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The instrument panel and interior are completed. Cut off the resin lenses and replaced them with PE lenses.

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Installed the fifth wheel. Gave it a good smear of first class number 1 fifth wheel grease AKA  Permatex gasket sealant.

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32 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looks Great! I use Permatex too.

That could be where I took the idea. I hope the royalties aren’t too onerous.😉

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Thanks guys. Put evrything back together and now it doesn't sit right. 

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After taking it apart, scratching everything, breaking off the headlights I think I got it.

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Attempted to make wipers using the KFS basic wiper and some half round for the arm. I will attempt to file the half round to a taper if I can secure the little bugger tight enough.

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Thanks Kerry. As I am putting the finishing touches on it I have a question for you experts. Did they have air brakes back then? I imagine they did to stop a trailer with a load, they would have needed brakes on the trailer too.

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That looks great!! Excellent work!!

Pat, I'm no expert, but from what I understand many of the strait trucks had hydraulic and vacuum assist but the K-8 and KB-8 road tractors had air brakes. I know that air brakes were available.

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9 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

That looks great!! Excellent work!!

Pat, I'm no expert, but from what I understand many of the strait trucks had hydraulic and vacuum assist but the K-8 and KB-8 road tractors had air brakes. I know that air brakes were available.

Thanks Brian, i'll give it two hoses and a wire. I don't think I'll worry with the chambers at this stage. Would there be a pogo stick or would the connectors hang behind the cab?

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I've seen some pictures of restored trucks with pogo sticks, but the only original image that I could find looked like the hose were hanging from below the back window on the cab. With it being a short wheelbase worker, I would probably hang them off the cab, but I don't think that either way would be incorrect.

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Thanks Jeff. So I made a hangerupski for air and electrical connectors behind the cab.

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