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Hello everybody, I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but I was curious if anybody has ever converted the Revell 1966 Suburban to 4WD or would know how I could do so. I recently bought two of these kits and would like to build one as a 4WD. 

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The easiest way is to use the 84 GMC pickup kit Deserter as the chassis donor.

 

Here's a picture of a Burban sitting on the chassis, sorry for the bad lighting, but the wheel base matches up. The beauty of the donor kit is that you can build it stock height with regular tires and wheels or you can jack it up and use the big wheels and tires from the kit.

 

 

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I'm doing exactly what mikemodeler recommends right now. It's an easy bash, just some minor tweaking is required. Here's a pick of where I'm at in the build.

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21 minutes ago, Chuckyg1 said:

I'm doing exactly what mikemodeler recommends right now. It's an easy bash, just some minor tweaking is required. Here's a pick of where I'm at in the build.

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I like this look, good to know on the easy fit from the deserter.

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I just bought the GMC Big Game Country pickup kit and am planning to use the suspension from it on the Suburban. Then I can take the Suburban suspension and put it on the pickup for a 2WD street truck.

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Avidinha posted a great build using the deserter chassis back on February 17. Check it out. it's where I got my inspiration. search for 66 suburban in under glass.

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6 hours ago, Exotics_Builder said:

Would not the AMT 72 Blazer be another option?  

The AMT Crew Chief Blazer has a 4-1/8” wheelbase which works out to a 103-1/8” wheelbase in 1:1. Also the differentials are puny and lack proper detail.

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