Kenworth Rescue truck

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Here we go, the start of Gabels Corner Rescue 3.

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I'm using a Revell Kenworth W900 snap kit to make a crane equipped rescue similar to Fifth District VFD's Rescue 5 (http://www.fdvfd.com/images/apparatus/RESCUE-SQUAD-5.jpg). I started assembling the rescue body which I based on modified drawings of the Pierce FDNY Rescue 1 and have plans to build a simple interior to slide into the body once I start final assembly. I'm not sure if I should paint the Italeri crane before I assemble it, or after I assemble it since most of the parts are designed to interlock, so I need to figure that out real quick.

I'm fairly certain that I need to stretch the chassis frame, there just isn't enough room to fit that crane in there without the stretch. I'll wait a little bit, though, to make sure I'll have enough clearance once I finish assembling the crane. Then I can make a couple of other modifications, like long fuel tanks on the passengers side.

The paint scheme will be similar to my Peterbilt pumper, overall white with red fenders and red top trim. The crane will be painted red to match the color scheme.

Much more to come!

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Nice thats gonna look good

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Very cool!

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Watching this one, too.

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Just a question on the crane. How far back will you have to move the body to get the crane in so it can pivot as well? Just fitting it in the space might not allow you to work from both sides. ???

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Hey, Hey....That's a cool looking start....I like where you're going with this, Man.....Looks great....

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A day late and a dollar short :rolleyes: I just posted over on the other thread that I have the blueprints for this rig with the crane in the rear

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Charlie, I'm looking at a 1 inch extension to the frame to get the crane to sit inside the area. It should look something like this and still give enough clearance for the crane to move.

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I might add an extra quarter inch to the frame to give some more swing room for the crane.

The back doors are done, just needs some paint. Now to start working on the interior.

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Greg. I'd still love to have a copy of the blueprints for that truck from Conneaut. I have always like that rig and have had plans to make it ever since I saw it in Paul Barrett's Heavy Rescue Trucks, and since it's from Ohio, why not build it.

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Wow that is one hell of a rig. You are doing a great job.

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nice work mate will look awesome when done

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Man awesome work

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This is really nice. It will make a beautiful build :)

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Looking good!

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That looks awesome, Great start. keep it up.

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Thanks guys. This is starting to come together, if I can keep myself from adding too many details I might actually get it done before the summer is up. Here's the start of the interior.

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The v-groove paneling doesn't really show up, but the overall look of the roll-up compartments will be better once I finish up the access handles, which will be added after I paint the interior parts.

Unlike many rescue trucks, I tend to build mine with roll-up compartments on the interior. It has two effects, it cuts down on the amount of "extras" I have to make, and it also allows the guys to store everything in a compartment. I have plans to simulate an opened roll-up door compartment and add some gear, mainly SCBA bottles and some bags. Now I need to make more SCBA bottles, a couple of bags, and the bench seats. Then comes the interior ceiling...

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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome......

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