Geez Dierk, you seem to be having my kind of luck. Work through some pretty good problem areas and think you're on the home stretch when a whole new group of problems unexpectedly crop up. Some models are just like that, they want to fight you all the way through. Keep the faith, you'll persevere.
It'll have to be the base making up the gap between front wheels and ground Sean - it's the rubber blocks holding together the links, so sanding them down is not an option.
Tell me about it Bob! The joys of using AM parts intended for a different kit. As Nietzsche might have said: what doesn't kill us makes us better modellers A nice shake and bake OOB would probably be just the ticket - just don't know if I can resist messing around with it.
i.gifer.com/6gG.gif You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.