I agree. On FB there is all kinds of complaining about the fit of all the reissues.The problem is new builders build a couple snap petes,that literally fall together, then get in to building a round2 and the drama starts and they give up.
the merk is worth it,I feel. Ive take mine out of the package and looked it over.as mentioned the attachment poins are big. hopefully a bmf repair wont show too much.It wouls look great on a vintage amt W900 or ertle 4300 because of all the chrome in those kits. I'll probably paint mine with semi gloss though when I use it
I'm trying to find out when mack stopped painting econodyne engines green and went to grey. A early dm could be green but have yet to confirm.the box art is mislabelled calling the engine a maxidyne.maxidyne's are gold...well the ones that are available in models any ways
they would be hauled on a "beam" trailer.A beam trailer has no deck,just the frame.the frame would go between the tires and the differentials would sit on the beams so the tires are only a few inches off the ground keeping the load under 13'6"
Those steps first apeared as a time dc special order that carried over to other customers.The steps were in production for one or two years then updated,but were options.Even in 73 or it might of been 74 when ladder type steps came into law you could order a freightliner with out them.Freightliners were a true custom ordered truck.The cab is two piece because a standard non sleeper cab was produced first,amt was just cutting costs.Front brakes were optional on tandem trucks because the law said "must have brakes on two axles".Thats why the first version standard cab had them it is a two axle truck,again amt carried over some tooling.The thinking about front brakes was the fronts would lock up and have no steering control and back then they kept the front as light as possible.it is possible to get the cab seam pretty good if you put a sandpaper on a piece of glass and sand the edges square