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GMC Syclone suspension

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GMC Syclone suspension
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 02, 2004 3:59 PM
QuestionQuestionQuestion I need some ideas for a long overlooked project that I've recently started up again. It's the Revell/Monogram GMC Syclone kit, now to my problem. When I originally started building this kit It started as a lowrider, so I cut the bed innards out to view my planned hydraulic suspension. Now I've changed the project to a AWD turbo monster with slicks on all corners and a bigger turbo and some nitrous. So I've got no rear suspension, ?????????
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 02, 2004 9:07 PM
I had no idea there was a Cyclone kit. Where did you find it?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 03, 2004 2:51 AM
To tell you the truth I don't remember when I got this kit, but yes Revell/Monogram did make it. The best ideas so far are a IRS out of a 2000 Cobra or old Cougar kit that I have which has the same type of IRS or an air bag set-up, not so perfomance oriented but easier to do than the frame mods for fitting the IRS in.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 03, 2004 9:28 AM
Could you get the soild rear axle and leaf springs out of a Revell Silverado? It seems like that could possibly work.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 03, 2004 2:59 PM
Yeah I guess but I'm looking for a more high tech idea, hence the IRS. But the truck is seeming to look kind of like a road race machine so the IRS would be more likely. I guess I made up my own mind sorry for the bother, oh by the way David I checked the box and the copyright says 1995 so I guess that would be the release of this kitConfused
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 03, 2004 8:13 PM
do like me. tube frame it and put a cage in. thatll make it a 4wd offroad racer.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Monday, January 05, 2004 10:26 AM
If I remember correctly, the GMC Cyclone was AWD with a turbocharged 4.3 liter V-6. the kit isn't AWD?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 4:06 PM
http://www.modelexpress.net/cgi-bin/modelexpress/shop/REV_7435.html This is a link to the kitbox art. Maybe it will ring a bell or memory of a past LHS search for a new kit. And yes this was 4.3 litre turboed&intercooled beast of a truck that I understand could pull off 4-wheel burn-outs with ease, the only thing I wish is that they would have released it's sister (The Typhoon)that was based on the S-10 Blazer/S-15 Jimmy body style.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 4:11 PM
Oh yeah by the way it is rendered in AWD as a kit. I'm possitive of this because I'm just finishing the install of the motor and it is equiped with transfer case and front diff unit. Oh yeah I'm starting to think about finding another of these kits to use these parts for an AWD set-up for a street rod of which I'm not sure which car to build this upon.

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