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#1 oldcarfan

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

I'm looking for some thing that may not exist. A few years ago I seem to remember a transkit to turn the AMT 55-57 chevy pickup into a GMC. At the time I didn't care. Now that I want one I can't find it. Am I imagining this? I've checked websites and come up empty. Any ideas would be appreciated.



#2 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

I believe Shawn Carpenter did this, but was forced to stop by GM.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

I believe Shawn Carpenter did this, but was forced to stop by GM.

Dear old Greedy Motors at it again.... :wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko: .



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:56 AM

Shawn Carprnter prevented from selling 50+ year old designs ? Counterproductive if this is true . Stopping model production of these is like shooting oneself in the ear with a 9 mm and expecting survival unscathed . Well they cannot sell 1:1's . Many would not purchase GM : "and would rather buy Jap than going back ." I am among the Millions believing this motto . I'll betcha Toyoto would not do this . Oh yeah , they are #1 aren't they . PM me if you want to know my reasons for statement . I hauled many G(em)M('s) Brand New to the Dealers . Thanx ..

Edited by dimaxion, 21 February 2013 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:19 AM

Well I drive as close to American as possible... I have a Ford Pickup and a Ford Fusion and both of them are alot less trouble than my friends that drive that Jap BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH... I have 3 friends with Honda Accords 2006 and newer... I get better gas mileage, better service and mine has never been in the shop... they cannot say that... I also have a friend with a 2011 Camry... what a piece of BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH... I have a friend with a toyota tundra... he is always borrowing my ford to do work with because his wonderful Tundra is in the shop... so... I will stay with my ford...

 

Just because they are #1 doesn't mean they are good cars... It does mean they have a great marketing plan... Ford is #2 and is quickly closing in on Toyota... Ford Trucks have been #1 for years and rightfully so...



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

I'm looking for some thing that may not exist. A few years ago I seem to remember a transkit to turn the AMT 55-57 chevy pickup into a GMC. At the time I didn't care. Now that I want one I can't find it. Am I imagining this? I've checked websites and come up empty. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

I think Shawn was the only source for this ,  it was really nice too . 

 I've been looking too and have come up empty .  I'm hoping one will show up on ebay one of these days !

 

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

I managed to grab one of those quite some time ago...Really nice trans kit, REALLY nice...

 

Wish I would have purchased the others he had also...

 

Someone is working on a master for a 51-52 GMC currently...



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:38 AM

I managed to grab one of those quite some time ago...Really nice trans kit, REALLY nice...

 

Wish I would have purchased the others he had also...

 

Someone is working on a master for a 51-52 GMC currently...

 

If you still have it I'd like to "borrow" the parts to cast them .  Please send me a PM !

 

 

Edit -  I'll rent them or trade parts for the time and pay shipping !


Edited by TooOld, 23 February 2013 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

If someone decides to cast these again, I could would love to have a couple sets. B)



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

i also have been trying to get one of these ,if you do cast some i would love to be in on it 



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:27 AM

I was wondering what happened to that trans kit.It's a shame he was forced to stop making those as I have been looking for one of them also.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

I remember when all of that licensing bulldung started : 1988 .

It snowballed from there and infiltrated every aspect of the automotive hobby , plastic replicas or restoration parts !

 

It's typical college boy mentality ; short-sighted business practise . Those idiot college boys would *think* that the kit manufactures are giving them free P.R. , but no .

 

It would be great to see more GMC conversion parts / kits ! I'd even like to see someone cast the Twin-Six and the "Big Block" V6 series (305-351-ad seq.)



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

Too many Lawyers and Frivolous Lawsuits . It is Fact : in Japan the ratio is 1 Lawyer per 900 Citizens . The U.S.A. : 1 Lawyer per 35 People . If the numbers aren't quite correct , the ratio is as the ridiculousness of it . May I remind you how McDonalds came to warn all Coffee Drinkers on the Cup ; "Warning Contents Hot" . Thanx ..

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

The weird thing is that GM doesn't have one licensing group with an even policy for all their brands.  It seems that GMC is more protective of it's trademarks than Chevrolet.  Note that GMC made them stop making the parts, but they still produce Chevys!