HIGHWAY PATROL

Project Kenworth rotator tow truck.

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I wanted to show my latest project. It is a Kenworth rotator tow truck.

I was really inspired by the one from Sariel. ( http://sariel.pl/2011/02/tow-truck-2/ )

And the one from Andrea Grazi. ( https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/107317-an-ode-to-the-tow-truck-of-andrea-grazi-review-and-impressions/ )

It is still a long way before it is finished. But i wanted to share it anyway. Still working on the pneumatics and the rest of the crane and lift arm, to get everything working.

Tell me what you think of it

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While it is a beautiful creation indeed, I wonder why a tow truck would have a sleeper unit. I do feel like the sleeper should be a bit taller though and the stacks maybe not so tall. Just not sure the proportions just look slightly off to me. Other than that all that chrome is gorgeous, Chrome rims would be the shit. 

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Thanks for the comment Johnny,

There are tow trucks with sleeper cabs. ( not much. That is true. )

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The main reason why i build it with sleeper cab is that i can put most of the elektronics in the sleeper cab.

The hight of the sleeper cab is the same as the cabine.

I like that more than the higher sleepercabs.

You see them on the older trucks.

And the chrome rims is defenetly one of the changes i still have to make.

I still have to order lots of chrome.

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Well I would say, if that picture is from where your inspiration is drawn from, you have pretty much nailed it, good job so far. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. 

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Working on the rear of the truck.

Worked oud the compressor for the pneumatics. All the pneumatics work on the rear of the truck. Now waiting on my bricklink orders to go further.

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Hmmm love those old trucks, they have so much more charm than the new ones! Looking forward to seeing this thing finished.

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