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About Goodwrench3

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  • Birthday 06/07/1964

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    Jeff Fritsche

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  1. TAT 2018 IH F-4270

    Hi -- yes there are shocks that mount from the frame to the top of the spring shackle as shown in the plans here. The bottom of the shock has a pin molded into that sits in the "notch" shown in the piece -- but it doesn't attach to that little "dot". Thanks for looking !
  2. Just got this last night

    Here are some pictures of the modification I did to fit the Moebius wheels to these "snapper" kits. I basically drilled out the wheel on my drill press and then inserted a piece of brass tubing as a "sleeve" that fits nicely over the kit axle. I'm sure there must be an easier way, but this is what I worked out.
  3. Just got this last night

    If you like, I could send a pic of the modification I did to the Moebius wheels to adapt them to these "snappers". Just let me know.
  4. 1974 Kenworth W900

    Ahh... OK -- re: "then I used the top cap of a 36" sleeper from a 359 Peterbilt snap kit for the roof of the coffin sleeper." That's the "magic" step I was missing. It's too bad someone doesn't make an aftermarket 60" VIT KW sleeper (flat top) that we could just "bolt on". Thanks!
  5. 1974 Kenworth W900

    Hey KJ -- WOW looks great !!! What did you do to change it from an aerodyne to a standard KW 36" "coffin" sleeper ?? Thanks !
  6. Post your "Snap" kits.

    I LOVE it !!! Carlile blue -- just missing Lisa Kelly standing next to it !! I was thinking of a similar build for mine, adding a headache rack behind the sleeper and some tire chains. Which blue paint did you use for it ?
  7. CAT yellow rattle can spray ?

    Hi all: I need a stress-reducing weekend and I thought I'd try to polish off the KW W900 snapper that I've had laying on the bench for what seems like forever. Does anyone know of a close match for CAT yellow that is available in a rattle can spray paint from Testors/Model Master or Tamiya ? I know there are auto/implement spray paints out there, but those tend to be thicker as I understand it. And really, close counts in this case. Thanks all for your replies in advance from a very stressed and over-worked poor sod !
  8. IRT - Wow those guys are nuts !

    Now into the season where they are in Alaska. Man that Lisa Kelly can wheel that KW !
  9. Ahh.. OK. I looked on that site and assumed the only items he had were the ones *pictured* on the "Shop" pages. Then I saw the link for the "product catalog" (which is a document) and there is a lot more in that. Thanks!
  10. TAT 2018 IH F-4270

    Thanks for the pic !! roger that. Well, they're gettin' sanded off :-)
  11. TAT 2018 IH F-4270

    Got down to the bench this afternoon, but after an entire afternoon I don't have a lot to show for it -- more parts clean-up (filling, sanding, etc.). It was too cold here today to do more primer work -- I'm afraid winter will be early in southern Wisconsin ! I do have one question for the "veterans" here (and those who have built this kit in the past) -- the rear suspension has some "lugs" that appear to me to need to be removed and cleaned up. I can't see a purpose for them in the instructions. The picture shows both sides of the rear springs/air bags and those "dots" indicated by the orange arrows are on the inside of them. I'm guessing those "dots" should be removed?
  12. 1950 Ford F-8 Big Job

    You absolutely killed that exhaust manifold !!! I'd love to hear your technique to do that ! It looks awesome. You should do a YouTube video on how to do that !!
  13. A Little International Love

    4300 from the ATHS show in Des Moines last year
  14. Great Dane Extendable Flatbed

    suuuh - weet :-)
  15. Just got this last night

    I've still got the sister to this snapper on my bench (the KW W900 aero) in progress. I did the same thing with the wheels/tires -- although fitting the Moebius wheels to it was a bit of a project by itself. I ended up boring out the wheels on my drill press so that I could fit a piece of brass tubing in them as a sleeve that goes over the kit axles. There might have been a simpler way, but that's what I did. So, does that "one coat lacquer" imply that you don't use a primer under it ? I've never tried that paint before.