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It's a good looking kit and it's HEAVY! I got the same one with the additional US conversion kit that adds the LH steering and dashboard, new front air inlets and side skirts. This is a build to watch!

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Hi jacobus,

this is a great transkit, I have built and finished one, and started a second.... It looks to me you have made a mistake in the positioning of the front axle. With the FLD chassis, remove the 'blue' extensions and measure 36mm from front of chassis to the centre of the steer axle, (or 40mm with the supplied bumper mounts installed).

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Kelvin

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No problem jacobus, just trying to help.

Another tip - You may notice I have assembled the steering tie-rod to the front of the axle, depending on what engine you use it may foul on the oil sump, If you intend to display with the cab tilted, no engine parts can sit more than 20mm above the top chassis rail before hitting on the cab floor.

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Kelvin

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So Jacobus, you're making progress on this, nice! This is going to look good in that shade of blue. If I may make a suggestion for the interior, I would go with a primer grey. I'm sure it's going to be a nice looking replica.

Kelvin, if you have other tips and tricks up your sleeve like you have shown for the Argosy please let us know! Thanks!

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No problem jacobus, just trying to help.

Another tip - You may notice I have assembled the steering tie-rod to the front of the axle, depending on what engine you use it may foul on the oil sump, If you intend to display with the cab tilted, no engine parts can sit more than 20mm above the top chassis rail before hitting on the cab floor.

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Kelvin

Come on Kelvin post yours, it is spectacular

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a little update

progress gettin slow [ work,work ]

so everything is not glue yet just a mock up

and messure etc

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makin a eiffeltower for exhoust en dryfit

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so we go on and on to make this truck finishd

he is very heavy for a model [weight]

jacobus

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yes robert its a lot of messuring for the right size etc and example,s from interior etc , but its go,s like i want to

only not much time and the wheater was bad [ temp to low ]

for painting must at least about 20c for a good spray

and i am also waiting for some parts for the other projects

and work of corse

jacobus

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hello brutus almost ready on licenceplate,s and name

changed exhaust and no spoilers at the rear of the cab

mayby put them on i dont know yet

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look for some minor points and move on to the others on the shelf

and the other projects al ready waiting

jacobus

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