CHASSIS/LOWERING KIT FOR CANNONBALL CARSHOPS GE STEEPLECAB AND
BACHMANN '44 TONNER' POWER TRUCKS
What you'll need: Plastic Solvent (Ambroid's 'PRO-WELD'),
CA Glue (Hot Stuff Super 'T'), Six 2-56 X 3/16" Flathead Screws,
Couplers, Two 2-56 X 3/16" Round Head Coupler Mounting
Screws, Screwdrivers, File, a #50 Drill and a 2-56 Tap.
Study Photos 1 and 2 and compare them to your 1/16" thick parts.
Familiarize yourself with the components and test fit them before
gluing. The three parts shown at the top in Photo 2, are cut
from 1/32" thick Plex. They are the two lower Truck Mounting
Pads and the Main Truck Mount.
Begin by gluing the Lower Truck Mounting Pads (the 1/32" thick
rectangles rounded on two corners) to the underside of the
1/32" thick Main Truck Mount (the long piece with the scribed
lines and slots in the middle) as shown in Photo 3.
The scribed lines on the Truck Mount assist in locating
the 1/32" Pads.
Photo 1
Photo 2
As in Photo 3,  glue the Upper Reinforcement Plate
(1/16" thick) to the top of the Main Truck Mount.
Refer to Photo 5 to see how these parts are 'layered'.
Note also, that by gluing the 1/32" thick Pads UNDER
the Main Motor Mount, the holes for the truck mount-
ing screws are automatically 'countersunk' for you.
Set this assembly aside while the cement hardens.
Locate the two Frame Gussets and the Center
Reinforcing "T". Assemble as in Photo 4, by
gluing the Gussets to the Frame in the
appropriate slots. Then place the "T" so
that the tab on the bottom slips into the
slot in the frame and the two "ears'
slip into the slots on the Gussets.
Refer to Photo 5, to see how the Truck
Mounting Assembly is glued to the top of
the Gussets. At this time make
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that the
Truck Mount Assembly is PARALLEL
and SQUARE to the Frame assembly.
This will ensure that the completed model
will sit flat and level.
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