OK Terry, I compromise. While I don't have it in me to scratch up a complete grille I modified this one. I added a valance at the bottom to make it look taller, I added a couple rows of bars on the valance and I added flat stock to the bars on the rad shutter portion to make them look more like louvers. To look right, this cab has to be sectioned longitudinally to make it narrower. Jigged up absolutely straight and with a laser level, one could draw the lines straight enough to do this. But not me, not now.
Ta-Dahhhhhh! I managed to get it to stay in there with the help of clamps. This way, once it is painted I can get that in there with a minimum of handling and stay there long enough for the adhesive to set.
Looks like the easy stuff is over with. Added hooks to bumper. Added thin strips to the inner fenders to help keep the hood centered. Added pins to the grille to help position it.
Finished the interior
Added the back panel.
Made a pattern for the windshield. Cut one out of acetate and fought a major battle trying to get it in there. The trick is to hold it in position while gluing it. I think I'll have to invent some special crooked clamps. Gave up in disgust after a while. Tried the one out of my Cameo kit which should fit in theory. However it tells you exactly by how much the resin cab is too wide.
Cleaned up bumper and added mesh. Fitted Paystar steering column to dash.
Spent a LOT of time filing, sanding, tweaking, trial fitting the tub to the body. All my cab level checks had been done without the side panels in place. Now with them there, the interior fits lower inside the cab which has for effect to make the cab look very high. I've almost got it licked. One more hour of sanding....etc.
Finished cutting off the hood. Couldn't see myself hiding that motor.