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Kenworth Bubblenose

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Hello to everyone!

I would like to buy Kenworth Bubblenose resin. It is sold out on Soucraut's, so I searched for the manufacturer and found two:

http://apps.aitruckmodels.com/Gallery/album.cfm?a=8735

http://www.aussieresinmodels.com/16/large-coe/Could

Could you explain me please which resin is better, or may be it is the same?

Regards, Sergey

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If it we're me, I'd get the Bullnose Kenworth from Illini Replica Conversions.

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Illini originated these. I'm not sure if the Aussie sellers is re-selling the AITM and Illini castings or casting their own versions but they appear to be the same trans-kits.

Tim

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Friends, what is the meaning of term "dobhouse"? I just foud a historical review about this truck. They say "The dobhouse on these trucks was readily removable, and not a part of the structure of the cab".

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The "Doghouse" is the engine cover between the seats. Not sure on KW but the early Freightliner the cab didn't tilt and you needed access to the motor this way.

Mike

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ever try to sleep across one on hot Summer night with no ac wow,

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One more question: May be anyone knows - What are those lugs (on top of the cab) for?

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fresh air vents

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Yes Clayton, I did try to sleep across the dog house one night.The truck had a sleeper,but it was cooler to lay across the dog house with the windows down. Didn't get a lot of sleep that night.

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So were did you get the cab from?

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The term "doghouse" refers to the engine tunnel because it was reminscent of a dog house.

Tim

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So were did you get the cab from?

I have got it from Illini Replica Conversions. By the way, thanks to Dave for cooperation.

Thanks to everyone who answered.

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Sergey, have a look at the Neo-Seminole Kenworths post under the 1:1 Reference theme, I posted some pictures of a nice Bullnose Kenworth that has been meticulously restored not too long ago.

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Better buy the Bullnose Kenworth from Illini Replica Conversions.

The other A#$%HOLE from Ballarat, Australia, is a thief and is copying anything he can lay his hands on.

To all the casters that do not copy other peoples work, well, this t-u-r-d is shafting you real good.

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Check out the moive REAL STEEL cool old International not sure if its bullnose or bubblenose truck

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Thanks for the info i thought it was a cool movie

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Guys, can you tell me what is lubefiner? Bob said that it should be driver side under sleeper.

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