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is this truck long wheel base?

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I believe it to be a swb.I could be wrong though, iv'e never had one of these kits before.

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Is the Fall Guy kit the same as the recently issued AMT 1984 GMC Pickup?

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The 1/1 Fall Guy pickups were longbeds ,,, the model kit is a shortbed.

Thanks, that's where I was headed... The '84 GMC kit I have is a shortbed.

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is this truck long wheel base?

No, it's a short wheelbase truck. It's possible to do this...

longbox84-vi.jpg

...with a little work.

Terry

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No, it's a short wheelbase truck. It's possible to do this...

longbox84-vi.jpg

...with a little work.

Terry

thats cool but the decals are for a short bed which kinda sucks all the shows ive watched n the last 2 days its long wheel base

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What you might do is to paint the two tone areas, then use the stripe only from the decal (probably take a couple kits) to finish the color scheme.

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What you might do is to paint the two tone areas, then use the stripe only from the decal (probably take a couple kits) to finish the color scheme.

T im just gonna build it as a swb

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I have built over 15 of these kits in several different configurations Chevy & GMC Fall Guy to Hardcastle as well as my own Hot Rod versions of these trucks Have spare parts from cab's and box's to just about everything else. There was an original truck kit from about 1974 that had the square front end cab's also. Let me know if I can be of assistance.

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There was a company in Germany that produced a very nice resin transkit to be used with the 84 GMC pickup kit to build an accurate "Fall Guy" pickup. It came with a long bed, better decals (all of them), a new roll bar, a bench seat, the second fuel tank and photo etch for the side trim strips, the side emblems and the "box" that goes across the front of the bed that was used as a hiding place for Colt?

I have one here, bought it last year. I'm not sure if they are still selling it though?

They sold the decals by themselves as well for people that wanted to scratch build the bed. They may still have the decals for sale?

This is that same company that made that super nice "Eleanor" Mustang trans kit.

I'm pretty sure the company is called Scale Productions.

The kit part# is SPTK24039

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This isn't a new thread :P But it's interesting because I wanted to check out the difference between short and long bed versions.

Here's one I'm creating in resin as a 1:32 slot car bodyshell. Nothing like this exists right now so I even need to create the wheels and tires. Here's the first resin casting from the silicone mold

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And with windows cleared and some paint on. The wheels are just blank for the moment but the tires are custom urethane moldings

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These are the new wheels which I'm getting made

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Did you use the MPC 1/32 Chevy stepside pickup as the base for your project?

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No, it's all done as a GMC Sierra 2500, you can see the computer model I used in the lower picture. From that I had a plastic bodyshell made on a 3D printer, then silicone mold and resin cast from it.

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I need to get this kit to build a version of my wife's old truck she built in high school. Had a 6" lift on 36s with a 454 punched to 468. Short box with mile deep black and bed bars with a grille guard to match. Her ex husband totaled it and blew the motor.

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I had to redesign the front suspension because the tires were fouling on the wheelarches. I moved the kingpins out so they pivot within the tire's footprint, now they don't swing around so far when the truck steers.

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Graphics drawn up and made

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And it all fits together!

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Click for the youtube video

http://youtu.be/AeO7NeG5esU

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sir not to be mean but you all forgot the side door that is in the bed ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hv a good 1

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Full version of the video

http://youtu.be/o9AHFyr9GzM

What kind of track are you using? That is just plain awesome!

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Full version of the video

http://youtu.be/o9AHFyr9GzM

What a cool vid, like the cars to.

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Full version of the video

http://youtu.be/o9AHFyr9GzM

i can't even begin to express how kool i find this! love that truck and the way the suspension works, amazing!

kudos on a job well done :D

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