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Hello all hope everyone’s well. Could use some tips on building the AMT White Freightliner. Going to be starting the 2n1 kit. Had originally contemplated doing is as a dual drive day cab. I had build the SD and the cab went together reasonably well. So now I may want to do it as a sleeper version. I know that the sides of the sleeper interior bucket have to be sanded down in order not to blow out the back wall of the cab. I am probably not going to be filling in the seam line. Also I  had read somewhere on line recently that somebody had used Gorilla Tape to hold the cab together from the inside but don’t remember where I saw that. Thanks.

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I cut some small thin .020 sheet and glued it to the inside of the cab. This acted like a guide to align the two cab halves. I also sanded the cab halves flat on a flat surface before gluing anything. I hope the pictures with help. 

In the end the cab went together really easy and the fit is great. 

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😎😎😎

2 hours ago, JerseeJerry55 said:

Thanks for the pictures and suggestions. 

That's two of us!!!!   Getting ready to start a couple of Freightliners, that WILL help!!!!

DJ

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15 hours ago, Oldmopars said:

I cut some small thin .020 sheet and glued it to the inside of the cab. This acted like a guide to align the two cab halves. I also sanded the cab halves flat on a flat surface before gluing anything. I hope the pictures with help. 

In the end the cab went together really easy and the fit is great. 

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IMG_0497.jpg

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Thanks again for showing me your cab assembly. I assume that the strip cannot be seen at all. Am I correct?

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Hello Jerry,

 

I did this in the exact same way as Scott did, i used 0,4mm x 4mm styrene strips.

If you glue the curtain in, you will not see these strips.

Make sure,  that you grind and sand the cabin surfaces well and straight.

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And with the curtain...

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Good luck with your cabin.

 

Hermann.

Edited by Hermann Kersten

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The gorilla tape mention was under the " consolidated freight trucking post right below this one about half way down the topic .

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5 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

The gorilla tape mention was under the " consolidated freight trucking post right below this one about half way down the topic .

Thanks I found it this morning. 

 

26 minutes ago, Hermann Kersten said:

Hello Jerry,

 

I did this in the exact same way as Scott did, i used 0,4mm x 4mm styrene strips.

If you glue the curtain in, you will not see these strips.

Make sure,  that you grind and sand the cabin surfaces well and straight.

comp_3.jpg.b6bc885ea51fdf9abd86b4ef430162d2.jpg

comp_10.jpg.8cfaf8522777a1ff2a7b6470302a4576.jpg

And with the curtain...

comp_83.jpg.90e477012afe0609fdf8d6dad34bb655.jpg

Good luck with your cabin.

 

Hermann.

Thanks Hermann. Very helpful

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Just opened up the box. Everything was great until I discovered that the tires are like they were back in the 1970’s with that center portion that you have to cut out. That was never fun and figure it still isn’t fun. 

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On November 1, 2019 at 2:16 PM, JerseeJerry55 said:

Just opened up the box. Everything was great until I discovered that the tires are like they were back in the 1970’s with that center portion that you have to cut out. That was never fun and figure it still isn’t fun. 

No problem, use a fresh (sharp) #11 Exacto  blade and cut with the tip to allow closely following the inner diameter of the tire bead and these can be removed cleanly. Tedious but do-able!

Great way to practice your plastic surgical skills😷

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