Terry, Looks really good. A couple of work horses for sure. Not sure how your going to do the exhaust. Not to sure about the bolts on the front top bumper and top fenders. Just my opinion. Wouldn't it just be welded? Very nice job though, better that what I could do I don't know enough about those old girls. Ken.
Hello all. I have some more pictures of my up dates. I have the doors mounted and they work just fine. However I do have a few fit and finish issues but nothing major. The steering column has to moved over about 5mm or less than a quarter of an inch. It is resting against the drivers door when closed. The heater box has to be shaved off a little off the back as it hits the back of the dash. Right now the door panels are just attached with tape to see how everthing fits. I also see that the map pockets that I put on the doors need to come off as well as they hit the seats when they are in the lowest position. But nothing major, She's comming along. Once thats finished I can install the visor and the mirrors.
Thanks guys. You can't really see it in this picture but I just had to have a ape hanger shifter extension it is taller than the dash.One more picture and it's time to attach the doors to the cab and put cab onto the interior. I sure am glad it's coming together now. Sleeper interior is next.
This picture is better. Will post more as it comes along. Ken.
Thanks Gator, The Q-tips were used so I didn't have to sit for hours waiting for the white glue to dry.White glue sure works well for windshields and if you get any on them it comes off really easy and drys clear. Once the paint was done with the rest is easy. I have the cab interior almost done should have pictures tomorrow I hope. I added a few things to it. Ken.
Here are some pictures of my building space. When I was a young boy I had a small area,I mean real small area in the basement between the Mason canning jars and the boxes. I would sit down there for hours building my models. Once I was older I moved to a one bedroom apartment where I built models on a very small desk in the bed room. I got very used to working in the small spaces that I had. Now that I'm older I moved into a three bedroom townhouse where we had a spare room used as a guest room/model room. Well I have now taken over the room a got rid of the bed and repainted to get rid of the eggshell white. It's now painted Dale Earnhardt colors Gray with a red strip and a big black desk. I now call it my man cave. I also have a security guard that stands watch or sleeps out side the door when I build.
I did find what I was looking for. I new what I wasn't loosing my mind after all. The third handle is infact a cat brake saver. I did find some interesting reading materal on it. For any one interested I posted the links below.
http://forums.aths.org/PrintTopic67945.aspx Thanks to all who tried to help.
What I'm looking for is a hand valve that is on the right side steering column I think just below or above the trailer service hand brake. I have a picture that someone had posted but don't remember the reason he added it to the column. I thought it was some kind of brake saver or engine retarder on a cat 3408. I'll up load the picture.
Here is the picture that I'm talking about. I don't remember the story behind it. Ken.