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#81 Casey

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:29 AM

Comparison shot of the cream Blazer/Jimmy chassis on top, and the yellow Chevy 4x4 Stepside chassis on the bottom:

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And the "too small" door handles Terry Jessee mentioned earlier in the topic :huh: :

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:54 PM

No gun rack in the '92 reissue...


Here's what it looks like:

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I noticed the GMC Jimmy's roof has a vinyl-like texture, which matches the removable rear roof section:

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

I believe what is wrong with the look of the monogram 14 bolt rearend is that the rearend is suppose to be in the middle between the springs in the rear.the driveline is suppose to be off to one side.I have owned many corperate rearends in my trucks and as I remember the driveline going to the rearend is not directly inline with the rearends pinion yoke.and on the model its inline instead of off to one side like to rear trucks are.....that what I think and do.Thanks,Chris

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:39 PM

This has been a fscinating topic! I never realized there were that many General Motors truck kits available. I myself have the recent issue of the Chevy stepside, an original Blazer, and an original Jimmy. I just acquired an original GMC Sport Pickup from Ebay that hasn't arrived, yet. Would a rear differential from one Monogram's GM van kits be accurate for the rear ends in question, here?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

I believe the van kits in question are 1:25 scale, so the axle might be a bit too small for these trucks.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Would a rear differential from one Monogram's GM van kits be accurate for the rear ends in question, here?


No, they're just as bad as the pickup rearends.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

A few things that haven't really been mentioned that I've noticed.

1) In the GMC Jimmy kit, the extra parts all represent Hickey parts available at the time (hood, grille guard, rear spare/fuel carrier). I'm building a version of the Jimmy that Hickey customized, called the Desert Fox (this one has an incorrect red grille guard, so it may have been pre-production).
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2) The Jimmy kit did include a set of headers, along with a dual-intake air cleaner.

3) The wheel arch dimensions of the truck compared to the Blazer/Jimmy I believe to be different. This is based on the flares provided in the Jimmy kit; while they appear to fit the arches correctly on the box art, they are much too large for the truck wheel arches. In order to mount them, one would either have to cut out the fenders (which makes sense since the style is generally used to cover larger openings), or cut down the flares to fit the openings (I chose the latter, since it was easier to accomplish IMO).

4) Neither the Jimmy kit nor the GMC pickup kit come with stock-style steering wheels. The Jimmy comes with a nice "Grant GT-Series" style 4-spoke wheel, while the truck comes with a nice "Grant GT-Series" style 3-spoke wheel.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

IIRC, the Monogram Dodge Ramcharger includes a roof rack as pictured on the Hickey Jimmy.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

Cool blazer.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

IIRC, the Monogram Dodge Ramcharger includes a roof rack as pictured on the Hickey Jimmy.


I'm using the one from the re-released Bronco kit. Oddly enough, even though the kits are different scales, the roof rack fits perfectly.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

I stumbled across a listing for a die-cast 1:24 scale 75 Chevy K10. Look!
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A stock steering wheel! Someone needs to find one of these and cast it. B)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

Aren't those the ones from Trevor's Toy Box, from which everyone robs the bogger tires?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

yes

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Do these die cast models have factory bucket seats and consoles. too?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

The truck in that picture has buckets; no idea about console.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:37 AM

This topic on the 70's GM trucks has now got me building what my 74 Jimmy 1:1 was like. I only wish I could find some pictures of it. I've been able to pick up the Jimmy kit and the texture on the roof makes it easier to convert to the 74 model with the full removable roof. My 1:1 had many of the after market items that came in the kit . I've got the new released pickup coming to change out the bumpers and hood. I'm going to scratch build the front grill to the 74 with the 3 block outs.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

Here's a scan of the black-molded kit's decals:

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

I'm still trying to get a set of those decals to put on a white-painted truck...  :(



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

unless i missed it this thread is missing the Chevy Street Pickup from the Hot Rod series

 

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Not part of the Monogram 1/24 series. That is the Revell 1/25. It was issued as "Sneaky Pete" with

simulated Peterbilt nose, Billy Carter's Redneck Pickup, and many more, but not this group.