A huge update. I love the Testors one coat lacquers. I did my first flawless paint job on this truck with the lacquer. Almost a perfect color too, just that its metal flake and not metallic. But here are the pics of the latest mockup. I put an electric, remote air compressor under the rear deck, a propane tank with plumbing up to the engine, and completed the rear suspension. I tried stuffing the engine under the hood and found that I will either have to modify the belt setup, or place the radiator off center. As soon as I figure everything out, I will put on the turbos. This is the hardest part because I have to be careful not to mess up the paint on all the parts but I still have to use quite a bit of strength to push them all into place. The grille is still presenting a problem but I think I figured out a way to fix it.
Mockup, body looks great don't it
Propane: the tube coming out of the side is a filler tube that comes up through the rear wheel arch.
The engine compartment just has to have the air cleaners put in for the turbos. Next big step will be either the exhaust stacks or the grille. Probably the grille since I do not have a good tube bender yet. Here is the latest mockup.
Interior: Don't you just love that massive shifter? [
The engine: Yeeeeesssssss!!! [