The van body is still playing second fiddle to the box body for now.
Set to work on the chassis, steering and axles. I am really impressed by the simple, snug and secure fitting that make up the steering components. All very precise and a dream to put together with minimum of glue needed.
I will need to set out supports for the front of the box
Since the cab is quite small I thought I would also open it up and try my hand at adding interior detais like the door frames, 'A' pillars, interior cills and the like.
I only have a couple of interior pics to go by so I still have to hunt around on the web for more to add
Any pics of the cills and rear of the driver's compartment would be greatly appreciated.
I hope someone can help me as I have hit a minor snag.
I have realised that the drawings I have must be a slightly different (possibly older) version of the Kofferaufbau (Box Body) van type and on looking at the reference Marco and Frenchy gave me it gives different overall dimensions for the vehicle than the ones on the drawings.
My main problem is just the dimensions of the box in the photos. If I can get that right I can work around the rest. I tried to do some proportions from the pictures I have but the different picture angles and views are throwing me a lot so no two dimensions seem to work out.
Or maybe I am just thick
DOES ANYONE HAVE THE BASIC DIMENSIONS Has anybody got one of these sitting outside their back door?
I figured out a different way to make the supports that also mimicks the rail system that will allow the cradle to slide accross from the side to the middle and back for loading and unloading of the stretcher or gurny.
Used the tin foil again and formed a u channel around the I section plastic which became the new cross members of the cradle.
Everything came apart easily so no real waste and parts were easily adjusted. I took the oportunity to thin some of the items down and to change the arrrangement of the front and rear supports.
Cradle in the travelling position
And in the load / unload position
Am really chuffed with having made mistake for a change as I would not have changed my construction