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What type of sleeper would be appropriate for a Ford LN 8000?

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What type of sleeper would be appropriate for a Ford LN 8000?

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I've seen some with a KW style top. But I don't know how the crawl through is shaped.

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never aw one myself even in picture form maybe they used the side door. I'm doing a phantom race car hauler.

 

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 a couple of thoughts - checkout the aftermarket sleeper boxes at AITM - http://aitruckmodels.com/product-category/model-truck-parts/sleep-boxes/   Most sleepers on an LN8000 race would be from the aftermarket - either factory or dealer installed.  I don't believe Ford had one and on a custom race car hauler anything goes anyway.  The installer would modify the back of cab to fit.

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Anybody know if the ones on the LTL-9000s were factory-made or vendor-supplied? They always struck me as being different from the ones commonly seen on Kenworths & Peterbilts, but more rounded that the ones on IHs.

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I know Ford used some sleepers made by Able Body - possibly factory installed but I'm not sure which model Able Body sleeper they used, if they were unique for Ford, or on which truck models.

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I'm working on a L9000 and used the Able Body sleeper from the GMC General kit. I didn't want to use something identifiable as a Peterbilt or Kenworth unit. I made mine a crawl through, I didnt look to see if a walkthrough was available.

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The sleeper I used for my 76 LTL9000 conversion kit, (like the red and white LTL9000 brochure pic above), comes from the AMT Peterbilt 359 kit. The third issue with a slightly flat top and rounded roof edges. Ford did not produce any sleepers so any aftermarket sleeper would be acceptable.

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a mercury would work also.I saw one picture that clearly showed the mercury access hole matched the ford window,but I think modifying the cab to match the bunk opening would be better,as many were done that way

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