1980 GMC Jimmy

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I managed to pick up a couple Revell snap kit 1978 Blazer kits and, unlike the last Blazer I built, I've set off to try and up the detail of this one. I started off with shaving the emblems and enlarging the grille opening to use the chrome piece from the recently reissued 1977 GMC Wrecker kit, which is actually a 79/80 grille. I added a six scale inch lift and removed the molded in engine.

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As you can see, I still need to remove the mounting peg from the interior tub. I'm also going to hollow out the fan shroud to open up room for an engine fan.

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Very cool Chris! Looking forward to what you're doing here...

Didn't realize that Revell snap body looked so good, diggin' the flares B)

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It is...okay. A lot of the Revell kits of this era were somewhat lacking. It looks good from a distance, but when you put it side-by-side with the MPC Blazer you really notice the stretched wheelbase.

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Great start so far! I'll keep an eye on this one!

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Looks really good and I like what your doing..

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Excellent start on this! I can't wait to see more.

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Are you throwing in a B.B. or a mouse motor? Great start so far on a kit that is so lacking because its a snapper

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I'm going with a SBC, probably from one of the MPC squarebody kits.

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I still find it odd that there was never a full glue kit of a Chevy Blazer or GMC Jimmy. You are doing an outstanding job on this one.

Can you post some pictures of the chassis work you've done?

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the madmudder is a 77/80's blazer full glue kit but you can't do it stock

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The Mad Mudder is a 76 Blazer. I have one, plus the original Pulldozer and plan to build one as a pull truck with a GMC grille. I have all the parts to make a stock Blazer out of the kits, too.

That being said, the Monogram kits are all 1:24 scale. The Revell squarebody kits, crude as they are, are all 1:25 scale and fit in perfectly with the MPC kits. Although the Revell Chevy kits depict only the 77-78 and the GMC is a 79-80, the MPC kits go from 75-82 for Chevy and 81-84 for GMC. The Revell Blazer body is an excellent source for the correct roof to build a 76-up Blazer out of the various MPC kits, which I plan to do with the extra body I have. :)

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nice!

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Nice start what tires ate you using

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The tires are Super Swampers that I got with a military toy.

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