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UGEARS HEAVY BOY TRUCK VM-03 - Sleeper cab and shifting gears

Quick update on the U-Gears VM-03 truck cabin

For my previous update on this project:

Started with the sleeper area of the cabin, I decided to upgrade the pillow on this kit from wood to fabric then add sheets and a blanket. Looking at the title image, I stained the walls with a light color and added a color static image to represent the TV screen.

A nice fabric pillow seems to more comfortable than a wooden one

A nice fabric pillow seems to more comfortable than a wooden one

You can see I chose a nice dark stain for the flooring and a lighter stain for the center console. The silver shifting linkage is peaking out between the driver floor and slightly raised sleeper floor in the title picture.

Here are some pictures of the linkage when shifted into each mode:

Drive

The linkage is in the "Drive" position so the model will go forward

The linkage is in the "Drive" position so the model will go forward

Neutral

The linkage is in the "Neutral" position so the model will not move. This is so that you can just watch the fake engine moving with the hood open while the model stationary.

The linkage is in the "Neutral" position so the model will not move. This is so that you can just watch the fake engine moving with the hood open while the model stationary.

Reverse

The linkage is in the "Reverse" position so the model will go backward

The linkage is in the "Reverse" position so the model will go backward

Here is a video showing what the actual gears are doing when the shifting is going on:

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This video shows you the meshing and un-meshing of the gears when the model is in Forward, Neutral, and Reverse.

I'll post another update soon as I'm just a few days away form completion.

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