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I really prefer the look of Cabover trucks but someone gave me this one so I am going to give it a go. Looking for pics of what people have done with this kit for inspiration!

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I also love this kit. I builds great for the most part. Decals are challenging just due to how they are routed over a contour. The sleeper also is a bit of an interesting challenge as you want to paint the parts separate and then assemble the sleeper, but I prefer to assemble it first and I do not think you can easily. 

Other than those 2 slight challenges, this kit goes together like Legos, very good quality and the fit is spot on. Typical kit of the ERTL era, excellent stuff. 

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Oldmopars is all correct. Great kit to do, but it does have it's challenges. I also noticed that the front axle needs to be narrowed, and moved forward slightly as well!

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On 4/5/2022 at 12:52 PM, TruckerAL said:

Oldmopars is all correct. Great kit to do, but it does have it's challenges. I also noticed that the front axle needs to be narrowed, and moved forward slightly as well!

"Slightly" ??    LOL.   Quite a bit, actually.

 

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On 4/27/2022 at 4:23 PM, Goodwrench3 said:

"Slightly" ??    LOL.   Quite a bit, actually.

 

Its all relative, in scale it is probably a foot or more, on the work bench it is 1/8-3/16in. "Slightly"

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Good choice for a build. When looking for inspiration, I look at original factory brochures.  Seeing a pattern on many 60's and 70's trucks, aluminum front wheels, steel rear wheels.

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