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Trucking History => Old Trucks => Topic started by: bushfinds on January 22, 2019, 11:05:23 AM

Title: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: bushfinds on January 22, 2019, 11:05:23 AM
I want to share my ideas of the resto/mod project of this truck.https://imgur.com/a/JSevWft (https://imgur.com/a/JSevWft) I appreciate any opinions or suggestions.
First things first. The engine is seized and here is its replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yJwrgQXaQ&t=756s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yJwrgQXaQ&t=756s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIFGo5uLsy4&t=124s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIFGo5uLsy4&t=124s)

Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Hanky on January 22, 2019, 04:26:18 PM
I guess any thing can be done if you have a shop and money to complete it would be a great project.
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Heatnbeat on January 22, 2019, 07:22:47 PM
My buddy is redoing a 47 Kenworth. It' s all there but been sitting in a barn for years. It's getting a 4 1/4 Cat and I think an 18sp. It's going on a long wheelbase Pete air ride frame. He plans on something like Sundance Transport's 56. Paint ...... Probably burgundy over champagne.
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: bushfinds on January 22, 2019, 11:08:44 PM
I guess any thing can be done if you have a shop and money to complete it would be a great project.
You forgot time ;) I do not have any of those; however, I have skill at finding/sourcing components and outsourcing labor. I think ~$25K will go a long way. If I have that truck function and look like I want it, I will have >$27K in it.

I will update the progress/budget. So far, 50 ?Kenworth was $2K, Donor/truck -White was $1.8K.
Speaking of finding/sourcing; pretty sure I am picking up a later 923 - I'll post some images and details soon.   
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Jim Herriot on January 23, 2019, 08:44:29 AM
I have skill at finding/sourcing components and outsourcing labor. I think ~$25K will go a long way. If I have that truck function and look like I want it, I will have >$27K in it.


              ...when I did my 1st KW. ;D...@ 25K I was half way. ::)...Jim. ;)
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: bushfinds on January 23, 2019, 01:08:19 PM
Do you have an image of your 1st KW?
My number is a guesstimate. I have a young fellow w/shop that will do/help the component installs, blasting, body, paint and glass for $25/hr. ;D
I can already see how this hobby can get expensive. I am considering this one at $2500 https://imgur.com/MRHwNoX (https://imgur.com/MRHwNoX)
1972 W923. Check out the length/wheelbase.

Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Devin_Herriot on January 23, 2019, 07:14:48 PM
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Do you have an image of your 1st KW?
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I'm sure Jim (my grandpa) will post more, I've got a tone more too... I've got pics during the restoration

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2zszp6o.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2qspfrb.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2qspfrb.jpg)
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: bushfinds on January 23, 2019, 11:44:45 PM
Hi Deven
That is classy! It looks close to same year model my first truck - 1982 W900. I bought this one in 2012,  now I wish I kept it. It was not exactly a highway truck, 13 x 4 speed. 52 gears  :o with a top speed 62 mph. https://imgur.com/a/QCejY7m (https://imgur.com/a/QCejY7m)
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Devin_Herriot on January 24, 2019, 03:23:24 PM
This was a 1975 W900A, had a 4 1/4 1693 Cat with a 15 speed...
Here's some videos of the truck! 8) ;)
https://youtu.be/YgpHOxmPcQU
https://youtu.be/R1txOHF_QJw
https://youtu.be/i1b5PHatA5g
https://youtu.be/R33LPOdag7Q
https://youtu.be/qnUpWeIdMVY
https://youtu.be/S5UKsGSSATE
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Jim Herriot on January 25, 2019, 05:36:57 AM
I'm sure Jim (my grandpa) will post more,


                     ....gotta find em. :-[...Jim. ;)
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Devin_Herriot on January 25, 2019, 03:00:41 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EuNV569v13LW6ZE86

Here's an album with some pictures, before and after... I'm sure Jim's got even more though ;)
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: tery on January 25, 2019, 03:32:57 PM
Nice Album Devin - I sure enjoyed the photos  :) thanks !
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Devin_Herriot on January 25, 2019, 03:54:28 PM
Nice Album Devin - I sure enjoyed the photos  :) thanks !

No problem! I'm sure my grandpa will post more cool pictures of his old KW
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: Heatnbeat on January 25, 2019, 08:00:46 PM
How about more pics of that Jimmy?
Title: Re: 50 something? Kenworth Project Ideas
Post by: bushfinds on January 30, 2019, 08:24:34 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EuNV569v13LW6ZE86

Here's an album with some pictures, before and after... I'm sure Jim's got even more though ;)
I will be happy to get mine at the "before" stage of that Kenny ;D. I am looking forward to spring and get things rolling with my project.