Final update before the paint goes on. Criswell modified trucks have arrived. They are currently just floating under the frame until the mounting brackets are milled. The only detail missing, before paint, is the rear plow. I will finish construction of that tonight. I found a very simple method of mounting protocraft couplers using the red caboose coupler pocket. Amazingly enough with some plastic shims, I was able to get a good fit and will test height when the trucks are properly mounted.
The body will go into the paint booth starting Thursday and will have orange sprayed that evening. The frame won’t get any paint until all the pieces are in place. I have some final details to work out with piping, electrical and such and then paint will go on.