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post #1 of 19 Old 03-03-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Help needed for Kenworth research

Seeing Buggyman has got everybody fired up over his jeep build I thought I may be able to transfer some of your enthusiasm over to my Kenwoth Rig and Stock Crate Trailer build.

I have put some photo's up of one somebody else has done as a working toy, so it has been finished fairly roughly and done with cheap radiata pine and not very well sanded.

Mine, hopefully will be upmarket from that plus have some extras like Buggyman has done to his jeep.

What I am looking for is if anyone comes across some Kenworth Photos and rig can they put them up. I have tried Google but not much success.

Buggyman has given me a photo of a rig and stock crate which will help me alter things a bit.

I want to research the project first then I will do a W I P whch will take me some time. I will wait till buggyman completes his jeep before i post any photos of my build.

Unless I come across some nice wood , the Kenworth will be painted not dyed like in the photos.

The photos only show a flat top trailer but I intend tp put a stock crate on it.

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Here's a pic of the Kenworth tractor i made, maybe you can get some ideas from it. It looks to be an older version, but it may help you out.
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Here's a couple of the real thing.
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C'mon Pete. Shouldn't you be buildin a PETEerbilt ?

I jist did a google search Pete and found that if you type a specific year Kenworth you git a lot of pictures.

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Here's a couple more Pete.
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Thanks Jim and Buggyman, I have pleanty of photos now.

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Here's a couple more Pete.
Man, i would LOVE to drive one o' them

But then,if i was in Australia. I'd be swingin my 'tector and or pannin fer gold
Or, would i be catchin reptiles and critters ....

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Thanks Jim and Buggyman, I have pleanty of photos now.

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Yer very welcome Pete.
Lookin forward to yer build

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Here are some nice older Kenworth trucks - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/50...7617719988689/
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I work for a trucking company, I you need any pics we have a few kenworths I would be glad to snap some photos of, just let me know!
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I work for a trucking company, I you need any pics we have a few kenworths I would be glad to snap some photos of, just let me know!
Woh! That would be fantastic. It will be the fiine detail that will make the difference. I was going with what i had but Buggyman's jeep build has told me that the detaill and finish is what makes a model.

Not being a truck or car guy means I do not know the models. But I believe the one I am doing looks like the red Kenworth in Buggys photo. But really, any photos will help. Mine will not be a scale model but I would like to try to be authentic as I can.


These are the areas, I would like to see close ups of.



1. The sleeping cabin

2. the dash, pedals and gear shift stick

3. the mirrors.

4. the spare petrol tanks

5. the stair well set up

7. the airhorns

8. the muffler

9. the steering wheel

Any interesting addornments that will improve the build.


Their may be more but at the moment that's all I can think of

Thanks a lot to you and everyone, you have all been so kind and helpful.

This build will take me more then six months possibly longer, but I want to get it as good as I can. Buggy has set a high standard and i cannot thank him enough.

Thanks again for the offer of help.

We have our local Agricultural Show at the end of July. I would like to have it finished by then but I think the detail I want to put into it makes that time frame to short.



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Pete, unfinished golf tee's sanded down on one side makes great air horns.
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Not being a truck or car guy means I do not know the models. But I believe the one I am doing looks like the red Kenworth in Buggys photo.
I didn't realize that you had already started one or picked out a model. I posted the link where the guy has named the year with the photos which may help you if you see one that you want to build. If you figure out which model, that may make it easier to get the detail shots of that model.

Good luck with your build.

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I didn't realize that you had already started one or picked out a model. I posted the link where the guy has named the year with the photos which may help you if you see one that you want to build. If you figure out which model, that may make it easier to get the detail shots of that model.

Good luck with your build.

Thanks.

I have had the plans for the Rig and trailer for about a year, but was never real happy about the look and finish suggested. But, these plans are meant to be a toy not a model like I want to do. So I guess that is ok.

The plans give me the basics I need and the frame work to build on if I decide to alter the look. I have not welded down a Model type yet, even though my plans look like that red Kenworth in the photo.

I am still doing a lot of research and judging by the information coming through I am pleased I have not gone ahead at this stage.

Thanks again for your interest anything you can add to this thread will be a great help. It is the little extras that will make this build. What seems logical and stands out for you, might not be so obvious to me a non technical truck and car guy.

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The link below is basically an AutoTrader for Trucks. Lots of unique shots in the ads that may help you.

Check this link: http://www.truckpaper.com/list/list....ORTH&bcatid=27


2012 KENWORTH W900L








Not exactly my favorite paint theme, but a nice example?
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Only kenworth on the lot this morning, lol to bad your not doing freightliner, got about 100 of those.

This is a 1999 KW, if you need more specific pics of certain things let me know and I'll be glad to take them.

All I have is a iPhone cam so sorry for quality of pics!
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Thanks heaps for going to all that trouble to take an load up those photos.

While i have some basic plans it is these photos like these that hopefully will take my build from a square box magazine plan and turn it into something a bit more upmarket.

I feel I will have to redo a few things to get the fit right. I do not want to paint but need to get the right selection of woods. trouble is the small offcuts I have that might be suitable are most likely to small to go through the planer. Also they will be hardwood, so no easy sanding and a lot more time involved.

It looks like it will take a while just to dimension the woods I have got. Much easier to use larger boards, then just stain or paint, but that is not the way forward with this unless I have to.

I will have to build this like a jig saw puzzle, dry fit and see what might need to be redone to get the look required.

I will start on the bonnet today and do a quick prototype then I can see what can be added to it with the correct dimensions in place.

Thanks for the help. especially inside the cabin.

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While driving home today i noticed on the side of the road a Kenworth truck.

I had to stop and take a heap of photos to add to my research on the little details. Wasn't game to climb up and take photos of the cabin incase the owner thought I was about to steal it.

Now, when I go to post some pics I can't find my camera. It is in the shed somewhere. Looks like I will have to have a mini clean up in the morning.

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Found my missing camera. Also noticed a Kenworth parked on the side of the road about three hundred yards from my place. Here are the photos of it.

Would have liked to climb up the steps and take some inside cabin shots but the owner may have thought i was about to steal it.

I got passed on the highway by a massive yellow one, looked brand new. Would have loved to get a photo and a dealer specification brochure. it looked really impressive.

These will all add to my research.

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