More Bill Drennen Conversion Kits

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Hey Guys

I talked to Bill Drennen yesterday and worked out the details of a pretty sweet deal that will give me the chance to offer all you guys 4 more of his killer conversion kits pretty soon ( the master parts are in the mail now )Hope to have them ready for sales in maybe 6 to 8 weeks, sooner If I can. So start saving up ya nickles :):);)

The kits will be as follows

Kenworth W900L 1/25th Scale Cab Conversion Kit - Selling for $90.00

1-Cab

1-Hood

1-Grille

1-Dash

1-Bumper

1-Sunvisor

2-Breather Struts

2-Headlight Buckets

1-Set of 4 Clear Headlights

2-Battery Boxes (top, box, top step, lower step, 2 step brackets)

Instruction Sheet

Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood 1/25th Scale Cab Conversion Kit - Selling for $90.00

1-Cab

1-Hood

2-Fenders

2-Fender Steps

1-Grille

1-Grill Screen

1-Dash

1-Bumper

1-Sunvisor

2-Hood Hinges

2-Hood Skirts

1 Dog House

2-Headlight Buckets

2-Turn Signal Lenses

Clear Headlights

Instruction Sheet

Peterbilt Hi-Rise Sleeper Top 1/25th Scale - Selling for $15.00

Pete 379 Extended Hood 1/24th Scale Kit - Selling for $40.00

1-Hood

2-Hood Skirts

2-Fenders

2-Fender Steps

1-Grille

1-Grille Screen

3-Extra Grill Bars

Instruction Sheet

Pete 358 Narrow Nose 1/25th Scale Kit - Selling for $40.00

1-Hood

2-Fenders

2-Frame Spring Hangers

1-Radiator

1-Radiator Shroud

1-Grille

1-Grille Screen

Instruction Sheet

Edited by Porky

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Sounds like some good stuff is in the works.

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So these are the old kits originally offered through Clint Freeman?

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So these are the old kits originally offered through Clint Freeman?

I think that would be correct, I am pretty sure that Clint cast them for awhile. But all were mastered by Bill.

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Sounding good, bet I know someone who'll be vey interested in the Pete's! :)

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By the way, anyone with more knowledge on Kenworth's know what the model is in my avatar pic? It's O'hare Towing's Kenworth wrecker from Speed Channel's "Wrecked" that they call the "Mistress". I would like to build her someday!

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From their Web site, it looks like a T800B. http://www.oharetowing.com/heavyduty.php See the daylight door? That was introduced by Kenworth in about 1995. Best bet: shoot them an email telling tham what you would like to do. They should be able to give you what ever information you need.

Good luck.

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I think that would be correct, I am pretty sure that Clint cast them for awhile. But all were mastered by Bill.

I have both the 379 ex and the W900. They have been around for about 10 years. Great castings.

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That is good news!

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Does Bill have any of the Machined Aluminum wheel's and resin tires.that he might release as well? ;)

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They were excellent quality kits. I have 3 of them. Nice castings. The originals were at kit thickness vs being the super-thick resin. Nice to see them coming back.

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what donor would you use for these?

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what donor would you use for these?

I have the following kits, and the instructions say to use these donors:

Peterbilt 358 conversion: Any AMT Pete 359 kit

1/25 Peterbilt 379 ext hood: Made for the Revell of Germany 359, but can be adapted to the snap Pete or the Italeri 378.

Kenworth W900L conversion: Revell of Germany KW W900 kits like the Austrailian KW or the recently re-popped KW W900. It says you can also use the K100 or T600 kits from Revell of Germany as well.

I hope that helps.

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That 358 conversion looks interesting! Might have to get one or two.

Dave

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That 358 conversion looks interesting! Might have to get one or two.

Dave

It is a nice casting, Dave. One of these days I'll get mine finished.

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The second one. The red W900.

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