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BRBO 2022 Kenworth T600 Canepa (aka American MuscleCar Transport #2)


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For the build off I am going to (hopefully) FINALLY finish my matching pair of KW T600 and 5 car transporters. I built one of the trucks and both trailers years ago. The second KW got stalled when I decided to attempt LED lighting into the build. It became a daunting task beyond my skillset at the time. (it may still be). Anyway, I have started this in earnest in an attempt to get my matching pair complete.

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2 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Challenging build from what I hear, but you can wrangle it into shape. You got this. 👍 

Thanks Sam. My T600 came out pretty well except for being unable to open the hood very far.

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11 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Any updates Bill? I’m going to be following I have one of these in my stash to build some day. 

Yes, I have been working on it. I got all the parts deflashed and worked on some assembly before painting.

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Nice start. I battled this kit a number of years ago, spent what seems like forever doing body work on the sleeper, then paired it with another tough build, an AMT tanker…..

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On 1/15/2022 at 6:08 AM, Mopar - D said:

Nice start Bill

Thank you Dan. 🙂

On 1/15/2022 at 11:08 AM, tbill said:

Nice start. I battled this kit a number of years ago, spent what seems like forever doing body work on the sleeper, then paired it with another tough build, an AMT tanker…..

I have done no body work on this or my previous T600. Did you have fitment problems?

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On 1/9/2022 at 4:40 PM, Rusty92 said:

Should be sweet! I've never seen one of these built before. 

There's been a few built and posted here. 

I finished one a couple of years ago. Bill's will be better!

:)

On 1/13/2022 at 9:16 PM, Sam I Am said:

Challenging build from what I hear, but you can wrangle it into shape. You got this. 👍 

Some of the Canepa-specific parts are a little fiddly. The side moldings in particular. I suppose I could have done some fabbing to make more supportive mounts.

 

On 1/13/2022 at 11:46 PM, Bills72sj said:

Thanks Sam. My T600 came out pretty well except for being unable to open the hood very far.

Glad I'm not the only one! Hood opens maybe a quarter of the amount it should. 

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On 2/27/2022 at 2:59 PM, Sledsel said:

Nice

 

 

On 2/27/2022 at 3:53 PM, gotnitro? said:

looks good !   great color

 

On 2/27/2022 at 4:15 PM, tbill said:

Looking good!

 

17 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Nice progress Bill looking forward to seeing more updates. 

Thank you Andy, Jeff, Tom and Dan.🙂

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14 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

I finished one a couple of years ago. Bill's will be better!  :)

Thank you for the vote of confidence.

Some of the Canepa-specific parts are a little fiddly. The side moldings in particular. I suppose I could have done some fabbing to make more supportive mounts.

Thank you for the heads up. I will bee watching out for trouble when I get to that point.

Glad I'm not the only one! Hood opens maybe a quarter of the amount it should. 

I may try to make it a lift off hood.

 

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Progress has been made. Windows, interior, sleeper and fairings have all been assembled. Been adding parts to the frame to. Unfortunately it is curved. Between that and and the generally known fitment issues, I have had to make some spacers and tweaks to get the body to properly align with the frame.

I found only half of the custom decals I made for this truck. Fortunately. I still have the artwork files from 15 years ago. Spent part of this afternoon finding them and printing them out on decal paper.

Here is the assembled body pending BMF and decals and some of the artwork to be applied.

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