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Old 10-15-2011, 06:15 PM
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I was wondering if any of you experts who built a 1984 Chevy Suburban Body could tell me if you could mount it on any sort of body that would supposedly be long enough... Wanna give a novice an expert opinion?? Thatd be great!
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:10 PM
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What are you trying to do?
1: It takes 2 clod bodies & some styrene to make a Burb if that helps ya
2: or one body stryene & some skillz if your good you can pull it off....



Or option # 3
have the screen name of pardonmynOOb with styrene & job well done.

By the time you built the body it would fit over any body on the market you want I guess
Well it might be a bit narrow but it would be long enuff.
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Yeah for this look you really want to start with two clod buster bodyshells, and start as if making an extended cab, but you'll need to fabricate the roofline and sides over the bed area.

Not quite sure what you mean by mounting it on any body? did you mean possible options for mounting it on any chassis? or do you have some idea for a hidden body mount by sticking like a lexan truck body inside for the body post holes without having to drill into the outer body? either way I'd suggest you search the forums for threads on "stealth" or hidden body mounts as its a question that gets asked fairly often, most of the choices are simple to make or add to any chassis too.

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Old 10-16-2011, 11:08 AM
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Thanks, but you're right... I meant to say chassis. I know how to make a Suburban body, but since I'm new to this, I wasn't going to dive right in to a fully custom project yet... And I was wondering if a Suburban body would fit on any chassis... I planned on going to match up the measurements later. Have either of you made Suburban bodies?? If so, how long did you make them? Is there some sort of exact measurement or are you just eyeballing it... I really don't know where to look for this stuff, but apparently here is the right place!
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Start with the chassis and make the body to fit. Or do it the other way round. Just depends on what's easier/more fun for you.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:22 PM
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Thanks, but you're right... I meant to say chassis. I know how to make a Suburban body, but since I'm new to this, I wasn't going to dive right in to a fully custom project yet... And I was wondering if a Suburban body would fit on any chassis... I planned on going to match up the measurements later. Have either of you made Suburban bodies?? If so, how long did you make them? Is there some sort of exact measurement or are you just eyeballing it... I really don't know where to look for this stuff, but apparently here is the right place!

Have you read through this one yet ?

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43534


There are no real set rules on length or size, but it looks better when you get the proportions close to the real thing.

The chassis I used was for a Tamiya Highlift, and I just used whatever transmission I could make fit so I could do an interior.

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Eighth Gen 1984 Suburban overall length was 219.1 in. Soooo....

219.1" (divided by) 1/10 = 21.91" overall length in 1/10 scale

Do the rest for width(79.6"), height(74.05"), wheelbase(129.5") and you've got the essentials to build your custom body. Once you've got the rough body formed out you can start on a chassis to fit.

OR, buy a running rig like the scx10 honcho and build your body around it. 1/10 scale width comes to 7.9" and the axial axles are around 9" I think, so you'd have just over 1/2" sticking past the fenders on each side once you're finished. In the end, pretty close in appearance to what a real lifted burb would look like.
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I don't want to sound like Talon or anything..... but what the heck is this doing in the board info and suggestions section?

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the Burb build, as said I would try to get the chassis and build the body to the chassis.
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I don't want to sound like Talon or anything..... but what the heck is this doing in the board info and suggestions section?
*waves hand* this is not the forum you are looking for, move along...

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:32 PM
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This is help wanted, is it not? Last time I checked, thats the title of the section.
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This is help wanted, is it not? Last time I checked, thats the title of the section.
Where it is now is yes, where you orignially posted it was the board info and suggestions! No biggie, just obsessive about keeping threads in the right section!

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When I built mine to fit on a bruiser chassis(yeah that's all we had back then) I just made it porportional to the clodbuster body and went from there. If your going with a custom chassis or a scx you can fudge on the suspension to make it work to a clodbuster based burb.
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Start with the chassis and make the body to fit. Or do it the other way round. Just depends on what's easier/more fun for you.
If you want it to look scale start with the body, to accurate scale, then fit the chassis to that. Although good idea to check the axle widths and use that to determine the scale of the body to fit the axles the way you'd want.

Or if you start with Clodbuster bodies you're set on width.
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