Muttleys SD KFZ 251/8 No1

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Re: Muttleys SD KFZ 251/8 No1

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Issue that man some boots! Looking good "M" keep it up mate. 8)
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Not a great deal done over the past two days a bit more dry fitting done to ensue all parts fit nicely.
There is a gap between the back doors bigger than I would have liked and a cupel of panels I'm not to sure of yet also big gaps hopefully when everything is tightened up it will all come together nicely.
Phil the man now has his very own pair of boots. :D
Take care all and keep safe

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Side wings added to the rear doors.
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This is Tiny my trusted little helper hes more than happy to throw a sickie off school and work on the 251 an up and coming young builder.
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Great stuff Muttley, that dry fitting seems to take forever but it's so necessary init. So new boots for one little man and a 251 for the other little man who needs a pair of overalls! 8)
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Good Evening gents
A little bit more done today all the assemblies now made and all dry fitted together.
A good shake of all the body assemblies and most of the gaps between the panels have disappeared.
Take care all and stay safe.

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May have to use an old figure for the driver and cut the legs down to make him fit.    But that's a job for another day.
May have to use an old figure for the driver and cut the legs down to make him fit. But that's a job for another day.
Drivers compartment  fitted but not all the way in.
Drivers compartment fitted but not all the way in.
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It's great to see one of these going together, a rare beast, keep the posts coming, regards simon manning.

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Made a start on the rear doors today added the door stop to the right hand door and made a start on solder filling the holes for the door frames that are not needed.
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Its been quite a while from I have been able to get back to the workshop and last week I started to make time.
I loaded all the gubbins on board and took the baby for a test run.
At first all went well a bit to well after giving her a run cross country the gremlins caught up with me.
The left track tensioner failed which threw the track that jammed puled all the left side road wheel arms and breaking a track link opps not a good start.
So it has been a complete rebuild to get everything tightened up and back to a 15 degree angle.
I have now started to rework the rear door hinges to get the build on track and distressed the tyres to give them a worn run in look.

Take care and stay safe

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Good to see your getting to grips with the ol girl Mutley! As you know I have one to build for Mr Dawe so keep the photos coming. 8)
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Thanks for the encouragement Phil will do bud still lots more to do

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Got a little bit more done today working on reprofiling the rear door hinges lots and lots of filing and sanding.

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Good morning Steve, finally caught up with your excellent build, good work and most enjoyable...Mick

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Re: Muttleys SD KFZ 251/8 No1

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Hi Mick

Thank you very much for the lovely comment.

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