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Starting the build thread with stock pics as I'm waiting on everything to ship.

Basically I have a 41ish KW project... and a vision. 10496192_10201431904558164_4094173092899779395_o.thumb.jpg.fe25456ab8d1eec7f5c59c59b6d21f1b.jpg The 1/25 scale version uses a W900 donor stretched to 270"revell-kenworth-w900-25-scale-plastic_1_630fe29e4292a61dda40c7a77e896d73.jpg.016904018d43badefef9a11b3ec05dbe.jpg, AITM low mount kw cab as a starting point. ck136_1959kenworthlowmount.jpg.33c39d4decaf0dfeeccdf4fce803d2a9.jpg The real thing will run 6-71 with some extra turbos for fun.... do I plan do do that in scale as well

Even with all the mental details I have sorted out in the build.... color scheme eludes me at this point...so we shall see what I come up with

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Can’t wait to see this come together!! Will be watching!!!

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Wow!  Looking forward to seeing both of these take shape.  Do you have a project thread for the 1:1 truck somewhere?

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2 hours ago, Red318 said:

Wow!  Looking forward to seeing both of these take shape.  Do you have a project thread for the 1:1 truck somewhere?

Ditto that! Would like to follow the real build too!!

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So the backstory on the  1:1 truck is about 5 years ago a buddy called and asked if I could come help his 90 yo neighbor clean up some property that was being used to park a bunch of mining equipment... most everything goin to scrap.  Basically go out and drive loaders and dozers around for a few days and just help out... I figured it would be a great change from my normal "shop work"..... well this thing was up there and as it is in the pics... i saw butterfly hood and inverted (pre war) emblem.... asked if i could buy it for scrap price.... and the old guy told me i could have it for helping out.

 

I formulated a plan for the ultimate shop truck.... basically slammed on the ground with cut down 22.5s and possibly a rollback.  About that time I became facebook friends with a guy named tanner who was building a similar truck.... which meant my vision needed a change so i wouldnt be doing exactly the same thing..... his is a documented 1942 and identical to mine in every way.... except mine has a lower serial number.

 

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So after kicking it around for the last few years.... I came up with a new vision.... the tractor is just part of the package.... then I will move onto the trailer.  I'm just lacking time and money.... but I can afford both in 1/25... and here we are

Edited by Chris541

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13 hours ago, Chris541 said:

So the backstory on the  1:1 truck is about 5 years ago a buddy called and asked if I could come help his 90 yo neighbor clean up some property that was being used to park a bunch of mining equipment... most everything goin to scrap.  Basically go out and drive loaders and dozers around for a few days and just help out... I figured it would be a great change from my normal "shop work"..... well this thing was up there and as it is in the pics... i saw butterfly hood and inverted (pre war) emblem.... asked if i could buy it for scrap price.... and the old guy told me i could have it for helping out.

 

I formulated a plan for the ultimate shop truck.... basically slammed on the ground with cut down 22.5s and possibly a rollback.  About that time I became facebook friends with a guy named tanner who was building a similar truck.... which meant my vision needed a change so i wouldnt be doing exactly the same thing..... his is a documented 1942 and identical to mine in every way.... except mine has a lower serial number.

 

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So after kicking it around for the last few years.... I came up with a new vision.... the tractor is just part of the package.... then I will move onto the trailer.  I'm just lacking time and money.... but I can afford both in 1/25... and here we are

Very kool!!! Love the split hood rigs! Hope ya get to build your shop truck soon! 

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Never mind...

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Not really progress.... but parts are rolling in.... and email notification that the cab kit shipped today.

Donor kit, keystone wheels/caps, double take lo pro 22.5 tires

 

 

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This is going to be a cool build, hopefully when you do the 1:1 you keep us up to date on that tooB)

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Needle nose Kenworths have always been one of my favorites! Those are some nice looking wheels! Looking forward to seeing this one! Welcome to the Build Off!

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Wasnt too impressed with the L shaped frame on the donor kit since one of the main components was to be the chassis.... but no problem.... plan B was to scratch build it.  Couldnt find channel large enough.... so I made some.

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I'm not 100% sure what the front of the frame looks like, so I will need to go take some reference pics soon.  Decided to start by laying out the 270" wheelbase and start from the rear.  Few scratch built crossmembers and a couple of the donor kit parts... 20190202_183922.thumb.jpg.9406f898b2184e0c9cbb160bcddf3c75.jpg

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And last is a side by side with the 215" +/- wheel base frame.

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Nice start.

I have had a few 1:1 projects in the past that I have built models of to see how the picture in my head translateted to real life. 

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Excellent idea in both scale and 1:1 :) 

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Cab showed up today... so mock up was in order.  I had left the front rails a bit long and it was about 290" wheelbase.... and I dont like it....  

 

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I have been on the fence about running it day cab or sleeper.... and I think the day cab wins out...which means it had way too much stretch.... so 255" is where it sits now and I'm pretty happy with it.

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now to start on the front suspension and start thinking about the body

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255" definitely looks great!! Are you planning on cutting the butterfly hood and hinging it?

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6 hours ago, drinkone2 said:

255" definitely looks great!! Are you planning on cutting the butterfly hood and hinging it?

Absolutely..... this will have a triple turbo compound set up on the 1/25 6-71.....I'd like to think the 1:1 version will have it too.... but that one actually needs to drive... not just look cool

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I got one of those kits too. Thinking about putting a 144" sleeper. 

Yeah I like big sleepers. 

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Lookin pretty nice!!!! 

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I like it, keep on keepin onB)

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