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#1 modelguy45

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

iam going to start on a 4x4 dodge van i have the kit needing alxes and transfer case
lookin to get a set of them 44 irok so real

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:18 AM

The Iroks you might be able to find on ebay. As for the drivetrain, the axles and transfer case out of the re-released '77 GMC kit would work.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

no i need dodge drivetrain

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Okay, didn't know if you were going for realism or not. If you want Dodge drivetrain, then your best bet would be one of the old Ramcharger kits.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

The front axle in the GMC kit is a Dana 44 which was used by Dodge during the same period. The transfer case in the GMC kit should be an NP205. Dodge used an NP203 in the late seventies but I bet no one will notice.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:05 AM

cool i still have a gmc repop fallguy truck

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:41 AM

The front suspension from the AMT kit is terrible, the Monogram parts are so much better.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Brian speaketh thee truth, the axles in the Fall Guy kit are indeed terrible.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

The axles in the Ramcharger are junk IMO. Plus they're 1/24 scale and would have to be narrowed (more than likely) for a 1/25 Dodge van. It also doesn't help that they're molded in one piece and the top of the stump is open,but that was typical Monogram at the time. Someone (Dencon I think?) was offering a 4x4 conversion for the Dodge Little Red Express. IIRC, they're cast from an MPC Dodge 4x4 pickup. That would be the setup I would use for your van conversion.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

thanks for the help where can i find dencon for the 4x4 conversion parts

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

www.denconresin.com As with any resin caster, do some research before you make an order and hand over your money. Some have good reputations and others have terrible reputations. I've never dealt with them personally, so I can't vouch for them. I have seen some of his parts etc. and they look like top quality.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

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This is the chassis on the Monogram 1/24 scale Dodge Ramcharger. A bit simple, but well engraved. If I was to use it, I'd use the entire chassis.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

www.denconresin.com As with any resin caster, do some research before you make an order and hand over your money. Some have good reputations and others have terrible reputations. I've never dealt with them personally, so I can't vouch for them. I have seen some of his parts etc. and they look like top quality.


I don't believe Dencon is in business anymore. Their product was among the best, their service was spotty. I bought their stuff at shows, which is where I buy most of my resin stuff.

I would follow the advice others have laid out regarding which axles are available and go from there.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

Nope, ol Dencon is history!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

The guy from Dencon was selling some stuff on ebay under the name castenparts, I spoke with him a few months ago and he was moving but said he was going to have some more items up eventually.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

I might have some parts that might help ya out a bit..
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