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« on: December 15, 2009, 08:28:42 AM »

Yesterday, I finally brought home the Kenworth Aerodyne from the body company.  It was there for 7 months-although they were not working on it the whole time-also gave me a good price on the box.  It is built with 4x4 1/4" angle iron over the frame with a 1/2" nylon spacer U bolted every 32 inches.  Then 2x2 square tubing with 1/8" walls on 16" center for the floor with 1" plywood over.  Then 1.5x1.5 square tubing also with 1/8" wall on 16" center for the walls and ceilings.  Most truck converters use .040" outside aluminum sheeting-I used .063".  The roof has a 8'x8' 1/4" aluminum diamond plate with fold up railings for observation deck.
I had it weighed, and the chassis was 17,600lbs, and with the box, 27,300lb-so the box weighed 9,700lbs (32ft x 102" wide x 108" tall).  With the 400hp Caterpillar and the HT740, coming up the Kellogg hill in Pomona, Ca-which is a 6% grade, I actually was accelerating a bit.  So driving should be easy.
Needless to say, I'm excited to get going-am going out on Sunday to tape off the inside with my wife.  And the fun begins!  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 10:57:58 AM »

PICTURES?   To mis-quote BK   "TRUCK PORN!"   
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 02:24:58 PM »

Congrats! Grin Can only imagine the anxiety of getting into it, Will
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 07:10:23 PM »

Hi Tom,

I'll bet it's a good feeling getting her home at Christmas time!! Like a Preasant from Santa..

I can't wait to see the inside come together!

Keep the pics flowing!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 07:59:30 PM »

And they're off!

living vicariously, give us some pictures!!!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 05:33:41 AM »

Glad to hear it's home.

 Now you can really think and do Smiley

Don't forget more pictures are due soon Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 07:01:07 AM »

Good to hear Tom...now the real work begins!
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