Looking for some more help from those who know.
I don't wish to hijack any more threads by others, so I've started my own here. Will take some photos today and post them up later.
I've been looking at the pics in the build threads by Camaro73 and dee, and also by looking at photos on timstrucks.com.
I think I managed to get the rear axle brackets (and therefore axles) in correctly, but I still need help on the following;
My kit was missing one tyre, so I robbed the spare one from my tanker trailer kit. Do AMT have a parts replacement service?
Do the air tanks in step 7 attach to the bottom frame rail and hang from there, the underside of the top frame rail and hang from that, or attach to the inside of the frame on the vertical surface?
Where exactly do the front shocks attach to the front springs?
Does the cab tilt cylinder actually attach to the cab?
I can't seem to figure out exactly where the radiator is to make contact with the frame, and in trying to dryfit I had to separate the forward engine mount from the frame at one side in order to get the rad in. I now think the engine bearer may not be aligned correctly. there are two raised lines on the frame that look like locations for the rear of the rad, but they are not square with each other.
The rear metal axles are about 15mm too long, or are they supposed to push through the brake drums into the inside of the hubs?
Are the rear wheels just supposed to click onto the hubs or be glued wheel to wheel to brake drum? (I can't seem to get the wheel faces to make contact without squashing the tyres).
Is there meant to be a second fuel tank mount brace? I can't find one.
The steering box can attach at multiple various angles, with no idea which is correct. I haven't got the cab together yet, so i haven't been able to dryfit that yet. I sure mine is attached wrong though.
Despite all the above, I am actually enjoying the build, believe it or not. It's a total change of pace for me and has me thinking of a diner/gas station/car park diorama for the future.
(I need somewhere to display all those Mustang kits).This is the first truck kit I've built since my teens, and only my third ever. I've also got the fruehauf box van trailer on the go for behind the KW.
I'm going to go for an owner/operator look, to maximise the chrome bling effect on the truck. I'll have to paint the fuel tanks though, as the seam is too noticeable, but I have a bottle of Alclad chrome and polished aluminium for that. Frame is going to be satin black, still undecided on the cab colour though. Any suggestions?
Sorry about all the questions, but these are things I just can't figure out for myself. Pics to follow tomorrow.