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'74 Kenworth W900A Show Truck "BUCKAROO".

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'74 Kenworth W900A Show Truck "BUCKAROO".
Posted by White_R34 on Monday, July 25, 2011 7:39 PM

Ok first I have a 1/25 Revell Kenworth W900 kit. An like "Highway76" I wanted to stratch my sleeper but I though it my look stupid on my W900, till I found this photo.

Now once I saw that photo, I just started working on my W900A sleeper to day. Now unlike "highway" I built my floor with it's chassis in place.

Now I plan on building this one for an up comming show., So I add a lot of bolt detail to my chassis. The Judges will look under to see if the builder leaves any thing undone. "Thay look for mistakes". So I'll give them so added underbody detail to look at.

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Posted by White_R34 on Monday, July 25, 2011 8:07 PM

Now the floor is not glued in, as I will try and build an interior.

Chassis work is next..

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Posted by jwhalen on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:07 AM

Hi,

Looks like you've made a good start to the project.  Looking forward to seeing more WIP pics.

Cheers,

Jim

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Posted by trickmp on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:19 AM

i like the work you no kw.

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Posted by bill h on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:11 AM

cool looking good sofar can't wait to see more

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Posted by White_R34 on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 2:54 PM

Ok I have more work to show. An I'm thinking of chaning the name, to "The Champagne Room".Stick out tongue

Before the cut.

After the cut and stratch.

At this point I'm adding the roof ribs.

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Posted by Kenny B on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:55 PM

White,

Nice start, are you going to cut the doors and extend the hood?

I'm currently working on a 1/16 Peterbilt 359 going crazy on it. I'll have to post some pics.

Keep the pics comming looks good.

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Posted by JM485 on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:13 PM

Lookin good man, I like the concept.

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Posted by dart72 on Friday, July 29, 2011 10:47 AM

Sweet build, i built this kit bx stock and i will love to see what it looks like with some extra elbow grease

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 7, 2011 8:34 PM

As some of you can see I have changed the Theme Name to "BUCKAROO" that way I can use my long steer horns as a cool hood ornament. An Dart72 I'll keep every one posted.

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Posted by bill h on Monday, August 8, 2011 9:20 AM

Looking good so far I like how you are building the sleeper

 

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Posted by White_R34 on Monday, August 8, 2011 1:56 PM

Well I have the roof filled in and I'm working on the fuel tanks and stowage boxies. I'll post new progress photos as soon as I finish painting the rear tires.

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Posted by dart72 on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:31 AM

Sweet idea

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by streetrodnut on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:17 AM

I dig your truck. That kit has the 3406 CAT, right? Are you using that engine in it? If you are a stickler for correctness for the year, you could swap in the 3408 CAT V8 from the Kenworth Australia. Just a thought. Did you use strip styrene to extend the rails? 

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Posted by White_R34 on Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:48 PM

Seeing that the show I'm trying to finish it for is next month. I'm going to keep and wire the 3406 cat.

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 12, 2011 9:20 PM

Just a bit of new work.

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Posted by dart72 on Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:51 AM

love the idea of stretching the tanks, rig will look awesome

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by JM485 on Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:19 AM

Nice job, it's coming along well.  I like the stretched frame as well.

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Posted by White_R34 on Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:24 AM

Now even when I finish the semi, I will not be done with this post. I will have the larg load and all of it's parts to build. See I planed on building a working show truck. So once I get this semi done.

The work on the Dull Heavy haul Transport.

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Posted by White_R34 on Saturday, August 13, 2011 4:10 PM

I'm planing on adding steer horns.

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Posted by Kenny B on Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:00 AM

White, Looks good, extend the hood and cut the doors out.Take the vent windows out.

Just some ideas.

 

Kenny B

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Posted by dart72 on Monday, August 15, 2011 10:48 AM

Love the heavy haul idea! i gotta now where did you get the steer hrons? ive got some rigs that they would look killer on, the same kit your working on would look great with them

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by White_R34 on Monday, August 15, 2011 1:41 PM

Now "Dart" the horns I made were only for mock-up. I make them from styrene rod and some from sprue. Now from some friends in the "BIG STAT OF TEXAS" , they tell me I have the shape of the horns rong. I got an E-Mail full of Photo. SO I'm going to make some new ones.

My mock-up horns are cartoon style horns.

Oh and "Kenny B." I'm going to put some of your ideas in to action.

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Posted by Kenny B on Monday, September 5, 2011 10:28 AM

Hey White.

Have you checked out P&P vintage and resin. They have some good aftermarket parts.

I'm still looking for 1/16 scale aftermarket parts for my Peterbilt.

Kenny b

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Posted by White_R34 on Monday, September 5, 2011 2:03 PM

Yes I have looked at P&P http://www.ppvintagekits.com/index.html The thing is I can scratchbuild some of those things they have but I'm am planning on buying some of there pare any way.

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Posted by White_R34 on Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:51 PM

After building that 2007 Ford F150, most of all my build time went into that build so I'm not going to have any time to finish this one for local show. So I'm going to take my time and build my full rig for all of you to see. Once I get this Tractor/Semi finished I have one large lowboy to build as well as to load it self.

So this is were I am:

Parts ready for paint.

They need a blast of Alclad!

 

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Posted by White_R34 on Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:54 PM

Chassis coverage:

Ready for paint!

Tail lights?Hmm Heck Yeah!!YesStick out tongue

 

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Posted by dart72 on Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:34 PM

Sweet!!
What is the plan for the paint?

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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Posted by White_R34 on Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:20 PM

Well I plan on painting it mostly Orange with strips of the orange laying over clear tamiya red over gold-leaf. I know that dosen't tell or give you the full picture but trust me you all will love my idea. Any way here's a bit more.

The plated wheels and tires.

Before I started painting the next set of parts. I went back and added width indicators to my large front bumper.

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Posted by dart72 on Friday, September 16, 2011 11:09 AM

alright cant wait to c this, how did you plate the tires?

bigity bigity bigity boys lets go racin'!

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