Kenworth K-123 (WIP)

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Brian I like the stacks, I should have done that with my truck :D

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Thanks Mike! :)

Added a few more details to it this weekend

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I didn't like how the bumper looked on it so I swapped it out. Let me know what you think

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both bumpers look good on this truck.i myself like the older style bumper with the white bumper extention.or even a texas style would look nice.

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The second bumper is better IMHO, it is another part that is unique to KW. Lookin better and better!

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I like the second bumper, too. It's period correct, and perfect for an owner-operator look.

Edited by Jim B

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Hay are those grab-handles on the stacks stock? my kit did"nt have those. Its a nice touch. B)

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I like the second bumper, too. It's period correct, and perfect for an owner-operator look.

Both bumpers look good The gullwing bumper was introduced 73 or 74 with the VIT package. The AMT kit is a 71 or 72 so eithe bumper is possible.

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Cool! Thanks guys!

Hay are those grab-handles on the stacks stock? my kit did"nt have those. Its a nice touch. B)

The exhaust stacks and the handles are from the Revell Snap Pete kit Mike.

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Here are some better pics of it. Still more to do though.

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I am also fixing to start on the trailer. Here are a couple of pics of it and the load it will have on it.

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what did you use for making the black stripes on the fuel tanks.. to simulate the rubber insulator..

tape or sharp black pencil??

don't forget the 5th wheel.. try to install the handle on it make one with some small rod..

paint the center of the front wheels hub cap none are chrome in real life.

i like your truck nice work. very clean looking.congrats!

Edited by baloney

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Thanks for the tips Greg!

I used tape on the tanks. I found it at Hobby Town USA in the RC section.

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Both bumpers look good The gullwing bumper was introduced 73 or 74 with the VIT package. The AMT kit is a 71 or 72 so eithe bumper is possible.

for some reason the gull wing was only avaible on the conventional for the first couple years.Even in 76 it was only on the vit 200 cabover.Its like the newer step handle combo was only avalibe on a double bunk at first,high end models only when introduced

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for some reason the gull wing was only avaible on the conventional for the first couple years.Even in 76 it was only on the vit 200 cabover.Its like the newer step handle combo was only avalibe on a double bunk at first,high end models only when introduced

I remember when the gull wing bumper really stood out now with all the Texas bumpers it just seems small. The step and grab handle style on the drivers side of AMT's K100 must be rare I've only ever seen 1 real truck with it. But either way camaro73 nice work I need to pull a K100 off the shelf and get started.

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Thanks for the tips Greg!

I used tape on the tanks. I found it at Hobby Town USA in the RC section.

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Thanks! i've seen this but never thought of it as for this application. that's good to know!

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Hi Camaro73,

I started on my one of these last night and I'm up to the point of your 2nd and 3rd pics. I'd forgotten how lousy the AMT instructions can be on placement points- had great fun trying to figure out the location of the rear crossmember (no 5 in step 3).

Can you tell me how you worked out the angle for the axle brackets (14 on step 3)? It says to angle them rearwards but it doesn't say how much. I've the rear axle/diffs glued and drying, so that I can try dryfitting later, but it appears that the position on these is dependent on the length of the propshaft, and therefore the position of the engine/transmission. However, the engine/tranny has to go in AFTER the rear axles.

Confused.com......

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Oh man. That was 6 months ago. I can't remember anything past yesterday. LOL

I know I never read the instructions on it. I think after I put the brackets on and got it painted, I had to take them back off and re-position them once the motor was in. I know I had a lot of trouble with them and they are still not correct.

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That's looking real good.

Ben

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Roy, I would venture to say that you would have to mock up the drive train to get your angle correct. Build the motor, mock with it and the driveline (prop shaft as you called it) and see if that helps. Dry fit those parts and maybe you will have proper success. BTW, have never been to Ireland, but I would love to to be able to visit my cousins in Dublin. Good Luck.

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