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MPC 78 GMC frame wanted

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The 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive kits shared the same frame. The only difference was the front suspension. parts. Here's a couple pics of the front suspension from the 2 wheel drive version with it's attached crossmember. it's all you need to make any of those MPC Chevy 4X4 kits into 2 wheel drive.  Mine in the pic has the crossmember notched to make it sit higher in the frame and lower the truck.

Someone did cast these peices in resin but I can't remember who it was. You could also adapt the front suspension from an AMT or Revell '70s Chevy van kit. Same parts on the 1/1. I' have done this on one of mine before. 

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You could graft in a AMT 67/68 Camaro subframe it works well. I imagine there are more than one option to do that though.

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On 4/25/2018 at 7:35 PM, Can-Con said:

The 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive kits shared the same frame. The only difference was the front suspension. parts. Here's a couple pics of the front suspension from the 2 wheel drive version with it's attached crossmember. it's all you need to make any of those MPC Chevy 4X4 kits into 2 wheel drive.  Mine in the pic has the crossmember notched to make it sit higher in the frame and lower the truck.

Someone did cast these peices in resin but I can't remember who it was. You could also adapt the front suspension from an AMT or Revell '70s Chevy van kit. Same parts on the 1/1. I' have done this on one of mine before. 

IMG 2001

 

IMG 2000

Matt Conte resin cast those years ago. They are only available with the 78 Chevy stepside that I know of. Nice knowing there are alternatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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