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RC10 truck conversion

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I was always a sucker for the old truck conversions. I had a John Gudvangen conversion when I was growing up and it was a very fun truck. I had some wheels kicking around, and they still mke the old proline tires, CRP still has the body mounts....so why not! Just need a period body and she's good to go

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gomachv wrote:....so why not!
"So why not" he says as if it's just that easy... :roll: That's a killer example, but those body mounts have always bothered me. Could they not make them a little less obtrusive?? :? Don't get me wrong, I wish I had one and yours is pure vintage exactly as they made it, but couldn't they have made it just a bit more streamline? Nice break from the vintage norm with this post too. I personally haven't seen many of these on here. :D
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I like the jg conversion body mounts better, but I don't see them often. They are just a bent piece of Kydex so to make them wouldn't be that bad but since the CRP are still available, and the andys are on eBay a lot and are also obtrusive, I decided to use them. Glad to see CRP is still around. The single front post is a little cleaner setup, I'm not convinced on the double. It might go away
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Luckily those tires grab all the attention anyway. 8) As I like to tell my wife "Ya know, you could put somebody's eye out with one of those things.". :mrgreen:
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THEYTOOKMYTHUMB wrote:Luckily those tires grab all the attention anyway. 8) As I like to tell my wife "Ya know, you could put somebody's eye out with one of those things.". :mrgreen:
Turkeys done lol!

Yeah I was surprised those tires were still produced. I had Blackfoot tires on mine bitd and they sucked arse
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gomachv wrote:Turkeys done lol!
"Can you get ESPN radio on these things?" Or to go true vintage "Tune in Tokyo!". :lol: Ahh, ok. Now I'll leave this thread to people who actually know what they're talking about.
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gomachv wrote:I like the jg conversion body mounts better, but I don't see them often. They are just a bent piece of Kydex so to make them wouldn't be that bad
I know its kydex but which one is the JG :oops: ...might have a set or two sitting here that will never get used...

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Not the best pic but....
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Very nice truck, I love these early conversions, I have an Andy's one.

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gomachv wrote:I was always a sucker for the old truck conversions. I had a John Gudvangen conversion when I was growing up and it was a very fun truck. I had some wheels kicking around, and they still mke the old proline tires, CRP still has the body mounts....so why not! Just need a period body and she's good to go

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I.have some early Proline AT 34 front tall ribs that would go perfect with the look of those rears!!

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Ribbed tires on a truck? Say it ain't so! Actually depending on the body I end up with I may get a hold of you on those. I haven't decided if it will be more "heavy metal" or more "monster" bodied yet
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I'll dig them out and shoot you a pic, I got them years ago for a similar project, then scrapped the idea later on-

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You could contact nvxwax and see if he's still got that Dahm's Super Sport 454 body for sale.

A little surprised you didn't cut your own tall front shock tower. :wink:

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I would like to find some long front towers and matching rear, something like a jg or a&l tower, that I can copy but haven't found any I like. The jammin rear on my houge build I "think" is a bit new for this project, and I don't have a matching front yet.

But there is still a part of me that likes her really stock, that's how mine was bitd
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That looks cool! Run it! :)

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