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Old 11-07-2018, 08:29 PM
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Great looking rig, all your hard work showes in the amazing details. Thanks for posting
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:32 PM
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I can't believe I hadn't seen this thread until now. I've studied every picture and love everything you've done. Looking forward to seeing those rear lights light up.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:03 AM
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Inquisitive minds are anxious to know................How did the diff lock mods work out for you?
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:22 PM
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Thanx...

In the meantime I finished the truck.

It's done....

























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Old 11-24-2018, 12:53 PM
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NICE ride you go there!
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and what do you choose to power for these? lipo or nimh? I just want to buy some lipo batteries from ovonicshop. don't know if it can fit or not.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:39 PM
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and what do you choose to power for these? lipo or nimh? I just want to buy some lipo batteries from ovonicshop. don't know if it can fit or not.
LiPo can be used, provided the ESC has LiPo cutoff, OR that a LiPo screamer is used.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:10 PM
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It's powered by MiMH-
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I know this is an old thread, but where did you get the tops for the air cleaners ?
You have amazing skills, the truck turned out great.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:14 AM
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Thanx...

The tops were made by a colleague, they are unique items.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:17 AM
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Some month ago I've build the interieur and a dashboard.





















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Old 08-25-2019, 11:21 AM
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Currently I'm working on 2 flatbed, 1 b-double and a dolly.

































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Old 09-03-2019, 02:16 AM
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That interior, as with the rest of the project is one of a kind, & looks AWESOME! Nice work on the converter dolly as well.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:10 AM
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What a great build, very impressed
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:54 PM
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All your work is amazing! Good job and thanks for posting.
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Old 08-06-2021, 06:23 PM
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This is an inspiring project! I like your hinge system and the brasswork is as good as that I have seen on model boat projects.
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OK. SO I have a newbie question for y'all. Where does a guy find the plans and dimensions for the builds? I have looked high and low and got nothing for it. Is there some place to go to bu or download the plans?
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Old 01-15-2022, 03:16 PM
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Hey Farmpastor, great question and one I am struggling with too. In fact I’ve just emailed Kenworth Australia directly last week with a request around where best to access plans and will see what they say.

I’m picking that you have faced the same issue as me in that there are plenty of downloadable ‘blueprints’ available on the internet but none seem very accurate from what I’ve seen. The drawing used at the start of this thread that the OP has worked from is the type of quality I am after so I’m interested in their reply to your question too.

I’ve actually just ordered a 1:25 Revell plastic W900 model kit to scale up measurements from in combination with photo references off the net. I’ll use these as a base for my custom build.

To the OP, The truck in this thread is such an inspiring build and some great craftsmanship shown. Very nicely done!

Cheers, Kurt.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: Custom build of a Kenworth C509 as autralian roadtrain

That's always the tricky part!

Sometimes you can find a manufacturer or upfitter that has scaled drawings or blueprints posted somewhere on their site.
Sometimes you can do an image search of something like "ambulance drawings" or "ambulance blueprint" ''ambulance vector"
Other times ya just find some inspiration pictures you like, and make it up as you go. It's your world, madbe it needs some happy clouds

In RC customizing, rather than getting too hung up on this MUST be exactly 1/16 or 1/14 scale (or 1/13.5) it's usually a lot easier to start with picking a tire&wheel or a whole donor vehicle that looks or acts about right. Then adjust scale of the entire build to the wheels, or track width, or whatever makes sence with what you have available.

Nobody will get too uptight about the 1/10 Suzuki Samurai being larger than the 1/10 Chevy Suburban when they're both using the same chassis.

Start up a thread in like 'general rc' or 'body work' with a range of what you're looking for, somebody might be able to help ya track it down?
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Old 01-17-2022, 06:35 PM
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A good source of information that I use is to obtain what are often called "Body Builder Manuals". These are published by the various truck manufacturers and are full of drawings and dimensions of the trucks made by that manufacturer. These manuals are principally used by the makers of aftermarket bodies and equipment that will be mounted on those trucks. The manuals for modern trucks can usually be downloaded for free from the truck manufacturer's web sites. Manuals for older trucks were usually printed in bound books that often can be found for sale on line on sites like e-bay.
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