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@Rodent, those look great ! It'd be nice if the resin casters would make "underhood packages" ( batteries , wiper motors , brake masters , brake boosters , etc.) for popular kits which are lacking these parts .

I don't know why it bothers me so much when these parts aren't included and/or I see a 1966 & earlier brake master on a 1967 & later vehicle's firewall . Similarly , incorrect transmission-to-axle (i.e. , Monogram's 1971 Hemi'Cuda kits , which should have a Dana 60 or a Torqueflite) bothers me , too . Certainly , those "mishaps" are easier to correct , as many casters make a sundry of modern and older transmissions ; and a Dana gearbox can be had , with Plastistruct tubes for the axle shafts .

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1 hour ago, 1972coronet said:

@Rodent, those look great ! It'd be nice if the resin casters would make "underhood packages" ( batteries , wiper motors , brake masters , brake boosters , etc.) for popular kits which are lacking these parts .

I don't know why it bothers me so much when these parts aren't included and/or I see a 1966 & earlier brake master on a 1967 & later vehicle's firewall . Similarly , incorrect transmission-to-axle (i.e. , Monogram's 1971 Hemi'Cuda kits , which should have a Dana 60 or a Torqueflite) bothers me , too . Certainly , those "mishaps" are easier to correct , as many casters make a sundry of modern and older transmissions ; and a Dana gearbox can be had , with Plastistruct tubes for the axle shafts .

I have dabbled with casting small parts, with varying degrees of success. I would much rather buy the parts though, I have little enough time for building anything as it is. I totally "get" that most of the kits with issues are old tools (not old fools) and aren't up to the standards we expect from newly tooled kits like the Revell Chevelles, 69 Camaros, etc.

The resin Ford and GM boosters I mentioned are from FAB Resinworks.

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1 hour ago, Rodent said:

I totally "get" that most of the kits with issues are old tools (not old fools) and aren't up to the standards we expect from newly tooled kits like the Revell Chevelles, 69 Camaros, etc.

The resin Ford and GM boosters I mentioned are from FAB Resinworks.

I'm definitely not complaining about 40+ year old kits overall , as I know what I'm getting when I purchase them (original , or ad seq. reissues) .

Thanks for the caster's name !

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Well, I finally got a chance to watch the video. 

It has 4 Slicks. Yeah! Way to go Round2

But, I see the Sheriffs Jimmy from the Movie, "The Milagro Beanfield War', as a potential build option.

A least I won't need any aftermarket Resin Parts now, to convert the Chevy Kit.

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On December 17, 2020 at 3:47 PM, Oldcarfan27 said:

Use the parts from the oft released 70s Chevy van and go to town!

And while you're at it, use what's left to build a 4x4 van. No waste!

A van front suspension won't work on a GMC Jimmy. Vans have an offset engine which makes the A arms longer on the driver's side than the passenger's side. One could use the suspension from a Revell '65 Chevy pickup or the '66 Suburban.

 

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2 minutes ago, Plowboy said:

A van front suspension won't work on a GMC Jimmy. Vans have an offset engine which makes the A arms longer on the driver's side than the passenger's side. 

While the engine is offset to the right side and the right framerail offset more than the left, the upper control arms in the AMT Chevy van kits are of equal length, so they could be used:

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The 1/24 Monogram Chevy van front suspension can only be installed one way-- I recall that from doing it incorrectly years ago. I can't recall if the L&R upper control arms are different lengths or not, but I want to say they are.

I would also suggest using the '64-'66 Revell Chevy C-series pickup kit's 2WD front suspension. Here are the lower crossmember, anti-sway bar, and LCAs from the Revell '64 Fleetside:

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No idea which is more correct, through...

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3 hours ago, Casey said:

While the engine is offset to the right side and the right framerail offset more than the left, the upper control arms in the AMT Chevy van kits are of equal length, so they could be used:

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The 1/24 Monogram Chevy van front suspension can only be installed one way-- I recall that from doing it incorrectly years ago. I can't recall if the L&R upper control arms are different lengths or not, but I want to say they are.

I would also suggest using the '64-'66 Revell Chevy C-series pickup kit's 2WD front suspension. Here are the lower crossmember, anti-sway bar, and LCAs from the Revell '64 Fleetside:

2v2HrHL5Mx6bzhT.jpg

 

No idea which is more correct, through...

I remember using the A-team van suspension on a 70s square body p/u, seemed to fit fine. Bonus, the front wheels then steered. 

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On 1/12/2021 at 2:35 AM, Oldcarfan27 said:

I remember using the A-team van suspension on a 70s square body p/u, seemed to fit fine. Bonus, the front wheels then steered. 

I think that's what Steve M. used, too:

 

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