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2020 BRBO Kenworth 86" cabover Aerodyne

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This is my B.R.B.O. entry I modified the cab a few years ago , thing got a little crazy for me so I packed it up and forgot about until recently, I was digging around looking for something else then found this I always wanted to get it finished , so this is my chance to do that .

I hope I can get done before the dead line, I'm going to do my best .

Happy New Year to all... 

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Time to tag another build so I can follow along. 👍

Grest job on the stretch. 

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Posted (edited)

Mark - killer KW  !!! 

Thanks again for joining us 

Edited by gotnitro?

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Got to have a front seat for this build those short bunks were always neat 

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Thank you all for the comments .

I got some bench time today , got the engine plumbed and in primer, the exhaust is primed also its just loosely setting there .

I'm not quit sure if the plumbing is correct , I used an old article by Ken Smith as a guide .

Thank you.

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Looking good from here! Cool project!

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Posted (edited)

Thank you for the comments guys .

Got the frame built and the rear axles mounted , I swaped out the Allison transmission and replaced with Road Ranger and shorting the drive shaft.

I had a slight brain fart today when I mounted the fuel tank brackets, when I mounted them they were to far forward the left tank was fine but the right tank was about an 1/8" into were the battery box is to mount , I ended up cutting the tanks and shorting them just a little bit.

I think they look better shortened up ( see the last 2 pictures )

thanks for looking .

 

 

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This is right up my street! great surgery on the cab, not a stitch in site, looks like it came in the box finished and ready use, great work, definitely watching this build.

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Great work there, you got my attention.

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Posted (edited)

Like the looks of the shortened cab and tank changes the look of this ride. 

Edited by NothingAsFineAsaW9

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You are definitely on the right path, she’s looking good!

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2020 at 10:15 AM, gotnitro? said:

You scored a few brownie points for using a Detroit   :)

 

Ditto that!!!

Liking where this is going as well!!!!

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Absolutely agree..this truck is sharp  ! Everything just looks right well done 

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 Its a great feeling to get comments form some the best model builders on this forum , THANK YOU !!

Today I thought I would try my hand at make a steerable front axle , everything was going good till I broke one of the lower arms off , luckily I had another axle, it come out pretty good I have temporarily pin together .

also got the engine and trans. done just have some filter decals . the rear suspension is assembled and the truck is setting on its wheels .

Thanks for looking .

Mark  

 

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Love your steerable axle   ! Wish more kits came with them

Keep up the pics , your build looks very good so far

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Jeff, thank you , I wish they would  too.

Vince , thank you for the comment .

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