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The Beast...KW winch truck


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2 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Thanks , I'm very happy 

 

Oh yeah this truck wanted a monster engine 

Muah ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa!! You betcha!! Lol I seer Tim Allen here... More power ah ah ah ah...

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20 hours ago, tbill said:

That’s looking great Jeff, hope the wife didn’t get mad at you for  requisitioning the hair dryer, if so, I’ll take the blame, haha. 
 

looks great man!

I snuck it back into cabinet lol thanks 

On 4/26/2020 at 10:43 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Looks great!!

Thanks 

On 4/27/2020 at 6:37 AM, am73grand said:

This is really coming along nicely! 

 

That bed looks AWESOME!!

Thanks ! 

Being back to work really slowed my bench time but stole a few minutes to hang fenders today . I used the round headlights from the kit 

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More work on the kw.   I needed to replace the kit glass w takeout container plastic , looks more to scale . While I was screwing with the cab, I fashioned a visor from aluminum sheet 20200501_160213.thumb.jpg.c1c52bd5d19ac96fdd8d01664d56a66c.jpg

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time for dust ! Using a tamiya weathering pack and water i applied a thin wash around the edges of bumper and overall on the cab/  fenders. 20200502_191630.thumb.jpg.b9f94982180aa18a7a1bc77ea77f393a.jpg

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the bumper and cage need chipping,  they look pretty new vs the deck lol

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1 hour ago, DrKerry said:

Looks great Jeff!!! 

Thanks Kerry !  I'm really having fun building a dirty truck. About had a panic attack whe I mixed alcohol w the powders , and it looked  ruined. Luckily I had sealed the top coat w dullcoat, and the alcohol didnt attack the color 

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12 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Thanks Kerry !  I'm really having fun building a dirty truck. About had a panic attack whe I mixed alcohol w the powders , and it looked  ruined. Luckily I had sealed the top coat w dullcoat, and the alcohol didnt attack the color 

Usually when something bad happens it could be a good thing as it adds character to whatever. Then again there are the bad things that happen and it don’t turn out at all...

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That's a crazy build Jeff!  You have tremendous skills and this KW is simply fantastic.  I didn't build big rigs since I was 16 years old and you bring me back some great memories.  Those big tires remind me of the "6 pack" truck in the TV series Jade Fever.   I take my hat off to you sir!!!

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7 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

That's a crazy build Jeff!  You have tremendous skills and this KW is simply fantastic.  I didn't build big rigs since I was 16 years old and you bring me back some great memories.  Those big tires remind me of the "6 pack" truck in the TV series Jade Fever.   I take my hat off to you sir!!!

Thanks !

3 hours ago, pcm1977 said:

Nice build.

How did you fashion that visor?

Thanks  ! The visor is k & s aluminum sheet. I just eyeballed width, then bent ends over around doors.  I used dremel to finalize shape 

 

3 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

This one is really looking like a beast! Great work!

Thanks , its really coming together 

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21 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Great job !  It sure does look the part,  and what's with yellow sheetmetal and black chassis ?

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Thanks Sam ! I had a photo of yellow truck w black and thought it looked cool.  I was planning orange sheetmetal,  but the color didnt look good 

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On 5/4/2020 at 5:12 PM, gotnitro? said:

Oops missed ya Kerry ! Thanks for the comment . The panic color was more gray than in envisioned 

No worries my friend!! Found this thought you’d get a kick out of it too... 

You’re not the only one dealing with those pesky critters... Now they’re taking pictures!! Ahhh ? 

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Okay I'm stumped , trying to decide how to paint the winch cable  ? Its braided fishing line.  Black doesnt seem right , but not sure how to make it look right...any ideas ? Heres what it currently looks like 

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8 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Okay I'm stumped , trying to decide how to paint the winch cable  ? Its braided fishing line.  Black doesnt seem right , but not sure how to make it look right...any ideas ? Heres what it currently looks like 

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Actually could leave it as is, looks like a greased up cable to me....

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21 minutes ago, DrKerry said:

Actually could leave it as is, looks like a greased up cable to me....

I could but its actually green fish line , maybe a coat of gunmetal would give the look

Other question I have , what does the gin poles attach to when stowed , they dont seem to hook to roller , guess theres a pivot in the trough they rotate on ?

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