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BRBO 2021 - 1976 Chevrolet Bison

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I have managed to get some assembly done on my 1976 Chevrolet Bison:

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I'm not making it a tractor, but a stake bed.  Here is the GW Trucks Detroit Diesel 6V92T (as yo know, the kit comes with a Detroit Diesel 8V92N)

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Mock up of what I'm looking for:
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I think the rear suspension need to go a little further back.

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I agree on the wheelbase, few more inches for a rigid ( as straight trucks are known in GB). Very brave dropping the V8 to a V6, didn't even know they  did a Detroit V6. 

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Jim. Looks good it probably look a little better moved back but that just my opinion. Updates looks nice 

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Thanks, guys.  Yes, I think a little more wheelbase is a good idea.

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Don't see enough flatbeds on here,should be cool, and a little more w/b will help the looks.

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Good start Jim you'll have it sorted out in no time 

Nice engine swap ! 

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Thanks, guys.  I want to finish up the DAF XF105 that I started a couple of weeks ago before I get too deep into this one.

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Looking good Jim, I like your line of thinking on this build.

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Thanks, Tom.  Hopefully I'll be able to transfer my vision in my head to my hands. Doesn't always seem to work out that way some times.

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I don't think I've seen this kit being built before, I'm looking forward to it! Off to a great start :D

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Thanks, Stephen.  This build will be a little different that the box-stock I usually do.  Kind of out of my comfort zone with this one.  I've already shortened the frame a little to accommodate the GW Trucks shorter hood (an managed to cut off the engine mounts in the process).  The spring rear suspension is from the AMT GMC Astro, as I'm not planning on using the stock air-ride setup.  I figured that was more appropriate for a "bare bones" truck a lumber company might buy.  Who knows what might happen with this build.  It might all go to hell in a handbasket, if you know what I mean. 😁

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Jim B - nah you've got this ! Best part of model building is making something unique and learning skills rarely used imo 

Losing  the air bag suspension was a good option 

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This is a great project! I like the short hood straight truck idea. Then you top it off with a 6v-92T.  I’m looking forward to seeing this one!

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Been working on the 6V92T.  I just need to rust up the manifolds & the turbo pipes, then I'll post some pics.

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the bison is one kit I gotta have. you have a great transformation going on, following.

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