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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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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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A little more progress. 
Scratchbuilt front cross members and finally asembled the frame.
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Thank you Charles! But it can't compares to your scratch building. :)

Couple more photos of built rear bogie

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 Sergey,

       Very impressive work on this project !

As for ordering from Jamie . Number one he a a great guy to deal with.  But you like me live in a country foreign to the US. And on some websites this causes problems .

You might want to try to contact him through e-mail and work things out there ! TRhat is what I do and I live in the Philippines .

 

  Be Well

  Gator

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A very small update. Just a little one:

Made up front shock absorbers
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Here I cut out front hubs from Italery's wheels. I used 0,2mm Line chisel from Creos.
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Strange! When I try to upload new photos, there is 404 Error appear. Am I the only one with this probleme?


 

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Nice work Sergey! Your scratch building work is very impressive. About the wheels, it appears you are using  European style rear wheels, they have a larger center hole and larger lug pattern than American trucks.

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23 hours ago, leafsprings said:

Nice work Sergey! Your scratch building work is very impressive. About the wheels, it appears you are using  European style rear wheels, they have a larger center hole and larger lug pattern than American trucks.

I just have bought Jamie's wheels. The only probleme I can't upload new photos.

I can't see anything under hidro tank & cilinder. Does anyone know: is there a transfer case on TopKick to tilt the dump bed?

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Awesome scratchbuild Sergey, love to see this kind of work!

 

Hermann.

On 8-11-2018 at 7:42 PM, Sergey said:

Strange! When I try to upload new photos, there is 404 Error appear. Am I the only one with this probleme?


 

Sometimes i have this too, than i have to start all over again with the topic.

These days i copy the whole txt with image link, paste this to aword document, than refresh the MCM page and copy past everything back in the Reply section.

I don't know why it happens, but this works the best for me....in case if it happen again.

 

Hermann.

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Bugs again and again

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A little update with the wheels.

I have bought couple wheel sets at Jamie

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This is trailer set, but I will use them for rear bogie.
Jamie's Rear tyres, I bought several years befor at Sourcraut, turn out 1mm wider than discs. Modern Jamie's tyres are narrower.

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And there is no gap between rear wheels. Iguess I should make 1mm spacer from styrene.

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Slightly increased the center hole on the front Italery's disc

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Yeah, the second set of wheels had a couple extra front hubs.

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...BUT somehow, let's call it the mating plane (marked with arrow) is very narrow and the width of the brake drum - the same

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And if the second thing was treated with cut down spacers of 1mm polystyrene, then the first needed a piece of tube with 12-14mm diametr. I had to cut a piece out of a 16mm tube.

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Here is how it looks like.

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14 hours ago, Ken Gilkeson said:

lookin good, great job

Thank you guys!

Can anyone tell me: is it nesissary for Topkick dump truck to have twin power steering (left and right side)?

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