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#41 csxfan2001

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

Nice Looking Rig



#42 kilrathy10

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

Got it to sit level, finally....All I can say is, YAAAAAYYY!!!!! I figured it out....After taking a flashlight to it, underneath, I found the shift tower was back too far.....I worked to get it to fit for a while, but I finally did away with it, all together.....That worked, quite well :D....I figure it will never go to contest, anyway, and it was bugging me every time I walked into the garage: so I figured this was my best option....I can live without the shift tower, but it's not setting right was driving me NUTS....THIS I can live with....

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:56 AM

tell everyone it's a push button automatic :D



#44 Old Buckaroo

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

That looks awesome with the Wilson Trailer. I sure would hate to drop the coin to fill those fuel tanks.

 

 I did not attach the shift tower on mine till the last step. After the cab was mounted I taped the assembly to the bottom of the floor , lowered the cab . Grabbed a small paintbrush with a small amount of liquid cement and attached it to the frame mount.  Perfect lineup and fit. Used a pair of tweezers to remove the helper tape and all was good.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

I know the next one, I will have to try that....I couldn't believe how far off I had mounted it....Almost a 1/4 inch....



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:24 PM

IF they don't sit level it drives me crazy until I fix it or replace what is causing the problem. Glad you fixed it JT...



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:17 AM

I got most of it done, yesterday, but I can't get the cab to sit level....I'm just gonna have to leave it alone....I'll just mess around and break something, so I guess this is what it's gonna look like....I still have to make lines for it and a few other things, but this is the jist of it....

 

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JT,

 

Looks good! Good old AMT kits, the cab never fits right on these. I made one into a day cab and found it to actually sit level. Still a good kit and great looking truck when completed. 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:09 AM

Great looking build JT. Glad you were able to solve the cab issue.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

Good to know about the shift tower, i can deal with now before mine is done

Edited by Petetrucker07, 08 May 2014 - 03:50 PM.