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brodie_83

Revell '78 GMC 4wd-to-2wd conversion?

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I just bought a Revell '78 GMC "Big Game Country" pickup and I was wondering if there is a 2WD conversion for these kits?

 

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While not technically correct, you might want to look into the 1/25 Revell Chevy Caprice/Impala SS front suspension parts. Some were shared with the GM M-Vans (Astro/Safari), so while technically not correct for the '73-'86 GM pickups, they are a bit larger being from a full-size car, and would probably be more proportionate than 1/25 scale GM pickup or van kit parts.

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22 minutes ago, brodie_83 said:

Like the Revell '94 Impala SS?

Yes:

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The old Monogram Chevy wans were 1/24. Last seen in a Revell box. 

This should give you a more accurate front suspension. 

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The AMT Rescue van is correct, the 64-66 Chevy C10 would also be a good donor.

For the Rescue van, the upper arms will have to be cut off the frame, but the rest is not bad. I am converting one of my vans to a 4X4 so I will be cutting it off. Let me know if you need it. Be aware, it is 1/25 scale.

 

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22 hours ago, Can-Con said:

The old Monogram Chevy wans were 1/24. Last seen in a Revell box. 

I didn't mention that option because it was mentioned in the topic I linked to, but it is a good option for keeping everything 1/24 scale:

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One thing to be aware of if you decide to go that route, Jordan-- the van upper control arms are different lengths/widths, as the van frame is offset to the right side.

 

1 hour ago, Oldmopars said:

The AMT Rescue van is correct, the 64-66 Chevy C10 would also be a good donor.

Again, all are 1/25 scale, and I have my doubts they would look right on a 1/24 scale frame. Usually 1/24 can be sapped over to 1/25 and not look too out of place, but the other way around doesn't usually work too well. Plus, the AMT Chevy van UCAs are blocky and thick-- not great options IMHO.

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On 12/26/2018 at 3:16 PM, plastic trucker said:

MPC did a "I think it was" a '78 Chevy two wheel drive

Yes, and when the wildly overpriced complete kits on ebay are skipped, these still tend to go for at least $60+.

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I'm thinking that maybe a 1/24 scale NASCAR square G body kit or maybe a 1/24 NASTRUCK kit would be close and can be found dirt cheap

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Paying attention 

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On 12/27/2018 at 2:14 PM, Casey said:

I didn't mention that option because it was mentioned in the topic I linked to, but it is a good option for keeping everything 1/24 scale:

Monogram2234NFCVan2.jpg.f2b78b76be9bedbcdf4ab0a7eddd014a.jpg

 

One thing to be aware of if you decide to go that route, Jordan-- the van upper control arms are different lengths/widths, as the van frame is offset to the right side.

 

 

I will have to look at doing this, have an unbuilt kit as well as an older build that I could scavenge parts from. 

Question for you: are either one of the upper control arms usable for both sides or will one have to create new UCAs?

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The mid 60s 2wd trucks would be the same "looking" front suspension.  The real life upgrade for thos is to use 73+ disk brake parts as a direct bolt on

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