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Sergey

'90s GMC TopKick C7500

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Let's go!

Here are cardan shaft, break chambers and I guess I can call it reactive bar:

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Common view

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All, except front springs, glued with Craft bond

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Radiator of the real thing

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And my version

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About rear whells spacers: they were made and instaled

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I've took some time to make sun visors and wind shild holders (marked with arrows)

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Some pattern parts to make power steering

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Vu-A-la!

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Absolutely great scratch work what you showing here.

The cardan shaft looks awesome, i also make them workable so that the cardan looks more natural instead of a lump of plastic.

 

Hermann.

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Can't really see every thing on the right side. I guess it is to cut the torque of the steering in half,so the driver won't have to work so hard Like a helping hand.  Or like a damper to absorbed the bumps.

There is a word I'm looking for can't find it and can't spell it.

Would like to know too.

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Late models of TopKicks has front mudgards:

1997

I desided to create one, but before - some origamy

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Then mudgards were solfered from sheet cooper

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Delited some excess resin from bumper brackets side

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Rear cab bracket parts

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Soldered rear bracket plus bended plastic rod for front cab bracket

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I satisfied now with cab position

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Time to make damp bed

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Some dump bed work

But first - paper mockup:

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sloping end I liked more

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Skeleton

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By the way, I note - hydraulic ram house on paper mockup turn out too small

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I am enjoying watching your excellent scratch building skills and the work you are doing! 

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Thank you, Friends!

Kind a little "How To":

Little triangles to connect crosmembers and subframe

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By the way, I often used right angles. For example red marked one to cover crossmembers, and green one acts as a guide for side walls

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When I assembled the frame, I've forgot that dumpers don't have tail crossmember. Insted it has right angle. So I was have to tear off crossmember and cut out a piece of frame.

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Here are profiles I used for dump hinge

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And here what it turned out

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And finally: hydro reservoir and hinge set up for hydraulic ram

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All I needed: right angle and sheet styrene

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You do very nice work!  Impressive to say the least!  You show that a lot can be done with very simple materials and by applying simple techniques.  Great job!

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Thank you Harry!

Thank you Charles for kind words!  I always want to declare, that EVERYONE can make EVERYTHING. All you need is STRONGLY WANT it! :)

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That’s really looking great! Nice work!

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Side walls temporary glued
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I had two attempts to make tail gate ribs. First one turn out too narrow.
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Tail gate hinge and lockers
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Starts to look right.
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Thank you for interes

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