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#1 blazefox

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Ordering the 5700 crew cab from rmr and was wondering if the chevy bison would be a good doner thank for any help you guys.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

You might also consider using the chassis from one of the versions of the Ford L-series trucks from AMT/Ertl.  Depending on what you are building, you could use the dump/tractor kit or the box van kit which jas a longer wheelbase chassis. 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:26 PM

If a medium duty is the goal, then try the Italeri Opel Blitz kit in 1/24.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

What is going to be the final goal with the build? Replica stock? Custom? For a stock build, the Ford frame would be the closest to get a basic start. It should be noted, this cab will not build a factory 5700, there were no factory crew cabs from GM until the early '70s. It could be an aftermarket conversion, though.

To help with the dimensions, here's a few links that will help you out.

http://chevy.oldcarm...sto/59tld11.htm

Here's the basic layout of the '55-'59 LCF chassis

http://chevy.oldcarm.../55ctsm0012.htm

More frame dimension info

http://chevy.oldcarm.../55ctsm0202.htm

One more thing, if you're going stock, all '55-'59 LCF trucks were equipped with V8 engines. The 2bbl smallblock would be the correct engine, the one from the AMT '55 or '57 pickups will fit the bill perfectly, but the trans will need to be changed.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

Here's a pic showing what the frame looks like for the LCF (It's the one on the bottom of the page)

http://chevy.oldcarm...resto/56134.htm



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:25 PM

Basically an old rusty tractor with a flat bed trailer used in alaska.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:28 PM

Ok. In that case, the Ford L would be the best bet for a starting point. The Italeri Blitz really would not be correct for that new of a truck, they are a closer match, with much alteration, to a '41-'47 1 1/2 to 2 ton truck.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

And im using rusted chain to make tire chains

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

Thank you for the links

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:42 PM

No problem. Old Chevy and GMC trucks, especially the '55-'59 models, are my favorite vehicles. I even have one, a '55 3200, as my daily driver.

One more site you may want to check out, Stovebolt.coms Gallery. http://www.stovebolt...lery 56 59.html There's several LCF trucks in there, some restored, some not. Might help give you a good ideas on weathering your build, especially where those trucks tend to rust.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

Ok kool it was gonna be a rusty Bauhaus gold

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

A chevy titan coucld work to couldnt it I was just wondering about engine clearances

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

This is my idea

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

The Titan should work fine, but the LCF was not available as a Tandem axle from the factory. There were aftermakret conversions for them, most using a "dead" rear axle, meaning that only the forward rear axle drove, and the rearward axle was basically there to support the weight. Not sure what suspension is under the Titan kit, but a Hendrixson walking beam, which is found under most AMT semi truck kits, would be most accurate.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:45 PM

Im going for kinda of like the guy had a tree fall on his truck and had a 5700 caab behind his shed. So he just put this on to replace it. I was thinking of the bison or even a transstar 4300

Edited by blazefox, 20 August 2013 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:42 AM

No sense in worrying about how the factory did it with the cab you want to use.A ford chassis has huge beams,taller than a titan,but would give you the compact cat 3208.I think go with the titan,for the suspension,the best spoke wheels in kits,and the 8 cut down to a V6 should fit under the hood.

The titan comes with spare parts that you could get some interesting building choices,it's custom so any thing goes.

I'm with Richard about using a 2 ton opal for a chassis closer to stock .



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:01 PM


I'm with Richard about using a 2 ton opal for a chassis closer to stock .

The Opel Blitz chassis would be no where close to stock for that truck. About the only part that might work for a stock build would maybe be the rear axle and springs, the rest is incorrect for a US spec GM truck after 1946. Even for the earlier trucks, much would need to be changed to make it correct.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for imput guys hope my sketch helped to

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

Thinking of using the log trailer for this truck

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Was there ever a v6 diesil and I heard about warping problems withthe bison chassis

Edited by blazefox, 24 August 2013 - 12:41 AM.