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T 650 updated

Post by clea on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:21 pm

Planned a easy day, mailed box's interstate, called into Walkdens, place I did pt work for.
Before i broke ankle, 10 mnths back, took photos of truck they had me in, when asked..I said..I'm thinking  about building a model of it.
Today mike's words were..."Gidday Clea, where's the model...Les wants it, he is coming over Thursday....Shit a commission build.
This is what he expects.


I had started the model, when I was off This is the background.


Old W cab, cut it up, put bonnet locks in, wiper mtr, roof console


Do bonnett fit, aircleaners, old W model chassis.

Make tanks

Make, mount battery boxes, locate suspension

Mount cab, make mount tanks, hinge doors
Everything lined up, on it's feet



Top console, visors in fab & install dash, mount bar




Do back plates, exhausts, service tanks, sitting ok.
That was before, back home today pull it off shelf..
NO Motor, the truck has a 600 Cummins Signature in it.
Normally I'd make the mtr out of laminated plastic, cut and carve and make the ancillary bits, plumb it up, takes a couple of days, don't believe in after market, can't get one over Easter even if I wanted to.
Got a 350 block out of box, sanded sides down, grabbed a alternator, some bits and pieces, bit of solder, bit of wire, some fishing line, a bit of sprue; Packet of smokes, 4 stubbies, and GO for it.



350 turbo, couple of bits of plastic, bits from the Cummins box...scribe the top plate

Do the pulleys, try the belts.



Paint it, see what it shapes up like.



Sit it in...looks ok.

What I'm getting at is.....I started the mtr at..~ (about) 11.30, it was sitting in the chassis, about 4.30.
Looks like a signature to me, cost me Hrs, 5 stubbies, 12 - 15 smokes, about $5.00 worth of material
So now I have 6 days to finish it, checked my cache of letraset/decadry... got white for the signage...see how I go.

Have a safe Easter,
Cheers
Clea.
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Re: T 650 updated

Post by DeeCee on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:27 pm

Looking forward to this one, as Les Walkden's is a customer where i work, and is located only up the road from me,
so i see his trucks on the road every day.. A lot of great work so far too mate..
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Re: T 650 updated

Post by clea on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:37 pm

Dale;
Les is one hell of a nice bloke, I enjoy working for him, he is doing really well in forestry in vic. I started doing it for something to do while off, and doing it because I want to.
Cheers
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Post by Deaf as on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 8:25 pm

Some nice work going into this Clea, well done.
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Easter Sunday...progress

Post by clea on Sun 27 Mar 2016, 5:17 pm

So...as of Sunday 5:00pm status of this S.....x is:

Motor's in, tanks, interior seats etc done, haven't mounted dash/console yet

Cab, bonnet & doors on first coat, looking for flaws to sand back & redo, plus i've got to mount doors..AGAIN.


Mtrs all plumbed, sits in well (i think)...piping to finish.

Just about to detail dash, console, and door interior

Msk it up for the blue tomorrow, see how I go with the pin striping.
Don't normally do "pin striping"....so in order to learn.......How, any suggestions? (I HATE using decals!)
Then A couple of coats of clear, semi matt, put the hardware on.

Cheers,
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Walkdens Updated

Post by clea on Thu 31 Mar 2016, 1:09 pm


Did the dash, made a windshield, semi satin the seats.


Mounted the motor finished the plumbing, made wipers

Did the signs, and started the striping

Old chinese saying..."The more stubbies you have,....the wonkier your lines will be"
Just got bits and pieces to go He isn't over for a week now. Give me a chance to clean it up and try to make it presentable
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Re: T 650 updated

Post by Antwon on Thu 31 Mar 2016, 9:43 pm

Great stuff Clea. It takes me months to do the same amount of work as you do in days.
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Re: T 650 updated

Post by Leonidas on Tue 10 May 2016, 8:50 am

You've done some unbelievable work here. Holy crap that Kenworth looks good! bowdown

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