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Quick question about the KW K100 Cabover interior......

Posted By erich.vongeist Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:35 PM
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Well thats good that you saved your flat top from the crusher. I think I would have done the same. What I meant by messed up a bit, was when there is a fixed high fairing on a flat top K100, it looks a little out of place or too modern. Nothing to do with the aerodyne. From the ads the John posted I see the 110" aerodyne and an 86" flat top.

I have seen two just like the aerodyne in the back of that picture. One is a mid 80's and the other is a 2002. The 2002 is up for sale now for something sround 30K I think.

IMO, there's is no better looking cabover from the 70's and 80's and 90's than the KW K100. Aerodyne or flat top. So it seems we agree.

Erich

1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


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erich.vongeist (9/8/2009)
Like when you see a 2002 KW K100 Aerodyne painted up like BJ and the Bear. Doesn't look out of place at all. You just feel like you're actually in 1981 again. The fixed roof fairing does mess the look of the K100 up a bit, but the flip down one looks fine.

Erich

IMO, "messed up" as you call it.... there will never be a better looking cabover then a 110" Aerodyne K-100. I clearly watched BJ & the Bear too many times as a kid! So, my opinion may be a bit skewed. :hehe: That's part of the reason I have my current K-100. I was looking at an Aerodyne, but just had to save the little flattop in the back row from the crusher. My flattop (in the foreground) looks nice, but not near as good as the truck behind it. Hopefully, I can figure out a way to make that one mine. The owner would like me to have it as well. Time and my bank account will tell. And yes, the visor would have to go. :P

Yes, they did make an 86" Aerodyne cab. Take a closer look at the KW ad that John Costley posted. It shows both 110" & 86" cabs.

P.S. Who can tell me what year the Aerodyne is?????

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A little far, but it may be worth looking into. 3408, that's a beast.

I attached some pictures showing the comparison of the KW K100 Aerodyne and the Freightliner Condo sleeper of similar year. I used a pic of a solid color K100 aerodyne so the paintjob wouldn't make the Freightliner look plain. Just the high roof comparison. Not to mention the SBFA on the FL looks bad too, or at least just not classic. The FL Cabovers were always very cool intil the SBFA and the condo roof. Practical improvements though.

Erich

1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


2005 KW T800
72" aerocab sleeper, 235" wheelbase, cat C15 2004 epa acert Series/twin turbo 550hp/1850ft-lbs, 13 speed



3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!

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 Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:38 PM
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Von Arx Drayage in Healdsburg, CA had at least 2 110" Aerodynes sitting in their lot a while back. I think you could make 2 into one pretty easy and they were pretty well cared for. One had a busted frame the other had an expired 3408. They had a 3408 to put in it or the Cummins from the other one. There were a lot of trucks in there that would be good projects or parts resources. Not sure what is left there these days.


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Thanks David. Did you get my email about looking for K100's?

From what I could tell the aerodyne was only available in 110" cab. Is that correct? also was the aerodyne only available in VIT interior? I wouldn't think I could live without that awesome diamond tuck leather interior. Awesome!

Thanks for the brochures.

Erich

1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


2005 KW T800
72" aerocab sleeper, 235" wheelbase, cat C15 2004 epa acert Series/twin turbo 550hp/1850ft-lbs, 13 speed



3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!

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 Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:21 PM
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Hey John,
I think KW advertised the Aerodynes as having something like 6'6" of headroom from floor to ceiling so I'm not sure you could actually stand up on the doghouse in the 86" Aerodyne cab unless you were less than about five foot tall or something. The doghouse does drop down, but the dropped section is actually completely under the bunk in the 86" cab. Kneeling on the doghouse would be possible, but probably not a big help with the trousers!

Erich, the attached photos should give you a good visual for the differences in the Aerodyne and non-aerodyne interiors.

Cheers,
David
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That's another thing I could say about the K100's, they tend to inspire their owners to maintain them and keep them serviceable many years after they were built. After all my research and truck interests I think the K100 is the best for what I want. I just can't wait till the right one comes along and I give it a new home.

Get yourself one of those new LG cell phones. They have a good camera. I'd love to see a pic of that truck.

Erich

1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


2005 KW T800
72" aerocab sleeper, 235" wheelbase, cat C15 2004 epa acert Series/twin turbo 550hp/1850ft-lbs, 13 speed



3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!

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 Posted Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:16 PM
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CarlBesola (9/8/2009)
I need to start carrying my little camera again, I was at the local gravel pit I haul out of last week and I saw an old K100 pulling a dump trailer up there. It has been running just about as long as I can remember, but the ol' dude takes really good care of it so I imagine it will keep goin' as long as he does!

Erich,

Im not positive but I believe the second bunk was standard.Alot of guys took them out.John

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I need to start carrying my little camera again, I was at the local gravel pit I haul out of last week and I saw an old K100 pulling a dump trailer up there. It has been running just about as long as I can remember, but the ol' dude takes really good care of it so I imagine it will keep goin' as long as he does!

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That's good to know. That little bit of space behind the seats could come in handy for someone like me working a cabover on the road. Talking about the Freightliner COEs of the late 80's early 90's, I like the way the cab itself looks but the wedge roof makes it rank right up there with the Pete 372 as the weirdest or at least non-classic coe I have seen. That of course only has to do with the looks of the truck. Having the Condo sleeper on a Cabover would be really handy OTR. I think that's why I cast my vote for the KW K100. No matter what year they are over the life of the series or if they have the aerodyne cab, they always looked classic. Like when you see a 2002 KW K100 Aerdyne painted up like BJ and the Bear. Doesn't look out of place at all. You just feel like you're actually in 1981 again. The fixed roof fairing does mess the look of the K100 up a bit, but the flip down one looks fine.

To me, the K100 was the last of the classic Cabovers and one of the longest produced too.

Are all the aerodynes double bunk and if not, can you add the upper bunk if you can find one?

Erich

1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


2005 KW T800
72" aerocab sleeper, 235" wheelbase, cat C15 2004 epa acert Series/twin turbo 550hp/1850ft-lbs, 13 speed



3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!


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