20161026_214506.thumb.jpg.8b36ed7f8fIMG_20161026_214444.thumb.jpg.da88d0a1d6

 

 

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You're gonna fit right in, here, Buddy.....Very nice work, already.....This is gonna be awesome......I like where you're going with this.....Excellent work on the dash, too.....

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 Looks like you have a good handle on things!

 

 

 

   Be Well

   Gator

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Thanks guys. I think i have changed everything i have done a couple of times now.  Im ready to be done with the chassis work so i can move on to other stuff.  Lol there are plenty more ideas that i have flowing through my head.  Cant wait to see it come together.  I even have the trailer planned out already. 

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I managed to get my new leaf springs and some mounting brackets done todat.  I still have to make the air bag brackets made as well but that is a story for another day lolIMG_20161030_152435.thumb.jpg.a9ad7544e7IMG_20161030_132531.thumb.jpg.576e14f49eIMG_20161030_152557.thumb.jpg.c2dc2bfc8dIMG_20161030_151646.thumb.jpg.0be2ff4b3bIMG_20161030_151630.thumb.jpg.435ccd3ece

 

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  That is looking good. I like your front axle and spring set up.

 

 

 

   Be Well

   Gator

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  That is looking good. I like your front axle and spring set up.

 

 

 

   Be Well

   Gator

looking good, love the springs, nice work.

 

Thnks guys.  I need to make longer shackles.  The front of the chassis almost sits on the ground.  Thats a tad bit too low 

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SUHWEET! You are building a masterpiece! I love the front wheels, where did you get them? You build, I'll cheer ya on!!!

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Thank you. I made them out of the original rims. I still have a rear rim to make, then I will cast them. Cheer away, I need all I can get for what I'm doing to this build lol

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Nice work on those springs!

You definitely did an awesome job customizing the wheels! Loving the whole truck as well!!!

thanks guys. I'm hoping to get the chassis and suspension done so I can reviel the big surprise that I got to work on this one. 

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Oh...Very nice...!   I love the brass spring set up.  Id love to get my hands on one of these kits just to see how much detail i could add to one...LOL..

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I have a feeling of déjà-vu!   This Ken will effectively match my Pete. I will be forced to continue my work lol.

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I have a feeling of déjà-vu!   This Ken will effectively match my Pete. I will be forced to continue my work lol.

yeah I though so lol. Sorry if it seems as if I copied you. Your build did off inspiration fo this build lol

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