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Needle-Nose (2/11/2016)
we reffered to them as slab cabs


WC cab is what that style cab was referred to in Israel, lol. When K100s finally made to Israel in 73 people already insisted on proper sleeper cabs and the narrowest we got were some Kenmex ones with day cabs.http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/5a72db4d-26e4-4954-a19e-25c0.jpg


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roKWiz (2/11/2016)
Hey carlotpilot,
Both these 66's were for sale downunder recently. Here are the interior pics from their adverts. Not sure weather they're the same as the US though.
Great pics Hamish and Needle Nose are they droms or domes ??

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/98efedb6-5aee-4f8f-ae7e-0061.jpg


http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/6884a81a-e581-42e7-8e10-15d4.jpg


That must have been the first year for the kicked out dash, the ones I drove had the full width flat dash with the old style brass id. plaque screwed to the far right side. Ours had the inset Sangamo clocks behind the sterling wheel. The A-box stick slipped off the tower stub and that's what you used to jack up the cab. You had to open the body panel under the driver side windshield with the spring clasps to access the back of the dash behind the steering wheel while the rest was accessible from inside the cab. I noticed the N.Z. model that Hamish posted had the access panel on the right side of course due to the right hand drive.

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I never was too good with spelling, that should have been "Drome" !! Sorry.

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Hey carlotpilot,
Both these 66's were for sale downunder recently. Here are the interior pics from their adverts. Not sure weather they're the same as the US though.
Great pics Hamish and Needle Nose are they droms or domes ??

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/98efedb6-5aee-4f8f-ae7e-0061.jpg


http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/6884a81a-e581-42e7-8e10-15d4.jpg

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Needle-Nose (2/11/2016)
Those are great photos Hamish, those are what I broke into trucking with back when. Here's a couple that came out of the Kenworth plant in Burnaby Can. If memory serves me right they were 64's and 65's, we reffered to them as slab cabs as there was hardly enough room behind the seat to hang your coat. Most of them had Dome boxes, we're powered with Cummins 280's and all with 4 and 4r's. I remember Kenworth installing a 13 spd. in one of them when they first were out for a trial basis and they took some time before they were accepted.


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Those are great photos Hamish, those are what I broke into trucking with back when. Here's a couple that came out of the Kenworth plant in Burnaby Can. If memory serves me right they were 64's and 65's, we reffered to them as slab cabs as there was hardly enough room behind the seat to hang your coat. Most of them had Dome boxes, we're powered with Cummins 280's and all with 4 and 4r's. I remember Kenworth installing a 13 spd. in one of them when they first were out for a trial basis and they took some time before they were accepted.

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The first cab over Kenworths sold in New Zealand were Canadian K900 series built in the Canadian Kenworth factory at Burnaby, British Columbia. The first one arrived in 1966 and was a K923R model with Cummins NH250, Spicer 4x4 gearbox and Page and Page walking beam suspension. It was sold to J.V. Geany of Rotorua. There were probably less than 10 Canadian K900s came to N.Z. Here are some Canadian K900 series trucks.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/44b32d0c-de37-4203-bd02-3dff.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/21c7694f-534f-4c05-85ee-d818.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/7850e0c2-9646-453c-b95a-7cd8.jpg

In 1971 Kenworth opened their new Australian truck factory at Bayswater, Victoria and from this time onwards all cab over KWs for the N.Z. market were built at Bayswater. This Shell Oil N.Z. K125CR with torsion bar suspension and 10 stud English wheels was one of the first off the Australian production line.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/badb6ddd-2ab0-4e3c-90e9-0cd9.jpg
Later Australian K124CR with larger separate headlights.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/96f050bb-a94f-43f8-beb1-cda1.jpg

Before Australian production commenced KW sold U.S. built "Seattle" K100 series trucks in Aussie. Here's some U.S. K100s in Australia. Notice the differences in the cab panels around the headlights between the Canadian K900s, U.S. K100s and Aussie K100Cs. None of these photos are mine-all had been posted on the net.
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/cb24604b-b438-47e1-9e1e-44ca.jpg
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/0c56b43b-04ac-4c7d-80ed-3862.jpg
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Good to see Kenworth Wednesday making a return.

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Dima (2/9/2016)
John! Thank you very much. You are registered in Facebook?

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would like to find some interior pictures of a similar co like this 67. it is the only one i have ever seen with an all welded aluminum dash that had hinged panels and glove box similar to the w900 conv. anyone who has one or knows of one  i would like to see it http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c5d1f772-c7b7-4bf5-b07f-50c7.jpg


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