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#1 lucky13

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:47 AM

hi im wanting to build the 84 gmc 4x4 model put make it 2wd and turn it in to a pro street truck now i was wondering if any one could give any ideas or pics on how to do this to a truck im new at customizinz models i use to build them box stock but i want to start makeing them as if i would actually want it to be so any ideas or pics of the rear end and tubs or even where to find the parts or a bigger motor etc.... thanks very very much

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:04 AM

Hello. I have a 1/16 scale GMC I am converting over, and have a couple pics ect. As well as a designe I did for it. I have to go into town now, but I will get back to you. Thanks. Jody

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:04 AM

I know there used to be a resin company that made the front suspension pieces to convert the '84 GMC over to a 2WD version.......came with upper/lower control arms....coils...etc. etc..........
Another option would be to graft a front subframe from an AMT 70 Camaro kit, or use the front suspension from a '62 Impala kit.....If I remember right, both of those front ends are pretty detailed pieces, and you can easily "flip" the front spindles to lower the front down quite a bit..........The bed on that truck would be easily tubbed, it's just that you might have to fabricate the rear part of the frame to make it narrow enough to fit a shortend axle.........
I've been wanting to do the same thing, just haven't had the time.........Definitely keep us updated!!!!--------- :D

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:54 AM

Alright, for the front you can just remove everything off of the frame and use a mustang II front crossmember and suspension. I think theres a good one in the 37 ford kit? Cant rmember correctly. On the rear, you will need to frabricate a new sub frame section. Ill PM you my mailing addy to send ya the pics I have, wich honestly is few, but should be help enopugh to get ya started. Thanks. Jody

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

Alright, for the front you can just remove everything off of the frame and use a mustang II front crossmember and suspension. I think theres a good one in the 37 ford kit? Cant rmember correctly. On the rear, you will need to frabricate a new sub frame section. Ill PM you my mailing addy to send ya the pics I have, wich honestly is few, but should be help enopugh to get ya started. Thanks. Jody

thanks for the info im looking forward to building this one and seeing pics of others trust me ill be asking more questions B) B)