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#1 Nick W.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:00 AM

I  have a question. Does anyone know the correct scale of the diecast 1960 Gmc, that Speccast made?



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:33 AM

I have some photos of mine when it was unpacked.  I did not scale it but it looked like 1/25 scale.  SpecCast sold it as 1/25 and from my experience with SpecCast they normally run correct.  

 

Sorry I can't be of more help.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

1/25 i hope that will help



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

I have one and it looks smaller than the amt 1960 Chevrolet truck kit or smaller than an amt 88-98 shortbed chassis that i compared it to! If its exactly 1/25 than my stepside idea just might work!



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:46 AM

Dude, if you have one in your hands scale it out and tell us.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:47 AM

Whats the best way to scale it out? Do I measure the wheelbase?



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:03 AM

Ok from the top of the front fender, to the end of the bed, it measures out 7 inches.



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

Nick, you case use any measurement that you can find on the real truck.  The wheel base is probably the easiest to find but overall length should be on-line.  You can multiply the 7 in by 25 (1/25 scale) and get 175 inches. If the truck is true to 1/25 scale it should match the real trucks overall dimension for that year.  You can do the same with the wheel base measured from center to center of the wheels. 

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

I measured the truck and the wheelbase! The scale is about 1/25th.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:12 AM

The wheelbase measured out to 4 5/8 inches, so i calculated that to be 112.5 scale inches,



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

Nick, 4 5/8 in would = 4.625 x 25 = 115.625 in.  I do think that would be correct for the 1/25 scale.  



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

Thanks, I appreciate everything! I think my plan of using a step side box could possibly work.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:42 AM

Nick, I too have one of these SpecCast '60 GMCs. And it looks a little small to me. I've not done any measurements on mine. Or put it up against other 1/25 scale Chevys. But just looking at it, it looks small. Still I like mine. Mine is a GMC Parts and Service truck.

Nick, please let us see your conversion to the stepside when you get it done. Heck, I'd like to see pictures of it as you do the conversion.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:25 AM

I wanna see too!



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:41 AM

I wanna see too!

 

 

Me, too!   Love those old 60-66 Chevy/GMC trucks.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:55 PM

I am still trying to figure out if its gonna work or not! Might have to get a speccast 55-57 chevy stepside for the box! It looks too small in scale to use a styrene stepside box.