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  1. Along the same lines -- question for this kit for me. I'm working on the same kit and I'm currently scratching my head as I look at the kit instructions. In step 3 where the frame is assembled, you have 4 cross members. If you look at the drawing of the assembled frame in step 7, it shows ** 6 ** cross members. But nowhere else prior step 7 are the two forward-most cross members shown in step 7 in the instructions before that. Plus, the location of the other 4 on the rails isn't the same in the step 7 drawing as in step 3 !
  2. Thanks for posting those frame pictures. I'm working on the same kit and I'm currently scratching my head as I look at the kit instructions. In step 3 where the frame is assembled, you have 4 cross members. If you look at the drawing of the assembled frame in step 7, it shows ** 6 ** cross members. But nowhere else prior step 7 are the two forward-most cross members shown in step 7 in the instructions before that. Plus, the location of the other 4 on the rails isn't the same in the step 7 drawing as in step 3 !
  3. Thanks. I got tired of ending up with hoods that didn't close "square" and axles that "dogtrack". I had to do something!
  4. Finally working on getting the frame glued. Made a "frame jig" to make sure I get it square, flat, and true. The frame always makes me nervous because I've had some where one rail "leads" the other and then I ended up with rear axles that "dog tracked" or the cab tilting and not landing square on the rear supports, etc. I needed something to help me get 'em square and true.
  5. I'm building the same kit right now. Would be interested to compare notes as you go along. Feel free to message me ! Thanks, Jeff
  6. Hi all: I've been away for a while due to my mother's passing. I picked it up again this afternoon and have another question. If you look at the photo, you can see the connection at the top of the water pump doesn't mate with the fitting for it on the piece labeled "water connections". I'm guessing I need to file on the left side of the "water connections" piece so that it will tuck under the back of the front cover and move that piece to the right ??
  7. OK.. that's much better. Shouldn't wear out that flywheel bearing now !
  8. There was an article recently in the ATHS magazine that discussed this exact issue with the kit. Here's how the author dealt with it (images from the magazine article).
  9. Thanks -- yeah... typical AMT assembly process... whack off the pins on parts that have them 😉
  10. Since you are working on the same kit -- did you have this issue ? The right side rear suspension fits fine on the frame rail (since there is only one pin). But on the left side, the pins in the suspension don't line up at all with the holes in the frame rail. You can see in my picture that the pin is like 1/2 a hole off.
  11. I agree the Moebius tires are nice -- but they really aren't what I would call "period correct" for 1970's era cab over trucks. They are pretty much more "modern" tires. Of course, while we're on the subject of gripes... the AMT kits always have 10 what I would call "steer" tires. The don't have 8 "drive" tread tires and 2 "steers".
  12. I haven't opened my new re-popped Round 2 4070A kits yet. KJ isn't making tires anymore -- and it seems that the Moluminum web site is ka-put ??
  13. The Moebius tires (and wheels) are really nice. I used the AMT tires in the parts pack they produced on the IH Transtar 4300 and they fit really well.
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