Check the curvature of the front fender openings. They look like they could be smoothed up a bit. Can I suggest making a template of an opening using a compass on a piece of paper. Cut out the template and place it against the opening to see if it is round. Tires and wheels look pretty nice!
Still working on the windshield. I raised the top portion 1/16" and it looks a bit taller which I think is more correct. Going to let it sit for a while and see if I feel the same about it in a couple of days. Still some cleanup to do. It's amazing what shows up when you take photos! Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
Been making some minor adjustments to the top of the cab and I think now it is there! Study of the photos of the real thing from various points of view gave me a better feel for what it should look like. The hood also has been shortened a bit to draw it back. The separation line between the center piece of the hood and the butterfly sections has been cut in.
A third try at a buck for vacu-forming the windshield finally gave satisfactory results. It was carved from Renshape and coated with Aero-Glos dope to really smooth it out. The windshield fits nicely behind the brass molding without any glue.
And finally some interior door panels have been made and the dashboard basics are done. The dash will fit inside up against the bottom of the brass molding. Next are some interior fender pieces.
Looking at the photo of the cab that is upside down it looks like one fender is not aligned with the other and that warps the grill. Can one fender be moved either forward or back to square it up? Major adjustment for sure but it would take the warp out of it. It would take a razor saw to remove one fender and then re-position it.
I'm still working on how to perfect the top of the cab. It has been a project to fill, sand, fill some more and work at the shape. I think it is almost there. Any advice you can give to improve it would be appreciated.
I have the cab sitting on a 4x4 chassis just to see how it looks. The front springs are too long and the tires are only temporary but the height above the ground is as it should be, or at least that is how one truck sits that I was able to measure. Tires on it were 7:50 x 20's and the top of the fenders was 53" above the ground. Both are just about right in scale.
Been reworking the top of the cab. Still not quite the right shape. So it has been raised a little and re-sculptured. Did some work on the dashboard and it is coming along nicely. Will post some pics soon.