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Sergey

'90s GMC TopKick C7500

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Finally I had a free day to open the box with TopKick parts. I didn't build 3 months, but I have something to show:
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I have bought dump truck decals at ModelTrucking
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Also Oleg Malakhov helped me to vacuum form new wind shield!
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Some wheel nuts and rear suspension pins (if it correct term). I will show latter what it for.
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I've found 4 spare disks in my spares for drive wheels.
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Here are MoLuminium hubs, that I will use, BUT....
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...they are smaller, then disk holes. I should punch some rings from styrene.
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Some brake drums.
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Here I made clear headlight lenses. I used moulding compaund & resin like these:
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Here is my efort to make working rear suspension. And tools I used.
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Inner part of saddle is made, using existing one as a patern. 
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I will use "suspension pins" to fix everithing moving. 6 pieces on the left spring & 6 - on the right.
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On those rear hubs (I mastered them) they are designed for American trucks. You’re using European wheels with a much larger center hole. Jamie has much, much better wheels and tires that would be much more accurate for your build.

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Thank you Ben! Can you throw a link in me with Jamie wheels?

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Your working suspension looks fantastic cant wait to see more 

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2 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Your working suspension looks fantastic cant wait to see more 

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Thank you my friends!

A question: if I have Moluminum tyres with 22.5mm Inside diameter, they will suit 22" discks?

Another question: Can I place an order through Moluminum.com?

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2 hours ago, Sergey said:

Thank you my friends!

A question: if I have Moluminum tyres with 22.5mm Inside diameter, they will suit 22" discks?

Another question: Can I place an order through Moluminum.com?

You should be able to order right thru his site, I've done it several times with absolutely n issue. Jamie is a great guy to work with

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On 21.07.2018 at 4:35 AM, gotnitro? said:

Your working suspension looks fantastic cant wait to see more 

Before that, I must scratchbuild 4 front crossmembers specific for TopKick. 

By the way, does anyone have photos/schemes of cab mount brackets, front and rear, separated from the cab? I have some photos of cab mounts with the cab above. But I can' t see all of it. Specialy - rear one.

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Hm... I guess Jamie doesn't ship to Russia? Tried to order right thru his site, but it require different shiping address.

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